THAAP Conference 2012
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Small towns get neglected as the major effort of the state is directed towards the more glamorous large cities. Politicians and other decision makers continuously talk of making some city or another into a European prototype (Paris is the great favorite) and most of the investment is directed towards the capital cities. The Conference will focus on Life in the smaller, and mostly forgotten, small towns in an attempt to bring them into the mainstream.
What is life in the small town? What is the quality of education, culture, literature, health and hygiene, and road network? What is the state of ecological balance in view of the use of chemicals in industry and agriculture? What is the nature of disparities among the people? How is the ever increasing pressure of population on the dwindling resources being managed by the people and the policy makers? What of the next generation and their quality of life, education, work opportunity, health and happiness? What are impacts of the efforts of designers and planners and what fruit do they bear? These are the questions that need to be raised and studied and the conference will address them.
Ninety One abstracts of papers were received of which 44 have been selected for presentation. Speakers range from Iran, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, USA, UK and Pakistan. In all scholars from 38 universities are participating.
November 9,10,11 at Lahore; 43 G Gulberg III, Lahore
November 12 at Gujrat; University of Gujrat
Professor Pervaiz Vandal, Conference Convener
Professor Sajida Vandal, CEO, THAAP
posted by S A J Shirazi @ Wednesday, October 24, 2012,
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