Events posted in 2014

6th International Forum for Sustainable Housing, Mexico City

Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 09:00AM to Thursday Oct 30, 2014 05:00PM

“The house, definitely, is what will make the difference in our society. Social
housing has to do with the human right to have a roof over everyone’s
head, on which they will develop their every day task, with human dignity.
The citizens define the minimum requirements, that minimum is a dynamic
concept, which will grow as a country grows, and this minimum is what
allows us to have a promising future ahead”.

Ricardo Lagos (Former President of Chile). FIVS 2013

The Institute of the National Housing Fund for Workers (Infonavit) organizes since 2009 the International Forum for Sustainable
Housing (FIVS) to foster the development and acquisition of housing in sustainable environments, discuss the processes of
change in cities and evaluate urban models into a comprehensive sustainability plan. Its an event that is held annually in
which it addresses issues related to cities, urban development and housing towards the sustainable, with the participation of
experts, researchers and opinion leaders nationally and internationally.
The Forum has sought interdisciplinary dialogue and transverse dynamics among the guests and participants.


WHEN: Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 09:00AM to
Thursday Oct 30, 2014 05:00PM


Saturday Oct 18, 2014 09:00AM to Sunday Oct 19, 2014 05:00PM

LAST MINUTE OPPORTUNITY to register for PATHWAYS TO WORKING IN THE HUMANITARIAN SECTOR - AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE FOR BUILT ENVIRONMENT PROFESSIONALS. Developed through collaboration and input from Architects without Frontiers, the Australian Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Engineers without Borders, Red R, ARUP and World Vision, this  2 day intensive is a great opportunity to learn more about getting involved in the Humanitarian Sector. Participants can look forward to meeting architects involved in the work - Graham Saunders (International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) and Brett Moore (World Vision) to name a few.

'The course was fantastic and much more than what I expected. Presenters were very experienced and open to talk to which contributed to the value of the experience.' 2013 course participant

Apply by the 10th of October by contacting or downloading the course details and application form here <> .  

CPD points are offered for taking part and interested AIA members can still qualify for the reduced early bird rate of $900.

Course dates: Weekend of 18th/ 19th October


WHERE: Arup office
Melbourne CBD
WHEN: Saturday Oct 18, 2014 09:00AM to
Sunday Oct 19, 2014 05:00PM

CRANA Plus Conference

Wednesday Oct 15, 2014 09:00AM to Saturday Oct 18, 2014 05:00PM
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The organizing committee invite you to join the CRANAplus 32nd Annual Conference - "creating and sustaining diversity within communities", at the Pullman Melbourne, Albert Park 15th - 18th October 2014

Since the organisation’s inception in 1982 this event has served as both a professional and social resource for remote health workers across Australia. We aim to offer an environment that will foster new ideas, promote collegiate relationships, provide opportunities for professional development and celebrate remote health practice.

CRANAplus strongly encourages you to not only attend Conference but to participate through the submission of abstracts and award nominations.

WHERE: Pullman Melbourne
Albert Park, Melbourne Australia
WHEN: Wednesday Oct 15, 2014 09:00AM to
Saturday Oct 18, 2014 05:00PM

Think outside

Tuesday Oct 14, 2014 05:30PM - 08:00PM

Think Outside is an annual talk series which invites local, national and international design thinkers to contemplate a problem outside their area of expertise, offering new and unexpected solutions for discussion.

As the world turns its attention on Brisbane for the G20 Summit, we’re taking the opportunity to consider how we might approach the future of this city through a design lens.

At the first event in the 2014 series we ask Professor Herman Pi’ikea Clark, Director of Tokorau Institute of Indigenous Innovation (New Zealand), Healthabitat (Sydney) and John MacDonald from Lightspace & Brisbane Heritage (Brisbane) to consider how we might celebrate and design Brisbane’s future identity through community empowerment.

Utilising the collective visioning model of The Queensland Plan, together we can help design the Brisbane of tomorrow, through community engagement and collaboration. But how does that engagement take place and what would it look like? What can we do to make sure people’s voices are heard as we transform into a vibrant and prosperous city of the future?

Each speaker will have 10 minutes to present their ideas, setting the platform for a considered debate and discussion around the practical implications of these new ideas. The audience will be invited to respond to the challenge prior to the event and to share their thoughts as part of the final debate and discussion.

WHERE: Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland
State Library of Queensland
WHEN: Tuesday Oct 14, 2014 05:30PM - 08:00PM

Focusing People’s Architecture

Thursday Oct 09, 2014 09:00AM to Wednesday Oct 15, 2014 05:00PM
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“Focusing People’s Architecture” is continuation of the ongoing series of Architectural seminars and exhibitions in Australia hosted by the Bangladeshi Architects in Australia, in partnerships with the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) and the Bangladesh High Commission in Australia over last five years.

The Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has accepted the invitation to visit Australia in October 2014 to deliver key note speech at Focusing People’s Architecture, a week long international conference and exhibition organised by the Bangladeshi Architects in Australia (BaA).

In 2014, the tenth anniversary of BaA, the weeklong event will commence in Sydney over three days (9, 10 and 11 October) and moving to Canberra for the concluding sessions from 12 to 14 October 2014. It is expected that the seven days events will be attended by hundreds including senior government executives, head of corporate sectors, Architects, Engineers, Doctors, Academics, Scientists, and Diplomats from across Australia and overseas.

WHERE: Sydney Opera House
Sydney Australia
WHEN: Thursday Oct 09, 2014 09:00AM to
Wednesday Oct 15, 2014 05:00PM

Global Health Conference 2014

Friday Sep 05, 2014 09:00AM to Tuesday Sep 09, 2014 05:00PM



“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it” Albert Einstein

The GHC will challenge you to reach new heights and question your role as doctors in the global healthcare network. We want to inspire you to dream big, and more importantly, provide the knowledge to deliver those goals.

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”-T.S. Eliot

For ten years, GHC has been a platform to learn how you can enter the global health arena, discover your passions and meet with likeminded medical students. Steeped in the traditions of previous GHCs, but with a fresh approach, expect Fast Paced Plenaries, Controversial Panels, The Experience Forum, The Great Debate and Immersive Workshops!

At GHC 2014, we will show you how you can be the instigator of change, taking you from the seed of inspiration from our talks, to the interactive nature of our workshops, to the process of speed mentoring with your global health heroes and all the way to action from the start of GHC 2014 and beyond.

WHERE: Sydney Masonic Centre
Sydney CBD
WHEN: Friday Sep 05, 2014 09:00AM to
Tuesday Sep 09, 2014 05:00PM

Equity @ the Centre

Thursday Sep 04, 2014 09:00AM to Friday Sep 05, 2014 05:00PM

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA), the Northern Territory Chronic Diseases Network (CDN) and the Northern Territory Medicare Local (NTML) are partnering to jointly deliver the 22nd AHPA National Conference and the 18th Annual CDN Conference in Alice Springs between 4-5th September 2014.

The theme of the conference is 'Equity @ the Centre: Action on Social Determinants of Health'.

The focus on equity aims to demonstrate the centrality of fairness and social justice as principles that underpin contemporary health promotion, prevention and comprehensive primary health care activities and system reforms across Australia;
The focus on social determinants of health responds to the growing national and global evidence and commentary acknowledging the need for action in this area;

WHERE: Alice Springs Convention Centre
93 Barrett Drive, Alice Springs, NT, Australia
WHEN: Thursday Sep 04, 2014 09:00AM to
Friday Sep 05, 2014 05:00PM

Humanitarian Architecture - book launch

Tuesday Aug 12, 2014 05:30PM - 07:00PM
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Never has the demand been so urgent for architects to respond to the design and planning challenges of rebuilding post-disaster sites and cities. In 2011, more people were displaced by natural disasters (42 million) than by wars and armed conflicts. And yet the number of architects equipped to deal with rebuilding the aftermath of these floods, fires, earthquake, typhoons and tsunamis is chronically short.

This book documents and analyses the expanding role for architects in designing projects for communities after the event of a natural disaster. The fifteen case studies featured in the body of the book illustrate how architects can use spatial sensibility and integrated problem-solving skills to help alleviate both human and natural disasters.

WHERE: Australian Institute of Architects
41 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Australia
WHEN: Tuesday Aug 12, 2014 05:30PM - 07:00PM

'Architecture Otherwhere' - The International Union of Architects

Sunday Aug 03, 2014 09:00AM to Thursday Aug 07, 2014 05:00PM

Words from the conference organisers -

On the twentieth anniversary of South Africa’s re-birth, the UIA Congress will celebrate the African profession as a meaningful contributor to world architecture and thought leadership in city development; as well as the continent’s contribution in the affairs and evolution of architecture globally.

Architects, engineers, designers, technologists, planners, thinkers and writers from all over the world will gather, with the public, for a week of lively and challenging talks, workshops, events and happenings.

In exploring OTHER ways of ‘knowing’ and ‘doing’, unlocking the multiple voices of Architecture, 2014 shall demonstrate that Architecture is as much spatial and formal as it is political, ideological, economical and theoretical – thus having the potential to influence thinking and policy. 

Having emerged from a century dominated by engineered, mechanised solutions and the marketing machinery of popular culture, we intend to revisit the qualitative aspects of the world around us and, in so doing, recognise that what we build is not only utilitarian but is, in fact, a humanitarian act; an investment in the environment and people through Architecture – reflecting people’s aspirations, values and concerns. 

Durban is a city in which these adjacencies find resonance and frame a deep and meaningful quest to enrich the relationship between Architects and the communities which they serve.

WHERE: The Durban International Convention Centre
The Durban International Convention Centre, Durban Sth Africa
WHEN: Sunday Aug 03, 2014 09:00AM to
Thursday Aug 07, 2014 05:00PM

Joseph Stiglitz - 'The price of inequality'

Tuesday Jul 08, 2014 06:30PM - 08:00PM

Tickets for this event have SOLD OUT.  Join the waitlist line from 6pm. All uncollected tickets will be reissued on the evening at 6.25pm. Alternatively, a podcast of the event will be available to watch soon after on the City Of Sydney website

Hear Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and a panel of experts discuss the price of inequality and what happens to communities when the issue is ignored.

Can we improve social wellbeing and address relative inequality while creating productive economies and liveable places with good public transport, social infrastructure and services?

How do we create well-connected communities that improve our physical and mental health?

The City of Sydney is developing a Social Sustainability Discussion Paper to consider the social issues that shape our communities – and ways we can all share the responsibilities and rewards of creating a better, fairer society.

WHERE: Town Hall City of Sydney
CBD Sydney Centre
WHEN: Tuesday Jul 08, 2014 06:30PM - 08:00PM