UF College of Design, Construction & Planning

Tropical Storms as a Setting for Adaptive Development and Architecture
December 1-3, 2017

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Conference Theme
Over the next several decades, economic expansion and urbanization will continue along our worlds’ coasts. Coastal populations and billions of dollars of assets are at risk from intensifying and more frequent storms. Changing coastlines due to sea level rise will impact settlement patterns around the globe. The 6th iNTA2017 conference “Tropical Storms as a Setting for Adaptive Development and Architecture” will provide a platform for research projects pertaining to tropical and subtropical regions that address the most pressing social and environmental problems associated with an increasingly dense world facing climate variability, sea level rise and flooding risks in a moment when these issues are understood as critical in cities across the world. The conference organizers solicit participants working on these issues in the areas of architecture, construction, planning, historic preservation, land use and policy, engineering, real estate and environmental law, social and economic policy. iNTA2017 seeks participants whose research, implementation activities and proposals explore new opportunities for reinventing current economic and development paradigms in response to the extraordinary circumstance that tropical and subtropical regions worldwide are confronting due to storm hazards.

Conference Topics 

The conference organizers encourage submissions on the following topics pertaining to tropical and subtropical regions:

  •  Impact of storm hazards and sea level rise on human settlement in major cities
  •  Coastal flooding, engineering, processes, and construction
  •  Urban adaptation response: design, planning, policy, governance, codes
  •  Urban infrastructures at risk: water management, energy, mobility
  •  History of tropical settlements and housing
  •  Tropical architecture as a global movement
  •  Conservation and restoration as adaptation strategies
  •  Cultural assets and influences on risk and response
  •  Technology and resiliency
  •  Socio-economic vulnerability
  •  Adaptive projects and urban paradigms

Conference Co-Chairs: 

Nawari Nawari, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, University of Florida, USA

Nancy Clark, Director CHU, University of Florida, USA

For more information, visit our website at iNTA2017.org