The Constructed Environment Research Network is thankful for the contributions and support of the following organizations.

University of Calgary

2021 Conference Partner

The University of Calgary is a publicly funded research-intensive university founded in 1966, with 14 faculties offering more than 250 academic programs, and more than 50 research institutes and centres. As one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities, UCalgary combines the best of university tradition with the city of Calgary’s vibrant energy and diversity. Our main campus occupies a beautiful setting with a view of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, and covers more than 200 hectares — an area larger than Calgary’s entire downtown.

Centro Cultural Vila Flor

2019 Conference Partner

The Vila Flor Cultural Centre is a respected and distinguished establishment on the Portuguese national cultural scene. Located in the city centre of one of Portugal’s UNESCO World Heritage cities, the Vila Flor Cultural Centre is a true mark of excellence in a place where culture is lived out fully and where it is on offer to a broad range of audiences. Inaugurated on 17 September 2005, the Cultural Centre was conceived to give greater shape and life to more than 15 years of cultural initiatives sponsored by the city, and also as a driving force behind the decentralization of culture, putting Guimarães on the map of “destinations for culture” in Portugal.

University of Minho School of Architecture

2019 Conference Partner

The School of Architecture has guaranteed the design, dissemination, valorisation of knowledge in the field of Architecture since nineteenth ninety six, when it was named the Department of Architecture.

It is the specificity of the teaching carried out that promote 'integrated knowledge' without questioning the different disciplinary autonomies and surpass a sum of knowledge which contribute to the development of a Project methodology, sine qua non for the exercise of Architecture in its multiple valences.

The School of Architecture has been asserting itself through the construction of its own path, in a system in which, until recently, the oldest institutions, anchored in big cities, were prominent. Its undeniable recognition has been assured by their balanced combination of strategic options, scientific achievement and constant work.

The location of the School of Architecture, in the Campus of Azurém, in the city of Guimarães where the historical centre has been recognized by UNESCO as Cultural Human Heritage is noteworthy.

Landscapes, Heritage and Territory Laboratory

2019 Conference Partner

The ‘Laboratório de Paisagens, Património e Território’ (Lab2PT) (Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory) is a R&D unit of the University of Minho focused on the Social Sciences and Humanities, integrating a wide research team from different scientific areas (Archaeology, Architecture and Urbanism, Design, Geography, Geology, History and Visual Arts) converging to the common interest for the study of the territory, its landscapes and heritage, which are understood as the material, spatial and cultural expressions of societies over time.

Research in the study areas mentioned above, including its practical application regarding the provision of community services, has been consolidating at the University of Minho. Diversified experiences, skills and laboratory infrastructures have been used on the analysis, understanding and interpretation of territories and their natural and cultural landmarks, assumed as heritage resources that can and should be used to promote economic and social development.

Municipal De Guimarães

2019 Conference Partner

Guimarães, city of medieval origin, has its roots in remote century X.

It was at this time that the Countess Mumadona Dias, Hermenegildo Mendes's widow, he built a monastery, which has become a pole of attraction and gave rise to the establishment of a population group.

At the same time, the defense of the cluster, Mumadona built a castle within walking distance, on the hill, creating a second anchor point. Connecting the two nuclei formed the Santa Maria Street. Later the monastery became a chapter house and acquired great importance due to the privileges and donations that kings and nobles were giving him.

It became a famous center for pilgrimage and everywhere flocked believers with prayers and promises. The village continued to grow and organizing, so being surrounded by a wall that now characterizes the City-Crib.

Heidelberg University

2018 Spaces & Flows Conference Partner

Heidelberg University, founded in 1386, is Germany’s oldest university and one of thestrongest research institutions in Europe. Its successes in the Excellence Initiative and internationally recognised rankings substantiate the leading role of Heidelberg University in the scientific landscape. In terms of educating students and promoting young academics, Heidelberg relies on research-based teaching and a well-structured doctoral training. Heidelberg University is a comprehensive university with the full spectrum of subjects including medicine. It aims to strengthen the individual disciplines, to further interdisciplinary cooperation and to make research results usable for society and industry. Heidelberg cooperates with local research institutions and is tied into a worldwide network of research and teaching collaborations.

Institute of Geography at Heidelberg University

2018 Spaces & Flows Conference Partner

Geography at Heidelberg University is one of the leading Institutes of Geography in Germany. It is strong in research, critical thinking as well as training and education. Every year, more than 100 students graduate from our institute, among them Bachelor and Master students but also future teachers and PhD students. The beginning of the institute goes back to 1895, when the first lectures in physical and mathematical geography were held on a regular basis within the Faculty of Science. Since then, the department has grown steadily, offering specialisiations in the field of urban geography, human geography of North America, economic geography, GISicences and physical geography. Interdisciplinarity is also one of the important themes – the close ties to the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA), the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE) and the Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies just being a small but significant selection of them.

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