Holding the second international conference on urban economy in July, 2017
IUESA: The second international conference on urban economy will be held in Tehran in 12, July 2017, Dr. Mahdi Sadeghi Shahdani, Dean of the faculty of Economics and Islamic Studies of Imam Sadiq University announced.
In this world, improvement of human beings’ quality of life and even development of human civilization depend on urban development. More than half of the world populations live in cities and it will be reached by two-third. However, it should be considered that the growing trend of urbanization has created particular opportunities and threats for development process of societies. If these opportunities are not used and appropriate responses are not presented for threats, development of urbanization can have serious challenges and it will have economic, social, and cultural damages as well.
However, urban economics, emphasizing on sustainable development paradigm, claims that can build a desirable city. This science has been considered increasingly in the scientific and administrative centers because of increase in the shares and responsibilities of local governments in societies.
Iran Urban Economics Scientific Association, as the top association in humanities in Iran, and Bank Shahr, as the only technical one in the domain of urban economy, try to draw a clear path ahead of tomorrow cities of Islamic Republic of Iran by holding international conference on urban economy and taking advantage of experts and administrative managers’ science and opinion both locally and internationally because of the importance of the issue and the Supreme Leader’s guidelines based on implementing the model of resistance economy in economic sub-sectors.
It is hoped that this conference and IUESA attempt will be an arena for pathology and explanation of economic issues of Iran’s cities, taking advantage of globally successful experiences in the field of urban development and localizing them in order to apply general policies of Resistance Economic in urban areas.
Those interested can visit www.conference.iuea.ir for more information to attend the second international conference on urban economy. Deadline for article submission is Sunday, March 12, 2017, he further said.