12th International Asian Urbanization Conference
December 28-30, 2013 

  Focal Theme: 
Urban Dynamics, Environment and Health: 
Challenges for the Twenty First Century


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About the AURA's Past Conferences:

This 12th International Asian Urbanization Conference is being hosted by the Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India in association with the Asian Urban Research Association (AURA). AURA was established in January 1986 and is housed at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, USA. It is a non-profit research organization whose primary purpose is to promote the study of urbanization, urban growth and to organize Asian Urbanization Conferences. The conferences are biennial (held every other/alternate year) and have resulted in many publications. The scholarly legacy of the original organizers and the successful history of these conferences have served to brand this conference as of a recognized quality for a diversity of scholars and practitioners across the globe.

The inaugural Asian Urbanization Conference was held at The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.  The conference organizers came to the realization at that time that a continuing scholarly and applied dialogue was needed, thus establishing the conference series.  The full list of prior conferences is as follows:

 1985 - The 1st Asian Urbanization Conference, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA

1988 - 2nd Conference, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

1991 - 3rd Conference, Delhi University, Delhi, India

1994 - 4th Conference, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

1997 - 5 th Conference, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, UK

2000 - 6th Conference, Madras University Chennai, India

2003 - 7th Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA

2005 - 8th Conference, Ryutsu Kagaku University (UMDS), Kobe, Japan

2007 - 9th  Conference, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea

2009 - 10th Conference, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

2011 - 11th Conference, Osmania University of Hyderabad, India