Young Planning Professionals’ National Workshop 2013, Ulyanovsk RUS

Comprehensive planning for urban development – capitalizing the potentials of FIFA world cup 2018

BACKGROUND:

ISOCARP and the Russian Urban Planning Association (RUPA) have recently made an agreement which entails a Young Planning Professionals Workshop, intended for Russian young planners and being a part of the pre-congress activities.

OBJECTIVES OF THE WORKSHOP:

The workshop aims to provide young Russian planners responsible for, or participating in, the shaping and development of settlements, with the principles and practices of effective contemporary urbanism and practical knowledge that will be of immediate use to each participant.

The objective of the workshop is to provide the workshop participants with hands-on practical experiences. YPPs work in a studio setting under the guidance of two international experts from among the members of ISOCARP on a project site chosen jointly by ISOCARP, RUPA and representatives of the Ulyanovsk municipality and region. They will be accompanied by the ISOCARP Vice President responsible for the YPP program for the entire duration of their stay in Ulyanovsk.
It is also intended to develop an example of the comprehensive (strategic) urban planning exercise for the Russian cities hosting the 2018 FIFA football games / other activities.

Final Report

AUDIENCE:

The workshop is targeted at junior Russian planners. They come from various backgrounds such as architecture, civil engineering, spatial science technology and real estate management.

YOUNG PLANNING ERPROFESSIONALS’ WORKSHOP – THEME & SITE:

Comprehensive planning for urban development – capitalizing the potentials of FIFA world cup 2018 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE WORKSHOP COORDINATORS:

Tasks of the two selected coordinators:

1. Be responsible for the co-ordination of the framework, the scientific and professional content of the Workshop Theme in collaboration with local coordinators from RUPA.

2. Guide the Young Planning Professionals work throughout the workshop, stimulate discussions among them, instruct on the presentation format.

3. Coordinate the publication of the Workshop results in collaboration with the VP responsible for the YPP Program.

CONTRIBUTION AND EXPENSES:

The call for WORKSHOP COORDINATORS is open to ISOCARP Members only.

Tasks:

Each coordinator will spend 5 full days working with the YPP group during July 8-12. Before and after, there may be a necessity of conducting meetings with local hosts and press.

Honorarium:

There will be no honorarium for the YPP Workshop coordinators for the duration of time they will spend guiding the YPPs

Expenses:

ISOCARP will provide the international travel allowance of 500 Euro (for Europe-based members) and 700 Euro (for non-Europe based members) for the selected coordinators. The money will be paid after completing the task. Therefore, the selected workshop coordinators will be asked to arrange the INTERNATIONAL trip on their own.

Since the workshop will be hosted by the city of Ulyanovsk (flight time from Moscow – 1,5-2 hours), ISOCARP will purchase the tickets for the domestic flights from Moscow and Ulyanovsk.

RUPA will be in charge of arranging hotels, meals and local transportation for the entire duration of the workshop within the agreed dates.

LOGISTICS:

  • The location of the YPP Workshop will beUlyanovsk, Russian Federation
  • Expected arrival dates to Moscow: AT LEAST one day before the starting date of the Workshop OR one day before the beginning of the workshop Vnukovo airport
  • Departures should be scheduled: at the latest the day after the public presentation of the Workshop results.

Coordinators are welcome to stay in Russia longer. However, their expenses for additional time spent in Russia beyond the time required for the workshop has to be borne by the participating members themselves. Both RUPA and ISOCARP should timely be informed on such an extension.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TRAVEL SCHEDULES TO AND FROM RUSSIA SHOULD BE CAREFULLY DISCUSSED WITH THE ISOCARP VP YPP IN ORDER TO SECURE A SAFE TRANSFER BETWEEN MOSCOW AIRPORTS, WHICH CAN TAKE A LOT OF TIME.

Calendar

23 April 2013: Issue of Call

15 May 2013: Deadline – Reception of applications

27 May 2013: Communication of Selection Results

31 May 2013 at the latest: Confirmation by selected Candidates

Between 1 and 7 June 2013: Participation documents to selected candidates

In June 2013: Travel arrangements/procedures

7 July 2013: Arrival to Moscow (Workshop Coordinators)

13 July, 2013: Departure Workshop Coordinators after public presentation of Workshop results

ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION:

Two Workshop Coordinators will be selected from among the applications. ISOCARP welcomes applications from full members with proven expertise in urban design and planning and with academic experience and/or teaching experience in similar professional training programs. International experience is a plus but not a must. Also, the basic understanding and/or interest in Central and Eastern Europe realities will be treated as advantage, although it is not intended to select candidates of Russian origin.  The most effective composition of the team will be taken into account for the final selection.

It is intended to select both one “senior” and one “junior” coordinator, which should allow both, the provision of professional expertise and good abilities to work with the group of YPPs. For the “senior” coordinator post colleagues with extensive planning and/or educational practice are especially encouraged to apply. For the “junior” coordinator post former YPPs with further professional and/or educational experience are especially welcome to apply, although applications from colleagues not being part of previous YPP workshops are also welcome.

The most effective composition of the team will be taken into account for the final selection. The final decision will be taken jointly by VP YPP, RUPA officials and Ulyanovsk municipality and region officials.

PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. A CLEAR statement of intent explaining why you want to apply.  Please be specific and refer to prior workshop coordination or participation experience.   (maximum 1 page)
  2. A 2  page Curriculum Vitae/Resume pointing out the relevant experience
  3. A selected list of publications and/or conference papers.

Applications and CV (Resume) should be sent to isocarp@isocarp.org; kurth@isocarp.org

SELECTION COMMITTEE:

An evaluation and final selection of candidates will be done by a Selection Committee formed by Piotr Lorens, ISOCARP YPP VP, as well as representatives of RUPA and the Ulyanovsk region.

Selected Candidates will be informed of their selection on 27 May, after which they will have to confirm their availability and participation to ISOCARP Headquarters not later than 31 May. Participation documents will be sent to them between 1 and 7 June. Travel procedures (incl. visa if applicable) will start immediately after 31 May .

Any questions during these procedures should be sent to ISOCARP Head Office, email address isocarp@isocarp.org; kurth@isocarp.org

ISOCARP Head Office
Tel: +(31-70) 346-2654
Fax: +(31-70) 361-7909
Email: isocarp@isocarp.org
Website: www.isocarp.org

TIMELINE:

7 July,  Sunday:
Evening: Arrival, group meeting  and Team Organization (welcome dinner: optional)

8 July,  Monday:
Morning: Introductory lecture(s) by local experts of the City of Ulyanovsk and its Planning Context
Afternoon: Field Trip
Evening: first analysis of the topic, formulation of the design / planning problems

9 July, Tuesday:
All Day: Studio work in teams – analysis of the situation, final definition of the problem, first discussions on the problem solution

10 July, Wednesday: All Day:  Studio work in teams – defining the strategic urban planning outlines for the city; Group Presentations and discussions

11 July, Thursday:
All day: Studio work in teams – refinement of the proposed solutions, defining the specific proposals, defining the implementation methods; Group Presentations and discussions

12 June, Friday:
Morning: Final preparations for public presentation
Afternoon: Presentation of workshop results by each team to a larger audience to be invited by RUPA, discussions and closing.

Young Planning Professionals’ Programme

In 2016, ISOCARP celebrated an important event in the history of the Society – the 25th anniversary of the Young Planning Professionals’ Programme! The Young Planning Professionals’ Programme is a crucial component of ISOCARP’s dedication to promote and enhance the planning profession. The objective is to contribute to the knowledge base and improve skills of young professionals, the future leaders of our profession.

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