• Conference Venue

The Conference sessions and meals will be held at the Sheraton Salt Lake in downtown. The Sheraton is walking distance to TRAX (the light rail), which also links to the airportTransit (light rail, commuter rail and bus) can be accessed at the Ride UTA website. The Sheraton is one block from the Courthouse station.

• Accommodations

The ISUF conference will be held at the Sheraton Salt Lake Hotel. The hotel offers a discount to conference goers. Conference attendees are responsible for making their own reservation. Please use the code “ISUF2020” when making a reservation.

• Salt Lake City

Located in the state of Utah, Salt Lake is widely described as one of the most beautiful cities in the US. A gridded city surrounded by mountains, the city was founded as a refuge and holy city in 1847 by pioneers belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints, known worldwide as the Mormons. Today the city is known as the location of the Winter Olympics in 2002, as well as for skiing, outdoor recreation, and as gateway to Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks.  For more information on the city as a destination see Visit Salt Lake.

Salt Lake, as religious foundation, has an interesting morphological story, recounted here in a description by ISUF Council member Brenda Case Scheer.


The International Seminar on Urban Form is the premier organization for urban morphology. It was inaugurated in 1994, bringing together urban morphologists worldwide. It seeks to advance research and practice in fields concerned with the built environment. Members are drawn from several academic disciplines, including architecture, geography, history, sociology and town planning. Morphology is the study of urban form and its development and change over time.

ISUF organizes conferences, publishes the journal Urban Morphology and provides an international framework for communication between members.

• Scientific committee and organizers

*Scientific committee and organizers

• Travel

Although Salt Lake City is a smaller city, as an air destination it excels, with daily direct flights to 94 US cities, and convenient access to most international destinations. The Salt Lake International Airport is served by Trax, taxi, shuttles, and ride sharing services, as well as multiple car rental companies. A multi-billion dollar expansion is expected to open in 2020. 

Unlike most countries in the world the passenger train system in the US is not well developed, except for trips along the east coast. Nevertheless, it can be a leisurely way to travel and to see the country.

Most US travelers either drive to their destinations or fly. The closest cities to Salt Lake City (Denver, Las Vegas) are at least 5 hours away by car or 6 hours by bus, however, these are very scenic drives that bring you close to National Parks. Rental cars are available at nearly all airports.

• Visas

The United States has a strict visa policy. Information on Visas can be found at the US State Department website, with a brief guide here.