The Sudanese Institute of Architects (SIA), 4th Scientific and Professional Conference : Towards Sustainable Urban Development

Deadline: 15 May 2015 - 5:00pm

Dates: 9 - 11 November 2015


Where: Khartoum, Sudan

Venue: Friendship Hall

Conveners: Yahiya Abdelrahim Elhassan, President of the Sudanese Institute of Architects, Awadelkrim Mohamed Ahmed Conference President and Gamal Mahmoud Hamid Scientific Committee Chair

As the leading professional and scientific architectural institution in Sudan, the Sudanese Institute of Architects (SIA) organizes regularly scientific and professional conferences of international stature intended to present and discuss the emerging issues affecting the theories and practice of architecture and planning in Sudan and elsewhere. In November 2015 the SIA will organize an international conference under the title Towards Sustainable Urban Development that will be the fourth in its conference series. The objectives of the Conference are as follows:
1. To review critically and to contribute to the current thinking and debates about Sustainable Urban Development.
2. To assess the prevailing urbanization patterns, their manifestations and ramifications.
3. To explore the various facets of Sustainable Urban Development, namely, socio-cultural, managerial, technological and financial aspects.
4. To review the recent developments in sustainable housing and its pertinent issues.
5. To appraise the current status of professional practice in the fields of Sustainable Urban Development.
6. To learn from best Sustainable Urban Development practices locally, regionally and internationally.

The Conference themes are:
A. Urban Sustainability Challenges
B. Urbanization Patterns, Trends and Societal Needs
C. Sustainable Urban Planning and Design
D. Urban Infrastructure, Accessibility and Mobility
E. Sustainable Housing
F. Urban Management and Finance
G. Technologies for Sustainable Urban Development
H. Towards Sustainable Urban Development: Case Studies

In addition the Conference will feature Round Tables and Workshops designed to deliberate timely issues; as well as a venue through which Sudanese cities and states could showcase their achievements in terms of urban planning and design. You are cordially invited to submit abstracts in one or more of the above-listed themes, or their sub-themes. A scientific committee composed of leading urban experts and academics will select from the submitted abstracts the most pertinent ones that could be developed into full papers, which will undergo a second round of assessment by the Scientific Committee.

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