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Constructing an Urban Future

March 18, 2018 - March 19, 2018

Constructing an Urban Future

Location: Abu Dhabi University

The sustainability and resilience of cities

All about infrastructures, communities and architectures.

This constructing conference brings together academics from across the world around the issues of sustainability and resilience in cities. It is multi-disciplinary and invites architects, planners, engineers and urban designers. It also welcomes geographers, sociologists, urban economists, housing specialists, and more.

The reason for bringing these disciplines together around the sustainability and resilience of cities is simple: we cannot solve problems in isolation.

Constructing the urban future

Full Call and Registration

The conference, co-organised with AMPS, welcomes case studies, design proposals, research projects, investigative papers and theoretical considerations on the conference themes in various formats:

  • Conference presentations (20 minutes)
  • Written papers (3,000 words)
  • Alternative proposals: Pecha Kucha, short films, photo essays etc.
  • In-person and virtual presentations (via Skype, etc.)

Delegates are given the option to present their work at conference either with or without an accompanying full written paper.

3,000 word papers will be published online and later in an ebook. Subject to review, selected authors will be invited to develop longer versions of their papers for Special Issues of the Architecture_MPS journal.

All abstracts and papers are fully double blind peer-reviewed.
The deadline for submission is Sunday, December 01, 2017. For more details and a submission form, please see the

full conference call at AMPS or email events@architecturemps.com



To stimulate critical debate about the standard practices dominating the built environment this conference is deliberately interdisciplinary. It seeks perspectives from architects, urban designers, planners, human geographers, sociologists, media specialists and more. These areas form broad strands that will be sub divided into smaller thematic sections.

To make the event as inclusive as possible, delegates can attend in-person but can also avoid travel costs by making their presentation as a pre-recorded film. It will be permanently available via the AMPS Youtube channel. Alternatively, they can present virtually via skype. In all cases, written papers are also acceptable.


March 18, 2018
March 19, 2018
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Abu Dhabi University
800-ADYOU (800-23968)


Abu Dhabi University College of Engineering
P.O Box 59911, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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800-ADYOU (800-23968)