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iNTA Conference Coming to UF - Published on November 13, 2017

The 6th International Network of Tropical Architecture (iNTA) Conference “Tropical Storms as a Setting for Adaptive Development and Architecture,” organized by iNTA and the UF Center for Hydro-generated Urbanism (CHU), will be held in Emerson Alumni Hall at the University of Florida December 1-3, 2017.

Registration is available at www.inta2017.org.

The conference 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 and social and economic policy. iNTA 2017 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.

Previous iNTA conferences have been hosted by the Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore; Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture, Duta Wacana Christian University, Yogyakarta (Indonesia); Division of Building Technology, the Faculty of Architecture, Kasetsart University, Bangkok (Thailand); and the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru (Malaysia).

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

Conference Organizers:
International Network of Tropical Architecture (iNTA)
Center for Hydro-generated Urbanism (CHU)
National University of Singapore (NUS)
College of Design Construction and Planning, University of Florida (UF DCP)