Emerging Urbanisms in De-Industrializing Urban Regions


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Tuesday, 17th of March to Wednesday, 18th March 2020

Future visioning for the post-growth era.
ICT-led planning tools for post-industrial and environmentally damaged areas

International Scientific Workshop

It is our pleasure to invite you to workshop on “Future visioning for the post-growth era” which will be held at the Cyber Media Centre in Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. 

In the post-growth era former industrial sites are facing new challenges to create a vision for regeneration. Those environmentally damaged due to contamination or manmade disasters tend to be left untouched for a long period of time, and thus they are struggling to identify site assets and unlock the potential for post-industrial transformation. Foreseeing future scenarios has been increasingly complex tasks. In addition to traditional barriers to the post-industrial regeneration, for example contamination, weak development demand, stigma, poor accessibility, there is a critical need to address socio-economic and environmental impacts of climate change in the redevelopment of such deteriorated sites, for example urban heat island, ecosystem restoration, preventable measures to flooding. ICT-led planning tools have been used in discussing a future vision of a city, which are seen as powerful methods for modelling and monitoring urban and rural issues. The aim of the workshop is to discuss the potential use of future oriented, digital and adaptive tools for planning a vision for post-industrial and environmentally damaged areas.

The workshop will focus on the following topics

  • To explore the role of ICT-led tools, for exmaple GIS, Virtual Reality, big data driven simulation, as an adaptive planning tool in modelling future plans for areas facing post-industrial transformation;
  • To discuss ways of applying ICT-led tools for a future visioning exercise of former industrial sites in shrinking regions: how can creative and future visioning be envisaged by scenario modelled by digital tools?
  • To identify the gap in understanding the application of ICT-led tools for regional and/or local planning between planning and ICT experts;  
  • To explore the role of digital visualisation tools and real-time simulation in communicating with relevant stakeholders during the process of collaborative design development 


Cyber Media Centre CMC, Osaka University