4rdInternational Academic Conference on Places and Technologies
Keeping up with technologies in the context of urban and rural synergy
Aware of the fact that there are a number of different connections and interactions between rural and urban areas, the conference sets the context of urban and rural synergy as a common thread that connects the enormous diversity of connections and interactions between the given places. The rural-urban linkages to promote development, can only synergistically stimulate the growth of certain places, but certainly through and with people who live and work there. In this regard the conference emphasizes the importance of networking with the specifics of given environment, social, economic, technological and institutional realities of urban centres and their surroundings.
The conference examines the formation and presentation of knowledge on technologies and the environment, as well as ethical considerations and potential risks, developing solutions, expertise and discussions with respect to one of the emerging spatial development concepts – urban and rural synergy.
The stated objective points to the necessity of a multidisciplinary approach to this matter, identification and establishment of relationships between issues of technological development, environmental protection, economic and social change. Consequently the conference program and research are based on the knowledge of several academic disciplines: engineering and technical sciences, humanities, natural and social sciences.
The main tasks of the conference are defined in order to discuss the issues related to
- the future of society and places;
- creation of sustainable areas and its facilities and infrastructure in line with needs of inhabitants;
- development of institutions and regulations with an aim of creating safe, sustainable, efficient, imageable and liveable, healthy environment; and
- creation of favourable conditions for the advancement of innovation and business to achieve a good quality of life.
Having in mind the conference goals and objectives, we wish to research and understand from the critical aspect the importance and role of technology in design and creation of sustainable places, in the cities, as well as, in the countryside through:
- Technological perspective
- Built environment perspective
- Government perspective
- Science perspective
- Social perspective
- Economic perspective
- Security perspective, etc.
On behalf of the organisers, partners and supporters of the previously held conferences, founding members of the Organising Committee express their gratitude to all participants for their immense contribution to the PT2014 Belgrade, PT2015 Nova Gorica and PT2016 Belgrade.