Reimagining the Scholarly Conference

To support the range of options, and flexibility needed in our current climate, we will offer a blended conference experience. You do not need to commit either to a place-based or virtual presentation at the time of submission. You can present both ways, or change your mode of the presentation if your preferences change. The choice to participate virtually could also be a moral decision – for the planet, for security, or when the financial burden of travel is too great. We aim to foster spaces that align with principles of social justice and community development.
We also want to be ready for the possibility of place-based postponement due to COVID-19. If we are forced to postpone, the online engagement will still go ahead, and your registration will allow you to join the conference in person in a later year.
This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

Themes and Special Focus

Founded in 2010, the Constructed Environment Research Network is brought together by a common shared interest in human configurations of the environment and the interactions among the constructed, social and natural environments. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Eleventh International Conference on The Constructed Environment calls for research addressing the following annual themes and special focus:

  • 2021 Special Focus: Building the Anthropocene
  • Theme 1: The Design of Space and Place
  • Theme 2: Constructing the Environment
  • Theme 3: Environmental Impacts
  • Theme 4: Social Impacts

Research Network Chair

Cidália Ferreira Silva

Cidália Ferreira Silva

Lab2PT, School of Architecture, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Conference Chair

Fabian Neuhaus

Fabian Neuhaus

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Plenary Speakers

Eliot Tretter

Eliot Tretter

Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Urban Studies Program, University of Calgary, Canada

Leroy Little Bear

Leroy Little Bear

Blackfoot Researcher, Professor Emeritus, University of Lethbridge, Canada

Conference Partner

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