This upcoming topic from MONU 14: Editing Urbanism is pretty compelling, and worthy of checking out, as it implies a new paradigm shift for urbanism as a generative process to one of 'editing' the urban realm. While not specifically referenced in the call for submissions (which is more architecturally oriented), this 'urban editing' is dovetailed into some of the best ideas of landscape urbanism and ecological urbanism, in terms of the " processes of selecting, correcting, condensating, organizing, or modifying the exitisting urban material. The process of urban editing will originate from an idea for the existing urban structures itself and will continue in a relationship between the users and producers of the city and the urban editors."
Some addition info from the site:
"These days, the need for new buildings or entire city quarters is decreasing or even ceasing to exist altogether - at least in the Western world - due to the demographic changes and financially difficult times. Ever since, architects and urban designers, who were trained by schools that focused their education first of all on the past and mainly taught urban and architectural restoration, preservation, renovation, redevelopment, or adaptive reuse of old structures might be best prepared for a future, in which cities will be edited rather than extended or even newly designed."