CABERNET 2005: The International Conference on
Managing Urban Land, 13-15 April 2005
CABERNET 2005 - The International Conference on Managing Urban Land  
13-15 April 2005, Belfast Waterfront Hall Conference Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK (  
This international conference provides the forum for multi-dimensional and multi-stakeholder consideration of policy and practical measures in managing 
urban land. The mix of plenary sessions, workshops and social events will encourage participation. The aim of the conference is to share good practices, problem
solving knowledge and expertise on the application of new techniques and tools. Outcomes will feed into European research and policy initiatives. For further
information visit MAJOR CONFERENCE THEMES (7 Themes) Integrated Urban Land Management Policy, Planning and Design for Urban Life *Modelling Urban Systems *Institutional Structures and Regeneration Agencies Economic Dimensions of Urban Land Management Funding, Fiscal and Financial Risk Management Models Corporate Social Responsibility in Buying, Owning and Selling Land Financial Transparency and Investment Appraisal Environmental Dimensions of Urban Land Management Environmental Technologies Water, Soil and Resource Management Urban Ecology Social Dimensions of Urban Land Management Social Inclusion, Cohesion and Accessibility Industrial and Cultural Heritage Building Communities Regulation, Governance and Legal Issues Local, National, European and beyond Trends in Urban Land Management Indicators and Targets Professional Practice Accreditation and Education Training and Skills Knowledge Transfer Public Participation Citizen Participation and Empowerment Community Engagement Democratic Legitimacy in Land Management PARTICIPANTS The Programme Committee strongly encourages multi-stakeholder participation, for example: Planners and Architects; Bankers, Insurers and Investors;
Regulators; Municipalities and Development Agency Representatives; Researchers; Lawyers; Developers; Landowners and Real Estate Managers; Citizen
Groups and NGO Representatives; Policy-makers; Landscape Architects; Professional Advisers and Consultants; Project Managers; Educators; and Surveyors.
ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION FOR PAPER AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS Abstracts should be submitted by 15 OCTOBER 2004. These should be sent to: and conform to the following format: 1. Abstracts should be of 500 words in length. Invited full papers should not exceed 5000 words. 2. Text - Font 12 Arial. Double spaced text. All margins 2.5cm. 3. Paper title, Theme, Author(s) and/or co-author(s) with names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses must also be included. 4. State clearly whether you wish this to be an oral presentation or a poster presentation. 5. Please submit the documents in Word Format. An acknowledgement of receipt of the abstract will be sent out to authors. Please contact the conference secretariat if you do not receive an acknowledgement
within 7 days of submission. PAPER REVIEW AND PUBLICATION Submitted abstracts will be sent to reviewers. Authors will be invited to submit a paper or poster presentation. Authors will be notified by 30 November 2004.
Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to submit a full paper by 31 January 2005, which should not exceed more than 5000 words. DEADLINES 15 October 2004: Submission of abstracts (500 words) 30 November 2004: Acceptance Notification sent to Authors 31 January 2005: Submission of Full Papers Full papers and extended abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. The abstracts will be considered for publication in a refereed journal.
In addition the best papers will be published in the new Journal, Urban Land Management. REGISTRATION Please see the conference website for details of Registration Fees. A reduced conference Registration Fee is available for delegates who register before
15 December 2004. A registration form is available to download on the conference website VENUE - BELFAST A vibrant and modern European city re-inventing itself as it emerges and develops from its unique culture and Victorian elegance. A capital city offering
a cosmopolitan mix of state-of-the-art conference facilities, award winning restaurants, stylish shops and high quality accommodation, as well as a warm
and friendly welcome. It is a city experiencing a remarkable renaissance. The conference venue is in Laganside where derelict wasteland, has been transformed into an attractive,
vibrant waterfront with over 1000 million euros invested in commercial, residential and leisure development. The nearby city centre is attracting major
international investors. It is a city which wishes to share with others lessons it is learning in managing urban land and creating sustainable communities. Why is there such confidence
in a city of 300,000 people that was for many years subject to civic disturbance and community strife? What lessons are there for governance? How can environmental,
economic and social measures be integrated to achieve sustainability? What are the roles and responsibilities of public, private and voluntary sectors?
A Unique Destination Whilst in Belfast take time to experience its history and culture. Visit the magnificent City Hall. Immerse yourself in the bustle of Ireland‘s oldest
covered market, the recently restored St. George‘s Market. Trace the city‘s history at the Lagan Lookout. Take a boat trip and see the new waterfront
or tour the docks where the ocean liner Titanic was built and launched. Belfast is also the gateway to spectacular and unspoilt scenery - The Giants Causeway, the Mountains of Mourne or Fermanagh‘s Lakeland. Northern
Ireland has much to offer the visitor so why not spend a few days longer and experience this unique destination and the warm welcome of its people. ACCOMMODATION There are many hotels to choose from in Belfast that cater of all tastes and budgets and a five minute walk from any hotel will take you to the shopping district
and the many lively nighttime venues. Accommodation costs range from £60 - £100 (85-145 EUR) per night and delegates may book their accommodation online at or
by telephoning Alison Hill on 0044 28 9023 9026 quoting event code BLFcab2005. Delegates can pay by credit card or have the hotel issue a proforma invoice that will directly invoice the delegate‘s billing address two weeks prior
to the conference. Should organisations wish to book a room in advance but are unsure of the names of delegates, or changes need to be made to dates and names already given, the
system will allow these changes to be made up to two weeks prior to the conference. For delegates wishing to book into one of Belfast‘s Bed and Breakfast (B&Bs) / Guest Houses, accommodation costs range from £20 - £35 (28 - 50 EUR) per
night and further details can be obtained from Claire Hunter on 0044 28 9023 9026 or email
Posted: 05/10/2004 By: Maike Hauschild