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The principle of Green Urbanism focuses on zero waste, zero emission, recycling, and natural resources. It aims to bring back a clean environment, water sanitation, and a better quality of life. It is a breath of fresh air when it comes to disciplines approaching urbanism, where cities focus on constructing motorways and prioritizing automobiles as a means of transport, Green Urbanism aims to implement a sustainable means of transportation within cities, that focuses on public transit systems, and the inclusion of pedestrians and cyclists on roads.
When mentioning Green Urbanism, Barcelona’s well-renowned superblocks come to mind instantaneously. The cities’ structures are an exemplar of green urbanism application. They promote walking and cycling as a means of transport rather than the use of automobiles, thus eliminating intrusive traffic and the pollution associated with it within the block, while the ingenious design promotes the efficiency of public transit systems, due to the density of people living within the superblocks. Verdure and greenery are commonplace within these superblocks, promoting the well-being of their inhabitants and helping mitigate the effects of climate change.
While Barcelona’s superblocks offer a dream to strive towards, the mirror image of their quest towards a greener future exists mostly in developing cities, whose population growth outpaced their planning efforts. Within these cities, the urban sprawl has taken hold, causing a rise in crime rate, rampant noise & air pollution, automobile reliance, and difficulty in resource & waste management. Often times these cities choose to further expand motorways to ease traffic, rather than transitioning away from reliance on vehicles that use non-renewable sources of energy. This, however, is simply an unsustainable approach, that will cost us our continuation on our planet, and cost the cities’ inhabitants a livable and comfortable life, introducing a slew of health complications.
Following this green quest, IEREK is now organizing the 7th Edition of the International Conference on Green Urbanism. Complementing the previous editions and following their success, this conference will discuss many topics such as the general principles of green urbanism, green infrastructure, improving urban performance, and the transformation to the desired sustainable green environment.
IEREK invites all academics, researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders to the 7th edition of the GU Conference to discuss and present the current advancements and case studies for sustainable urban planning.
The 7th “Green Urbanism (GU)” conference brings about a healthy discourse on topics pertaining to the concept of green urbanism, environmental resilience, and the implementation of sustainable urban planning techniques. GU covers topics depicting contemporary innovations in waste management, sustainable energy resources, urbanization of rural areas, and green urban transit. The conference peers further into the concept of Green Urbanism, discussing environmental conscious design on a building scale by utilizing climate-responsive architecture and regenerative design, and on a logistical scale by deliberating upon transit hubs, supply chains, and freight transport.
Statement of Purpose
The planet is rapidly changing due to mankind’s actions, and the devastating effects of climate change are only beginning and will worsen unless we act. The way mankind interacts with nature and the environment has proven to be unsustainable, and the destination from which the path we are on leads is unfavorable, to say the least. GU aims to echo the voice of science and reason, that scientists and environmentalists have been championing for decades, calling for action, and a shift towards sustainable method implementation in multiple aspects of life. The GU conference thus looks to increase awareness about the effects of climate change, and publicize contemporary discoveries in the mitigation of its destructive effects in urban areas.
1.1 The Evolution of Green Urbanism
1.2 Formulating the Principles of Green Urbanism
1.3 Urban Design for Nature, Conservation of Natural Resources
1.4 Passive Designs: Green Buildings for Sustainable Use
1.5 Green Districts: Bike, Cycles, and Pedestrians’ Corridors
1.6 The Sense of Identity in Green Urban Cities
2.1 Urban Growth of Developing Cities
2.2 City Urban Form and Natural Resources
2.3 Landscape, Gardens, Streetscapes, and Urban Biodiversity
2.4 Urbanization of Rural Area: Energy, Water, and Food Security
2.5 Urban Governance, Leadership, Best Practices, Research, and Awareness
2.6 Green Buildings: Technologically Advanced and Environmentally Friendly
3.1 Green Infrastructure and Social Services
3.2 Sustainable Freight Transport and Supply Chains
3.3 Strategies of Urban Sustainable Public Transport
3.4 Urban Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Sustainable Networks
3.5 Innovation and Advancing in Urban Design
3.6 Climate Responsive Architecture: Solar Architecture and Renewable Energies
4.1 Regeneration of the City Centre and Urban Transit Hubs
4.2 Waste Management, Pollution, and Health Risks
4.3 Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment
4.4 Effects of Sustainable Environments on Human Health
4.5 Advancing Solutions towards Zero Waste Cities
4.6 Zero-emission and zero-waste urban city design
5.1 Green Initiatives for Sustainable Development
5.2 Innovations and Technologies toward Built Environment
5.3 Creative Environments: Sustainable Places of Living, Working, and Recreation
5.4 Urban Ventilation: Confrontation of Heat Island Effect
5.5 International Case Studies: Strategies for New Cities' Proposals in Developing Countries
5.6 Sustainably Green Reconstruction and Preservation of Old Cities
All accepted papers of the Green Urbanism (7th GU) after the peer-review process will be either published as chapters in the Book Series “Advances in Science, Technology, and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer or in one of IEREK Press' International Journals.
The ASTI Book Series by Springer is by highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure a high-quality publication material to be eventually published online and printable.
The ASTI Book Series is indexed Scopus and will be submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI) and EI-Compendex databases.
To publish your research in the online Journal or Book by 'Springer' and provide it with world-wide visibility, authors must submit an extended version of their short papers that are 8 -12 pages long.
If you are not sure whether you or one of your co-authors will be able to attend the conference, you should bear in mind that there is a fee to be paid for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests). The accepted paper will not be included in the conference proceedings without paying the fee (see Conference Fees for more details). A research paper fee allows only one author, whether main or co-author, to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference abstract book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.
Publishing in ASTI by Springer (Scopus indexed)
After the conference, the submitted manuscripts of authors interested in publishing in the ASTI book series will undergo a rigorous peer-review process resulting in a final decision made by the editors. Only accepted research will be published as a chapter in the Book Series entitled “Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer. The ASTI Book Series is by managed highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure high-quality material for online publication.
The ASTI Book Series is fully indexed in Scopus. Some titles have been successfully indexed or submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI).
About the ASTI series
Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) is a series of peer-reviewed books based on important emerging research that redefines the current disciplinary boundaries in science, technology, and innovation (STI) in order to develop integrated concepts for sustainable development. It not only discusses the progress made towards securing more resources, allocating smarter solutions, and rebalancing the relationship between nature and people, but also provides in-depth insights from comprehensive research that addresses the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) as set out by the UN for 2030.
The series draws on the best research papers from various IEREK and other international conferences to promote the creation and development of viable solutions for a sustainable future and a positive societal transformation with the help of integrated and innovative science-based approaches. Including interdisciplinary contributions, it presents innovative approaches and highlights how they can best support both economic and sustainable development, through better use of data, more effective institutions, and global, local, and individual action, for the welfare of all societies.
The series particularly features conceptual and empirical contributions from various interrelated fields of science, technology, and innovation, with an emphasis on digital transformation, that focus on providing practical solutions to ensure food, water, and energy security to achieve the SDGs. It also presents new case studies offering concrete examples of how to resolve sustainable urbanization and environmental issues in different regions of the world.
The series is intended for professionals in research and teaching, consultancies and industry, and government and international organizations. Published in collaboration with IEREK, the Springer ASTI series will acquaint readers with essential new studies in STI for sustainable development.
Springer is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services. Springer has one of the strongest STM and HSS eBook collections and archives, as well as a comprehensive range of hybrid and open access journals. Springer is part of Springer Nature, a global publisher that serves and supports the research community. Springer Nature aims to advance discovery by publishing robust and insightful science, supporting the development of new areas of research and making ideas and knowledge accessible around the world. As part of Springer Nature, Springer sits alongside other trusted brands like Nature Research, BioMed Central, and Palgrave Macmillan.
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For IEREK's Provious Publications, Please Click here
- Green Urbanism (GU) - 1st Edition held in Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy in October, 2016.
- Green Urbanism (GU) - 2nd Edition held in Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy in December, 2018.
- Green Urbanism (GU) 3rd Edition held in University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy in December, 2019.
Important Note:IEREK has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/taking the ideas and work of other Authors without permission and credit is fraudulent.The Reviewing committee and IEREK employees have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process, on the basis of the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism.
Authors must refer to, and abide by, the following instructions in submitting their abstracts/ papers:
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All Chapters will be screened for similarity using iThenticate; a Turnitin Plagiarism detection software, used for academic publishers. Springer Similarity guidelines are as follows:
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Once Preliminary approval for presentation at the conference and/or consideration for publication is granted, authors will be expected to complete payment in reference to the Conference Fees before the peer review process can begin.
In preliminary evaluation, the research paper will be inspected against its readability, originality, structure, and relevance to the conference theme/ topics. If the paper gets acceptance by one reviewer, a preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author in addition to a proforma invoice requesting payment. As soon as payment is confirmed and done successfully, corresponding official documents can be issued from our end such as:
Only after payment is confirmed,
- and the full paper submission deadline reached, a submitted full-length paper is assigned to an Editor from the Editorial Board, in alignment with IEREK’s and the respective publisher’s revision SOP (double-blind process).
- Each paper is evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers, after which a final decision by the responsible Editor is made. There is no maximum to the number of times a paper can be reviewed, depending on the quality of the submission.
- Once a decision is made by the Editors, IEREK Editors will communicate one of the following three final decisions:
- If modifications are in order, authors will be sent the relevant instructions and a deadline will be set. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion/ rejection from the final publication.
- A back and forth process: modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted where needed. Authors should regularly check their emails (Junk/ Spam folders).
ORCID, which stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a global, not-for-profit organization that aims to provide unique identifiers for authors, researchers, and scholars. ORCiD effectively eliminates duplication and errors regarding author names, affiliations, previous works, and all related academic data.
IEREK is a proud member of ORCiD, and we contribute directly to their initiative of clear and identifiable markers for researchers and scholars. As the first Egyptian partner to ORCiD in the organization’s history, we strongly believe that by utilizing ORCiD’s database and verification services, we become one step closer to achieving an accurate, and identifiable academic landscape.
We encourage our authors to input their ORCiD ID when registering for one of our conferences, submitting an abstract, or a full paper. By doing so, you directly link your research to your identity and affiliation and can showcase your various academic efforts all in one place. By Registering your ORCiD ID, you also increase your works’ visibility and provide easy access to your entire library of research and academic activity.
Attending a conference dramatically enhances both your professional and personal development. They help you sharpen the saw, meet and converse with industry experts, expand your resources and grow your professional network. IEREK Conference will help you:
1. Open Discussions: We bring together leading academic scientists, from different universities and countries, to exchange and share their experiences and research results.
2. Internationally Accredited Certificate: The participants are granted internationally recognized certificates acknowledged by IEREK, the University, and Partnering Organizations.
3. Publication: Selected high-quality manuscripts will be published, after peer review, in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) book series by Springer or by IEREK Press Journals, both of which are indexed in world-renowned databases.
4. Research Technologies: Conferences can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research.
5. Networking: You can engage with industry experts to discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on and increase your chances of collaboration in future projects.
6. Academic Reputation: Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles and an active member of the academic community.
7. Conference Abstracts Material: Delegates will receive the conference Abstracts book in both hardcover and digital format on a CD. Shipping fees may apply.
To help the organizers plan for inter-disciplinary dialogue, participants are requested to choose from the conference themes/ Topics upon registration.
They must also refer to, and abide by, the following instructions in registering and submitting their abstracts/ papers:
Types of Participation
Organized from the comfort of your own home, the conference offers a virtual attendance option for your convenience. That said, participants will have a chance to present their abstract/research, online, and have their work considered for publication in the proceedings.
Virtual presenters are required to submit an abstract and extend this abstract following the “author instructions” below and before the deadline (see Important Dates). At least one author must pay the registration fee (see Conference Fees).
For any reason, authors may wish to submit pre-recorded video presentations no later than 15 days prior to the conference. Alternatively, they may wish to record a voice-over PowerPoint presentation for submission to the conference organizers.
Organized on the Campus of Palermo University, Sicily, Italy, offering a Physical attendance option for your convenience. That said, participants will have a chance to present their abstract/research, on campus, and have their work considered for publication in the ASTI Series by Springer as part of the conference proceedings.
If your extended abstract (short paper) is accepted, it may be published in the conference proceedings book in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation Book Series by Springer (indexed in Scopus) even if you are not attending the conference. In this case, the accepted work will not be included in the final conference program and the fee will cover the cost of editorial handling and peer-review evaluation of your paper (See Author Instructions and Publishing Opportunities)
Non-presenting participants may also wish to attend the conference as Audience Members or Co-authors contributing to an already submitted abstract/ paper.
Rome stands as one of the finest and oldest cities in the world. The history of Rome spans over 2500 years and it has been a centre of power, politics, culture and development since its inception. Creation of the city is steeped in legend and mythology and there are various different accounts of how this majestic place was built. Various Roman emperors and Casers have ruled mighty Rome and this is the place where the colossal Roman Empire grew from.
This mighty structure is one of the most renowned and iconic landmarks in the world and a trip to Rome would not be complete without visiting the Colosseum.
Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, the Colosseum was constructed between 70-80 AD and at its peak was estimated to hold 80,000 spectators.
Rome holds a small country within a country – The Vatican.
This independent state is one of the most important religious sites in the world and St. Peter’s Square is an iconic place where many significant events have taken place.
Located at the front of the Vatican state, the square is actually circular and is framed by two huge sets of colonnades – Standing on these columns are beautiful statues of various religious figures and previous popes.
The mighty Pantheon stands as one of the best preserved ancient Roman buildings in the world and is one of Rome’s most famous attractions.
Constructed in 118 AD by emperor Hadrian, the building that stands today was actually built on the site where an earlier temple stood that was commissioned by Agrippa.
There are not many other fountains in the world as lavishly decorated and sculptured as the Trevi fountain.
Constructed in 1762 by Nicola Salvi, the fountain pays tribute to the Roman God Oceanus who can be seen riding his chariot pulled by Tritons and taming several Hippocamps.
The detail of the sculptures is simply wonderful and the whole facade and fountain are a true work of art.
Part of the Vatican museum complex, the Sistine Chapel is one of the most renowned religious chapels in the world and has a stunning amount of detail and iconography.
Situated in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel was extensively restored in the 1400’s and the place where the papal enclave takes place – It is here that a new pope is selected.
The Sistine Chapel is particularly famous for its extensive and detailed decorations including the Last Judgement fresco by Michelangelo and the ceiling artwork.
|Abstract Submissions Deadline||14 Jun 2023|
|Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance||14 Jul 2023|
|Full Paper Submission Deadline||12 Sep 2023|
|Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance||12 Oct 2023|
|Early Payment Deadline||12 Sep 2023|
|Regular Payment Deadline||12 Oct 2023|
|Late Payment Deadline||11 Nov 2023|
|Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry)||12 Oct 2023|
|Letter of Final Acceptance||12 Oct 2023|
|Conference Program||11 Nov 2023|
|Conference Launch||11 Dec 2023|
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|Author Participation (Consideration in the ASTI Book by Springer)|
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|Regular Payment||400 €||450 €||500 €||12 Oct 2023|
|Late Payment||450 €||500 €||600 €||11 Nov 2023|
|Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)|
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|Regular Payment||250 €||300 €||400 €||12 Oct 2023|
|Late Payment||350 €||400 €||500 €||11 Nov 2023|
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|Author Participation (Consideration in the ASTI Book by Springer)|
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|Late Payment||300 €||350 €||350 €||11 Nov 2023|
|Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)|
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