Urban Transit and Sustainable Networks – 3rd Edition
Urban Transit and Sustainable Networks – 3rd Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 30, May / 02, Jun 2023
  • Birgu, Malta
Conference Email
[email protected]
Introduction

From the Silk Road to the Cape of Good Hope, human beings toured the globe to find better routes to travel and deliver goods. The urge to move and discover the world has taunted them to construct routes that connect cities and countries together. These routes were constructed on land mainly for trade reasons and human transportation. However, sea navigation also helped make travel and goods transporting across countries much easier.

Nowadays, with the advancements in technology and navigation, people are able to create routes in cities and form networks between distant places. The successful planning of urban routes and networks helps decrease the commute time for everyday trips and ease the transit of human beings and goods.

However, while keeping these concepts in mind, architects who construct such routes should be aware of the environmental impacts. For instance, there must be no contradictions between constructing routes and saving the environment. In many countries, governments may need to eradicate forests or natural habitats to construct shorter routes between cities. This does not only endanger animal and plant species, but it also affects Earth’s weather and increases pollution.

Therefore, there must be rules to regulate these constructions and sustain the lives of human beings and animal species by preventing pollution and protecting natural habitats. Urbanization should not risk life on Earth.

IEREK, through the 3rd edition of the International Conference on Urban Transit and Sustainable Networks (UTSN), aims at finding contemporary solutions to facilitate the construction of land routes to preserve man’s first instinctual habit to connect and network. The conference will also discuss ways for the transit of humans and goods through seaways. This should be done while maintaining clean oceans and keeping the environment safe.

Join the world researchers, scientists, and architects to draw paths and find solutions to a better-connected society. Accepted papers will be published in IEREK’s and Springer’s Scopus-indexed ASTI book series.

Scope

The 3rd edition of the Urban Transit and Sustainable Networks (UTSN) conference covers topics concerning innovative methods of public transport that focus on climate change mitigation and shift away from automobile reliance in cities. It highlights the importance of transportation in history, and modern ways of life, and analyses several modes of transport, while measuring their relevant significance and trends of usage across time. A multitude of disciplines concerning transit is discussed within the conference, including governmental policies, utilization of renewable energies & green/biofuels, urban transit planning, sustainable network systems, and challenges in implementation of environmentally conscious transit systems.

Statement of Purpose

The world is continually morphing and changing due to mankind’s influence, the greenhouse effect that is currently taking place and ravaging some continents cannot continue to be ignored. One of the highest contributors to climate change is exhaust fumes ejected by automobiles. A surprising majority of modern cities completely rely on automobiles for traversal which is not only costing us the safety and continuation of our planet, but also the health and well-being of residents within said cities. This conference brings attention to perhaps the most crucial topic humanity needs to address today, analyzing the effects of unsustainable transit methods, and shifting away from them towards sustainable modes of transport, and green energy utilization, ensuring a safe future for mankind upon Earth.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Trading and Economic Transportation

    1-1 Supply Chain and Goods Delivery

    1-2 Dry Ports and Sustainable Freight Transport Strategies

    1-3 Advances in Logistics and Communication

    1-4 City Gateways Developments

    1-5 Planning Sustainable Networking Systems

  • 2. Technology in Urbanization in Traffic and Transportation

    2-1 Public Transport Analysis and Transit Hubs

    2-2 Using Smart Technologies and Sustainable Means in Transportation Infrastructure

    2-3 Using GIS in Planning Networks and Optimizing Proximity

    2-4 Urban Transport as a Tool for Driving City Growth

    2-5 Planning Tools, Modeling, and Simulation

  • 3. Green and Sustainable Transportation

    3-1 Green Fuel Used in Transport Vehicles

    3-2 Electronic Mobility for Better Environment

    3-3 Designing and Planning Roads for All; Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Vehicles

    3-4 Land Use, Travel Behavior, and Transportation Systems Integration

    3-5 Environmental Impact of Transportation Systems

  • 4. Policies and Laws Maintaining Safety and Environmental Sustainability

    4-1 Government Policies and Regulations

    4-2 Transportation Safety

    4-3 Planning to Overcome Road Accidents and Disasters

    4-4 Traffic Management Strategies

    4-5 Networks Simulation and Overcapacities Solutions

  • 5. Urban Planning and Roads Infrastructure

    5-1 Vehicles and Roads Infrastructure

    5-2 Designing of Bridges, Tunnels, and Highways

    5-3 Planning of Ring Roads and Inner-City Main Roads

    5-4 Planning Compact Cities’ Transportation Systems

    5-5 Underground Systems Planning and Barriers

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.

Asti Book Editors

Rui Alexandre Castanho

WSB University, Dabrowa Gornicza (Poland)

Rui Alexandre Castanho holds an International Ph.D. on Sustainable Planning in Borderlands. Nowadays, he is a Professor at the WSB University, Poland, and a visitor Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Besides, he is a post-doc researcher on the GREAT Project, University of Azores, Ponta Delgada, Portugal. Furthermore, he collaborates with the ECIDES Research Group - University International of La Rioja (UNIR), Spain; VALORIZA - Research Center for the Enhancement of Endogenous Resources, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (IPP), Portugal; CITUR - Madeira - Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation, Madeira, Portugal; and AQUAGEO Research Group - University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Moreover, he has Graduated in Green Spaces Engineering and Agricultural Engineering and holds a Master's Degree in Planning, Audit, and Control in Urban Green Spaces.

Simon Elias Bibri

Researcher—Data–Driven Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future Department of Computer Science Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Simon Elias Bibri is Assistant Professor and Researcher in the area of data-driven smart sustainable cities of the future at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Computer and Information Science and Department of Architecture and Planning, Trondheim, Norway. He has pursued a long academic journey resulting in an educational background encompassing knowledge from different disciplines at the intersection of science, technology, and society—namely computer science, engineering science, systems science, environmental science, as well as the social sciences. He has earned several Master’s degrees from different Swedish universities, namely Lund University, West University, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Malmö University, Stockholm University, and Mid-Sweden University. He graduated with a PhD degree in computer science with a major in ICT and sustainable urban development from NTNU. His PhD thesis is entitled, "A Novel Model for Data-Driven Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future: A Strategic Planning Process of Transformative Change towards Sustainability” Before embarking on his long academic journey, he had served as a green ICT and sustainability strategist, IT manager, software development engineer, researcher, and consultant. He has carried out several research and consulting projects pertaining to smart sustainable urbanism, big data analytics for urban sustainability transformation, data strategies for common good oriented urban development, sustainable business model innovation, and sustainable ICT strategies. He has authored five books, edited two book, and is currently working on his six books. His current research interests include sustainable development goals, urban planning and design, smart sustainable urbanism, data-driven scientific urbanism, large-scale Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT), environmental sustainability, environmental governance, circular economy, sustainability transitions, integrated green and smart energy technologies, futures studies, Science and Technology Studies (STS), and the future of the Internet.

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 01 Jan 2023
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 01 Feb 2023
Full Paper Submission Deadline 01 Mar 2023
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 31 Mar 2023
Early Payment Deadline 01 Mar 2023
Regular Payment Deadline 31 Mar 2023
Late Payment Deadline 30 Apr 2023
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 31 Mar 2023
Letter of Final Acceptance 31 Mar 2023
Conference Program 30 Apr 2023
Conference Launch 30 May 2023
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.

Author's Instructions

Important Note:

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.

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 (250/300 words) through the website and before the abstract submission deadline.
  • The abstract should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.
  • 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 to submit the abstract file accordingly.

To download the Abstract Writing Template, Click Here

Step 2: Abstract Review

  • Upon submission, an abstract will undergo a preliminary evaluation process by members of our scientific committee.
  • A relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented and sound literature and methodology of the work.
  • The author will receive a notification by email, within 2 weeks, of:
  • A relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented and sound literature and methodology of the work.
  • The author will receive a notification by email, within 2 weeks, of:
    • Approval, after which they will be requested to prepare and submit their full/short paper submissions.
    • Rejection, if the topic proposed does not fit the theme of the conference.

Step 3: Paper Submission & Preliminary Review

  • The Full/ Long paper submission is 4,000 – 6,000+ words in length.
  • The paper should state the major issue(s) addressed, the potential significance of the work, the theoretical and methodological approach(es) pursued, major findings, conclusions, implications, and relevant scholarly references.
  • Upon participation type selection and payment confirmation (see conference fees and participant’s instructions), a full/long paper will be included in the conference abstracts book as well as be considered for publication with and in the selected publisher/ journal/ volume.
  • The author must submit the paper using the writing template and through our online system or conference email before the paper submission deadline. 
  • The full paper should be written in English to be considered for publication in ASTI or IEREK Press Journals (ESSD, ARChive, Resourceedings only).
  • 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.
  • All presentations must be prepared and presented in the English language as it is the official language of the conference.

Step 4: Similarity Check/ Plagiarism Detection

All Chapters will be screened for similarity using iThenticate; a Turnitin Plagiarism detection software, used for academic publishers. Springer Similarity guidelines are as follows:

  • Max. % from all sources: 10-15%
  • Max. % from one source: 3-5%
  • Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
  • Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities  

To download Paper Writing Template, Click Here

Step 5: Payment Completion & Confirmation

Once Preliminary approval for presentation at the conference and/or consideration for publication is granted, authors will be expected to complete payment in reference to the Conference Fees before the peer review process can begin.

Note: 
In preliminary evaluation, the research paper will be inspected against its readability, originality, structure, and relevance to the conference theme/ topics. If the paper gets acceptance by one reviewer, a preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author in addition to a proforma invoice requesting payment. As soon as payment is confirmed and done successfully, corresponding official documents can be issued from our end such as:

  • A signed/stamped preliminary acceptance letter
  • Receipt of Payment
  • Visa Invitation Letter

Step 6: Rigorous Peer Review Process 

Only after payment is confirmed,

- and the full paper submission deadline reached, a submitted full-length paper is assigned to an Editor from the Editorial Board, in alignment with IEREK’s and the respective publisher’s revision SOP (double-blind process).

- Each paper 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.

- Once a decision is made by the Editors, IEREK Editors will communicate one of the following three final decisions:

  • Accepted without comments
  • Revise and Resubmit – Minor or Major revision
  • Final Rejection

- If modifications are in order, authors will be sent the relevant instructions and a deadline will be set. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion/ rejection from the final publication.

- A back and forth process: modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted where needed. Authors should regularly check their emails (Junk/ Spam folders).

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IEREK is a proud member of ORCiD, and we contribute directly to their initiative of clear and identifiable markers for researchers and scholars. As the first Egyptian partner to ORCiD in the organization’s history, we strongly believe that by utilizing ORCiD’s database and verification services, we become one step closer to achieving an accurate, and identifiable academic landscape.

We encourage our authors to input their ORCiD ID when registering for one of our conferences, submitting an abstract, or a full paper. By doing so, you directly link your research to your identity and affiliation and can showcase your various academic efforts all in one place. By Registering your ORCiD ID, you also increase your works’ visibility and provide easy access to your entire library of research and academic activity.

Click here to learn more about ORCiD, and here to register your ORCiD ID for free.  

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 by 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 then full paper 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 a 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.

2. Registration to publish in the proceedings (Full Paper) without presenting/ attending

All accepted papers of the Sustainability in Creative Industries (SCI) 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. (See Author Instructions and Publishing Opportunities)

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/full paper.

Conference Fees
  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)
Early Bird 350 € 400 € 450 € 01 Mar 2023
Regular Payment 400 € 450 € 500 €
31 Mar 2023
Late Payment 450 € 500 € 600 € 30 Apr 2023
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Early Bird 200 € 250 € 300 € 01 Mar 2023
Regular Payment 250 € 300 € 400 € 31 Mar 2023
Late Payment 350 € 400 € 500 € 30 Apr 2023
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 150 € 200 € 250 € 31 Mar 2023

*Note: Student discounts are only applied to students of the university hosting the conference.

  • Registration Guidelines:

    • If multiple abstracts by the same first author are submitted to the conference, a 15% 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 Abstracts 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 a copy of their university ID and/or register using a university email. 
    • The registration fee does not cover any site visits or additional services or accommodation expenses. A list of accommodation options can only be suggested by our team if available.
    • The conference registration fee covers: The conference Kit (for authors) inclusive of: a printed abstracts book, a softcopy of the abstracts book on a USB/CD, Conference notebook, IEREK pen, Conference Flyers/ Printouts, Lunches and Coffee Breaks (in-person attendance), IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificates & documentation, Consideration for publishing in the IEREK ASTI series by Springer or IEREK Press.
    • Authors interested in only presenting their work at the conference or only registering for publication purposes  can refer to table C below. In both cases, the author(s) must register through the website.

B. Extra Fees

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'.


  • Authors may request that their kits be delivered, for an additional fee decided by the courier, and upon request through the conference email. Alternatively, authors can pick them up from one of IEREK’s offices in Germany or Egypt provided here with no additional charge.
  • For full paper extensions (if applicable), please read more in the Author Instructions tab.

Payment Terms and Guidelines:

  • 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, payment and consideration for publication, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed. See the ‘Refund Policy’ tab.
  • Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full/ extended paper can only be given after the peer review process.
  • If a submission has not been selected / has been rejected during peer review for the ASTI series by Springer, a refund will not be possible. However, its author(s) can choose to re-submit it to IEREK press for consideration.
  • Inclusion in the conference program, acceptance letters issuance and consideration for publication must be preceded by registration and payment completion.
  • Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):
    • Bank transfer
    • Online payment gateway (PayPal, JCB, AMEX)
    • Cash in IEREK branches
  • Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.
Livcom Awards

 

The 20th International Awards for Liveable Communities

In collaboration with the 3rd UTSN Conference

The International Awards for Liveable Communities is the world’s only Competition for local communities that focuses on environmental management and the creation of liveable communities. The objective of LivCom is to encourage best practice, innovation, and leadership in providing a vibrant, environmentally sustainable community that improves the quality of life.

IEREK collaborates with LivCom for the 4th time to help increase the international profile for your community and an opportunity to become aware of International Best Practices in the management of the local environment. There are five population categories in the Awards. Communities are not compared with others within their population category but are judged as to how they are performing in respect of the judging criteria within the cultural, political, economic, geographic, and climatic environment in which they are situated.

The submission for UTSN registrants/ attendees is free of charge.

Representing Cities & Categories

The cities that the authors present are evenly distributed among the continents. It would be best if the cities are from Europe which excels in the development of liveable cities, followed by cities from America, Oceania, Asia and Africa. 

Participant cities should cover the population categories of:

Category A

Up to 20,000

Category B

20,001 – 75,000

Category C

75,001 – 150,000

Category D

150,001 – 400,000

Category E

Over 400,000

 

LivCom Deadlines

Registration Deadline:15 February 2023

Submission Deadline: 1 March 2023

Online Presentation: 1 – 2 June 2023

Judging Criteria

Communities of different sizes and in different cultures have different structures and responsibilities. If, within a Judging Criterion, there is an area of activity that is not the direct responsibility of the community, it will be expected, both in the Written Submission and in the final stages of the Awards that it is demonstrated how the community makes use of opportunities to influence policies in these areas.

  1. Enhancement of the Landscapes and Public Spaces
  2. Arts, Culture and Heritage Management
  3. Environmental Protection and Green Economy
  4. Community Participation and Empowerment
  5. Healthy Lifestyle
  6. Sustainable Planning and Management Policies

 

Registration and Submission Process in Stages

Stage 1: Register

To register for the awards, complete the Registration Form and send it to [email protected] by 15 February 2023

 

Stage 2: Written Submission

The initial written submission should consist of:

Maximum of 4,000 words in English – not including titles/tables/headers etc.

Maximum of 24 photographs to be captioned and dated.

The submission should show how the city you nominated is addressing each of the above criteria. A community is defined as the whole area administered by the community criteria set out above.

The submissions submitted by the nominators should be written in accordance with the relevant requirements of the LivCom Awards. The cities nominated should cover the five demographic categories of A-E and the regions of Europe, Asia (excluding China), America, and Africa (below), after which the LivCom jury will make a preliminary evaluation of the submissions. 

Stage 3: Submissions

The practice case of the city in building livable communities prepared and structured around the six criteria of the LivCom Awards should be submitted as per the above instructions (within 4000 words) to [email protected] (CC [email protected]) by 1 March 2023

Stage 4: Judging

The Panel of Judges will review each submission at the Interim Judging stage and will select cities from each population category to make a Presentation at the LivCom Finals, to be held at the venue and during the dates quoted on the Registration Form.

Stage 5: Final Presentations

  • Presentations must be made in English.
  • Population Categories A, B, C, and D Presentations must not exceed 30 minutes. Appropriate equipment will be provided.
  • You will be permitted to use other visual aids, e.g. PowerPoint, during the Presentation. Other equipment must be supplied by the community.
  • At the end of each Presentation, the Judges will ask questions. If the assistance of an interpreter is required during the question period, you must provide the interpreter and extra time will be allowed.
  • Please confirm the city you nominate and fill out the nomination/registration form and send it to [email protected] before the deadline.