The third edition of the International Conference on “Parallelism in Architecture, Engineering & Computing Techniques” and the second edition of the International Conference on “Urban Regeneration and Sustainability” were held together in collaboration with the University of East London in the United Kingdom, and took place virtually from the 7th to the 9th of October 2020, due to the travel restrictions caused by the pandemic.
The conferences 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.
It could also be considered a highly effective way to improve urban performance by targeting countless areas and taking their economic levels and developments into consideration which could affect society either negatively or positively.
IEREK organized this conference to help establish better and more efficient solutions and plans to help solve such rapidly-growing challenges within a countless number of cities around the world by viewing different aspects and solutions offered and discussed throughout the conference.
Among the main topics discussed in the conference:
1- Aspects and Principles of Urban Regeneration
2- Designing and Development of Urban Regeneration
3- Strategies to Improve Urban Performance
4- Overview of Urban Transformation
5- Challenges of Urban Regeneration
The Opening Ceremony started with the online registration and welcoming speeches from the conference Chair and co-chair.
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.
Following the welcoming speeches, Toka Amer, IEREK representative and Operations Manager at IEREK, Egypt, conducted a presentation about IEREK introducing the company and its activities to the audience.
A plenary session followed introducing the first keynote speaker, Dr. Fulvio Wirz, UEL School of Architecture, and Zaha Hadid Architecture Associate, UK, whose speech was entitled: “The Impact of Modularity in Future Construction.”
After the keynote speech was the First Session of the conference entitled “Parallels in Construction: Materiality and Context.” The session was moderated by Britta Knobel Gupta, Founding partner, Studio Symbiosis Architects, Stuttgart, Germany, and Dr. Fulvio Wirz, UEL School of Architecture, and Partner at Wirz Architects, UK. The session had four presentations before a short break.
Following the short break was the second Keynote Speaker Amit Gupta, Founding partner, Studio Symbiosis Architects & Former Zaha Hadid Associate, UK. whose speech was entitled: “Diagram: Design Processing Tool.”
The Second Session entitled “Design-Led Urban Regeneration and Management” started afterwards and was moderated by Dr. Elisa Magnini, Foresight and innovation specialist at Arup, UK. Ten presentations were discussed during the second session and concluded the first day of the conference.
The second day of the conference started with the speech of the keynote speaker, Dr. Eduardo Mayoral Gonzalez, CTO Senior in City Thinking, Spain, with a speech entitled: “Designing Resilient Cities through an Ecosystemic Approach & Parametric Design.”
After the keynote speech, the Third Session started entitled: “Parallels in Urbanism: Parametric Design, Theory, and Urbanism,” which was 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 session discussed two presentations.
Next was the Fourth Session of the conference entitled: “Strategies to Improve Urban Performance” and was 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. Fourteen presentations were discussed during the second session and concluded the second day of the conference.
The third day of the conference started with the Fifth Session entitled “Challenges of Urban Regeneration,” 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. The Fifth Session discussed eight presentations.
Following the Fifth Session was 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, whose speech was entitled: “Digital Strategies and Technologies for Contemporary Architecture & Engineering” before a short break.
After the short break, the Sixth Session entitled “Parallels in Big Data: Digital Theory and New Sciences” and the Seventh Session entitled “Parallels in Access: Gamification, Open-Source and Virtual Reality,” which are moderated by Amit Gupta, Founding partner, Studio Symbiosis Architects, Delhi, India, and Dr. Fulvio Wirz, UEL School of Architecture, and Partner at Wirz Architects, UK took place. The Seventh and last session of the conference discussed the remaining three presentations.
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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About the URS 2d Edition:
Urban regeneration has only proven to be successful when sustained which is why urban regeneration and the concept of sustainability go perfectly hand in hand. The populations within the earth inhabit more and more areas every day which is why urbanization still grows to be a challenge. The problems that are most commonly associated with urbanization are often high-density population, pollution, crime, poverty, inadequate infrastructure, and several others. Having a high population density is the cornerstone of the entire existence of this argument, some might say, which is partly true, as populations increase more than ever and with more inhabitants, who mostly migrate from rural areas.
Following the success of the 1st Edition international conference on “Urban Regeneration and Sustainability”, this year's 2nd edition will address all the aspects of the urban environment. Urban regeneration is discussed thoroughly in this conference, by rendering it as a process and a strategy that aims to transform and renovate areas in hopes of upgrading public housing, public buildings, private buildings, infrastructure, and services. It could also be considered as a highly effective way to improve urban performance by targeting countless areas and taking their economic levels and developments into consideration which could affect society either negatively or positively.
The level of difficulty to manage such problems with established solutions in several cities that differ from one city to another, depending mainly on the city's size, morphology, regulations, and several other factors. The bigger the city the more complex it becomes to manage it, requiring more solutions that will help in the regeneration of urban areas and to limit the negative impacts from and on anyone associated with the city.
Such challenges cannot be easily or entirely handled, although a city can become a much more efficient habitat by conserving resources in an attempt to minimize the communal effects caused by their consumption and depletion. The entirety of the solutions will be discussed throughout the conference research papers.
In this regard, IEREK is organizing this conference to help establish better and more efficient solutions and plans to help solve such rapidly growing challenges within countless numbers of cities around the world by viewing different aspects and solutions that are offered and discussed throughout the conference.
This conference also provides a context for a general debate between the researchers and the audience to help everyone understand the importance of addressing the challenges that have been recently increased with the rapid growth of urbanization and how to solve them efficiently.
Conference Session Moderators:
Britta Knobel Gupta
Founding partner, Studio Symbiosis Architects, Stuttgart, Germany.
Founding Partner, Studio Symbiosis Architects, Delhi, India.
Foresight and innovation specialist at Arup, UK.
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
3. Strategies to Improve Urban Performance
3.1. Strategy for Evolving Public Spaces
3.2. Transportation Planning, Safety, and Traffic Modeling
3.3. New Urbanism Models Planning and Designing
3.4. Industrial Area Agglomeration and Corporate Strategy
3.5. Management and Conservation of Energy Resources
4. Overview of Urban Transformation
4.1. Compact Cities: Issues and Solutions
4.2. Transformation to Sustainable City
4.3. Livable Communities: Cities for People
4.4. Environmental Efficiency for Better Life
4.5. Public Involvement in Sustainable Development
5. Challenges of Urban Regeneration
5.1. Urban Renewal: Issues and Challenges
5.2. Pollution of Urban Heat Island (UHI)
5.3. Climate Change and Sustainable Landscapes
5.4. Green Infrastructure: Building and Designing with Nature
5.5. Urbanization and Urban Poverty: Effects, Awareness, and Solutions
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Abstract Submissions Deadline
15 Jul 2020
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance
31 Jul 2020
Full Paper Submission Deadline
31 Aug 2020
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15 Sep 2020
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28 Sep 2020
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29 Sep 2020
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07 Oct 2020
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07 Oct 2020
Partner at Wirz Architects, MA Architecture and Urbanism Programme Leader at University of East London, UK & Previous Zaha Hadid Architects Associate.
Fulvio Wirz is currently a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for MA Architecture and Urbanism and the head of DFUEL (Digital Fabrication Lab) at the University of East London, UK as well as an Architect and Partner at Wirz Architects. He is a former associate at Zaha Hadid Architects in London where he has been responsible of many winning competition and projects like Seville library, the Masterplan for “Kartal-Pendik” area in Istanbul, the “Lilium Tower” in Warsaw, the “Eli & Edythe” museum in Michigan, the KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre) and the KAFD Metro Station both in Saudi Arabia. He has been project designer on “Aura”, an installation featured at the Venice Biennale in 2008, and on a number of cutting-edge products including Zephyr Sofa, Z-Chair, and Liquid Glacial Table.
He holds a Ph.D. in Architectural and Urban Desing from the University Federico II in Naples with the thesis “Digital processes in architectural design”. In 2011 he has been leading the module of “Fundaments of Parametric Architecture” at the Politecnico in Milan, in 2012 he has been co-leading GAD Research Cluster 6 at the Bartlett School of Architecture with Daniel Widrig, in 2013 he has been a lecturer at the London South Bank University and guest lecturer at the AA Rome Visiting School. In 2014 Fulvio has been invited as Guest Lecturer at the National Summit of Architectural Universities held in Bogota’. In 2017 Fulvio has been appointed by UEL as Senior Lecturer in Computer Aided Architectural Design.
All accepted papers of the second Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (2nd URS) after the peer-review process will be either published as chapters in the Book Series “Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer or in The International Journal of Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive) online by IEREK Press.
To publish your research in the online Journal or Book by 'Springer' and provide it with world-wide visibility, authors must submit an extended version of their short papers that are 10 -12 pages long.
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Department of Engineering, University of Perugia, CIRIAF – Interuniversity Research Centre on Pollution and Environment “Mauro Felli”, Via G. Duranti 67, 06125 Perugia, Italy.
Born in Umbertide (Perugia), Italy, in 1988. Master degree in Building Engineering - Architecture at University of Perugia, Italy, in 2014. PhD in Energy and Sustainable development at CIRIAF - University of Perugia, Italy, in 2018. Research Fellow at CIRIAF - Interuniversity Research Centre on Pollution and Environment “Mauro Felli”, Department of Engineering, University of Perugia, Italy, as member of the EAP Lab (Environmental Applied Physics Laboratory) team, dealing with building energy efficiency and, specifically, dynamic analysis of building energy performance, occupant behavior, human comfort in the built environment, urban heat island mitigation, and energy systems. More details on https://www.eaplab.eu/.
Haşim Altan, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Design at Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD), Kyrenia, Cyprus.
Dean and Professor, Faculty of Design, Department of Architecture at Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD), Cyprus. He is the former Dean of Faculty of Architecture & Fine Arts at Final International University in Kyrenia, Cyprus. He is a Chartered Architect (RIBA) and a Chartered Engineer (CIBSE) with 20 years of academic and practice experience in the field of Architectural Engineering and Sustainable Design of the Built Environment in UK, Europe and the Middle East. Prof. Altan sits on a number of editorial boards and reviews project proposals for the European Commission, UK Research Councils, and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) by Qatar Foundation. Since 2004, he has, singly or jointly, secured and directed 32 research grants worth over £21 million. He is a founding member of the International Network on Zero Energy Mass Custom Home (ZEMCH), which has so far organised seven international conferences, design workshops, and technical visits. As well as having supervised 16 successful PhD students, Prof. Dr. Altan has published over 200-refereed journal and conference papers in related fields.
*Please note that the following conference program is not final; minor changes could take place within the coming few days and it'll be updated accordingly.