REAL CORP 2010 asks for "future perspectives of cities" and the role of planners in shaping the liveable "cities of the future".

The role of urban planning and urban technologies on the path towards improved quality of life, health, sustainability and prosperity in our cities.

Cities are places of competition, stress, inequalities, traffic jams, environmental stresses and strains and permanent struggle. Cities often are an aggressive environment, not only for children, the elderly and the weak. But on the other hand cities are centres of economy, culture, creativity, science and innovation and therefore provide excellent perspectives and a lot of chances for many people – cities are attractive places! Meanwhile more than 50 percent of world population lives in cities, soon it will be about 70 percent.

REAL CORP 2010 asks for cities for everyone that are liveable, healthy and prosperous. Is this a promising vision we should work on or is it an unrealistic fantasy? Is it possible to keep and even improve the advantages of cities and reduce the negative effects? Or does the one aspect require the other? What are the possibilities and contributions of urban planning and real estate development? How can ICT, urban, transport and environmental technologies help to improve quality of our life in cities?

Some of the major aspects and questions to be dealt with at CORP 2010 and on which we invited for high-quality paper submissions are for example:

  • examples and visions of “liveable cities for everyone”;
  • keeping balance: managing complex urban infrastructures;
  • housing and real estate perspectives, high tech & low cost housing;
  • perspectives for future transport and mobility;
  • urban and environmental technologies to improve quality of life;
  • Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) in the urban context;
  • healthy cities, health in cities;
  • safety and security vs. lack of privacy and total surveillance;
  • data, information and knowledge infrastructures for planning, management and decision support;
  • understanding cities: tools and technologies to support decision makers, citizens and experts in their understanding of cities.

As REAL CORP 2010 is organised in co-operation with ISOCARP and REAL VIENNA, the CEE/SEE-focused real estate and investment fair, it is an explicit goal to enhance the dialogue between real estate business, urban planning and ICT industry experts.