Green Urbanism (GU) – 6th edition
Green Urbanism (GU) – 6th edition

Conference Overview

  • 29, Nov / 30, Nov 2022
  • Online Conference in collaboration with University of Rome Tor Vergata
Conference Email
[email protected]
Introduction

Green Urbanism is known as the process of designing new cities or developing already-existing ones to preserve resources, benefit humans, and reduce negative environmental impacts. Due to the increasing threats of global warming, gas emissions, and the diminishing of future energy resources, and as a result of the rapid increase in population, the world has decided to establish eco-friendly cities. 

The concept of Green Urbanism connects sustainable development techniques with urban planning to preserve future resources. By the integration of world organizations, researchers, urbanists, architects, and engineers, we can ensure the ability of the available resources to serve the increasing population, outlive the current environmental crisis, and establish eco-friendly urban cities.

Moreover, the world should pay more attention to the already-existing communities and try to maintain and preserve their identities through sustainable development plans. These communities should focus more on developing their cultural components and connecting their history with contemporary energy-production techniques. 

As per this, many world organizations have taken into their responsibility to spread the awareness of creating sustainable communities. IEREK, an old advocate of sustainable architecture and planning, has organized the 6th edition of its International Conference on "Green Urbanism" following the success of its previous five editions. The conference's goal is to help researchers and urbanists to integrate and share their experiences. Also, the Conference allows them to uncover the best sustainable solutions to integrate urbanism with the environment.

During the conference, several questions and problems will be addressed like how to balance urban development and environmental impacts. The Conference also tries to face the challenges of creating sustainable green communities by focusing on new techniques to organize the use of energy and natural resources. 

Following the success of the previous editions of "Green Urbanism," the 6th edition of the conference will be an opportunity to benefit from and exchange knowledge with experts in this field.

Selected papers of the conference will be published in a book series entitled Advances in Science, Technology, & Innovation (ASTI) by Springer. Other papers will be published by IEREK Press.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Principles of Green Urbanism

    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. Green Urbanism for a Greener Future

    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. Improving and Strengthening 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. Transformation to Green Environment

    5.1. Green Initiatives for Sustainable Development

    5.2. Innovations and Technologies towards 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

Publishing Opportunities

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)  

About ASTI

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.

Asti Book Editors

Alessandra Battisti

Associate Professor in Environmental Design, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy. 

Alessandra Battisti is Architect, PhD, Full Professor in Technology of Architecture and Environmental Design in the Department of Planning, Design and Technology of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, where she is: Director of the 2nd level University Master‘s degree course in “Valorisation and enhancement of small Historical centres”, Member of the Faculty Board and Teaching Staff Member for the Ph.D. in Environmental Design & Planning. Since 1993 she has been carrying out research, teaching and experimentation activities on topics such as technological innovation for environmentally aware architecture, buildings ecological and energetic efficiency, bioclimatic approach in design and environmental sustainability, urban analysis and urban regeneration. She holds strong expertise in sustainable architecture, energy building, renewable energy, and their relation with regeneration processes of existing urban fabric and architecture. Expert consultant for the European Community - DG XXII – in the Energy in Building sector; expert consultant on the Roster of Consultants and Permanent Roster of Auditors launched by the MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research). Member of the Working Group for Energy Efficiency of Cultural Heritage of MiBACT (Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism). Over 200 scientific publications 14 books. Winner of more than 30 international architectural competitions

Previous Publications

For IEREK's Provious Publications, Please Click here


- Green Urbanism (GU) - 1st Edition held in Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy in October, 2016.


Elsevier

Procedia – Environmental Sciences.

Green Urbanism (GU).
Publication link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/procedia-environmental-sciences/vol/37/suppl/C

 

- Green Urbanism (GU) - 2nd Edition held in Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy in December, 2018.


IEREK Press

Environmental Science & Sustainable Development (ESSD)

Vol 4, issue #3 (2019): Creative Environments: Sustainable Places of Living
(Selected Papers) Publication link: https://press.ierek.com/index.php/ESSD/issue/view/35/showToc

IEREK Press

Proceedings of Science and Technology (Resourceedings)

Vol 2, issue #1 (2019): Towards Green Cities in Developing Countries
Publication link: https://press.ierek.com/index.php/Resourceedings/issue/view/29/showToc

 

- Green Urbanism (GU) 3rd Edition held in University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy in December, 2019.


Springer (In Progress)

Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Advanced Studies in Efficient Environmental Design and City Planning.
Publication link: In Progress

 

Authors' Instructions

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:

Step 1: Abstract Submission Process

  • The author should prepare and submit an Abstract (250/300 words) through the website and before the abstract submission deadline.
  • The abstract should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.
  • The author should select the most relevant topic for the paper from the corresponding conference topics.
  • The author can use/download an abstract writing template to submit the abstract file accordingly.

To download the Abstract Writing Template, Click Here

Step 2: Abstract Review

  • Upon submission, an abstract will undergo a preliminary evaluation process by members of our scientific committee.
  • A relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented and sound literature and methodology of the work.
  • The author will receive a notification by email, within 2 weeks, of:
  • A relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented and sound literature and methodology of the work.
  • The author will receive a notification by email, within 2 weeks, of:
    • Approval, after which they will be requested to prepare and submit their full/short paper submissions.
    • Rejection, if the topic proposed does not fit the theme of the conference.

Step 3: Paper Submission & Preliminary Review

  • The Full/ Long paper submission is 4,000 – 6,000+ words in length.
  • The paper should state the major issue(s) addressed, the potential significance of the work, the theoretical and methodological approach(es) pursued, major findings, conclusions, implications, and relevant scholarly references.
  • Upon participation type selection and payment confirmation (see conference fees and participant’s instructions), a full/long paper will be included in the conference abstracts book as well as be considered for publication with and in the selected publisher/ journal/ volume.
  • The author must submit the paper using the writing template and through our online system or conference email before the paper submission deadline. 
  • The full paper should be written in English to be considered for publication in ASTI or IEREK Press Journals (ESSD, ARChive, Resourceedings only).
  • 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.
  • All presentations must be prepared and presented in the English language as it is the official language of the conference.

Step 4: Similarity Check/ Plagiarism Detection

All Chapters will be screened for similarity using iThenticate; a Turnitin Plagiarism detection software, used for academic publishers. Springer Similarity guidelines are as follows:

  • Max. % from all sources: 10-15%
  • Max. % from one source: 3-5%
  • Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
  • Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities  

To download Paper Writing Template, Click Here

Step 5: Payment Completion & Confirmation

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.

Note: 
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:

  • A signed/stamped preliminary acceptance letter
  • Receipt of Payment
  • Visa Invitation Letter

Step 6: Rigorous Peer Review Process 

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:

  • Accepted without comments
  • Revise and Resubmit – Minor or Major revision
  • Final Rejection

- 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).

To download Conference presentation Template, Click Here

Participants’ Instructions

Registration

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

1.Attend/ Present Virtually and Publish

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 full paper following the "Author's instructions" below and before the deadline (see Important Dates) and confirm the participation for inclusion in the program upon payment of the registration fee (see Conference Fees).

Authors who cannot, for any reason, attend/ present their own work are welcome to nominate and share the contacts of a substitute to present on their behalf.

2.Attend/ Present in-person and Publish 

The conference offers in-person attendance (see conference Venue), during which participants will have a chance to present their work live as well as network with other attending participants. They will also have their work considered for publication following their selection and payment (see Conference Fees). Attending Participants should refer to the Visa Application tab for guidance.

3.Register to publish in the proceedings without presenting/ attending

Your contribution/ submission can be considered for publication with IEREK Press or 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's instructions, Publishing opportunities & Conference Fees)

4.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. To confirm your attendance, please register and proceed to payment (see Conference Fees).

Benefits Of Attending

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 Partner Organizations.
  3. Publication:Selected high-quality manuscripts will be published, after peer review, in index journals/ book series. See Publishing Opportunities for more information.
  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 hardcover (physical attendance for which Shipping fees may apply) and/ or digital format (online attendees). See the conference fees tab.
Keynote Speakers

Alessandra Battisti

Associate Professor in Environmental Design, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy. 

Alessandra Battisti is Architect, PhD, Full Professor in Technology of Architecture and Environmental Design in the Department of Planning, Design and Technology of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, where she is: Director of the 2nd level University Master‘s degree course in “Valorisation and enhancement of small Historical centres”, Member of the Faculty Board and Teaching Staff Member for the Ph.D. in Environmental Design & Planning. Since 1993 she has been carrying out research, teaching and experimentation activities on topics such as technological innovation for environmentally aware architecture, buildings ecological and energetic efficiency, bioclimatic approach in design and environmental sustainability, urban analysis and urban regeneration. She holds strong expertise in sustainable architecture, energy building, renewable energy, and their relation with regeneration processes of existing urban fabric and architecture. Expert consultant for the European Community - DG XXII – in the Energy in Building sector; expert consultant on the Roster of Consultants and Permanent Roster of Auditors launched by the MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research). Member of the Working Group for Energy Efficiency of Cultural Heritage of MiBACT (Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism). Over 200 scientific publications 14 books. Winner of more than 30 international architectural competitions

Gioia Gibelli

Past president of the IALE Italian Region (International Association for Landscape Ecology) and President & Co-founder of “Agriculture’s house” and the civil network “Manifest for Po river”

Landscape architect. Her professional activity is mainly dedicated to landscape studies and assessment, plans and projects, which she combines with research, teaching and association activities in the technical-scientific field and the dissemination of landscape . In her professional activity she has always tried to reconcile public and private interests, through the landscape synthesis and the application of Landscape Ecology as a reference discipline. Contract professor of Landscape ecology since 1993 at the Genoa University, actually contract professor of Landscape planning at the Milano Politecnico. Past president of the IALE Italian Region (International Association for Landscape Ecology). Co-founder and President of the Association “Agriculture’s house” and the civil network “Manifest for Po river”. Administrator of the Lombardy regional park of Ticino since 2015 to 2019. In 2019 she received the Earth Prize 2019 Italy, for Landscape Author of about 120 publications on landscape assessment, landscape planning and landscape design.

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 31 Jul 2022
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 15 Aug 2022
Full Paper Submission Deadline 29 Sep 2022
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 29 Oct 2022
Early Payment Deadline 30 Aug 2022
Regular Payment Deadline 29 Sep 2022
Late Payment Deadline 29 Oct 2022
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 29 Sep 2022
Letter of Final Acceptance 29 Sep 2022
Conference Program 29 Oct 2022
Conference Launch 29 Nov 2022
Conference Fees

A. Online Attendance

  Student Academic Professional Deadline
  *ID must be shown *Affiliation must be provided *Affiliation must be provided  
Author Participation (Consideration in the ASTI Book by Springer)
Regular Payment 200 € 250 € 250 € 29 Sep 2022
Late Payment 300 € 350 € 350 € 29 Oct 2022
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Regular Payment 100 € 150 € 150 € 29 Sep 2022
Late Payment 200 € 250 € 250 € 29 Oct 2022
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 50 € 50 € 50 € 29 Sep 2022

Registration Guidelines:

  • If multiple abstracts by the same first author are 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. 
  • A research paper fee allows only one author, whether main or co-author, to attend the conference and receive only a  soft copy of the abstracts book. A physical (hard copy) can be delivered for a fee (excluding delivery). 
  • Professionals are categorized as participants who are not affiliated with universities such as practitioners, policymakers, entrepreneurs etc.
  • Students must provide a copy of their university ID and/or register using a university email. 
  • Authors who cannot attend the conference can nominate one of their co-authors, or a single external individual, to present on their behalf.
  • The online conference registration fee covers: Attendance to the conference (if applicable), a soft copy of the abstracts book, IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificates & documentation, Consideration for publishing in the IEREK ASTI series by Springer or IEREK Press (if applicable). Refer to tables A and B.
  • Authors interested in only presenting their work at the conference or only registering for publication purposes  can refer to table B below. In both cases, the author(s) must register through the website.

B. Present/ Publish Only

Presentation Only
Online 100 € 29 Sep 2022
Publish Only
Author (ASTI) 250 € 29 Sep 2022
Author (IEREK Press) 150 € 29 Sep 2022

C. Extra Fees

Additional Conference Kit (Excluding Delivery) *Contact us for a quotation on shipping fees. 100 €
If applicable: Paper Extension fees for publishing ASTI (Springer) upon selection 200 €

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: 

Attendance

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Discount

5%

10%

15%

20%

*The aforementioned discounts are only applicable during Regular and Late Payment times. For more information, please refer to 'Important Dates'.


  • Authors may purchase a conference kit + delivery (See Table C), for an additional fee decided by the courier, and upon request through the conference email. Alternatively, authors can pick them up from one of IEREK’s offices in Germany or Egypt provided here with no additional delivery charge.

Payment Terms and Guidelines:

  • After online registration, payment and consideration for publication, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed. See the ‘Refund Policy’ tab.
  • Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full paper can only be given after the peer review process.
  • If a submission has not been selected / has been rejected during peer review for the ASTI series by Springer, a refund will not be possible. However, its author(s) can choose to re-submit it to IEREK press for consideration.
  • Inclusion in the conference program, acceptance letters issuance and consideration for publication must be preceded by registration and payment completion.
  • Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):
    • Bank transfer
    • Online payment gateway (PayPal, JCB, AMEX)
    • Cash in IEREK branches

Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.

 

Refund Policy

Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances will receive refunds according to the following:

Cancellation Policy Up to 60 days before the event 59 days before the event
Penalty 20% 100%

A refund is not possible if

- An acceptance letter has been issued (Authors only)

- The proceedings of the event have been published (Authors only)

- A submitted manuscript is rejected by the editorial board after going through peer review.

Conference Program

To download Conference Program, Click Here

To download the Virtual background for the conference Click Here