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April 7-8 th

Welcome to Our Conference!

The First International Conference of Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning (ICSAUP):

The First International Conference of Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning aims to provide a platform for architects, planners, and other built environment professionals to present and debate ideas, experiences and innovation under the banner of sustainable development and one planet living. ICSAUP 2015 will offer a platform for sharing intelligence on what works and what does not by bringing together academics and practitioners from around the world.
Paper and submissions are invited that address the constraints and barriers affecting the implementation of sustainability in Jordan and the Arab World capturing material relevant to policy-making, practice and academia. The Conference will also stimulate solution-oriented practical methods for implementing sustainability and motivate more ideas and useful insights for future practice regarding architecture and urban planning within the context of sustainability in the Arab region and elsewhere. This will be done through a series of roundtables and hands on workshops led by practitioners and policy-makers.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Sustainability: from theory to implementation.
  • Urban Planning for Sustainability.
  • Design for Sustainability.
  • Sustainable Renovation and Restoration
  • Green Building (case studies).
  • Sustainability Assessment of Urban Communities.
  • Building Sustainability Assessment Methods.
  • Master Planning Process.
  • Sustainable Housing and Compact Urban Neighborhoods.
  • Whole Life Urban Sustainability and its Assessment.
  • Laws and Regulations for Sustainability.
  • Governance & Local Planning for Sustainability.
  • Changing Professional Practice: the search for new professionalism.

A four days workshop after the conference will be held to expose architecture students from national, and foreign universities to some methods that have been developed over the past 50 years to study the interaction between health,building, place, space, infrastructure and economic growth.