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IEREK is proud to host its very first Architecture Week which, as indicated, is an array of beneficial workshops to take place in a duration of only one week. Architecture week will be in parallel with the international conference on “Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development”. It is an opportunity to bring people from diverse places, cultures, and backgrounds together to collaborate and exchange information with one another. It is a collection of 3 workshops in total that are being held to offer its attendees and anyone who is interested the closest thing to a real-life experience.

The topics of the three workshops are as follows:

  1. Sustainable ‘syntax’ of Cities

The first will discuss the usage of space syntax as one of the spatial configuration theories that can measure and forecast spatial sustainability of cities. This workshop is beneficial to architects, urban designers, and even social behavior analysts as they will learn to analyze specific case studies using space syntax techniques.

  1. Cultural Landscape

This specific workshop will discuss the meaning of ‘Landscape’, the terms, and methodology. It will present as well the history of landscape design and its correlation to the modern civilization and culture and discuss preservation, detection, and promotion of the cultural and natural identity of places. It will teach its attendees the importance of the landscape reference for contemporary culture.


  1. Urban Regeneration

The workshop on “Urban Regeneration” mainly discusses the FOP project. “The Future of Our Past” is a project that is supervised by ENPI, Cross Boarder Cooperation in the Mediterranean (CBCMED) and funded by the European Union.

It discusses the extraordinary cultural heritage in the Mediterranean Basin with its fascinating cities rich in history, art, culture and traditions, offering an interesting background for the growth of tourism. Strengthening and qualifying the potential of the involved areas and increasing their exploitation is the challenge that F.O.P project aims to address by means of a model focused on innovative tourism plans for cultural and environmental heritage.




Sustainable “Syntax” of Cities


Day1: an overview

Lecture 1: Different approaches for Sustainable cities

Lecture 2: Why thinking spatially? Spatial sustainability

Lecture 3: Old cities versus new extensions, methods of spatial connections

Lecture 4: Space Syntax theory and applications

Gathering 1: Suggested site visit (data gathering group work)

Day 2: Application (Space syntax approach)

Lecture 1: Introducing to technical methods of quantitative analysis using space syntax

Lecture 2: Axial and segment maps analysis

Lecture 3: Visibility graph analysis (VGA) and Isovist analysis

Gathering 1: Finalizing the group work project

Gathering 2: Final jury, discussions and concluding remarks


Cultural Landscape


Day1: an overview

Lecture 1: Definitions

Lecture 2: Methodological approaches and analysis.

Lecture 3: Landscape Designs throughout the history.

Lecture 4: The relation of the term “Cultural Landscape” to the term landscape in general.

Day 2: Identity, Detection, and Promotion.

Lecture 1: Preservation, detection and promotion of cultural landscape: Preserving, detecting and promoting the cultural and natural identity of place

Lecture 2: Multicultural Cityscapes

Lecture 3: The importance of the landscape reference for contemporary culture: Its general cultural importance for the arts and design practices, its general epistemological importance

Lecture 4: Topology and landscape in contemporary theory of the social sciences


Urban Regeneration

In this workshop, the development of the FOP – ‘Future of Our Past’ project will be discussed by the society of Italian Geography and will talk about the extraordinary cultural heritage in the Mediterranean Basin while offering an interesting background for the growth of tourism.

More details will be announced soon with the conference program!

Registration Fees



– Attending either one of the offered workshops costs 200$ (As shown in the table, rows 1, 2, and 3).

– Attending all three workshops, to those who are not registered in the conference, together costs 500$. In other words, a discount of 100$ will be offered (As shown in the table, row 4)

– We also offer the attendees of the conference an extra 100$ discount on the UPADSD conference if they attend the Architecture Week; Conference days + all 3 workshops.

  • Those who have not paid for the conference, can get the package deal and attend the whole week (conference as an audience + all 3 workshops) and pay 700$ (As shown in the table, row 5).

Note that the number of seats is limited. Register to save your seat!

Space Syntax 200$
Cultural Landscape 200$
Full Sustainability vision for our future 3.0 200$
Discount to those who register in all three workshops; (500$) instead of (600$) shall be paid for all three. 500$
Package deal: Attending the whole Architecture Week (Conference as an Audience + 3 Workshops) 700$
Important Dates
Date From Date To Notes
Payment deadline August 15, 2015
Letter of Visa (for delegates whom need visa entry) August 20, 2015
Workshops Program September 14, 2015
Workshops days October 11, 2015 October 16, 2015

University of Salento. Lecce – Italy.

A young dynamic university, keen to expand and to prove itself at a national and international level. Since 1955, the Università del Salento has had the aim of promoting knowledge, skill, and merit and has offered a large range of educational opportunities.


The University of Salento (Italian: Università del Salento, called until 2007 Università degli Studi di Lecce) is a university located in Lecce, Italy. It was founded in 1955 and is organized in 10 Faculties.


The University of Salento commenced activities in the academic year 1955-56 under the “Salentine University Council”. In 1960 it became the “Free University of Lecce” and passed to Government authority in the 1967/68 academic year.


Since 2005, the University of Salento has been a partner of the Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC).

Lecce, Italy

Travel Information

Travel to Lecce:

  • By train from Rome or Milan. Take aEurostar(EC) orIntercity(IC) train; overnight trains are equipped with sleeper cars with couchettes or beds. It takes about 6 hours to reach Lecce from Rome and 10 hours from Milan by train.Note: practically all train timetables in Italy (with the exception of some local companies) are available at the website in English) with online booking.
  • By a plane to Bari from the most central Italian hubs (Rome Fiumicino, Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate) and also from a number of foreign airports. The airport’s web address is After arriving to Bari, you will need to take a public bus to the Bari train station and then travel to Lecce by train.
  • Travel to Brindisi:
  • The plane to Brindisi ispreferable. You may fly to Brindisi from the Italian airports of Rome Fiumicino, Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate. The website of the airport is
  • Arrivals to Brindisi (13 October 2015 or a day before for participants who will attend the conference only). Outside Brindisi airport, there is a public bus going to Lecce. The schedule can be found here. However, we stress that such a timetable is going to change, so you have to check the timetable of flights to/from Brindisi. The ticket can be bought at the newspapers kiosk inside the airport. The bus is grey and green, with the `SITA’ logo, and usually leaves on the right of the main exit of the airport.

Then one can reach Lecce train station by taxi. The average fare for the trip Lecce Airport City Terminal – Lecce Train Station should be about 10 EURs. If the office of the Airport City Terminal is open, you may ask the employees to call a taxi for you. Otherwise, you may call it yourself (but you could be answered by people who does not speak English) at one of the following numbers: 0832 332857, EUROMED service (works 24/7); 0832 247978 (Train station taxis). Public phones could be found in the square in front of the Airport city terminal about 1EUR/run.

When you arrive at the train station, you may store your luggage at the baggage store area in the train station and visit the historical center of Lecce which is 10 minutes walking from the train station. Just go straight ahead from the main entrance of the train station and after 500m, you will be in the old center.

Other means of travel

  • By plane and train: it is possible to combine plane and train trips which could be a convenient alternative if you plan to visit other parts of Italy. There are day and night trains from Rome and Milan every day, please refer to Moreover, especially from Europe, many low cost companies have scheduled flights to smaller Italian airports such as Forlí and Pescara, from which a train is the most practical mode of transportation to reach Lecce.
  • By car from Bari (150Km), via a freeway. Just follow the signs to Brindisi-Lecce. Rental carsare available in the main Italian airports, including the airports of Brindisi and Bari. This could be a good idea if you wish to join a visit of the South of Italy to the conference.
Visa Application
For participants who need Entry Visas, IEREK will issue a visa letter by Salento University for applicants who are accepted to present at our conferences.

Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.

Name Organization Country
Nabil Mohareb
Associate Professor in architectural design using digital simulation in forecasting their movements and behavior, Head of Faculty branch of Architectural Engineering, Beirut Arab University.
Fabio Naselli
As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Ur­ban De­sign , Re­gional Plan­ning, His­tory and De­sign at the Fac­ulty of En­gi­neer­ing and Ar­chi­tec­ture of Kore Uni­ver­sity of Enna.
Konstantinos Moraitis
Professor of Philosophy of Aesthetics at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He has presented numerous publications of architectural projects.
Name Organization Country
Nabil Mohareb
As­so­ci­ate Pro­fes­sor in ar­chi­tec­tural de­sign us­ing dig­i­tal sim­u­la­tion in fore­cast­ing their move­ments and be­hav­ior, Head of Fac­ulty branch of Ar­chi­tec­tural En­gi­neer­ing, Beirut Arab Uni­ver­sity.
Fabio Naselli
As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Ur­ban De­sign , Re­gional Plan­ning, His­tory and De­sign at the Fac­ulty of En­gi­neer­ing and Ar­chi­tec­ture of Kore Uni­ver­sity of Enna.
Konstantinos Moraitis Konstantinos Moraitis
Professor of Philosophy of Aesthetics at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He has presented numerous publications of architectural projects.