Sustainable Landscape Planning and Natural Resources Management
Sustainable Landscape Planning and Natural Resources Management

IEREK Conference

  • 15, May / 17, May 2024
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Landscape planning and architecture play a crucial role in shaping the built environment and managing the natural resources that support human life. The field encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including urban planning, architecture, ecology, engineering, and social sciences. At its core, landscape planning and architecture involve the planning, design, management, and nurturing of the built and natural environments to improve human and environmental health in all communities.

One of the key challenges facing landscape planning and architecture is to balance the needs of people with the needs of the environment. This requires a holistic approach that takes into account the interdependent relationships between humans, natural systems, and the built environment. For example, landscape planners and architects must consider factors such as land use, water management, biodiversity, and social equity when designing and managing the built environment. Preserving landscapes tackles the considerations of sustainable landscape planning, by protecting natural resources, such as water, air, and soil, as well as preserving habitats for plants, animals, and insects. This can involve balancing land use of natural environments such as forests, deserts, and water bodies, and human development, by implementing conservation strategies, and restoring degraded areas.

The importance of landscape planning and architecture is reflected in the many benefits it provides to society. Well-designed landscapes can provide a range of ecosystem preservation services, including air and water purification, carbon sequestration, flood control, and habitats for local wild and plant life. They can also improve human health and well-being by providing spaces for physical activity, social interaction, and stress reduction that are integrated into natural formations such as forests, mountains, hills, and valleys. In addition, sustainable landscape planning and architecture can help reduce the impact of climate change by promoting energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

Consequently, IEREK is organizing its 1st international conference on “Sustainable Landscape Planning and Natural Resources Management.” The conference aims to harbor a collaborative and interdisciplinary forum concerning natural resource management, landscape planning, sustainable land use, and more. The conference will facilitate community engagement that leads to refining and enriching knowledge in the field.

Conference Scope

This conference explores the latest trends, techniques, and practices in sustainable landscape planning and architecture to create healthy, livable, and sustainable built environments for all communities. It provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and industry experts to exchange ideas, share experiences, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of sustainable landscape planning and architecture. The conference will cover a wide range of topics, including sustainable urban design, preservation of natural ecologies, green infrastructure, regenerative architecture, and natural resource management for sustainable landscapes. It will also highlight the role of technology, innovation, and interdisciplinary collaboration in sustainable landscape planning and architecture. The conference offers a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field, network with peers, and discover cutting-edge research and best practices in sustainable landscape planning and architecture. Through its various sessions, keynote speeches, and workshops, the conference will foster collaboration, innovation, and creativity to promote sustainable landscape planning and architecture, enhance environmental quality, and ecological stability, and improve the health and well-being of communities.

Statement of Purpose

The conference on Sustainable Landscape Planning and Natural Resources Management aims to provide a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to share knowledge and ideas on sustainable approaches to the planning, design, management, and nurturing of the built and natural environments. The conference seeks to foster a multidisciplinary dialogue and exchange of best practices on innovative methodologies and techniques for sustainable landscape planning and architecture, aiming to promote human and environmental health in all communities. The conference will explore the latest research and practical applications related to topics such as ecological preservation, sustainable landscape design, green infrastructure, climate adaptation, and natural resource management. Through a series of keynote speeches, technical sessions, and workshops, the conference aims to facilitate discussions and collaborations among participants from academia, industry, government, and civil society. By promoting the exchange of ideas, best practices, and lessons learned, the conference aims to inspire and inform future research and practice in the field of sustainable landscape planning and architecture.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Designing for Sustainability

    1.1 Sustainable design principles and methodologies

    1.2 Net zero and regenerative design

    1.3 Biophilic design and its benefits

    1.4 Sustainable material selection and use

    1.5 Land-use management for the preservation of natural ecologies

    1.6 Renewable energy utilization in modern design

  • 2. Landscape Planning for Sustainable Communities

    2.1 Green infrastructure planning and implementation

    2.2 Sustainable urban and rural planning

    2.3 Ecological and cultural landscape management

    2.4 Community engagement in landscape planning

    2.5 Landscape planning for social equity and environmental justice

    2.6 Designing for the health and resilience of natural ecosystems and wildlife habitats

  • 3. Sustainable Construction and Technology

    3.1 Green building materials and technology

    3.2 Sustainable construction practices

    3.3 Life-cycle assessment and analysis

    3.4 Building for energy efficiency and renewable energy systems

    3.5 Sustainable transportation infrastructure

  • 4. Health and Well-being in Landscape Planning and Architecture

    4.1 The impact of the built environment on human health

    4.2 Promoting physical activity and mental health through design

    4.3 Access to green spaces and their health benefits

    4.4 Designing for social interaction and community cohesion

    4.5 Universal design and accessibility

    4.6 Preserving and managing natural ecologies in landscape planning

  • 5. Modern Innovations in Landscape Planning and Architecture

    5.1 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis

    5.2 Building Information Modeling (BIM) for sustainability

    5.3 Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) in design and planning

    5.4 Smart cities and the Internet of Things (IoT) in landscape planning and management

    5.5 Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in sustainable design

  • 6. Geosciences as Tools for Natural Resource Management

    6.1 Preservation of marine landscapes using paleoceanography and marine geoscience

    6.2 Historical geology and the conservation of historical landscapes

    6.3 Petroleum extraction and modern energy science.

    6.4 Environmental Sciences and climatology for a sustainable future.

    6.5 Environmental and geosciences’ role in developing climate change mitigation strategies

Important Dates



Abstract Submission Deadline

16 Oct 2023

Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) *payment required

16 Nov 2023

Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance & Approval to present

31 Nov 2023

Early Payment Deadline

16 Dec 2023

Regular Payment Deadline

16 Jan 2024

Extended Abstract / Short Paper Submission Deadline

16 Feb 2024

Conference Program

16 Apr 2024

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted extended abstract/ short paper

30 Feb 2024

Late Payment Deadline

16 Mar 2024

Conference Launch

15 May 2024

Conference Fees

A. Physical Attendance

  Student / partner university only Academic Professional Deadline
  *ID must be shown *Affiliation must be provided *Affiliation must be provided  
Author Participation (Consideration in the ASTI Book by Springer)
Early Bird 300 € 350 € 400 € 16 Dec 2023
Regular Payment 350 € 400 € 500 € 16 Jan 2024
Late Payment 450 € 500 € 600 € 16 Mar 2024
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Early Bird 200 € 250 € 300 € 16 Dec 2023
Regular Payment 250 € 300 € 400 € 16 Jan 2024
Late Payment 350 € 400 € 500 € 16 Mar 2024
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 150 € 200 € 250 € 16 Jan 2024

The registration fee does not cover accommodation or travel expenses. A list of accommodation options can only be suggested by our team if available.
  • The fee covers:

    • The conference Kit inclusive of: a printed abstracts book, a softcopy of the abstracts book on a USB/CD, Conference notebook, IEREK pen, Conference Flyers/ Printouts.

    • IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate

    • Preliminary Acceptance Letters

    • Lunches and Coffee Breaks

  • 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 both hard and soft copies. 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.

  • Note: Student discounts are only applied to students of the university hosting the conference.

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.   

100 €

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 Methods

 Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):

1. Bank transfer to the following bank account(s):

Bank Account (EUR):

Account Name/ Beneficiary name: IEREK GMBH

Bank Account Name: Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw

Bank Address: PoststraBe 3, 75172 Pforzheim

VAT ID Number: USt-ldNr. DE 144 189 922

Account Number: 5210755

IBAN: DE75 6665 0085 0005 2107 55


Address (IEREK): Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 37, 37077 Göttingen, Germany


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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 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:

  • 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.

  • Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.