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