Introduction of third conference

Regarding to two successful previous conferences held in 2007 and 2010, Islamic City Council, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and Mashhad Municipality tended to hold the third conference on Urban Planning and Management on 20-21 April, 2011.

In this regard, the secretariat of conference formed seven scientific committee meetings and 4 executive committee meetings to examine 385 received articles from which 45 articles were approved for presentation. After completing conference, compact discs and a book of lectures and proceedings were sent to the participants of conference.


Third conference on Urban Planning and Management with the aim of creating an opportunity to gather researchers, managers and professionals in urban affairs to exchange information and viewpoints and to utilize new research achievements and executive experiences was held by Research Center of Islamic City Council, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and Municipality on (20-21/April), 2011 in Mashhad.

It is necessary to remind that in this conference, Islamic Culture and Relation Organization (representative of Khorasan Razavi), Mashhad Carpet Company, Urban Research Center of the North East of country and the Engineering Organization of Khorasan Razavi participated to endorse this conference.

Mr Shir Mohammadi, President of time of Islamic City Council was chairman of conference and Mr Hadi Azami, Faculty member of Geography Department of Ferdowsi University was the secretary of the conference.

Topics of Third Conference on Urban Planning and Management:

_Urban Economy

_Urban Development

_Urban management

_Urban Society and Culture

_City Councils

_Mashhad Religious Metropolis

_Urban Planning

_Urban Security

_Informal Settlement

Key lecturers:

Dr. Mohsen Habibi (Faculty member of Tehran University)

Dr. Mohammad Naqee zadeh (Faculty member of Tehran University)

Mr Mousavi (Executive of Andishe Farda Company)

Mr Pejman (Mayor of Mashhad).

Description of conference:

Totally 385 articles were received from beginning of 2011 autumn until deadline for submitting papers and each of them was sent to three reviewers to evaluate. From this number, 45 articles were approved in order to present at four Halls at the same time. There were 370 participants of this conference.