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INTERNATIONAL URBAN DESIGN CONFERENCE | Keynote Speaker : Nikos Salingaros
Published Date: Thursday, 10 December 2020
Keynote Speaker : Nikos Salingaros
Professor of Mathematics, Architectural Theorist & Urbanist, Consultant on Biophilic Design & Human-scale Urbanism, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Nikos A. Salingaros (PhD in Physics) is Professor of Mathematics and an internationally recognized architectural theorist and urbanist. He is known for his original contributions that helped to establish new disciplines such as Biophilia, Design Patterns, Complexity, Neurogeometric design, the Fractal City, and the Network City. Salingaros worked with visionary architect and urbanist Christopher Alexander for twenty years in helping to edit Alexander's four-volume book The Nature of Order. He has applied science-based techniques to confirm the essential importance of traditional building approaches for human health and wellbeing.
On the urban scale, his research points to a radically novel way of building and repairing the city. He has linked human-scale urbanism to developing architectural movements such as the Network City, Peer-to-peer Urbanism, Biophilic Design, Biourbanism, Self-organizing Housing, Generative Codes, and Sustainable Architecture, some of which he initiated. In recognition of his efforts to understand architecture using scientific thinking, he was awarded the first grant ever given for research on architecture by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in 1997. He was elected member of the INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners and appointed to the INTBAU Committee of Honor. Dr. Salingaros is one of the “50 Visionaries who are Changing Your World" selected by the UTNE Reader in 2008. In Planetizen's 2009 survey, he was ranked 11th among “The Top Urban Thinkers of All Time".
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