The Seventh International Conference on The Constructed Environment features research addressing the following annual themes:
Dr. Monika Büscher is Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University, UK. She is Director of the Centre for Mobilities Research and Associate Director at the Institute for Social Futures. Her research explores the digital dimension of contemporary ‘mobile lives’ with a focus on IT ethics and risk governance. Her interdisciplinary, experimental, engaged public sociology explores and shapes socio-technical futures. She currently leads research on the informationalization of risk governance, exploring opportunities and challenges in national and international projects (BRIDGE, SecInCoRe). Her theoretical orientation builds on mobilities research, phenomenology, ethnomethodology, science and technology studies, feminist and non-representational theory, and design research. She has published many articles and books, including Ethnograpies of Diagnostic Work, Mobile Methods and Design Research. Synergies from Interdisciplinary Perspectives. In 2011 she received an honorary doctorate for her work in participatory design from Roskilde University, Denmark. She edits the book series Changing Mobilities (Routledge) with Peter Adey. More...
Dr. Miroslaw J. Skibniewski is the A. James Clark Endowed Chair Professor of Construction Engineering and Project Management in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland in College Park. Prior to his current appointment he served for 20 years as a faculty member at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he held a position of Professor of Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management. He received his M.Eng. degree from Warsaw University of Technology, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University. Prof. Skibniewski is also a graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education Management Development Program. Prior to his academic career, he worked in the industry as an engineer with the Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory, a nationwide construction engineering consulting firm in Pennsylvania subsequently renamed to Professional Service Industries, Inc. - where he was in engaged in design quality reviews, construction related claims, value engineering, forensic engineering and industrial safety investigations. More...
Jacek Karol Gyurkovich is a titular professor – Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the Cracow University of Technology and Head of the Chair of Urban Composition at the same university. He is the member of the Union of Polish Architects and he holds a license of the Chamber of Architects. He is the author and co-author of a number of designs that have won awards and distinctions at all-Poland’s architectural and urban planning competitions, and of numerous projects that have been implemented – churches, residential buildings, hotels, interiors, and furniture.
Jeffery S. Poss, FAIA, is a Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He received his Master of Architecture from the school in 1980. In the years following he practiced with Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates, and Tai Soo Kim Partners. In 1989 he returned to Urbana-Champaign to begin teaching and practicing architecture. Studio teaching has focused on the development of concept, materials, and detail into architectural design, including design-build structures, furniture design, and the exploration of whole-to-part relationships in architecture, which received the AIA Education Honors Award. His eponymous firm Jeffery S Poss Architect has designed and completed award-winning proposals for residences, interiors, memorials, pavilions, and most recently, flat-pac and ecological architecture. His commissioned and competition work has been published in numerous journals and magazines in print and online. His collected work can be seen at www.jefferyspossarchitect.net.
Cracow University of Technology
Bać Zbigniew, Prof. PhD Eng. Arch., Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Technology, Wrocław,Poland.
Bock Thomas, Prof. PhD Eng., Chair of Building Realization and Robotics, Technische University Munchen, Germany.
Bonenberg Wojciech, Prof. DSc. PhD. Eng. Arch., Faculty of Architecture, Poznań University of Technology, CA&U PAS, Poznań, Poland
Geng Hong, Prof., Member of Executive council, Urban Planning Society of China, Director of Urban Planning Department and Prof., School of Architecture & Urban Planning, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Gzell Sławomir, Prof. DSc. PhD. Eng. Arch., Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Franta Anna, DSc PhD Eng. Arch. Assoc. Prof., Institute of Urban Design, Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Poland
Farooq Ameen, PhD, Prof. Arch., Design, UD, Planning College of Architecture + Construction Management; Kennesaw State University, USA
Hanson Henry, Prof., Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Jagiełło-Kowalczyk Magdalena, DSc PhD Eng. Arch. Assoc. Prof., Director of the Institute of Urban Design, Faculty of Architecture, Cracow University of Technology, Poland
Kantarek Anna Agata, DSc PhD Eng. Arch. Assoc. Prof., Institute of Urban Design, Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Cracow, Poland
Roca Cladera Josep, Prof. PhD Arch., Director of the Department of Architectural Technology (CAI), Director of the Centre for Land Policy and Valuations (CPSV), Barcelona Tech, Spain
Schneider-Skalska Grażyna, Prof. DSc PhD Eng. Arch., Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Cracow University of Technology, CA&U PAS, Krakow, Poland
Skibniewski Mirosław, Prof. PhD Eng., Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Smagacz-Poziemska Marta, Prof., Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Szarata Andrzej, DSc PhD, Eng., Assoc. Prof., Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Cracow University of Technology, Cracow, Poland
Xueqing Zhang, Assoc. Prof. PhD, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hongkong
Zuziak Zbigniew K., Prof. DSc PhD Eng. Arch., Head of the Centre of Metropolitan Project and Studies (COMPAS), Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Cracow, Poland.