Posted on: 31st January, 2014
9th February, 2017
The School of The Built Environment and Architecture is delighted to host this conference organised by the interdisciplinary research organisation AMPS (Architecture, Media, Politics, Society) and offers an environmental critique of design and building practices, locally and globally.
This conference is concerned with the broad range of issues that affect the cities of advanced economies, the metropoles of new economic powerhouses, and the conurbations of the developing world. The conference seeks to share knowledge on various issues, such as: advances in the retrofitting of houses in the UK, new ideas for environmentally efficient buildings from Sweden, and the latest developments in Zero Carbon construction from the United States.
The conference welcomes international contributions from across sectors, such as: environmental engineers, sustainable architects, urban planners, infrastructure designers, building technologists, policy makers and others.
Within this context the variety of themes it suggests include (but are not limited to):
Sustainable construction; Eco-retrofitting; Resilience; Adapting to climate change; Building sustainability assessment tools; Construction Engineering; Eco-materials and technologies; Life cycle analysis etc.
Affordable housing; design for life; sustainable communities; effective public transit; low-tec, low-cost self -build, participatory planning; social inclusion etc.
This conference is open to engineers, designers, housing professionals, building industry representatives, contractors, policy makers, social scientists, planners, urban designers and more.
Submission deadline: 20 October 2016