Annual Congress

Next Congress: Responsive Cities – Adapting under pressure
Summer 2021 – Edinburgh

The Annual Congress is an inspiring, thought-provoking and entertaining opportunity to exchange ideas and hear leading-edge thinking from urbanists around the globe. It is an opportunity to embed the Academy within a city and utilise the assembled expertise of Academicians to tackle live local issues through hands-on workshops, walking tours and discussions.

Past hosts include Eindhoven, Cork, Copenhagen, Dublin, Sheffield, Manchester, Glasgow, NewcastleGateshead, Bradford and Bristol. The success of Congress owes as much to the background and passions of its participants as to the insights and inspiration of the invited presenters.

Past Congresses

2006
Copenhagen
The Inaugural Congress

2007
Dublin
Space Place Life

2008
Sheffield
The Founder Congress for UniverCities

2009
NewcastleGateshead
The Knowledge City

2010
Manchester
The Layered City

2011
Glasgow
The Liveable City

2012
Derry~Londonderry
The Resilient City

2013
Bradford
The Producer City

2014
Bristol
Towards a Greener Urbanism

2015
Birmingham
Health, Happiness and Wellbeing

2016
London
The Future of Urbanism

2017
Aarhus
A New Culture of Urbanism

2018
Cork
Cities on the Rise

2019
Eindhoven
A Place to Call Home

AoU Congress 2019 – Eindhoven