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. Green Urbanism: Theories and Principles
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. Sustainability in Future Green 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. Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Environment
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. Zero-Emisisons and Zero-Waste for a Better Urban Performance
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. The Transition to Sustainable Green Environments
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 submissions to the conference, after a rigorous double-blinded peer-review process by the respective and a highly-extinguished Editorial Board, will be published in one of the following:
Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI), an IEREK Interdisciplinary book series published by Springer Nature. (Scopus indexed)
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. Read More.
The ASTI series is fully indexed in Scopus and any chapter/ paper published as part of this series will be seen on the Scopus database. Some titles have been successfully indexed or submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI).
IEREK Press Journals, a multidisciplinary publisher that aims to cultivate and disseminate research.
Environmental Science & Sustainable Development (ESSD)
ESSD is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that aims to systematically develop the research-driven curiosity and evidence-based discourse of aspiring scholars that seek to contribute to the academic community. As the world is currently living in an age of information where sources are widely available on the Internet, we at ESSD seek to efficiently utilize the available information to help create robust and evidence-based knowledge. In the process, we offer researchers, in general, and young and aspiring ones in particular a quicker way to get their work published and gain exposure through online open access. We pride ourselves on getting submitted work to be published quickly, through the use of our worldwide pool of subject specialist peer reviewers. Find out more about ESSD International Journal here.
The Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive)
ARChive is an open-access journal that publishes conference proceedings on a wide range of topics relating to social sciences. Consequently, it accepts original research papers on a wide spectrum of subjects. ARChive is a journal published on behalf of researchers that perpetually make an effort to contribute to their fields and provide them with high visibility of research submitted. The series publishes, both, theoretical and experimental high-quality papers of current and perpetual interest. It serves to cultivate, propagate, and essentially archive academic research that has been authored and submitted for academic conferences.
Find out more about ARChive International Journal here.
Proceedings of Science and Technology (Resourceedings)
Resourceedings is an open access journal that publishes conference proceedings. Conference proceedings compromise of different disciplines, ranging from Engineering including built environments, architecture, and sustainability. Disciplines also include Technology and Energy. Resourceedings is a journal that publishes research articles that shed light on different crucial issues in order to provide them with solutions and suggestions. The journal publishes articles submitted by researchers of interest in different fields.
Find out more about Resourceedings International Journal here.
BAHETH International Journal - Arabian Researchers Database (Arabic Papers only)
“BAHETH” in Architecture, Engineering, and Technology, is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original academic research in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, and Technology. The journal welcomes research in the Arabic Language with an English Abstract. Papers submitted to this journal in Arabic must be presented in the English Language in the conference.
Find out more about BAHETH International Journal here.
Abstract Submission Deadline
20 Oct 2023
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance & Approval to present
25 Oct 2023
Regular Payment Deadline
30 Oct 2023
Extended Abstract / Short Paper Submission Deadline
20 Nov 2023
Notification of acceptance/ rejection of submitted extended abstract/ short paper
30 Nov 2023
Late Payment Deadline
31 Nov 2023
11 Nov 2023
11 Dec 2023
A. Online Attendance
Student / partner university only
*ID must be shown
*Affiliation must be provided
*Affiliation must be provided
Author Participation (Consideration in the ASTI Book by Springer)
30 Oct 2023
31 Nov 2023
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
30 Oct 2023
31 Nov 2023
30 Oct 2023
The fee covers:
A softcopy of the abstracts book and/ or hard copy (excluding shipping)
IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate in softcopy
If multiple abstracts are submitted by the same first author submitted to the conference, a 25% discount is applied to each additional submission.
Each research paper should have one main author who should pay the full fee (Author fees) regardless of attendance. Co-authors, each, have their own fees to pay to attend the event. This applies to online attendance as well as physical attendance.
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 soft copy. Extras can be requested for an additional fee.
Professionals are categorized as participants who are not affiliated with universities such as practitioners, policymakers, entrepreneurs etc.
Students must provide proof of enrollment in a university by providing an enrollment certificate or a valid university ID (with issue/ expiry date) etc.
B. Extra Fees
*Authors may request that their kits be delivered, for an additional fee decided by the courier, and upon request. Alternatively, authors located in Egypt can pick them up from Cairo/ Alexandria office.
Additional Conference Kit (Excluding Delivery) *Contact us for a quotation on shipping fees.
Loyalty Membership Discounts
The more you attend, the more you're rewarded! IEREK offers its loyal participants with the following discounts depending on his/her attendance:
*The aforementioned discounts are only applicable during Regular and Late Payment times. For more information, please refer to 'Important Dates'.
Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):
1. Bank transfer
Kindly send a request to the conference coordinator/ email and CC [email protected] to receive bank details to complete the payment.
2. Online payment gateway (PayPal)
Participants who would like to complete their payments online must send a request to the conference coordinator/ email and CC [email protected] to receive a customized link to complete their payments.
3. Cash in IEREK branches
Payment in person can be arranged. Please contact the conference coordinator/ Email to receive further information.
Payment Terms and Guidelines:
The Confirmation/Payment Completion period will take place from 20 Sep 2023 to 30 Nov 2023. Regular payment discounts are available till October 2023. Read more on Important Dates. For information on payment dates, kindly send a request to the conference coordinator/email and CC [email protected] to receive payment details to complete the payment.
Authors who have registered and completed payment for virtual attendance CAN request a change to physical attendance. However, a change from physical to virtual is NOT possible.
After online registration and payment, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed.
Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full/ extended paper (if submitted) can only be given after the peer review process.
Inclusion in the conference program, acceptance letters issuance and consideration for publication must be preceded by registration and payment completion.
Online Payment (only) should only be completed once a proforma invoice is issued with respective instructions for successful payment.
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture & Planning, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
Dr. Meenal Surawar, is an Assistant Professor in Department of Architecture & Planning at Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, which is one of the Central Government Institute of National repute. She is a recipient of doctoral degree having her PhD thesis on Urban Heat Island studies & has 24 years of experience in professional practice & in academics. She published several refereed journals & international conference research papers, organized & attended various workshops in her tenure. Her core competencies are Urban Heat Island, Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry & Image Interpretation, Housing, Architectural Design, Landscape Design, Climate Responsive Architecture,Theory of Architecture & Net Zero Energy Efficient Building Design. Currently she is researching Urban Heat Island impact in various aspects such as Urban Sprawl, Urban Growth Boundaries, Compact Cities, Water scarcity, Walkability & Building Envelope. She is an avid reader & has a unique voice that shines in her recently authored book, ‘ACUMEN of Architectural Built’ published in Jan 2, 2023, by Metro Books, N. Delhi, wherein she tries to highlight an emergent need to understand & analyse an architectural form. She wanted to contribute through her journaling, to the much wider freshmen, which are our future assets to build a sustainable environment.
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/ or submitting their contributions:
NOTE: If you are contributing as an Author of a submitted abstract (for publishing consideration and/or presentation), and regardless of attendance, the fee for the registration is the same. See and Conference Fees for more information.
Types of Participation
1. Attend/ Present Online and Publish in indexed Conference proceedings
The conference offers an Online 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 ASTI Series by Springer as part of the conference proceedings.
2. Registration to publish in the proceedings without presenting/ attending
If your full 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. See Author Instructions and Publishing Opportunities for more information.
3. Non-presenting participant
Non-presenting participants may also wish to attend the conference as Audience Members or Co-authors contributing to an already submitted abstract/ paper. See Conference Fees for more information.
Notes to consider: Send in your questions if you have any to the conference coordinator at the email [email protected]
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:
Step 1: Abstract Submission Process
The author should prepare and submit an Abstract of at least 150 – 300 words through the website.
The abstract should be concise and clearly state the proposed research study's purpose, results, and conclusions.
The author should select the most relevant topic for the paper from the corresponding conference topics.
To submit your abstract, you first need to (1) click on the “Register” button on the conference page, (2) click on “Submit Now” and:
Select the Topic in which you are making the submission
Insert the title of your study in the "Paper Title" section
Insert the full abstract in the "Abstract" section/upload a file in the .pdf, .doc, .docm, or .docx format
Add in writing 3 – 5 keywords that define the field, subfield, topic, and research area covered by the article to help other researchers understand and find your work.
Provide the names, affiliations, and E-mails of all authors/ co-authors involved
Confirm your submission by ticking having read the instructions and “submit Abstract”
Step 2.1: Abstract Acceptance
After acceptance of your abstract of at least (150 – 300 words), you will receive a proforma invoice and specific instructions to complete the payment online or by bank transfer (See Conference Fees) to confirm your participation,
Once your abstract has been accepted, please refer to the important dates tab and carefully review the announced dates to avoid late payment, as late payment comes at an extra charge (early bird/regular/late).
After successfully completing payment, you will be issued upon request with the following:
A signed/ stamped abstract acceptance letter
Please note that acceptance of participation, abstract submission, and extended abstract/short paper submissions all have different deadlines. To stay up to date and avoid paying extra fees, or delaying your paper, please carefully review the important dates tab.
Receipt of Payment/ Payment Invoice
Visa Invitation Letter, if needed
After abstract acceptance, you may be given the option to extend the abstract to publish your work in the conference proceedings in ASTI published by Springer Nature (indexed in Scopus/SCImago) (optional not obligatory).
This is not a prerequisite for presenting your work at the conference. Meaning, you can present your submitted abstract without intending to publish your work.
Step 2.2: Abstract Extension / Short Paper (Optional)
Your short paper / extended abstract should be 4 – 6 pages long and submitted before the paper submission deadline, in English, and fit within one of the conference topics.
The Extended abstract i.e., the short paper should follow the research paper structure as follows: Abstract (+keywords), Introduction, problem statement, and study aim, Review of the Literature, Methodology, results and conclusion/ discussion, References list using the Paper Writing Template.
The submission (short paper i.e. extended abstract) should be made following the same procedure followed for the abstract or sent to the conference email.
Here: Authors may need more pages than the allotted maximum of 6 to insert figures, tables, appendixes, etc. In this case, they can submit regular papers (max. 12 pages) with the same fixed fee. For a detailed outline of the fees, please refer to the payment table in the conference fees tab.
The conference does welcome Arabic submissions (with abstracts written in the english language), which will only be considered for publication in BAHETH by IEREK Press.
يمكنك تقديم بحثك باللغة العربية (مع كتابة الملخص باللغة الأنجليزية)، وسيتم نشرها بعد المراجعة في مجلة باحث (مجلة علمية محكمة تنشر أبحاثا أكاديمية في مجالات الهندسة والتكنولوجيا)
Step 3: Rigorous Peer Review Process (double-blind)
This process can only be initiated after payment completion and confirmation:
If submitted, the extension (short paper) will be preliminarily checked (iThenticate plagiarism/ similarity screening Software, readability, and scope) and it will be peer-reviewed. If similarity issues are detected, the following will apply:
% from all sources: 10-15%
% from one source: 3-5%
Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities
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.
Each paper/ chapter 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.
If your short paper is accepted by the Editors for publishing with comments/ requested modifications, our Editors (publishing department) will contact you once a decision is made and you will be asked to revise and correct it. After resubmission, it will be re-checked. Note: There may be more than one round of peer review and the decision rests with the editors of the title. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion/ rejection from the final publication.
If your short paper is accepted for publishing without edits/ comments, the corresponding author will be contacted to provide the final version of their chapters/ papers following Springer Guidelines and sign the Springer consent-to-publish (CTP) form to authorize publication in the conference proceedings.
A back-and-forth process: modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted where needed. Participants/ Authors should regularly check their emails (Junk/ Spam folders).
If you are not interested in publishing an extended abstract in the proceedings in ASTI by Springer Nature, please inform the conference support ([email protected]).
Step 4: Extended paper
After the conference, the authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their research, 8 – 12+ pages in length, (optional) of their short papers for publishing in an edited volume to be published by Springer Nature.
Publishing your short paper (i.e., extended abstract) in the conference proceedings does not prevent the submission of the full version for publishing consideration after the conference if the similarity percentages (SR%) in Step 3 are taken into account.
For IEREK's Provious Publications, Please Click here
- Green Urbanism (GU) - 1st Edition held in Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy in October, 2016.
University of Cagliari, Department of Mechanical, Chemical and Materials Engineering.
Donato Morea, Ph.D. in Business Engineering, is Professor (Assistant) of Business and Management Engineering at University of Cagliari (Italy). He is Head and Member of international and national research groups. He is in the Editorial Board of international scientific journals indexed Scopus and Web of Science. His main research interests are in the areas of sustainability and innovation. He has been speaker at many international scientific conferences. His papers have appeared in prestigious international scientific refereed journals and have been published in proceedings of international conferences, indexed Scopus and Web of Science.
Department of Urban Planning and Policy Urban Data Visualization Laboratory College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs Honor College Fellow The University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Kheir Al-Kodmany is a Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He has published several books and over 100 papers on various topics, including vertical urbanism, sustainable design, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), visualization systems, and public participation. He received numerous awards and secured grants for several hundred thousand dollars. Before joining the UIC faculty, Prof. Al-Kodmany worked for the Chicago firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM).
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Benefits Of Attending
Attending conferences is very beneficial, especially, on the professional level; conferences are full of people promoting new ideas which will expand your knowledge and undoubtedly help your career.
Open Discussions:We bring together leading academic scientists to exchange and share their experiences and research results in all fields. Furthermore, you get to converse with other researchers from different universities and countries. You learn from experts in the field. It is a great opportunity to find more about your field and listen to ideas that could help inspire research ideas of your own.
Internationally Accredited Certificate:The participants are granted internationally recognized certificates which will be added to their certificates of experience or could be presented to the official authorities concerned.
Publication: The conference proceedings will be published by one of IEREK Press' Journals, either in "Resourceedings" or "ARChive". High-quality manuscripts, based on scientific committee evaluation, will get the chance to be published either in Environmental Sciences & Sustainable Development (ESSD) by IEREK Press or as a book chapter in the ASTIbook series by "Springer".
Research Technologies:Conferences also can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research. Moreover, they let you test them out, share teaching tools and techniques, or even obtain samples of textbooks.
Networking:Conferences help in networking which often increases your chances of collaboration in future projects. As you can engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on.
Academic Reputation:Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles, not to mention the benefits for your C.V as it will show that you are an active member of the academic community.
Conference Proceedings Material:Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hardcover book or in digital format on a CD. The CD will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.
Moreover, all conference papers are archived online in the E-Library of IEREK‘s website where they are immediately and permanently available to the international scientific community.