: Valdivia - Chile

: Internacional


: 11 a 14 de Março 2020

The ongoing Global Change is challenging our understanding of the dynamics involved in the ecological, social, and infrastructural realms surrounding us. Most of these changes have an urban origin and a deep impact on cities, the living place of most humans. While technological advances allow us to obtain near real-time information of these complex dynamics, a complete understanding, capable of giving us prospective usage, requires an integrated view from multiple disciplines. 

This new version of URBANICS seeks to imprint such spirit on our academic conversations. We look forward to a workshop that integrates modeling approaches from all realms to understand and explain urban dynamics and thereby develop the next generation of urban planning and policies from the small to the large and even the global scale.  


Structure and Topics

The workshop aims to bring out a multidisciplinary discussion between scientists working on i) City Dynamics and Scaling Theory, ii) Location and Mobility and iii) Urban Networks. The workshop welcomes contributions from a wide variety of disciplines, including (but not limited to): Geography, Economics, Ecology, Mathematical Modelling, Computer Science and Engineering.  

Keynote Speakers

Luis Bettencourt 
Professor of Complex Systems at the Santa Fe Institute Pritzker Director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation at the University of Chicago
Catherine Morency
Professor at Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering Polythechninque, Montreal. Canada
José Javier Ramasco 
Staff Reseacher at Insitute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems Mallorca, Spain
Paul Waddell 
Professor of City & Regional Planning Berkeley, University of California

Key Dates & General Information

Abstract Submission Deadline
September 16, 2019
Notification of Acceptance
October 21, 2019
Universidad Austral, Valdivia, Chile

Organizing Committee

Ricardo Hurtubia, Chair
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Horacio Samaniego, Co-Chair
Universidad Austral de Chile

Francisco Martínez, Past-Chair
Universidad de Chile

Marcela Munizaga
Universidad de Chile

Karla Jaramillo,
ORGANIZER                                    HOST INSTITUTION