Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (URS) - 4th Edition
Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (URS) - 4th Edition

Conference Overview

ASTI Scopus-Indexed Book Series

  • 13, Dec / 13, Dec 2023
  • In collaboration with the Department of Architecture, Polytechnic School University of Palermo, Italy.
Conference Email
[email protected]

Urban Regeneration is the rehabilitation of land areas that are subject to high-density urban land use. It is a strategy that aims to transform and renovate areas to be upgraded in housing, public and private buildings, infrastructure, and services. Urban regeneration is an effective way to improve urban performance by targeting areas with high rates of poverty, pollution, and congestion, leading to a complete economic and regional development of the area. It has only been proven to be successful when sustained which is why urban regeneration and the concept of sustainability completely go hand in hand.

The upcoming 4th edition of the International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability will be held online in collaboration with the Department of Architecture, Polytechnic School University of Palermo, Italy. This edition will thoroughly address and discuss urban regeneration, by rendering it as a process and strategy that aims to transform and renovate areas, in hopes of upgrading housing, and public buildings, private buildings, infrastructure, and services. It can also be considered a highly efficient way to improve urban performance, by targeting numerous areas and taking their economic levels and developments into consideration.

Nowadays, the process of urbanization continues to create many problems deriving from the continuous migration of more populations towards already highly populated cities. Resolving these issues is possible by turning them into efficient habitats, and saving resources in a way that improves the standard of living. The process, however, faces several major challenges related to reducing pollution and improving main transportation and infrastructure systems. New urban solutions are required to optimize the use of space and energy resources leading to improvements in the environment, i.e., reduction in air, water, and soil pollution as well as efficient ways to deal with waste generation. These challenges contribute to the development of social and economic disproportions and require the development of new solutions.

The level of difficulty in managing such problems differs from one city to the other depending on several variables which mainly include the size of said cities. However, despite such complexity, they offer a generative ground for architects, engineers, city planners, social and political scientists, and other professionals with the ability to conceive new ideas and time them according to technological advances and human requirements.

And so, through this conference, we hope to provide a suitable setting for a general debate and discussion between researchers and audience members to help everyone understand the importance of addressing the challenges that have recently increased with the rapid growth of urbanization and how to solve them efficiently.


The 4th edition of the “Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (URS)” conference will stimulate discussion concerning the topic of sustainable practice and regenerative techniques within cities. Urbanism is the most common mode of life in major cities, and extensive analysis is pertinent to our environment’s safety and continuity. The conference addresses multiple facets of urbanism and the city, discussing novel urbanism design ideas, principles of urban regeneration, sustainable practices in urban planning & design, and the utilization of technology in the regeneration process. URS covers a vast array of topics that concern urban regeneration, prioritizing sustainable design methods in urban planning, incorporation of greenery and lush forestry, and human livability and well-being.

Statement of Purpose

URS aims to unite researchers, architects, urban planners, and practitioners in the field of urban planning, to bring about gainful discussion on urban regeneration and sustainability concepts in urban design. The conference will raise awareness of modern techniques of urban regeneration concepts and sustainable urban planning methods, that aim to uplift deteriorating urban areas. Furthermore, URS aims to enrich human livability in urban areas, whilst ensuring environmental safety by highlighting topics such as green infrastructure, transportation planning, and livable communities.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Aspects and Principles of Urban Regeneration

    1.1 Urban Regeneration: Definition, Purpose, and Evolution

    1.2 The Role of Urban Design in Cultural Regeneration

    1.3 Principles of Urban Sustainability, Ecology, and Resilience

    1.4 Planning of Mixed Land Use

    1.5 Living Standards: Urban Sprawl and Slum Areas

  • 2. Designing and Development of Urban Regeneration

    2.1 The Art of Sustainable Urban Design Paradigm

    2.2 Sustainable Urban Design for Waterfront Development

    2.3 Neighborhoods, Housing, and Economic Development

    2.4 Production and Regeneration in Regional Development

    2.5 The Impact of New Urbanism Models: Planning and Design Strategies to Improve Urban Performance

    2.6 Strategy for Evolving Public Spaces

    2.7 Transportation Planning, Safety, and Traffic Modeling

    2.8 New Urbanism Models Planning and Designing

    2.9 Industrial Area Agglomeration and Corporate Strategy

    2.10 Management and Conservation of Energy Resources Overview of Urban Transformation

    2.11 Compact Cities: Issues and Solutions

    2.12 Transformation to Sustainable City

    2.13 Livable Communities: Cities for People 

    2.14 Environmental Efficiency for Better Life

    2.15 Public Involvement in Sustainable Development

    2.16 New ways for learning

    2.17 Innovation in Education

  • 3. Challenges of Urban Regeneration

    3.1 Urban Renewal: Issues and Challenges

    3.2 Pollution of Urban Heat Island (UHI)

    3.3 Climate Change and Sustainable Landscapes

    3.4 Green Infrastructure: Building and Designing with Nature

    3.5 Urbanization and Urban Poverty: Effects, Awareness, and Solutions

    Computational Design for Urban Regeneration

    3.6 Digital Tools in Urban Regeneration

    3.7 Optimization and Decision-making tools for Urban Regeneration

    3.8 Data informed Urban Regeneration

  • 4. Preservation and Conservation

    4.1 The role of historic buildings in regeneration process

    4.2 Urban regeneration and sustainability

    4.3 Adaptive Reuse of existing buildings 

    4.4 The role of technology in the co-living spaces

  • 5. Urban Identity and City Branding

    5.1 City Branding, Urban Planning and Urban Regeneration

    5.2 Urban Branding and Sustainability

    5.3 Urban Competitiveness and Urban Marketing

    5.4 Urban Planning and Tourism

    5.5 Resident Satisfaction and Urban Regeneration

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.

Participants’ Instructions


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/ or submitting their contributions:

NOTE: If you are contributing as an Author of a submitted abstract (for publishing consideration and/or presentation), and regardless of attendance, the fee for the registration is the same. See and Conference Fees for more information.

Types of Participation

1. Attend/ Present Online and Publish in indexed Conference proceedings

The conference offers an Online 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 ASTI Series by Springer as part of the conference proceedings.

See Author Instructions and Conference Fees for more information.

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

If your full 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. See Author Instructions and Publishing Opportunities for more information.

3. 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. See Conference Fees for more information.

Notes to consider:
Send in your questions if you have any to the conference coordinator at the email [email protected]


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.
Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submission Deadline (Round Two) 20 Oct 2023
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance & Approval to present 10 Nov 2023
Regular Payment Deadline 30 Oct 2023
Extended Abstract / Short Paper Submission Deadline 20 Nov 2023
Notification of acceptance/ rejection of submitted extended abstract/ short paper 10 Dec 2023
Late Payment Deadline 30 Nov 2023
Conference Program 13 Nov 2023
Conference Launch 13 Dec 2023
Conference Fees

A. Online Attendance

  Student  Academic Professional Deadline
  *ID must be shown *Affiliation must be provided *Affiliation must be provided  
Author Participation (Consideration in the ASTI Book by Springer)
Regular Payment 250 € 300 € 350 € 30 Oct 2023
Late Payment 300 € 350 € 400 € 30 Nov 2023
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Regular Payment 200 € 250 € 300 € 30 Oct 2023
Late Payment 250 € 300 € 350 € 30 Nov 2023
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 50 € 100 € 100 € 30 Oct 2023

The 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
  • 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 soft copy. 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.

B. Extra Fees

*Authors may request that their kits be delivered, for an additional fee decided by the courier, and upon request. Alternatively, authors located in Egypt can pick them up from Cairo/ Alexandria office.
Additional Conference Kit (Excluding Delivery) *Contact us for a quotation on shipping fees.    100 €

Loyalty Membership Discounts

The more you attend, the more you're rewarded! 
IEREK offers its loyal participants with the following discounts depending on his/her attendance: 











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

Payment Methods

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

1. Bank transfer 

Bank Account Name/ Beneficiary Name: COEUS INSTITUTE GMBH
Beneficiary (COEUS) Address: Simmlerstr. 17, 75172 Pforzheim, Germany
Bank Account (EUR): 5210755
Bank Name: Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw
IBAN: DE75 6665 0085 0005 2107 55
Post Code: 75172

Important Instructions:

  • Please do not proceed to payment without receiving your proforma invoice. Ask the conference coordinator to receive your invoice.
  • Announced Prices are before tax. VAT is applied on some countries, please check the PDF HERE before payment. 
  • Please note that the transaction fee is solely the payee’s/ Remitter’s responsibility. The Beneficiary should receive the total amount (after tax) specified above without deductions. Incomplete amounts may result in an outstanding amount and a request for completion.
  • After you have completed the payment, kindly inform us with full transaction details. The transaction will remain marked as pending until we receive confirmation. After you make your transfer, kindly send us a scanned copy of the receipt to [email protected]

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:

  • The Confirmation/Payment Completion period will take place from 01 July 2023 to 30 November 2023. Regular payment are available till October 2023. 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.

Keynote Speakers

Alexis Versele

Architect at KU Leuven Faculty of Engineering Technology - Building Physics & Sustainable Design, Belgium

His research interests are focused on community-scale sustainability and social sustainable development, with a particular emphasis on the assessment and certification of social sustainability and zero carbon emissions at the community and regional levels. He has served as a project coordinator for various projects related to the development of sustainable energy action plans at the urban level, as well as projects focused on sustainable impact assessment at the building and neighborhood levels. Additionally, he actively participates in and leads several national and international research projects, including impaC³t, RenoLab-C, RenoseeC, Interreg 2 Seas, CBCI, WAMADE VLIR UOS - Interreg IVB–NW Europe, ZECOS, and CAP'EM. Furthermore, he has been involved in several Erasmus+ projects related to corporate social responsibility, working within the frameworks of Economy of Communion, Economy for the Common Good, and Doughnut Economy.

As a result of his research, he has contributed to the creation of several spin-offs as social enterprises. Alexis serves as the chairman of the social-profit organization Domus Mundi, which is dedicated to sustainable building and living with and for vulnerable groups. He is also a co-founder and board member of the social real estate company Het Pandschap, the social contractor Rewind, and the social profit company RenoseeC, which focuses on the collective renovation of disadvantaged neighborhoods. Additionally, Alexis is a board member and shareholder of Solidar cv, an organization that promotes the Economy of Communion in Belgium. In this capacity, he organized the Prophetic Economy Belgium event in 2019 and will be organizing the BEST Multiplier event in 2023.

Alexis is a co-founder of the Green Building architectural practice BAST Architects & engineers in Gent. He possesses expertise in the design and construction of new buildings and neighborhood typologies based on green/blue networks, as well as the design of technical-constructural solutions for rainwater management and improved summer thermal comfort.

Gioia Gibelli

Milano University of Studies - Inter-University course “Greenery and Landscape design

She is a landscape architect specializing in landscape planning, landscape quality, and landscape architecture with a focus on landscape ecology. She has worked as a consultant for various public administrations, including regions, provinces, metropolitan cities, municipalities, and parks. From 2015 to 2023, she served as a professor of landscape ecological planning at Politecnico di Milano, where she also obtained her MSc in Landscape Architecture. She has been a contract professor of landscape ecology in landscape architecture at Genoa University's School of Architecture from 1993 to 2012.

She is an active member of several scientific and professional associations, including IALE Italian Region (International Association for Landscape Ecology), A.I.P.I.N. (Italian Association for Bioengineering), A.I.A.P.P. (Italian Association for Landscape Architecture), and A.A.A. (Environmental Analysts Association). She is also a member of the executive committee of CATAP (Coordination of the Technical and Scientific Associations for Environmental and Landscape). Since 2021, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of FAI (Italian Environment Fund).

In 2019, she won the Earth Prize in Italy for her application and dissemination of landscape discipline. She was also the winner of the International Design Competition for the "Regeneration of an Urban Corridor" organized by Tehran Municipality in 2019. Since 2017, she has been an expert advisor for the EU project LOS DAMA!, focusing on the development and application of a new methodology for planning and designing green and blue infrastructures using an ecosystem approach.

Throughout her career, she has served in various roles, including being a member of the "Ticino Regional Park" Management Board from 2015 to 2019, an expert consultant for the Genoa province workgroup for the European project GRaBS from 2009 to 2011, a consultant and scientific advisor for the research project "The River Contracts (CDF)" from 2008 to 2014, and the Vice President of the Milano Province Landscape Committee from 2006 to 2011. She has also been involved in several Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) processes since 2005 and served as a scientific advisor for the regional workgroup "Ecological Network and Green System" in Liguria from 2003 to 2006.

Conference Program

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Previous Publications

For IEREK's Previous Publications, Please Click here

Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (URS) – 1st Edition held in London, UK in October 2018.


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 Regeneration and Sustainability (URS) – 2nd Edition held in London, UK in October 2020.


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

Innovating Strategies and Solutions for Urban Performance and Regeneration
Publication link: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-98187-7


Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (URS) – 3rd Edition held with Barleti University, Albania in December 2022.


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

Greening Our Cities: Sustainable Urbanism for a Greener Future
Publication link: In Press
Previous Editions

Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (URS) 1st Edition

The 1st Edition of the Urban Regeneration & Sustainability conference was held in one of IEREK's partner universities: The University of East London, the Docklands Campus. It was chaired by Professor Hassan Abdalla; the Dean of the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering of UEL.

Each Day was initiated with a keynote speech delivered by speakers on the topics of the conferences as per the scheduled sessions and their respective titles.

Day 1:

A Full day visit to the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich to experience the area and get a glimpse of the different developments undertaken.

Day 2:

The second day of conference started with a welcoming word by Professor Hassan Abdalla and a brief overview of the conference topics to be discussed, the expected outcome and current and future work. Following his speech, Dr. Fulvio Wirz, MA Programme leader at UEL and Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects, took over the podium to introduce the conference. The session was then wrapped up by a speech from IEREK's Chief Executive Officer and founder, Dr. Mourad Amer and a presentation on the company, its aims & goals and events overtime, which was delivered by its General Director, Dr. Abdelaziz Sakr.


Day 3:

The third day of the conference started with a speech of the keynote speaker Professor Gabriele Sorrento “CEO and Founder of Mindesk: a VR-based design platform”.
After the keynote speech, authors (researchers) started to present a demo of their research paper in oral presentations while session chairman and moderators listen, discuss, and evaluate.

Following that, starting the speech of the keynote speaker Professor Hocine Bougdah “Reader in Architectural Technology in Canterbury School of Architecture”.


Check this conference’s overview here:



Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (URS) 2nd Edition

The 2nd International conference on the Urban Regeneration and Sustainability has been successfully held online in collaboration with University of East London.

The conference addressed all the aspects of the urban environment. Urban regeneration was discussed thoroughly in the conference by rendering it as a process and a strategy that aims at transforming and renovating areas in the hope of upgrading public housing, public and private buildings, infrastructure, and services.

Day 1:

The first day of the conference started with Short welcoming speeches were given by the conference chair Professor Hassan Abdalla, Dean of School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, University of East London, UK, and the conference co-chair, Dr. Fulvio Wirz, UEL School of Architecture, and Zaha Hadid Architects Associate, UK. After the Opening Ceremony, authors (researchers) started to present a demo of their research paper in oral presentations while session chairman and moderators listen, discuss, and evaluate. After the short break was the speech of the special Keynote Speaker Amit Gupta, Founding partner, Studio Symbiosis Architects & Former Zaha Hadid Associate, UK. The Second Session started afterwards and was moderated by Dr. Elisa Magnini, Foresight and innovation specialist at Arup, UK.


Day 2:

The second day of the conference started with the speech of the keynote speaker, Dr. Eduardo Mayoral Gonzalez, CTO Senior in City Thinking, Spain. After the keynote speech, the Third Session and the fourth edition which were moderated by Professor Hassan Abdalla, Dean of School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, University of East London, UK, and Dr. Fulvio Wirz, UEL School of Architecture, and Partner at Wirz Architects, UK.

Day 3:

The third day started with the Fifth Session which was moderated by Professor Hasim Altan, Director and Professor in Research Centre and Faculty of Design, ARUCAD, Kyrenia, Cyprus and, Dr. Fulvio Wirz, UEL School of Architecture, and Partner at Wirz Architects, UK. Following that, the third Keynote Speaker Dr. Vincenzo Reale, chartered structural engineer (ICE) and architect (ARB), senior structural engineer in the Specialist Technology + Research group in Arup, London, UK. In the end of the day, a discussion and a Questions and Answers session followed, and the conference was concluded by a Panel session where final remarks and feedback were discussed.


Check out the second edition conference’s overview here:


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:  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.

  • 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.

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.

Conference Issn Number

The print ISSN number of the International Conference on "Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (URS)" is 2974-3885

The online ISSN number of URS conference is 2974-3893

Refund Policy

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

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

A refund is not possible if

- An acceptance letter has been issued (Authors only)

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

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

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