School of Architecture, CUHK

10th IFoU Conference – The Entrepreneurial City

Date & Time

14.12.2017 16.12.2017


Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK

10th IFoU Conference – The Entrepreneurial City

In the face of environmental, social and economic challenges at both local and global levels, the 10th International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU) Conference invites academics, urban planners and designers from across the world to deliberate on theories, designs and practices on the topic of “The Entrepreneurial City”.

The theme evolved in discussions during the run-up to the 2016 UN Habitat III Conference in Quito. There, nearly 170 countries adopted the New Urban Agenda, among which main goals was to achieve a fairer share of the prosperity brought by urbanization. For this to happen, speakers from 21 countries gather in Hong Kong at the 10th IFoU Conference to investigate how urban design, planning and policies can create opportunities for innovative and socially minded entrepreneurs, motivating new initiatives to make our cities more inclusive and prosperous.

Established in 2004, the IFoU ( is a network of 23 distinguished universities, research institutes and knowledge centres across Asia, Europe and South America, with the task to strengthen the international collaboration in the field of Urbanism.


“The Entrepreneurial City” Conference
14-16 December 2017
Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK
Online Registration

Made in Hong Kong – Interactive Colloquia
14-16 December 2017, 19:00-21:30
Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

City Forum
16 December 2017, 09:30-12:30
Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK
Online Registration (free admission)

Highlights of the 10th IFoU Conference:

Key Dates

Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 May 2017
Notification of abstract acceptance: 22 May 2017
Deadline for full-paper submissions: 18 September 2017
Online registration opens: 22 May 2017
Deadline for early-bird online registration: 31 July 2017


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