• 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.

• ISUF

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

Name

Meta Berghauser Pont
Adriana Nascimento
Agnieszka Wir-Konas
Anna Agata Kantarek
Aleksandra Djordjevic
Alessandro Camiz
Chih-Hung Chen
Dalia Dijokiene
Darren Nel
Fei Chen
Gerhard Bruyns
Shigeru Satoh
Qingyu Gong
Giuseppe Strappa
Hajo Neis
Howard Davis
Ivor Samuels
Tze Ming Leung
Juan Colomer
Kai Gu
Ayşe Sema Kubat
Karsten Ley
Marco Maretto
Maria Cristina Teixeria
Michael Barke
Mohmmad Sarraf
Mujesira Bakovic Ergun
Nadia Charalambous
Paolo Carlotti
Pierre gauthier
Teresa Marat-Mendes
Thereza Carvalho
Todor Stojanovski
Tolga Ünlü
David Urios-Mondejar
Jason Gilliland
Vicente Colomer
Wendy McClure
Wowo Ding
Karl S Kropf
Luna Khirfan

Affiliation

Chalmers
Universidade Federal de São João Del-Rei (UFSJ)
Northumbria University
Cracow University of Technology
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture
Özyeğin University, Dynamic Research on Urban Morphology-DRUM
National Cheng Kung University
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Department of Urban Design
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
University of Liverpool
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Waseda University
Tianjin University
Sapienza, Rome
University of Oregon
University of Oregon
birmingham university
MI
IUNVRSIDD POITÉCNC DE VLIA
University of Auckland
İstanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture
Buxtehude University of Applied Sciences
University of Parma
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Northumbria University
Uppsala University
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
University of Cyprus
Sapienza – University of Rome
Concordia University
Instituto Universitário de Lisboa ISCTE-IUL
Universidade Federal Flumine
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Mersin University
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Western University
Universitat Politécnica de Valencia
University of Idaho
Nanjing University
Oxford Brookes University
University of Waterloo

Country

Sweden
Brazil
United Kingdom
Poland
Serbia
Turkey
Taiwan
Lithuania
Hong Kong
United Kingdom
Hong Kong
Japan
China
Italy
United States
United States
United Kingdom
Hong Kong
Spain
New Zealand
Turkey
Germany
Italy
Brazil
United Kingdom
Sweden
Turkey
Cyprus
Italy
Canada
Portugal
Brazil
Sweden
Turkey
Spain
Canada
Spain
United States
China
United Kingdom
Canada

• 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.