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College of Architecture

Illinois Institute of Technology

S. R. Crown Hall

3360 S. State Street


All activities will take place in "Lower Core East" unless indicated otherwise.

DAY 1: November 18, Friday

2:00PM - 2:30PM

2:30PM - 2:45PM


Welcome by the Director of Ph.D. Program in Architecture - Prof. Michelangelo Sabatino - Bio

Remarks by Provost, Illinois Institute of Technology - Kenneth T. Christensen - Bio

Remarks by Dean, Rowe Family College of Architecture Endowed Chair - Reed Kroloff - Bio

2:45PM - 3:00PM

3:00PM - 4:00PM

4:00PM - 4:05PM

Introduction & Welcome by Organizers

Alejandro Saldana Perales
Alexis Arias
Amjad Alkoud

Piyush Khairnar

Keynote Speech - Maurice D. Cox, Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development, City of Chicago - Bio

Panel - Regenerative Cities: Current Challenges and Opportunities - Introduction by Alejandro Saldana Perales

4:05PM - 4:45PM

Panel Presentation:

Jordi Barri, Owner of Barri Studio, Barcelona - Bio

Peng Du, Director Master of Urban Design - Future Cities,  Thomas Jefferson University - Bio

Ron Henderson, Director of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism Program, Illinois Institute of Technology - Bio

Vedran Mimica, Director of M.S.  Architecture Program, Illinois Institute of Technology - Bio

Maria Villalobos, Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology - Bio

4:45PM - 5:15PM

5:15PM - 5:30PM

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Discussion - Regenerative Cities: Current Challenges and Opportunities  led by Amjad Alkoud

Q/A with Audience

Reception  (Upper North Core)

DAY 2: November 19, Saturday

8:00AM - 8:45AM

Registration and Coffee

8:45AM - 9:00AM

Introduction by Organizers

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Virtual Keynote Speech - Gail Fenske Ph.D., Professor of Architecture, Roger Williams University - Bio

Paper Session 1 Moderated by Piyush Khairnar

10:00AM - 10:20AM

Sustainable Regionalism in Architecture: A Framework of Principles and Components (Virtual)

10:20AM - 10:40AM

Regenerate Cities through Unfolded Theory: Holistic Approach to the Urban Landscape (Virtual)

10:40AM - 11:00AM

Changing Dynamics of the Inner Core City of Varanasi: The Relationship Between Water and Morphology of the Urban Settlement (Virtual)

11:00AM - 11:15AM

Q/A with Audience

11:15AM - 11:35AM

The Driverless City: The Urban Possibilities of Autonomous Vehicles and Navigation Safety

11:35AM - 11:55AM

Cities on the Move: Envisioning Cityscape in the Autonomous Vehicle Era

11:55AM - 12:15PM

Green Infrastructure in the Public Realm: Reimagining Stormwater and the Urban Fabric of Falls Church, Virginia

12:15PM - 12:30PM

Q/A with Audience

12:30PM - 1:20PM

Lunch Break (Upper North Core)

Paper Session 2 Moderated by Alexis Arias

1:20PM - 1:40PM

Reimagining an American City where the Homeless Can Subsist

1:40PM - 2:00PM

Reconditioning Dharavi : A Toolkit of Strategies for Incremental Development

2:00PM - 2:20PM

Lafayette Park & The Canopysphere: Natural Landscape as Urban Design Framework for Public Spaces in Large-scale Private Developments

2:20PM - 2:30PM

Q/A with Audience

2:30PM - 2:50PM

General, Mental, and Physical Health Benefits of Tree Canopy Cover and Recreational Park in 77 Communities of Chicago, U.S.

2:50PM - 3:10PM

Street Smarts and School Catchments: A Walkability Analysis of Chicago Public Schools

3:10PM - 3:20PM

Q/A with Audience

3:20PM - 3:40PM

Investigating The Impact of Building Ordinances And Zoning Codes On The Future of Major Cities: Supertall Buildings; Chicago And Dubai

3:40PM - 4:00PM

Circular Design Potential of Bio-based Carbon Fiber Composites in Structural Systems of Tall Buildings.

4:00PM - 4:10PM

Q/A with Audience

4:10PM - 4:40PM

Prometheus Publication Workshop

4:40PM - 4:45PM

Closing Remarks by Prof. Michelangelo Sabatino

Announcement of Best Paper Awards at the private reception for paper presenters

Day 1
Day 2
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