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.
- 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
- 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.witpress.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://journals.witpress.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.witpress.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.