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Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) – 9th Edition
Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) – 9th Edition

Call For Papers

  • 22, Oct / 24, Oct 2024
  • University of Florence, Italy
Conference Email
[email protected]
Introduction

Urban planning and architectural design play a significant role in shaping cities, solving environmental problems and providing well-established infrastructure, such as roads, green spaces, and public transportation. Urban planning and architectural design also help in decreasing pollution and enhancing the quality of life. Architectural design also plays a part in preventing the loss of cultural identity and sense of community. Urban Planning and Architecture Design also help in finding solutions to the lack of accessibility in design that can exclude individuals with disabilities, making their lives harder in society. It is crucial to address some of the issues that might arise because of urban planning and architectural design, and prioritize sustainable, inclusive, and community-oriented approaches to these fields to create cities that truly serve the needs of all residents.

The 9th edition of the conference titled "Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development" serves as a platform for professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts in the field of urban planning and architectural design to come together and exchange ideas, knowledge, and experiences. This conference would discuss pressing issues faced by cities, and explore innovative solutions that promote sustainability. It would guarantee discussions on strategies to create environmentally friendly and energy-efficient urban environments, integrating green spaces and renewable energy sources.

Held in collaboration with the esteemed University of Florence, Italy, the conference not only provides an unmatched learning experience, but a wonderful touristic experience for all the international and global attendees. The "Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development" conference is held in Florence, which is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and artistic heritage. Florence, Italy provides a perfect background for the event. Participants would have the opportunity to explore the city's most popular landmarks, such as the Florence Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, and the Uffizi Gallery, which would serve as a source of inspiration. Additionally, Florence's vibrant cultural scene, with its numerous art exhibitions, live performances, and culinary delights, would offer a well-rounded experience for conference attendees during their free time. Moreover, Florence is a core for sustainable initiatives, making it an ideal location to discuss urban planning and architectural design for sustainable development. Participants would have the chance to learn from local experts and witness firsthand the city's successful sustainable practices. The conference's location in Florence would not only provide valuable insights and networking opportunities but also create an unforgettable experience that blends education, culture, and sustainability in a unique and enriching way.

Scope

When it comes to urban planning and architectural design, it is crucial to prioritize sustainability, inclusivity, and community engagement. Discussions at the conference include adopting a more holistic approach to urban planning and considering the social, economic, and environmental aspects of development. This can involve discussing and promoting mixed-use developments that integrate residential, commercial, and recreational spaces, reducing the need for long commutes and promoting walkability. Additionally, incorporating green infrastructure, such as parks, green roofs, and urban gardens, can improve the quality of life and reduce the effects of climate change. In terms of architectural design, embracing sustainable materials, energy-efficient systems, and passive design strategies can minimize the carbon footprint of buildings. Moreover, there is a focus on creating accessible and inclusive spaces that assist with the needs of all individuals.

Statement of Purpose

The conference would emphasize the importance of inclusive design, focusing on accessibility for all individuals. Moreover, it would address the need for affordable housing options, encouraging the exploration of alternative materials and construction techniques. By bringing together experts and stakeholders, this conference would make the development of practical and effective approaches to urban planning and architectural design easier, ultimately contributing to the creation of more sustainable and livable cities for future generations. Engaging the community throughout the planning and design process is also essential, ensuring that their voices are heard and their needs are considered. By implementing these solutions, cities that are not only aesthetically pleasing can be created, but also cities that are sustainable, inclusive, and resilient to future challenges.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Urban Design Strategies for Climatic Mitigation

    1. Green Infrastructure and Nature-Based Solutions in Urbanism
    2. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Architecture
    3. Adaptive Architecture and Construction
    4. Urban Heat Island Mitigation Strategies
    5. Carbon Sequestration in the Built Environment
    6. Critical Infrastructure Protection and Continuity Planning
    7. Resilient Infrastructure Design Standards and Methods

  • 2. Urban Resilience and Disaster Preparedness

    1. Disaster Risk Assessment and Management
    2. Resilient Infrastructure Design & Response.
    3. Emergency Planning and Response
    4. Climate Change Adaptation Strategies
    5. Health Infrastructure Resilience Planning for Disaster Response
    6. Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction

  • 3. Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Urban Design

    1. Collaborative Design Processes
    2. Integrating Health and Well-being into Urban Design
    3. Sustainable Materials and Technologies in Urban Design
    4. Social Equity and Inclusion in Urban Planning
    5. Urban Ecology and Biodiversity Preservation Strategies
    6. Economic Development Strategies in Urban Planning
    7. Resilient Urban Design for Changing Climate Patterns

  • 4. Urban Design: Development, and Management

    1. Urban Density and Connectivity
    2. Public Open Spaces
    3. Sustainable Local Facilities
    4. Residential Sustainable Development
    5. Inequality and Suburban Sustainable Design
    6. Green Space Integration and Urban Nature

  • 5. Transit Systems and Sustainable Mobility

    1. Integrated Public Transport Networks
    2. Active Transportation Infrastructure
    3. Electric and Low-Emission Vehicles Integration
    4. Transit-Oriented Development Strategies
    5. Accessible and Inclusive Mobility Solutions
    6. Sustainable Urban Mobility Solutions and Efficient Transit Networks
    7. Smart Transportation Management Systems
    8. Sustainable Freight Transport Solutions

  • 6. Integrating Art and Culture in Urban and Architectural Landscapes

    1. Urban Public Art as a Tool for Place-Making
    2. Cultural Heritage Revitalization and Cities’ Identities
    3. The Intersection of Architecture, Urbanism, and the Arts
    4. Creative Placemaking for Inclusive and Resilient Cities
    5. Urban Culture and the Art of Storytelling
    6. The Role of Technology in Enhancing Urban Cultural Experiences

  • 7. Energy Resource Management in Urban Settings

    1. Renewable Energy Integration in Urban Infrastructure
    2. Energy-Efficient Building Design and Retrofits
    3. District Heating and Cooling Systems
    4. Microgrid and Decentralized Energy Systems
    5. Energy Poverty Alleviation Programs
    6. Green Building Certification and Standards
    7. Demand-Side Management Strategies

     

  • 8. Public Space Integration and Community Well-being

    1. Universal Design Principles in Public Space Development
    2. Green and Blue Infrastructure for Public Spaces
    3. Innovative Urban Intervention Strategies
    4. Social Activation and Programming in Public Spaces
    5. Public Space Maintenance and Management Strategies
    6. Participatory Design Processes for Community Engagement
    7. Biophilic Design for Health and Well-being
    8. Human-Centric Design Principles for Well-being and Comfort in Buildings

  • 9. Innovations in Architectural Design Methods and Technologies

    1. Circular Economies Utilization for Waste Reduction
    2. Innovations in Building Envelope Design
    3. Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Sustainable Design
    4. Emerging Technologies in Sustainable Architecture
    5. Low-Carbon Architecture and Net Zero Energy Buildings
    6. Integration of Agriculture in Urban Design: Vertical Farming and Agroforestry
    7. Parametric Design and Computational Architecture
    8. Bio-Inspired Design Solutions for Sustainable Architecture

  • 10. The Future of Urbanism and Sustainable Design

    1. Sustainable Urban Design and Energy Efficiency
    2. The Future of Urban Housing: Affordability and Livability
    3. Urban Infrastructure and Resilience Planning
    4. Innovative Water Management Solutions for Cities
    5. Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency in Urban Environments
    6. Circular Economy Strategies for Urban Resource Management
    7. Regenerative Design Principles for Ecological Urbanism

  • 11. Reinventing the Built Environment: Emerging Trends and Innovations

    1. Prefabrication and 3D Printing in Architecture and Construction
    2. Flexible Workspace Design and Co-living Concepts
    3. Innovations in Building Materials and Construction
    4. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Urban Planning and Design
    5. Smart Cities and IoT Integration in Urban Infrastructure
    6. Resilient Design Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation
    7. Green and Blue Corridors: Enhancing Biodiversity in Urban Landscapes
    8. Prefab and Modular Construction Techniques for Rapid Urbanization

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.

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submission Deadline (Round Three) 20 June 2024
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) *payment required 30 May 2024
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance & Approval to present 01 July 2024
Early Payment Deadline 25 May 2024
Regular Payment Deadline 25 July 2024
Late Payment Deadline 10 Sep 2024
Extended Abstract / Short Paper Submission Deadline 15 Aug 2024
Notification of acceptance/ rejection of submitted extended abstract/ short paper 30 Aug 2024
Conference Program 15 Sep 2024
Conference Launch 22 Oct 2024
Registration & Fees

A. Physical Attendance

 
Type of Registration Early Payment Deadline
25 May 2024
Regular Payment Deadline
25 July 2024
Late Payment Deadline
10 Sep 2024
Scopus indexed-ASTI Book by Springer
Student 300 € 350 € 400 €
Academic 350 € 400 € 450 €
Professional 400 € 450 € 500 €
Co-author/ Audience 150 € 200 € 250 €
SLNR Book by Springer
Student 250 € 300 €  350 € 
Academic
Professional
Co-author/ Audience 150 € 200 € 250 €
Open Access IEREK Press Journals
Student 200 € 250 € 300 €
Academic 250 € 300 € 350 €
Professional 300 € 350 € 400 €
Co-author/ Audience 150 € 200 € 250 €
  • The registration fee does not cover accommodation or travel expenses. A list of accommodation options can only be suggested by our team if available. Contact [email protected] to inquire.

The physical fee covers:

  • The conference Kit inclusive of: a softcopy of the abstracts book on a USB/CD, Conference notebook, IEREK pen, Conference Flyers/ Printouts.
  • IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate
  • Preliminary Acceptance Letters
  • Consideration for publishing in the IEREK ASTI series by Springer or IEREK Press
  • 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.

  • Additionally, you have the option to present your submitted abstract as a presentation without the intention of publishing your work, for information about the fees and additional details, please feel free to get in touch with us at: [email protected].

B. Online Attendance

Type of Registration Early Payment Deadline
25 May 2024
Regular Payment Deadline
25 July 2024
Late Payment Deadline
10 Sep 2024
Scopus indexed-ASTI Book by Springer
Student 250 € 300 € 350 €
Academic 300 € 350 € 350 €
Professional 350 € 400 € 400 €
Co-author/ Audience 50 € 100 € 150 €
SLNR Book by Springer
Student 200 € 250 €  300 € 
Academic
Professional
Co-author/ Audience 50 € 100 € 150 €
Open Access IEREK Press Journals
Student 150 € 200 € 250 €
Academic 200 € 250 € 300 €
Professional 250 € 300 € 350 €
Co-author/ Audience 50 € 100 € 150 €
The online fee covers:
  • A softcopy of the abstracts book and/ or hard copy (excluding shipping)

  • IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate in softcopy

  • Acceptance Letters in softcopy

  • Consideration for publishing in the IEREK ASTI series by Springer or IEREK Press

  • Access to conference recordings

C. 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: 

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'.


Payment Methods

 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:

  • 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.

  • Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.

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 Partnering Organizations.

3. Publication: Selected high-quality manuscripts will be published, after peer review, in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) book series by Springer or by IEREK Press Journals, both of which are indexed in world-renowned databases.

4. Research Technologies: Conferences can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research.

5. Networking: You can engage with industry experts to discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on and increase your chances of collaboration in future projects.

6. Academic Reputation: Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles and an active member of the academic community.

7. Conference Abstracts Material: Delegates will receive the conference Abstracts book in both hardcover and digital format on a CD. Shipping fees may apply.

Conference Venue

The University was established in 1321 by the Florentine republic, and now it develops cooperation with research institutions and academics from all over the world to promote scientific and cultural internationalization, and it became one of the privileged destinations for international researchers and students. Florence is considered as an important international historic and cultural center, famous for the best-known and magical sights in Italy like The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza Duomo.

University of Florence (Università degli Studi di Firenze)

Authors' Instructions

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, based on 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.
  • The author can use/download an Abstract Writing Template prior to submission
  • 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.
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 in Conference proceedings

Organized from the comfort of your own home, the conference offers a virtual attendance option for your convenience. That said, participants will have a chance to present their abstract/research, online, and have their work considered for publication in the proceedings.

Virtual presenters are required to submit an abstract and extend this abstract following the “author instructions” below and before the deadline (see Important Dates). At least one author must pay the registration fee (see Conference Fees).

For any reason, authors may wish to submit pre-recorded video presentations no later than 15 days prior to the conference. Alternatively, they may wish to record a voice-over PowerPoint presentation for submission to the conference organizers.

  1. Attend/ Present in-person and Publish in indexed Conference proceedings 

Organized at the University of Portsmouth, UK, offering a Physical attendance option for your convenience. That said, participants will have a chance to present their abstract/research, on campus, and have their work considered for publication in the ASTI Series by Springer as part of the conference proceedings.

See Author Instructions and Conference Fees for more information.

  1. Registration to publish in the proceedings without presenting/ attending

If your extended abstract (short paper) is accepted, it may be published in the conference proceedings book in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation Book Series by Springer (indexed in Scopus) even if you are not attending the conference. In this case, the accepted work will not be included in the final conference program and the fee will cover the cost of editorial handling and peer-review evaluation of your paper (See Author Instructions and Publishing Opportunities)

  1. 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.

Your Trip To Florence

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

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, nestled within the enchanting Piazza Duomo. This architectural marvel showcases the finest masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, crafted by renowned artists such as Donatello, Giotto, Michelangelo, and Ghiberti. Admire the intricate inlaid marble exteriors, and step inside each building to marvel at the mesmerizing stained glass works of art.

2- The Arno River

Follow the path of the Arno River, a majestic watercourse that winds its way through Florence, contributing to the city's rich history and economy. As you traverse along its banks, you'll witness the river's vital role in shaping the city's morphology and urban development. The Arno River originates on Monte Falterona in the Casentino area of the Apennines, and initially takes a southward curve. The river turns to the west near Arezzo passing through Florence, Empoli and Pisa, flowing into the Tyrrhenian Sea at Marina di Pisa. With a length of 241 kilometres (150 mi), it is the largest river in the region. It has played an important role in the history and economy of Florence. The current morphology of the Arno River in Florence is heavily influenced by the urbanization of cities that develop along rivers.

Discover the engineering marvels of the retaining walls designed to protect nearby structures, and appreciate the ongoing efforts to preserve and stabilize the riverbanks. Learn about the Arno River's significance as a lifeline for the region of Tuscany.

3-Santa Maria Novella

Step into the breathtaking world of Santa Maria Novella, a captivating church renowned for its magnificent Gothic and Renaissance architecture. This prominent religious site, dating back to the 14th century, stands as a testament to Florence's cultural heritage. Marvel at the intricately detailed façade that reflects the church's rich history as the primary Dominican convent during the Renaissance. Delve into the depths of artistry as you explore the church's vast collection of artworks, including mesmerizing frescoes by masters such as Masaccio and Ghirlandaio

EDEmbark on this unforgettable journey through the heart of Florence, where the splendor of the Renaissance awaits at every turn. Let the city's artistic and cultural atmosphere captivate your senses and leave an indelible impression on your conference experience.

4.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.

  1. 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.

 

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Accommodation

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

 

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 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

Refund Policy

 A.Physical Attendance

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)

- A visa invitation letter has been issued (All participants)

 

Visa Rejection Cases

Reason and proof of rejection must be submitted. If the reason for 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 for 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.

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


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

 

Previous Publications

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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: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030651800

 

- Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) – 5th Edition (Online Conference in Collaboration with Florence University, Italy) in July 2020.

Springer

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

Urban and Transit Planning - 2nd Edition

Publication link: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-97046-8

IEREK Press

The Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive) 

 Vol 5, issue #1 (2021): Urban and Environmental Studies
Publication link: https://press.ierek.com/index.php/ARChive/issue/view/52/showToc

 

-Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) – 6th Edition (Online Conference in Collaboration with Florence University, Italy) in September 2021.

Springer

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

Urban and Transit Planning - 3nd Edition.

Publication link: https://link.springer.com/book/9783031209949

 

IEREK Press

The Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive) 

 Vol 6, issue #1 (2022): Urban & Architectural Revitalization and Heritage Preservation
Publication link: https://press.ierek.com/index.php/ARChive/issue/view/56
Conference Issn Number

The print ISSN number of the International Conference on "Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) " is 2636-3690

The online ISSN number of UPADSD conference is 2636-3704

Conference's Previous Editions

The 1st International Conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD 2015) was held in the University Of Salento- Lecce Italy.  The conference was chaired by Professor Fabio Pollice (Department Of History, Society and Human Studies, University Del Salento) and organized by IEREK. 

 

The 2nd International Conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD 2017) was held in association with Università degli Studi di Palermo.  The conference was chaired by Prof. Ferdinando Trapani (Associate professor in Urban Planning, Department of Architecture, Polytechnics School at the ‘Università degli Studi di Palermo’) and organized by IEREK.  

 

The 3rd International Conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD 2018) was held under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Education and Scientific Research in Egypt, and Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis, Founder of El Shorouk Academy and the main sponsor of this conference. The conference was hosted by The Higher Institute of Engineering in El-Shorouk Academy in cooperation with the League of Arab States, The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), The Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI), and The Center for Environment and Development for The Arab Region in Europe (CEDARE).

The conference was held from the 13th to the 15th of December at JW Marriott Hotel Cairo, Egypt. It was chaired by Prof. Gouda Mohamed Ghanem (Vice Chairman of El Shorouk Academy– Egypt) and was organized by IEREK.

 

The 4th International Conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD 2019) was held as an Online conference.  The conference was chaired by Professor Hocine Bougdah (Research and Education Consultant, IERS-UK / Visiting Lecturer, University of Westminster, London, UK.and organized by IEREK. 

 

The 5th International Conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD 2020) was held as an online conference in collaboration with the University Of Florence, Italy.  The conference was chaired by Professor Francesco Alberti (Professor at the Department of Architecture (DiDA), University of Florence, Florence Italy.and organized by IEREK.

 

The 6th International Conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD 2021) was held as an online conference in collaboration with the University Of Florence, Italy.  The conference was chaired by Professor Francesco Alberti (Professor at the Department of Architecture (DiDA), University of Florence, Florence Italy.and organized by IEREK.

 

The 7th International Conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD 2022) was held as a Hybrid conference in collaboration with the University Of Florence, Italy. The conference was chaired by Professor Francesco Alberti (Professor at the Department of Architecture (DiDA), University of Florence, Florence Italy.) and organized by IEREK.

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