What: One of the world’s biggest and best annual conferences on design, Kyoorius Designyatra features some of the biggest names in global creative and communications industry. The theme this year deliberates on “what if..?”. The speaker line-up includes Patrick Burgoyne of Creative Review, Tim Malbon of Made by Many, Natasha Jen of Pentagram, and many others. The conference is organised by Kyoorius, a not-for-profit organisation initiated by Transasia Fine Papers to build a platform for the design, creative and communication community in India – providing information, inspiration & networking opportunities.
When: 11-13 September 2014
Where: Grand Hyatt, Goa, India
What: Organised by Alfred Herrhausen Society in association with LSE Cities, the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award is a travelling prize presented to initiatives within a specific city that utilise partnerships to improve the quality of life and the quality of the urban environment. The main scope of the award is to recognise projects and initiatives that encourage the alliance of diverse constituents or create partnerships between different stakeholders in urban societies. Projects must also demonstrate their ability to connect the social well-being of residents with an improved urban environment.
Any project based in the wider Delhi area that falls under the following categories will be considered for the award
- Housing and shelter
- Transport infrastructure
- Public space
- Sanitation and health
- Education, skills training
- Urban health
- Job creation
- Social assistance
- Rights and activism
- Other relevant urban regeneration initiatives
When: Deadline for Application: 1st September 2014
T: Nitin Bathla: +91 (0) 9873677839
What: METROPOLIS focuses its international engagement with cities and metropolitan regions by examining the cultural, economic, social and political influence on the growth and development of cities around the world. Since its inception in 1984, METROPOLIS worked closely with member cities and international partners to further enforce the idea of solidarity among cities as fundamental to address the global issues of cities in the 21st century. As METROPOLIS is about to turn 30 , the 11th METROPOLIS World Congress, planned in Hyderabad, India will focus on the idea of ‘Cities for All’ and will be an opportunity to hear from key elected representatives who, over the past 30 years, have developed their metropolises. It will also be the occasion to listen to and interact with Urban India´s prominent experts, decision makers, mayors, and open new avenues between cities and metropolitan regions. In addition to the renewal of the statutory bodies, METROPOLIS will also take advantage of this urban agora to showcase the many ongoing projects the network is running: the Initiatives programs, the METROPOLIS International Training Institute (MITI), the Women Network, the launch of its new Youth Network and to establish the main priorities of its new Action Plan for the 2015/2017 period. The tentative panel of speakers includes Jean-Paul Huchon, President of Metropolis and President of Ile-de-France Region; Xavier Trias, Mayor of Barcelona, JOHN MANT, Councillor, City of Sydney; Paul James, Director of the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme and many others.
The award ceremony for the 5th edition of METROPOLIS Awards will take place concurrently.
When: 7-10 October 2014
Where: Hyderabad, India
XI Metropolis World Congress Secretariat
3rd Floor, South Block,
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation,
Tankbund Road, Hyderabad-500063,
T: +91 40 23222182, +91 40 23220172