CALL FOR PAPER: Green Urbanism 2019 calls scholars to join the quest for sustainability & resilience

The 3 days' International Conference in the ancient city of Rome in Italy from 11th – 13th December 2019 aims to achieve sustainability and resilience of urban environments as those are the key challenges of our time. Call for the papers is now open, you can submit your abstract or full research paper from Devdiscourse as well.

This conference is a way to deal with limited resources as well as the need for adaptation to the effects of a changing climate and urban environments as they are increasingly questioning the sustainability and resilience of urban environments and infrastructure systems.

The world is in the midst of a disturbance of a growing, consuming population, and environmental degradation, which produces many environmental challenges such as global climate change, excessive fossil fuel dependency and the growing demand for energy, all likely to be major challenges and ones of the greatest problems facing humanity nowadays. The majority of the world cities are confronted with similar and comparable challenges, including for instance increases in resource consumption, mobility demand, pollution, urban sprawl, social inequities, and erosion of fertile topsoil and depletion of ecosystems. Since its early days, the discourse around "smart cities" has included environmental sustainability as one of its core principles.

In this context, urban design is the fundamental principle of how to shape our cities. Because almost half of the energy consumed is used in cities and urban built-up areas, it is necessary to avoid mistakes in urban design at the early stages in order to own more sustainable cities. Green Urbanism reflects upon practical strategies focusing on increasing sustainability beyond and within the scope of individual buildings. The conference discusses how urbanism is affected by the paradigms of ecology and how smart and green concepts, systems, and interventions could truly constitute to the construction, management, operation and maintenance of sustainable and resilient urban cities, in the framework of both new urban developments and the transformation of existing urban environments.

The significance of this conference lies in the pressing need for the integration of sustainability principles in the urban design process of cities and the general need for sustainable city development. It will be of particular relevance to the rapid urban growth of developing cities. As with the conference theme, the metaphor of green urbanism should inspire our imagination and reflection toward sustainable and resilient urbanism.

Conference Topics

  1. City Urban Form and Natural Resources
  2. Urbanization of Rural Area: Energy, water and food security
  3. Strengthening the Connection between City Center and its Gateways
  4. Sustainable Public Transportation and Mobility Systems
  5. Creative Environments: Sustainable Places of Living, Working and Recreation
  6. Green Infrastructures and Social Services
  7. Green Buildings: Designing Buildings with Nature and with Technologies
  8. Energy-efficiency in the Built Environment
  9. Waste Management, Pollution and Health Risks
  10. Climate Responsive Architecture: Solar Architecture and Renewable Energies
  11. Green Buildings and districts in passive designs: Daylight in Buildings and Nature Ventilation
  12. Innovative and Eco-friendly Materials for the Building Envelope
  13. Strategies for new cities proposals in developing countries
  14. Towards Zero-waste city
  15. Landscape, gardens, streetscapes and urban biodiversity
  16. Water, Local food and short supply chains
  17. Formulating the Principles of Green Urbanism
  18. Urban governance, leadership and best practice in education, research and knowledge
  19. Urban Sprawl
  20. Smart Cities
  21. Urban Environments
  22. Resilient Urbanism

Research Publication

Since scientific research publication is considered the most prestigious and productive means of disseminating (spread/disperse) the results of the research, all accepted proceedings (research papers) will get published in a high-quality peer-reviewed and refereed international journals...

  • ARChiveBy default, all accepted papers (proceedings) will be published in "ARChive" hosted by "SSRN by ELSEVIER".

    "ARChive" is an international journal published on behalf of researchers that perpetually make an effort to contribute to their fields. It serves to cultivate, propagate, and essentially archive academic research that has been authored and submitted for an academic conference.

  • Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI)On the other hand, high-quality manuscripts (research papers) will be published in a book series by our esteemed publisher partner "Springer" , instead of ARChive Journal.
  • ASTI is a series of peer-reviewed books based on the best studies on emerging research that redefines existing disciplinary boundaries in science, technology, and innovation (STI) in order to develop integrated concepts for sustainable development.
Deadline/closing date: 
Friday, September 20, 2019