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

IEREK Conference

  • 22, Oct / 24, Oct 2024
  • Hybrid Conference in Collaboration with University of Florence, Italy
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The concept of sustainable development is now a requirement and necessity for metropolitan and urban planning which involves the development and design of land use and urban development, including the planning of infrastructures such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks. Planning and constructing urban cities does not necessarily mean exhausting present resources and endangering future supplies. On the contrary, reducing the negative impact of buildings on the environment has been one of the main concerns of sustainable development that has appeared over the past few decades.

Sustainable architecture works to increase the efficiency of energy usage over the entire life cycle of a building. Taking into account the role that global warming presently plays, we can see that individuals are actively making an effort to opt for more sustainable techniques in regards to urban planning and reconstruction that do not negatively impact the environment. Various countries and communities have invested in renewable energy resources and sustainable architecture and construction projects. Architects work to implement renewable energy resources as a means to enhance their buildings and reduce the negative impacts it has on its surrounding environment, as one of the many sustainable approaches to improve the quality of life for its users.

Due to a rapidly increasing population worldwide, being sustainable when it comes to architectural design and urban planning requires huge efforts. And so, IEREK is planning its 9th international conference on Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) with the aim of providing engineers, architects, and researchers with the required setting to ensure that an active discussion to come up with contemporary solutions takes place.

Conference Topics
  • 1. City Planning: Urbanization and Development

    1.1 Urbanization and Development: New Directions and Issues

    1.2 Built Environment: Impact and Approaches

    1.3 Urban Sprawl, Boundaries, and Greenbelt

    1.4 Urban Spaces, Society, and its Culture

    1.5 Sustainable and Natural Resources Management

    1.6 Planning Inspirations from the Past and Innovation

  • 2. Urban Design, Development, and Management

    2.1 Sustainable Transport Infrastructure

    2.2 Urban Form: Density and Connectivity

    2.3 Public Open Space

    2.4 Sustainable Local Facilities

    2.5 Residential Sustainable Development

    2.6 Inequality and Suburban Sustainable Design

  • 3. Evolving Architecture and Rethinking Cities

    3.1 Public Transportation Planning and Sustainable Networks

    3.2 Public Involvement in Sustainable Development

    3.3 Future Challenges for Contemporary Cities

    3.4 Infrastructure, Facilities, and Systems: New ICT Technologies and Sustainable Economy

    3.5 New Way Finding and Place-Making of the City

    3.6 The Architecture of Cyberception

  • 4. Past and Future: City’s Image and Preservation

    4.1 City’s Values, Image, and Identity

    4.2 Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Tourism

    4.3 Biomimetic Approaches to Architectural Design for Increased Sustainability

    4.4 Social Feedback and Users-Oriented Development

    4.5 Waterfronts, Corridors, and Buffers of the City

    4.6 Historic Preservation, Management, and Rehabilitation

  • 5. Art and Defining the City

    5.1 Intersection of Public Art and City Planning

    5.2 Art Integration in Urban Morphology

    5.3 New Perspectives for Urban Morphology

    5.4 Arts, Culture, Identity, and Creative Place-Making

    5.5 Urban Culture: Cities Share their Experiences

    5.6 A Look Inside Art and Creative Spaces