Special Issues

 1st AE’18 Conference,  Educational Pursuits and Experiences , IKU Department of architecture

15-16 November 2018 , Famagusta, North Cyprous 

Focus Theme

The theme of the 1st AE’18 Conference follows the current educational pursuits and experiences focusing on methodologies, research and experiences in architectural education based on discussions related with whether architecture can be considered as an ‘applied science’, a ‘social science’ or an ‘applied social science’.

Schools of Architecture are not only training students for the real world of practice, but also providing an environment for a wide range of related and divergent fields of critical thinking. Students deal with the practice and theory of architecture through design studios, lectures and workshops at schools. The approaches to achieve this outcome have varied through the history of architectural education. For example, the present mission of universities in Turkey, in general, is to develop creative, responsible and innovative solutions to emerging global challenges. Education in universities is undertaken according to concepts such as innovation, entrepreneurism, research and development activities, research laboratories and corporate partners, patents and technological advances etc.

In this conference, contributors from various fields of architectural education in different parts of the world are expected to share their experiences, so that the process and outcomes of different approaches can be compared. We invite proposals for paper presentations and poster presentations addressing one of the following themes under the main topic of education:

Theme

  • Syllabus Design
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches
  • Educational Methods in Architecture as an Applied Science
  • Educational Methods in Architecture as a Social Science
  • Educational Methods in Architecture as an Applied Social Science
  • Paradigms for Design Studio Education/The Dilemma Between Fantasy and Reality
  • Educator as a Researcher in Architectural Education
  • Interaction between Social Context and Education
  • Design Thinking
  • Entrepreneurism in Design Education
  • Maker Laboratories in Design Education
  • Patents in Building Science
  • Relations with External Stakeholders
  • Visual Culture in Architectural Education
  • Collaboration with Industry
  • Collaboration with Community
  • Social Responsibility Projects and Participatory Practices

 Author’s Instructions

Abstracts for virtual and poster presentation up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be submitted to architecturalepisodes@gmail.com. The abstract should include the purpose of research, research method and conclusions together with 5 keywords.

After you have received the acceptance of your abstract, please continue to write your full paper with the requested template (please download)

Deadlines

Abstract Submission Deadline:

June 08, 2018

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:

July 13, 2018

Full Paper Submission Deadline:

September 21, 2018

Registration Deadline for Authors:

October 01, 2018

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4- 1st International Conference of Contemporary Affairs on Architecture and Urbanism

The 1st International Conference of Contemporary Affairs in Architecture and Urbanism is organized by Girne American University with the collaboration of open house international journal and the international journal of contemporary urban affairs.

The Conference brings together all the theories, manifestos and methodologies on contemporary architecture and urban spaces to raise the understanding for the future of architectural and urban planning. Overall, the Conference of contemporary architecture and urban affairs aimed to establish a bridge between theory and practice in the built environment. Thus, it reports on the latest research findings and innovative approaches, methodologies for creating, assessing, and understanding of contemporary built environments.

*12 of the selected papers will be published in SSCI (Social Sciences Citation Index) and Arts & Humanities Citation Indexed journal with the name of Open House International (Volume 43 Number 4). See http://www.openhouse-int.com/ (There will be a registration fee for this journal which will announce upon your request ).

*24 of the other selected papers will be published in the International Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs (Volume 3 Number 1) which is indexed in Crossref, Citefactore, and Google Scholar. www.ijcua.com

The Scopes of the conference include but are not limited to:

Architecture and Technology

Environmental Sustainability

Smart Buildings

Sustainable Design

Green Architecture and Urban Planning

Climate and building

New Technologies 

Climate Change Adaptation

Sustainability and Urban Design

Landscape Architecture and Urbanism

Sustainable Urban Development

Urban ecology

Housing and Urban Environments

Urban Aesthetics

New Urbanism

Urban Transport planning, management, and strategies

Disaster Risk Management

Regeneration and Urban Renewal

Urban Sprawl 

Healthy and Productive Economy

 Chemicals, Waste and Air Quality 

Heritage and Cultural Landscapes

 -Revitalization

- Gentrification

-Adaptive reuse

-Morphology

Habitat Studies / Infra Habitation

Infra Habitation

-Emerging cities

-Gated communities

- Conflict and divided territories.

- Slums

-Affordable houses.

 -Resilience,  Disaster and Conflicts

 

Submit your abstract and/or full paper by sending to:   admin@iccaua.com   /  iccaua2018@gmail.com  

 

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3- Mediterranean port cities studies. Last trends

         As the Editor-in-chief of the journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs it is my pleasure to invite you to share your studies on “Mediterranean port cities” from the portal of Contemporary Urban Affairs (JCUA). The invited editor of this Special issue (Vol. 2 No. 2) will be Prof. José Manuel Pagés Madrigal from the University of Genova, Italy.

Mediterranean basin was identified as the birth of the occidental cultural, coming from a cultural crossroad. Cities were the basis for the antrophization of a large territory, starting from Iranian and Iraqi territories till arriving on the west side till the Mediterranean Sea. Ports played an important role in the expansion of the cultures with the commerce as the basis for improving the relation among the several cultures. Port-cities arose as the formal expression of the several cultures, interpreting in different ways the relationship between ground and water.

Pot cities were, in the end, the catalyst of the crossroads, reflecting the consequences of this progressive sharing process. Cities, as a spatial notion, were the common reference of political systems and supported the social evolution till the arriving to the State as the mature entity. Ancient Greece was the scenario of a progressive complexity of the Institutions. Family communities evolved till forming the polis, as the first social community, after the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations. Republic was one of the “modus governandi”, later on extrapolated to Roman Empire. Republics were in such cases exclusively based on the cities, like the Italian Renaissance Republics, as the territorial governance expanded till 19th century.

Urban and port forms evolved accordingly in an interesting process with complex results within a diversity always referring a common point: the relationship between ground and water.

Multiple studies were produced along History form uncountable perspectives. Most of the studies came from the respective local perspectives, as the basis for a larger scale approach.

A smaller number of studies were focused on the comprehensive vision of Mediterranean as a port-cities system.

It is then up to scholars of the several tendencies, proponents of articles, to identify at various scales of the urban network. Several topics are proposed, never acting as restrictions, but as a provocation of a scientific debate:

  • Mediterranean port-cities, which futures?
  • Port-cities and hinterlands
  • Relations between port and the city, which next steps in this complex historical debate
  • Ports retrofitting: New opportunities for the port-cities relations
  • Port-city resilience

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2- EEE 2017 : Third International Conference on Environment, Engineering & Energy ,Toronto, Canada

The Unique Conference, Canada and the International Center for Research & Development are proud to announce the Third International Conference on Environment, Engineering & Energy 2017 (EEE 2017) which will be held on 16-17 September 2017 at the  Chestnut Conference Centre, University of Toronto, Canada.

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1- Sixth International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation 2017, Toronto, Canada

Climate Change Adaptation 2017 is an interactive platform to connect and reconnect colleagues around the world. You can meet participants from 2012, 2013, 2014,2015 and 2016 conferences as well as new participants in this conference. CCA 2017 conference is the premier knowledge building event in Canada.

Climate Change Adaptation is your place for  building relationships with others who excel in Adaptation strategies. Learn about best practices, and  establish  network with future collaborators in the Climate Change domain.

Key Benefits for Participants

  •     Enhance your knowledge on  Climate Change issues around the globe
  •     Publish your papers online with a Canadian ISBN number.
  •     Opportunity to clarify your concerns with panel of academic experts
  •     Opportunity to meet  renowned persons and board of academic experts and researchers
  •     Recognition of your work on an international platform as a participant or paper/poster presenter.
  •     All accepted papers  will be published in the conference proceedings online version
  •     Experience natural and beautiful environment in Canada
  •     Identify your future collaborative partnerships among international, vibrant and scholarly