For the first time in human history, more than 50% of the world's population lives in urban regions. Cities are the largest, most complex, and most dynamic man-made systems. They are vibrant centers of cultural life and engines that drive the global economy.
Contemporary cities are environmentally, socially, and economically unsustainable. The quality of urban life is threatened by such factors as pollution, rising temperatures, limited resources, congestion, social inequalities, aging of large sectors of the world population, poverty, informality, crime, and economic imbalances. The overall planning of future cities is a challenge that can only be faced by interdisciplinary teams combining multitudes of backgrounds and expertise.
The focus of the eCAADe 2010 conference is that of tools, methods, and theories that support the new design of new cities and the transformation of existing cities. Authors are encouraged to submit their most recent research, teaching, practice and experience reports, or novel applications relating to topics of the eCAADe 2010 conference.