8th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability 2013

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  • The 8th Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Urban Regen­er­a­tion and Sub­stain­abil­ity 2013 aims to address the many inter-​related aspects of the urban envi­ron­ment from trans­port and mobil­ity to social exclu­sion and crime pre­ven­tion. The meet­ing will build on the con­tri­bu­tions made in pre­vi­ous con­fer­ences, which suc­cess­fully man­aged to pro­vide an inter­na­tional view of the prob­lems fac­ing mod­ern cities and their solutions.

    The Sus­tain­able City 2013 fol­lows seven very suc­cess­ful meet­ings held in Rio (2000); Segovia (2002); Siena (2004); Tallinn (2006); Skiathos (2008); A Coruña (2010); and Ancona (2012) and will be held Decem­ber 3 – 5, 2013 in Putra­java, Malaysia. The con­fer­ences attracted a large num­ber of con­tri­bu­tions from par­tic­i­pants from dif­fer­ent back­grounds and coun­tries. The vari­ety of top­ics and expe­ri­ences is one of the main rea­sons behind the suc­cess of the series.

    This series of con­fer­ences addresses the mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary aspects of urban plan­ning, a result of the increas­ing size of the cities, the amount of resources and ser­vices requested and the com­plex­ity of mod­ern society.

    Urban areas pro­duce a series of envi­ron­men­tal chal­lenges aris­ing from the con­sump­tion of nat­ural resources and the sub­se­quent gen­er­a­tion of waste and pol­lu­tion, con­tribut­ing to the devel­op­ment of social and eco­nomic imbal­ances. All these prob­lems, which con­tinue to grow in our soci­ety, require the devel­op­ment of new solutions.

    The chal­lenge of plan­ning sus­tain­able con­tem­po­rary cities lies in con­sid­er­ing the dynam­ics of urban sys­tems, exchange of energy and mat­ter, and the func­tion and main­te­nance of ordered struc­tures directly or indi­rectly sup­plied and main­tained by nat­ural sys­tems. The task of researchers, aware of the com­plex­ity of the con­tem­po­rary city, is to improve the capac­ity to man­age human activ­i­ties, pur­su­ing wel­fare and pros­per­ity in sus­tain­able cities.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    • Plan­ning, devel­op­ment and management
    • The com­mu­nity and the city
    • Urban strate­gies
    • Land­scape plan­ning and design
    • Urban­iza­tion of rural areas
    • Archi­tec­tural issues
    • Cul­tural her­itage issues
    • Waste man­age­ment
    • Case stud­ies
    • Envi­ron­men­tal management
    • Sus­tain­able energy and the city
    • Trans­porta­tion
    • Intel­li­gent envi­ron­ments and emerg­ing technologies
    • Urban metab­o­lism
    • Water­front developments
    • Plan­ning for risk
    • Qual­ity of life
    • Infra­struc­tures and social services
    • Sus­tain­able urban tourism
    • Ver­nac­u­lar architecture
    • Plan­ning for risk and nat­ural hazards

    Abstract and Paper Sub­mis­sion Information

    Papers are invited on the top­ics out­lined and oth­ers falling within the scope of the meet­ing. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sub­mit­ted as soon as pos­si­ble. Abstracts should clearly state the pur­pose, results and con­clu­sions of the work to be described in the final paper.

    We strongly encour­age the sub­mis­sion of abstracts elec­tron­i­cally, by click­ing on the ‘Sub­mit an Abstract’ but­ton found at the top and bot­tom of this page. If you pre­fer, abstracts can be sent by email, fax or mail to the Con­fer­ence Sec­re­tariat. Details can be found on the left side of this page. Please include your name, full address and con­fer­ence topic on all submissions.

    Final accep­tance will be based on the full-​length paper, which if accepted for pub­li­ca­tion, must be pre­sented at the con­fer­ence. The lan­guage of the con­fer­ence will be Eng­lish. The paper dead­line will be advised after sub­mis­sion of abstracts.

    Ben­e­fits of Attending

    • Con­fer­ence Books Papers are pub­lished in paper and dig­i­tal for­mat and widely dis­trib­uted through­out the world. Del­e­gates will receive a copy of the book in dig­i­tal for­mat on a USB flash drive includ­ing pre­vi­ous pro­ceed­ings from this con­fer­ence series. Con­versely hard copies of the book will be avail­able if pref­ered, upon request.
    • Book Dis­sem­i­na­tion WIT Press ensures max­i­mum dis­sem­i­na­tion of your research through­out the world through its own offices in Europe, the USA and its exten­sive inter­na­tional dis­tri­b­u­tion network.
    • Dig­i­tal Archive All papers in the con­fer­ence books are per­ma­nently archived at http://​library​.wit​press​.com where they are avail­able to the inter­na­tional community.
    • Open Access Open Access allows for the full paper to be down­loaded from the WIT eLi­brary archives, offer­ing max­i­mum dis­sem­i­na­tion. Del­e­gates who opt for Open Access will receive a col­lec­tion of books on related fields on a USB flash drive at registration.
    • Jour­nal Papers Pre­sen­ters at WIT con­fer­ences will be invited to sub­mit an extended ver­sion of their con­fer­ence paper to one of the Inter­na­tional Sci­en­tific Jour­nals edited by the Wes­sex Insti­tute. http://​jour​nals​.wit​press​.com
    • Net­work­ing Par­tic­i­pants can present their research and inter­act with experts from around the world, becom­ing part of a unique community.

    Pub­li­ca­tion of Papers

    Papers pre­sented at Sus­tain­able City 2013 will appear in a vol­ume of WIT Trans­ac­tions on Ecol­ogy and the Envi­ron­ment (ISSN: 1746-​448X, Dig­i­tal ISSN: 1743 – 3541).

    All con­fer­ence papers are archived online at http://​library​.wit​press​.com where they are imme­di­ately and per­ma­nently avail­able to the inter­na­tional sci­en­tific community.

    Papers pre­sented at Wes­sex Insti­tute con­fer­ences are ref­er­enced by Cross­Ref and reg­u­larly appear in notable reviews, pub­li­ca­tions and data­bases, includ­ing ref­er­enc­ing and abstract ser­vices such as SCO­PUS, Com­pen­dex, ISI Web of Knowl­edge, Index to Sci­en­tific and Tech­ni­cal Pro­ceed­ings, Pro­Quest and Scitech Book News. All con­fer­ence books are archived in the British Library and Amer­i­can Library of Con­gress.
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