Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development – 5th Edition
Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development – 5th Edition

Call For Papers

  • 08, Jul / 10, Jul 2020
  • University of Florence, Florence, Italy
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Introduction

The concept of sustainable development is now a requirement for metropolitan and urban planning which involves the development and design of land use and urban environment, including the planning of infrastructure such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks. Moreover, concerns over climate change, clean air and water, renewable energy and land use, continue to draw attention to sustainability and sustainable urban planning and the developmental strategies and practices that ensure habitable, self-sustaining communities.

For a city to grow into a sustainable city, it must be designed with consideration of the environmental impact, for example, decreasing traffic congestion and using sustainable materials in construction. A commitment to sustainable architecture encompasses all phases of a building including the planning, building, and restructuring. Sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of today and doesn’t adversely affect the future generations. Sustainable urban planning involves many disciplines including architecture, engineering, environmental science, materials science, transportation, and technology among others. 

In this regard, IEREK organizes the 5th edition of the International conference on Urban Planning and architectural Design for Sustainable Development which follows the success of the previous editions in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 to discuss the concept of sustainable development and the different approaches that have become essential to modern development and energy efficiency. The UPADSD conference will be a great opportunity to improve your knowledge and career, and to meet researchers, professors, architects and urban planners from all over the world.

Selected papers of the conference will be published in a book series under the title of Advances in Science, Technology, & Innovation (ASTI) by Springer which will be submitted for indexation in Scopus databases.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Past and Future: City's Image and Preservation

    1.1: Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Tourism
    1.2: Biomimetic Approaches to Architectural Design for Expanded Sustainability
    1.3: Social Feedback and User's-Oriented Development
    1.4: Waterfronts and Community Planning
    1.5: Historic Conservation, Management and Restoration

  • 2. City Planning: Urbanization and Development

    2.1: Urban Spaces, Society and its Culture
    2.2: Urban Sprawl, Borders and Greenbelt
    2.3: Built Environment: Impact and Approaches
    2.4: Sustainable Solutions in Rising Countries
    2.5: Rural Developments and Urban Growth Limitations

  • 3. Compact Cities Circumstance at Low and High Densities

    3.1: Compact City Debate: A Universal Aspect.
    3.2: Dense Cities in Developing Countries: Analysis and Inference
    3.3: The Regional Dimensions of the Compact City Debate
    3.4: The Need for Compact Evolution in Rapid Growing Zones
    3.5: Compact Policies for Megacities: Core Areas and Metropolitan Regions

  • 4. Evolving Architecture and Reimaging Cities

    4.1: Public Transportation Planning and Sustainable Networks
    4.2: Public Involvement in Sustainable Development
    4.3: Future Challenges for Contemporary Cities
    4.4: Infrastructure, Facilities and Systems: New ICT Technologies and Sustainable Economy
    4.5: Environmental Planning and Natural Resources Management

  • 5. Art and Defining the City

    5.1: Intersection of Public Art and City Planning
    5.2: Art Integration in Urban Morphology
    5.3: Arts, Culture, Identity and Creative field formulation
    5.4: Urban Culture: Cities Exchange their Experiences
    5.5: A Look inside Art and Inventive Spaces

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 ASTI book 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.

  • Venue:Getting an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learning about its people and culture.

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.

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 01 Mar 2020
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 08 Mar 2020
Full Paper Submission Deadline 31 May 2020
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 07 Jun 2020
Early Payment Deadline 31 May 2020
Regular Payment Deadline 15 Jun 2020
Late Payment Deadline 30 Jun 2020
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 01 Jun 2020
Letter of Final Acceptance 07 Jun 2020
Conference Program 05 Jun 2020
Conference Launch 07 Jul 2020
Conference Venue
  • University of Florence

Conference Fees

Instructions

- Each research paper should have one main author who should pay the full fee (Author fees) regardless of attendance.

- Each co-author (1-5 max) has his/her own separate fees to pay as shown in a table below.

- 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 proceedings book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.

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'.


Conference Fees:

Author Fees (Short Paper)*
Author fees for Early Payment EUR 250
Author fees for Regular Payment EUR 300
Author fees for Late Payment EUR 400

* Short Paper Fees DO NOT include publication fees (Publication is only for Long Papers)

Author Fees (Long Paper)*
Author fees for Early Payment EUR 400
Author fees for Regular Payment EUR 500
Author fees for Late Payment EUR 600

* Long Paper Fees INCLUDE publication fees.

Attendance
Attendance Fees EUR 150
Non-Atending Co-Authors Fees EUR 50

 

Extra Fees
Additional Conference Book (Hard copy + CD) EUR 100

Springer/Journal Publication (Extending Short Paper)*

EUR 200

* In cases of selection/consideration for publication, ONLY short papers must be extended and the additional payment, for extension, completed.

Refund Policy

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

Cancellation Policy Up to 60 days before the event Up to 50 days before the event Up to 40 days before the event 39 days before the event
Penalty 20% 50% 70% 100%

EXCEPTION

A refund is not possible if

- An acceptance letter has been issued (Authors only)

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

- All matters have been finalized (accommodation/travel expenses paid for)

Visa Rejection Cases

Reason and proof of rejection must be submitted. If the reason of rejection is due to an error on our part, the participant will be refunded their full fee with a deduction of a 20% administration fee.

Documents to be issued by IEREK to acquire a visa are as follows:

* Final Acceptance Letter (Authors only)

* Visa Invitation Letter

* Invoice/proof of payment

We encourage all authors and attendees to ensure their having acquired all documents (those applicable) mentioned.

If the reason of rejection is not related to any of the aforementioned and is an error on the participant’s part, the following will apply:

* Authors: may choose to let their co-author present his/her research on his/her behalf free of charge. If the author does not have a co-author, a member of the scientific committee shall present on the author’s behalf.

* Audience members/Registrants: will only be allowed to attend another similar event of their choosing that is organized by IEREK free of charge.

Publishing

All accepted papers of the fifth Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (5th UPADSD) 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 The International Journal of Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive) online by IEREK Press.

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 will be submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI), EI-Compendex, and Scopus databases.

        

Note that only authors of accepted papers who will register before the deadline will be allowed to present during the conference sessions (see Important Dates and Conference Fees). 

Important Note:

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 10 -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 proceedings book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.

The proceedings of the Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (5th UPADSD) will consist of 5 sections (or Parts), edited by a group of highly esteemed professors from our scientific committee.

Previous Publications

For IEREK's Provious Publications, Please Click here


Urban planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) held in Lecce of Italy in October, 2015.


Elsevier

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Special Issue: Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD)
Publication Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/18770428/216?sdc=1

 

Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) – 2nd Edition held in Palermo Italy in October, 2017.

Springer

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

Urban and Transit Planning
(Selected Papers) Publication link: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030173074

IEREK Press

The Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive)

Vol 2, issue #1 (2018): Urban Planning and Transport
Publication link: https://press.ierek.com/index.php/ARChive/issue/view/13/showToc

 

Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) – 3rd Edition held in Cairo, Egypt in December, 2018.

IEREK Press

The Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive)

Vol 3, issue #2 (2019): Recent Studies in Urban Sustainability and Future Cities' Planning
Publication link: https://press.ierek.com/index.php/ARChive/issue/view/32/showToc

 

Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) – 4th Edition (Online Conference) in November, 2019.

Springer

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

Advanced Studies in Efficient Environmental Design and City Planning
Publication link: (In Progress)
Participation Procedures

Elementary Review:

Once an abstract has been submitted to our website, it is assigned for review by the reviewers using the abstract review sheet and validation of publication. This is based on four criteria:

1. Accepted as is for publication (with minor editing changes).

2. Conditionally accepted for publication (with revisions provided to authors).

3. Rejected but encouraged for re-submission with major modifications.

4. Rejected as inappropriate or unworthy of publication in this certain conference.

The criteria for accepting abstracts for the conference are as follows; a relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented as well as a sound literature and methodology of work.

First Acceptance:

Authors will receive a notification message to know the feedback of the reviewers' committee. If an author receives the acceptance of his or her abstract, he or she has to continue writing the full-length paper using the requested templates.

Uploading Full-Length Paper:

Authors who are allowed to upload their full-length paper(s) should use the same account details to upload their full paper(s).

Second Acceptance:

The final paper will proceed to the primary revision to be checked if it meets the conference proceedings standards. Once it gets accepted, the author will be informed to pay the fees so that it could be sent for the final revision by the scientific committee.

Payment:

In this step, and to proceed paper(s) that passed to final revision process and to get the final approval, authors have to pay the requested fees. Otherwise, the final revision process will not be considered for their papers.

Inspections and Final Approval of Full Papers:

The full papers that paid the requested fees will get finally inspected, either scientifically or linguistically. There will be a rigorous review process of full papers following the previous process according to the following criteria:

(1) Is the topic relevant to the conference?

(2) Are the writing and structure clear?

(3) Are graphics, photos, illustrations used where needed?

(4) Are the aims of the study clearly stated?

(5) Are the objectives of the study achieved?

(6) Is the literature review relevant and adequate?

(7) Has the author used the appropriate methodology and explained them clearly?

(8) Has the author interpreted the findings correctly?

(9) Is the paper a significant contribution to the field?

These are the registration and revision procedures for publication that all authors should follow.

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.

Duplicating any content will lead to the paper’s refusal upon the complaint of the plagiarism victim.

Authors are respectfully requested to abide by the following steps/instructions in order to participate in the "Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development 5th Edition" international conference and get their papers published...

Step 1: Abstract Submission

- Author (researcher) should submit an abstract file (paper summary) through our online system before the abstract submission deadline.

- Submitted abstract should not exceed 300 words.

- The abstract should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

- You should choose the most relevant topic to your paper from the conference topics.

- Abstract file should include the author's full name, email address, academic title and affiliation.

- Abstract file should include Co-authors' full name, email address, academic title and affiliation. (if exist)

- The author can use/download abstract writing template to submit the abstract file accordingly (please download from the link provided below).

Step 2: Abstract Review

- Once abstract is submitted abiding the mentioned instructions, it will be sent to undergo revision process by members of our scientific committee, the author will receive abstract feedback and next step action by email within 2 weeks maximum from abstract submission date.

- Once the abstract is accepted, the author will receive abstract acceptance notification by email stating that the abstract is accepted and to proceed with full/short paper submission.

Step 3: Paper Submission

- The author should submit the full/short paper written on the writing template, through our online system before the paper submission deadline (please download the writing template from the link provided below).

- The full/short paper should be written in English as it's the official language of the conference "Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development 5th Edition".

- The full paper file shouldn't exceed 12 pages while short paper shouldn't exceed 5 pages.

- The full 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.

- The short paper should clearly mention the major issue(s), methodological approach(es), major findings, conclusions, and relevant scholarly references.

- The full/short paper must be relevant to the conference theme and must be original as we don't accept research papers with similarity rate of more than 20%.

Step 4: Paper Elementary Review

- Once the full/short paper is submitted abiding the mentioned instructions, it is assigned for review by the reviewers of scientific committee in aligning with IEREK revision SOP (double-blind process).

- The author will receive paper feedback and next step action by email within 1-month maximum from paper submission date.

Note: 
In this phase of revision, the research paper will be evaluated based on its originality, structure, and relativity to the conference theme. If the paper gets an acceptance by one reviewer, a paper preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author accordingly.

Step 5: Payment

- Once the paper gets accepted, the author will be informed to pay the conference fees so that it could be sent to another 2 members of the scientific committee in order to provide the author with comments/notes that could improve the paper and push it to the limits.

- As soon as payment is confirmed and done successfully, corresponding official documents can be issued from our side such as paper acceptance letter and invitation letter.

Step 6: Paper Final Review

- The paper will be sent for review by another 2 members of the scientific committee in aligning with IEREK revision SOP (double-blind process). Reviewers' comments/notes will be forwarded to the author in order to modify the full paper accordingly. Then, send us the final version of the paper.


Downloads

Instructions of Short Paper Submissions: Authors whom like to submit short papers should be informed that the structure of a short paper should contain its abstract, keywords, introduction, problem statements and the hypothetical solution along with further studies that they will go through when they want to extend their paper to be published online. A short paper fee doesn’t have a chance to receive any type of discount whatever the authors was previously published with IEREK or the author is one of IEREK’s scientific committee and or a representative of a co- host university. A short paper is only published in the conference proceedings book and will not have a chance to be published online by Springer or by IEREK’s Journals unless the author extends their work to a full length paper and pay the requested fee.

To download Abstract Writing Template,  Click Here


To download Paper Writing Template,   Click Here



Plagiarism Policy

- 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.

- Duplicating any content, even if it is one sentence or one table without the consent of its original Author, will lead to the paper’s refusal upon the complaint of the plagiarism victim.

Visa Application

- For participants who need Entry Visas to the country where the conference will be held, IEREK will issue the corresponding invitation letter for accepted applicants to facilitate visa issuance.

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

Invitation Letter Issuance Process

1- In case the participant is an author who has submitted a research paper to the conference, it must get accepted by the Scientific Committee

2- Required participation fees must be paid

3- The participant should send the following information to the conference's official email:

* A clear copy of passport

* Passport number

* Full name as written in your passport.

* Date of Issuing and Expiration

* Date of Birth

* Email address of the nearest Italian Embassy/Consulate to you

* Mobile Number including country code

4- Conference coordinator will issue the needful invitation letter and send a copy to the participant's email, in addition to another one to the corresponding email address of embassy/consulate

5- The participant should print out the invitation letter along with all other required documents by the embassy/consulate and apply for VISA

Conference Program
DAY 1 08, July 2020
08:00—9:30 Arrival and Registration
09:30—11:30 Opening session
11:30—12:00 Coffee Break
12:00—12:30 KEYNOTE 1
12:30—13:00 KEYNOTE 2
13:00—13:30 KEYNOTE 3
13:30—14:00 KEYNOTE 4
14:00—14:30 KEYNOTE 5
14:30—15:15 Lunch
15:15—18:45

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20:00 - 23:00 Gala Dinner
DAY 2 09, July 2020
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16:00—16:20 Lunch
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DAY 3 10, July 2020
09:00—10:40

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12:40—13:30 Chairman Word
12:40—13:30 Closing Ceremony
Your Trip To Florence, Italy

Your Trip to Florence, Italy

Florence is famous with the best-knowns sights in Italy that it would take weeks to see everything in it, also it is one of Europe’s most popular cities. It has many breathtaking views and tourist attractions from museums to churches and palaces.

The following are some suggestions of places to visit while you are in Florence, Italy:

1.The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza Duomo

Cathedral is formed of Piazza Duomo and group of buildings which gather some of Italy’s greatest treasures into one relatively small area. It contains some of the best-known masterpieces of architecture and art by the greatest of the Italian Renaissance Donatello, Giotto, Michelangelo and Ghiberti. By walking around the buildings you will admire the intricate inlaid marble exteriors, then you will step inside each one to look closely at the strained glass works of art.

2.San Miniato al Monte

The church was built between the 11th and 13th century and decorated with green and white marble in geometric patterns similar to the facades of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croco. You can enjoy the impressive view of Florence from the front of the church which is even higher than Piazzale Michelangelo. The sight of the church inlaid green and white marble façade which was the first time for that dramatic effect was used in Florence then it became the most popular façade decoration.

3.Uffizi Palace and Gallery

The gallery is one of the world’s top art museums that contains magnificent paintings from 14th to 16th centuries painters which changed the face of western art. Its collections are staggering in their quality and diversity. The building stretching along the river wasn’t only intended as a residence, but also as governmental offices and scientific studies. The octagonal Tribuna that is considered as one of its loveliest spaces, was commissioned to display the most prized jewels and paintings of Francesco I de' Medici.

4. Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio was built in 1345 and considered as the oldest bridge in Florence. The purpose of the bridge was to link the two sides of the Arno and the Medici with arches topped by a jumble of shops which is one of the city’s prettiest scenes. The shops became the home of Florence’s talented goldsmiths and a stroll across that show dazzling array of fine jewelry.

Travel Information

Airports

Florence Airport, Peretola

8.6 km from University of Florence / 22 minutes by car

Address: Via del Termine, 11, 50127 Firenze FI, Italy

Location on map: Florence Airport

Phone: +39 055 30615

Aeroporto Firenze “Regional airport”

7.9 km from University of Florence / 20 minutes by car

Address:  Via S. Piero a Quaracchi, 50145 Firenze FI, Italy

Location on map: Aeroporto Firenze

Phone: +39 055 30615

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport

106 km from University of Florence / 1 hr 20 minutes by car

Address:  Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO, Italy

Location on map: Bologne Gugliemo Marconi Airport

Phone: +39 051 647 9615

Pisa International Airport

85.3 km from University of Florence / 1 hr 12 minutes by car

Address:  Piazzale D'ascanio, 1, 56121 Pisa PI, Italy

Location on map: Pisa International Airport

Phone: +39 050 849111

Hotels

Grand Amore Hotel & Spa-4 stars’ hotel

290 meter from University of Florence / 3 minutes by walking

Address: Via dei Servi, 38/A, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Phone: +39 055 035 1500

Location on map: Grand Amore Hotel

Hotel Panorama Artinside- 3 stars’ hotel

290 meter from University of Florence / 4 minutes by walking

Address: Via Camillo Cavour, 60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

Phone: +39 055 238 2043

Location on map: Hotel Panorama Artinside

Hotel Veneto- 3 stars’ hotel

350 meter from University of Florence / 4 minutes by walking

Address: Via Santa Reparata, 33, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

Phone: +39 055 289433

Location on map: Hotel Venento

Hotel Athenaeum- 4 stars’ hotel

550 meter from University of Florence / 2 minutes by car

Address: Via Camillo Cavour, 88, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

Phone: +39 055 589456

Location on map: Hotel Athenaeum

Bus stations

San Marco Rettorato

55 meter from University of Florence / 1 minutes by walking

Address: 50121 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

Location on map: San Marco Rettorato

Piazza Di San Marco

85 meter from University of Florence / 1 minutes by walking

Address: 50121 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

Location on map: Piazza Di San Marco

San Marco Chiesa

110 meter from University of Florence /1 minutes by walking

Address: 50121 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

Location on map: San Marco Chiesa

Museo Di San Marco

130 meter from University of Florence /2 minutes by walking

Address: 50121 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

Location on map: Museo Di San Marco

About Asti

Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation Book Series
IEREK Series for Interdisciplinary Studies

Springer:

- On 10 May 1842 (his 25th birthday), Julius Springer founded his bookstore and publishing house in Berlin, laying the foundation for today’s company.

- After 175 dynamic years, the name Springer stands for a globally active publisher dedicated to the advancement of science, putting its authors and editors at the heart of the company’s publishing activities.

- 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.

About the Series:

Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) is a series of peer-reviewed books based on the best studies on emerging research that redefines existing disciplinary boundaries in science, technology, and innovation (STI) in order to develop integrated concepts for sustainable development. The series is mainly based on the best research papers from various IEREK and other international conferences or direct submissions and is intended 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. Offering interdisciplinary coverage, the series presents innovative approaches and highlights how they can best support both the economic and sustainable development for the welfare of all societies. In particular, the series includes conceptual and empirical contributions from different interrelated fields of science, technology, and innovation that focus on providing practical solutions to ensure food, water, and energy security. It also presents new case studies offering concrete examples of how to resolve sustainable urbanization and environmental issues. The series is addressed to professionals in research and teaching, consultancies and industry, and government and international organizations. Published in collaboration with Springer, the IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development will acquaint readers with essential new studies in STI for sustainable development.

Publication:

Publishing your paper with a reputable and renowned publisher is necessary to maintain the high quality standards of the scientific process along with retaining your copyright. It is even more advantageous to increase the exposure of your paper to the rest of the scientific community either online, offline, or in both versions.

All of the papers present in the book either belong to the best research papers in IEREK’s conferences or the authors’ direct submissions.Fees for direct submission: - The revision process: 200$ (nonrefundable)- Once the paper is accepted and approved: 200$.

Click on the below image to learn more about the editors

Asti Book Editors

Ferdinando Trapani

Associate Professor in Urban Planning at the Department of Architecture, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.

Ferdinando Trapani collaborates in charge of the Department of Architecture to several EU projects and regarding scientific cooperation co-financed by the Structural Funds of EU with local & regional authorities, in the place-based policies into spatial planning practices. He’s representing the Architecture Department of University of Palermo of the Territorial Living Labs in Sicily for Social Innovation.

Prof. Ferdinando Trapani is a member of the Italian Institute of National Urban Planning: ‘Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica’; collaborated to the of the National Commission for Infrastructural Policies from 2010 until 2014. He also a vice president of Istituto di Ricerca e Promozione delle Aree Interne della Sicilia, Caltanissetta (Italy).

   


Francesco Alberti

Professor at the Department of Architecture (DiDA), University of Florence, Florence Italy.

Francesco Alberti was born in Florence, Italy, in 1964. Graduated at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence, he has been teaching for the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (then Department of Architecture - DIDA) of the same University since 1996. In 2004 he obtained a Ph.D. in Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning. He became Assistant Professor of Urban Planning in November 2010 and Associate Professor in January 2017.
He is scientific coordinator of the research unit SUP&R(Sustainable Urban Projects & Research) at the Department of Architecture of Florence and of the related spin-off "Urban LIFE” (Urban Liveability & Innovation For Everyone).
He was member (2013-2016) of the Steering Committee of the second-level Professional Master's Program “Designing the Smart City” of the University of Florence.
As a member of the Italian National Institute of Urban Planning (INU - Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica) he joined the National Committee “Networks, Infrastructure and Innovation Policies” (2014-2016) and “Urban Accessibility for Everyone” (since 2016). Since 2106 he is President of the Regional division of INU Tuscany.
His scientific interests in the fields of spatial planning and urban design refer to an approach aimed at giving cultural coherence and operational continuity between the fields of research and education on the themes of the city and the territory, with a special focus on two main areas:

  • The relationship between urban planning, design and management in the perspective of sustainability;
  • The interpretation of mobility systems as "public spaces", playing a major role in structuring contemporary territories.

On these topics he has written essays, articles and books, joined national and international conferences, lectured in post lauream and master courses for professionals and public administrators, provided expert help in participatory processes, coordinated seminars and conducted researches.  

   


Sreetheran Maruthaveeran

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Landscape Architecture, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia.

Dr. Sreetheran Maruthaveeran is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). He was a researcher at the Urban Forestry and Landscape Unit, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) for 13 years before joining the academia. Sreetheran obtained his PhD from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in Landscape Architecture and Planning. His research falls into a number of themes such as environmental behaviour, landscape visualisation, urban greening, urban forestry and arboriculture. His PhD work was on "fear of crime in urban parks in Kuala Lumpur". He is also keen in using visualization methods in his research. Sreetheran has been involved in a range of international networking and project activities. One of the highlight is the collaboration project between the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL) and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark since 2007. The project entitled "Multipurpose Forestry in a Changing Society" has been funded by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). Apart from the research, consultation projects particularly from the urban forestry and arboricultural perspectives such as tree risk assessment and inventory at golf courses, embassies and botanical gardens have also been conducted by him. Sreetheran has produced about 70 publications, including books, reviewed proceedings, journals and popular writing. He has two books to his credit namely Hazardous Trees (2009) and Seni Tanaman Hiasan Dalaman (2015). He has also vast experience as a reviewer for several journals such as Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, Journal of Landscape and Urban Planning, Journal of Tropical Forest Science, Forest Science and Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. He has reviewed several conference proceedings and school textbook at the national level. Sreetheran currently holds the position as the Deputy Coordinator for the Urban Forestry Section (6.07.00) under the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Austria. He is also a Certified Arborist under the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), USA since 2007.

Keynote Speakers

Antonio di Campli

Assistant Professor in Urbanism, at the Politecnico di Torino, DIST, Inter-university Department of Science, Project and Territorial Policies, Turin, Italy.

Antonio di Campli is architect and scholar in urban design and theory of urbanism. He received a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the University of Chieti-Pescara and a Master of Architecture from the IUAV University in Venice. His research projects won grants from Politecnico di Torino, Università di Camerino, Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja. He received prestigious fellowships from EPFL, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Politecnico di Torino, and Senescyt, Quito. In 2014 he obtained the National Scientific Qualification to function as an Associate Professor in Italian Universities. He has taught at many universities in Europe and Latin America. He has published extensively on the relationships between urban planning, landscape planning and power.

He is currently Assistant Professor in Urbanism (Faculty Member), at the Politecnico di Torino, DIST, Dipartimento Interateneo di Scienze, Progetto e Politiche del Territorio, Torino, Italy.

Moreover he develops research activities at the at the Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseño, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Facultad de Arquitectura, Cuenca, Ecuador and at the UTPL, Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador.

 His research and scholar interests lie at the intersection of urban studies, urban design and social sciences.