The 3rd Memaryate International Conference MIC 2019
13&14 March 2019
Architecture and Urban Safety and Wellbeing
Call for Papers
By 2050, the world's urban population is expected to nearly double. Populations, economic activities, social and cultural interactions are increasingly concentrated in cities, and pose massive sustainability challenges in terms of housing, infrastructure, basic services, food security, health, education, jobs, safety and human wellbeing, among others.
In this unprecedented era of increasing urbanization, and in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement, and other global development agreements and frameworks, the world have reached a critical point in understanding that cities can be the source of solutions to, rather than the cause of, the challenges that the world is facing today. If well-planned and managed, cities can be a powerful tool for sustainable development for both developing and developed countries.
The New Urban Agenda was adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador, on 20 October 2016 asserts the integration of inclusive measures for architecture and urban safety and wellbeing. It proposes measures to develop architectural and urban safety and well-being such as the prevention of crime and violence, including terrorism and violent extremism conducive to terrorism. The Agenda also addresses the crucial need for housing security and resilience, cities' health codes effectiveness, climate change and natural and man-made disaster management, food security and how to engage relevant local communities and non-governmental actors in developing strategies and initiatives serving Safety and human wellbeing objectives. However, there is still a need to develop ideas, initiatives, and debates around hardships encountering the effectiveness of those measures and how to put them in action.
MIC 2019 examines the formation and presentation of knowledge as well as the ethical considerations and potential risks, developing solutions, expertise and discussions with respect to important future development concepts: Architecture and Urban Safety and Wellbeing
Keeping up with technologies to adapt cities, buildings, and structures for Safety and Wellbeing challenges is the leading idea-motive of the conference. The stated objective point to the necessity of a multidisciplinary approach to this matter, identification and establishment of relationships between issues of technological development, environmental protection, and social change. Consequently, the conference program and research are based on the knowledge of several academic disciplines: engineering and technical sciences, cognitive sciences, humanities and social sciences.
The main tasks of the conference are defined in order to discuss the issues related to
- The future of society and places in relation to safety, economic, social, and physical wellbeing.
- Creation of city adaptable to future challenges, a creation of its facilities and infrastructure in line with needs of safety and wellbeing of their inhabitants,
- Planning and design strategies to help cities develop the necessary capacity to meet the different man-made or natural hazards, health, economic, and social challenges of the future,
- Development of institutions and regulations with an aim of creating a safe, sustainable, efficient, imaginable and livable environment, and
- Creation of favorable conditions for the advancement of innovation in architecture, urban, civil engineering and business to achieve a good quality of life.
- Having in mind the conference goals and objectives, MIC 2019 aims to to research and understand from the critical aspect the importance and role of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Urban design in the creation and advancement of safe and good life quality in cities through:
- Technological perspective and advancement
- Built environment perspective
- Local and National Government perspective
- Social perspective
- Economic perspective
- Security and safety perspectives, etc.
- Urban design
- Urban planning
- Industrial and architectural design
- Architectural and building technologies
- Cognitive based urban and Architectural studies
- Urban sociology
- History and philosophy of technology and places
- Innovation studies of Health, security and wellbeing
- Geodetic studies and contemporary cartography- Remote sensing, imaging and control
- Traffic and transportation studies and safety, quality, and advancement.
- Safety and security studies
1. Urban Design & planning, Safety &wellbeing
- Safeguarding the city image, identity and quality of place ( Place making/ Place keeping)
- Innovative Safety methods, technologies and applications for smart(er) cities
- Cities and empowerment and public participation, e-government – democratic cities
- Urban mobility, transport and traffic solutions
- Climate change, resilience of places and hazard risk management
- Heritage and tourism
- Urban safety
- Cities and health
- Landscape architecture and Natural based solutions for Human wellbeing
- Migration, multinational and multicultural societies and Urban Planning and safeguarding cultural Heritage and city identity.
2. Architecture Safety &wellbeing
- Architectural Design and New technologies in relation to safety, life standards, and amenities
- Innovative Safety methods, technologies and applications for Buildings safety and quality.
- Safe Building structures and materials capacity to face different forms of Hazards
- Safe Adaptive reuse of Buildings