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Day 1
Day 2

All activities will take place in "Crown Hall" unless indicated otherwise.

DAY 1: November 16, Thursday

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Check-in

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Welcome

1:45 PM – 2:10 PM

Introduction Symposium Themes by IGSS23 Steering Committee

Economical, Alejandro Saldaña Perales, PhD Candidate
Political, Sasha Zanko, PhD Student
Social, Cicek Karatas, PhD Student
Ecological, Aamena Mubarak Bakarmom, PhD Student

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Keynote – ECONOMICAL
Karen Hinojosa, National Director of Urbanism Program, Monterrey Tech, Mexico

2:30PM – 2:50 PM

Keynote – POLITICAL
Jan Doering, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada

2:50 PM – 3:10 PM

Keynote – SOCIAL
Christine Macy, Professor, School of Architecture, Dalhousie University, Canada

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM

Keynote – ECOLOGICAL
Edoarda Corradi Dell’Acqua, Associate Professor, IIT Armour College of Engineering

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Coffee Break

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Program

Venue

College of Architecture

Illinois Institute of Technology

S. R. Crown Hall

3360 S. State Street

Schedule 

All activities will take place in "Crown Hall" unless indicated otherwise.

DAY 1: November 16, Thursday

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Check-in

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Welcome

Reed Kroloff, Dean of the College of Architecture

Michelangelo Sabatino, Professor and Director of PhD Program

1:45 PM – 2:10 PM

Introduction Symposium Themes by IGSS23 Steering Committee

Economical, Alejandro Saldaña Perales, PhD Candidate
Political, Sasha Zanko, PhD Student
Social, Cicek Karatas, PhD Student
Ecological, Aamena Mubarak Bakarmom, PhD Student

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Keynote – ECONOMICAL
Karen Hinojosa, National Director of Urbanism Program, Monterrey Tech, Mexico

2:30PM – 2:50 PM

Keynote – POLITICAL
Jan Doering, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada

2:50 PM – 3:10 PM

Keynote – SOCIAL
Christine Macy, Professor, School of Architecture, Dalhousie University, Canada

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM

Keynote – ECOLOGICAL
Edoarda Corradi Dell’Acqua, Associate Professor, IIT Armour College of Engineering

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Coffee Break

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Round Table, Moderated by Vedran Mimica, Professor, MS Director

Participants:  Edoarda Corradi Dell’Acqua, Jan Doering, Karen Hinojosa, Youngjin Hwang,
Ryan Roark, Junko Taguchi, Maria Villalobos   

5:15 PM – 5:30 PM

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

DAY 2: November 17, Friday

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Check-in and Coffee

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM       

Welcome

Michelangelo Sabatino, Professor and Director of PhD Program
Vedran Mimica, Professor, MS Director

9:10 AM – 9:20 AM

Theme 1 (Economical – Political) Introduction by Session Chair

Alejandro Saldaña Perales, PhD Candidate
Sasha Zanko, PhD Student

9:20 AM – 9:35 AM          

Sasha Zanko, IIT CoA

New! Coastal Ecologies. Toward an alternate model for the future architecture and infrastructure of mass tourism along the European Mediterranean coast. Croatian coast as a case study.

9:35 AM – 9:50 AM         

Kaitlin Murphy, Dalhousie University, Canada Reimagining Wastewater Management Through Ecological Integration in Inverness, Nova Scotia

9:50 AM – 10:05 AM    

Hashika Nekkanti, IIT CoA
Urban Intimacies: Mapping the Intersection of Socio-Cultural Factors and Urban Environments on Sexual Behavior in North America

10:05 AM – 10:20 AM     

Davide Galleri, University of Naples Federico II, Italy 
Raising the Stakes to Preserve the Robie House: A Political Challenge to Save a Modern
Landmark

10:20 AM – 10:35 AM  

10:35 AM – 11:00 AM

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM    

Theme 2 (Social) Introduction by Session Chair

Çiçek Karataş, PhD Student

11:10 AM – 11:25 AM     

Bhavana Reddy Vurukonda, IIT CoA

Children and the Developing Urban Environment 

11:25 AM – 11:40 AM    

Gamze Akyol, Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey

Adaptive Reuse of Abandoned Buildings with The Help of AI

11:40 AM – 11:55 AM      

Çiçek Karataş, IIT CoA

Documenting the Cultural Significance of Religious Buildings Damaged by the Turkey Earthquake in 2023:
A Project for Preserving Heritage and Advancing Spiritual and Cultural Sustainability

11:55 AM – 12:10 PM     

12:10 PM – 12:25 PM     

12:25 PM – 12:40 PM   

Ahmed Abdullah Obaid Ba tis, IIT CoA

Alternative Strategies for Housing Global Refugees and Displaced People

A comparative analysis of Cox's Bazar refugees in Bangladesh, and the Kharaz displaced camp in Yemen

12:40 PM – 12:55 PM    

12:55 PM – 1:30 PM       

Lunch Break 

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM         

Publishing Guidelines for Prometheus and for getting a dissertation published

Piyush Khairnar, Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University

1:45 PM – 1:55 PM         

Theme 3 (Ecological) Introduction by Session Chair

Aamena Mubarak Bakarmom, PhD Student

1:55 PM – 2:10 PM         

2:10 PM – 2:25 PM        

Benjamin Okenwa, Cardiff University, UK 
Spaces for Physical Activity: Using Computation to Predict the Suitability of Urban Open Space for Physical Activity

2:25 PM – 2:40 PM       

2:40 PM – 2: 50 PM

Coffee Break

2: 50 PM – 3:05 PM         

3:05 PM – 3:20 PM       

Aamena Mubarak Bakarmom, IIT CoA
Field Investigat
ion of Indoor Thermal Environments in Traditional and 

Contemporary Houses in Hot-Dry Climates

3:20 PM –3:35 PM        

Abdulmalik Mohammad Saleh, IIT CoA

Legislative Strategies for Sustainable Development on the Aseer Coast, Saudi Arabia

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM         

Concluding Remarks and Thank You

Michelangelo Sabatino, Professor and Director of PhD Program
By organizers: Aamena Bakarmom, Çiçek Karataş, Alejandro Saldaña Perales, Sasha Zanko

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM         

Private Reception for Symposium Participants

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