News in 2021

Summer school and Commission 3 + 8 workshop in Italy

20-21 July 2021 Prato, Italy

Again in 2021 a Summer School in Italy will take place, this time in Prato. As part of the Summer School a workshop organised jointly by FIG Commission 3, Spatial Information Management, and Commission 8, Spatial Planning and Development will take place.

Please, join us and take part in the joint Workshop of FIG Commissions 3 and 8 on the theme:
Spatial information management to optimize Spatial planning and Sustainable development

The workshop will take place as part of the XXII edition of the "International Summer School", organized by Comitato Internazionale di Fotogrammetria Architettonica.

The coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on the world population. The urgent need to improve the habitat to better protect themselves within cities leads governments to focus on policies to protect the environment and the territory. But what are the planning policies to be implemented to overcome this crisis?

The help that digital and geo-information technologies can provide, in terms of ideas for the future, are essential for restarting development that respects our planet.
The Prato conference, in the context of global environmental policies, can be important to encourage and publicize planning works and proposals based on the management of spatial data as a paradigm of the urban regeneration project and opportunities for sustainable city development.

Practical cases of strategies to transform and improve cities on themselves will be illustrated, avoiding the recourse to the occupation of further green and free land that would otherwise be destined for new urbanization; thus focusing on the regeneration of the existing degraded building heritage and the private and public spaces that fall within the urban perimeter.

Urban regeneration, which aims at a welcoming habitat, climatically neutral and efficient in the use of resources, is affected by the problems related to the rigidity of urban spaces, especially overcrowded ones, and by the need for huge economic resources. Could the enhancement of degraded urban areas be the best way to optimize existing and future cities?

The Workshop will be held both in presence, ensuring compliance with safety, and on line (vitual meeting).
If you have a paper that addresses the theme of the conference in any way, please submit it at the Joint Workshop of FIG Commissions 3 and 8, Prato, Italy.

See the final programme book of the workshop

To register please note:

Given the high number of requests to participate, registrations must be regulated. Therefore a certain number of registrations will be guaranteed every day. Once this number is reached, registrations will be suspended and will reopen the day after. The deadline is July 17th 2021 and registrations are open as follows:

  • 14th 2021 July from 10 am;
  • 15th, 16th and 17th July 2021 from 9.00

So please do not miss this event and register promptly in the morning.

Register here:



Louise Friis-Hansen
3 June 2021