The environmental problems in contemporary society today have their origin in the industrial revolution that began in the eighteenth century, when, amid air pollution and lack of the public hygiene measures, very poor living conditions were created due to the rapid growth of population. Now that industrial productions and distributions are quickly becoming globalized, there is hardly any part of the world that is free from the unwanted environmental impacts. The problems of pollution, energy consumption, as well as living conditions have become critical issues. These issues, together with the rapid growth of the world population, have created problems that in many ways exceed the earth’s capacity to deal with the problems and requires us to think about sustainable building, city and community.

The word “environment” means “everything that surrounds earth’s inhabitants and affects them in many different ways”; the idea of environment can be understood within a series of micro, mezzo, and macro meanings. Built environment, such as buildings, can be considered as the first environmental layer of human’s life. Beyond the building, there are natural and social environments. Buildings, neighbourhoods, towns, cities and regions should be seen as interconnected global environment through the worldwide flow of resources. Understanding issues of micro, mezzo and macro environments is important in creating sustainable living environments.

Looking into the causes of the environmental problems on daily basis, one may consider that many of them are derived from the day-to-day life styles and the patterns of consumption. The fresh approaches to address problems related to the limited capacity of the environment and the creation good quality of life are in highly demand. New sets of architectural research, community practices, city planning are emerging at all scales – from the scale of individual buildings to the city-scales.

The conference provides a forum to examine and discuss research, proposed solution, and methods to implement sustainable development, and to stimulate more ideas and useful insights regarding architecture and urban development within the context of sustainability.



  • Sustainability Urban Planning & Urban Design
  • Compact Urban Neighbourhoods and Sustainable Housing
  • Human Behaviour, Changing Lifestyle and Architecture
  • Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Eco-Tourism
  • City, Community, and Public Space for Livable Urban and Rural Environments


Online Submission

Papers must be submitted through Easy Chair submission system.

Full paper guidelines

  • The submitted fullpaper (five to six A4 pages) must be written in English.
  • It should provide the objective of the study, the methods, the results, and discussion.
  • Please kindly update the format of your full paper using the template.


Items Deadline
Full Paper Submission 31 May 2019
Notification of Acceptance 21 June 2019
Deadline for Early Bird Registration 1 June 2019
Deadline for Final Registration 22 June 2019
Conference Date 22-24 July 2019

International advisory board

Prof . Christopher Silver, PhD,
Professor Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida

Prof. Dr. Akiko Okabe,
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Prof. Deden Rukmana, PhD,
Chair, Department of Community and Regional Planning, Alabama A&M University