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Constructing an Urban Future: the sustainability and resilience of cities – infrastructures, communities and architectures

18-19 March 2018
Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Constructing an Urban Future

  • About

    The conference is co-organised with AMPS

    Conference dates: 18-19 March 2018
    Abstract submission deadline: December 01, 2017
    Delegate fee: 350 USD

    In 2014 the World Urbanization Prospects published by the United Nations identified that we had already crossed the tipping point at which the majority of the peoples of the world live in cities. By 2050 it is expected to be 66 per cent of the world’s population. Already in many parts of the world, urban living is the dominant mode of existence.

    What this means for how we design and build the habitation centers of the future is fundamental. The homes we live may need to change as the density of life increases; our places of work may need rethinking as the home to work commute becomes impossible; minimizing the environmental impacts of travel in denser and expanded cities will be essential; the planning of infrastructures to supply basic needs such as water will be on the agenda; energy consumption in both the domestic and industrial sectors needs control.

    Not only are these problems complex due to the interconnected nature of every issue at play, they are further complicated by the diverse scenarios we need to consider from a global perspective.

    This conference embraces this complexity and the need to bring minds, disciplines, researchers and professionals together, rethinking the range of interconnected issues involved in the sustainability and reliance of our urban environments.

  • Call of Papers

    We welcome submissions on any research pertaining to the conference themes

    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
  • Organizers

    The conference is a joint effort between ADU and AMPS

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    "THE SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE OF CITIES – INFRASTRUCTURES, COMMUNITIES AND ARCHITECTURES. 18-19 March 2018. Abu Dhabi University" Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2017, is organised by:

     
    Associated publications
    • Academic Journal: Architecture_MPS
    • UCL Books Series: Housing – Critical Futures
    • Libri Book Series – Housing the Future
    The event and publications form part of a broader UK-wide series.
  • Venue



    The conference is held at Abu Dhabi University – Abu Dhabi, UAE

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    1. Conference venue 

    The conference is co-organised between ADU and AMPS. It will be hosted at:

    Abu Dhabi University

    College of Engineering, Department of Architecture and Environmental Design.E22 Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Rd,  Khalifa City - P.O Box 59911, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

    Tel: +971 (2) 501-5555 (Toll Free 800-23968) or +971509946062 See our maps for directions.


    2. Getting Here

    The university is on the outskirts of the city of Abu Dhabi. Approximately 25km from the city center. 

    Public transport is available but is limited. More information is available in the link below: 

    https://www.dot.abudhabi.ae/en/info/Public_Transport

    Most visitors currently come by taxi. From the city center, this will take approximately 25 minutes and will cost $15 USD approximately.

    The Park Rotana is our recommended hotel for delegates. It is closer to the university. A taxi from there will take approximately 15-20 minutes. It will cost around $8-10 USD.

    Taxi companies: National Taxi, Tel: 600535353, Website: www.nationaltaxi.ae

    Free Shuttle bus will be available during the 2 days conference to drop the visitors from the city and Park Rotana Hotel to Abu Dhabi University.

     

    3. Hotels

    For local hotel deals via the internet visit Trivago, type the location as Abu Dhabi and add your preferred dates.

    The closest hotel to the ADU campus is:

    Park Rotana
    Adress: Khalifa Park Road - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates. 
    Tel: +971 2 657 333
    See maps for directions
    • Special rates in Park Rotana Hotel for delegates in Single and double rooms including breakfast
    • If any of the delegates would like to book the rooms please send an email to res.park@rotana.com copying manal.amraoui@rotana.com


    Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana 

    For our guests loving staying in the heart of Abu Dhabi, Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana is strategically situated in Downtown Abu Dhabi with unobstructed views over the city. The deluxe apartment hotel is ideally placed within walking distance of the Corniche park, banks, and shopping malls. The hotel is 30 minutes away from Abu Dhabi Airport.

    Al Maha Arjan offers rooms of 36 SQM to our guests for special rates of 95 USD/night & 105 USD/night with breakfast.

    Abu Dhabi University will provide a shuttle bus from the hotel to the university during the two days of the conference. The Bus should move to ADU at 8:00 am

    For reservation, indicate your status as a speaker in the conference and email:

    resevations.almaha@rotana.com  or  ali.mohamed@rotana.com


    For more information on registration payments, hotels or travel email:
    adu-amps-info@adu.ac.ae

    For more information on the registration and review process, conference themes and publications email: events@architecturemps.com

     

    4. Tourist Information

    For more details things to do during your trip see:

    Official Tourist Information: https://visitabudhabi.ae/us-en/default.aspx

    Visitor Information centers: https://visitabudhabi.ae/en/travel/essential.info/visitor.information.centres.aspx

    Tours of Abu Dhabi: https://www.abudhabi.com/

    For more details on things of architectural, construction and urban design interest, see:

    Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/tag/abu-dhabi/

    ADU will organize an Architectural Tour including Le Louvre Abu Dhabi, details will be communicated later. 

  • Registration

    Registration fees: USD 350 per paper per person

    Option 1: PayPal

    To pay using your Paypal account please make payments to jerick.inuyay@adu.ac.ae. If you require guidance, use the instructions in the following link Click here

    Option 2: Bank Transfer

    Please make the payment by wire transfer.  The bank details are as follows:

    Account Name: Abu Dhabi University, LLC
    Account No: 10404447
    Swift Code: ABDIAEAD
    IBAN: AE560500000000010404447
    Bank: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
    Branch: Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Reference: URBAN

     

    Surcharge for bank transfers must be paid by the applicants.

     

    Please be sure to use the reference “URBAN” for the payment and kindly provide a copy of the transfer receipt to EMAIL ID: adu.amps.info@adu.ac.ae and clearly indicate the name of the delegate and the title of the paper this refers to.

Events

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2nd ADU Science fair May 15, 2018 to May 15, 2018
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Graduation Ceremony May 13, 2018 to May 13, 2018
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Open House and Parents Day May 12, 2018 to May 12, 2018

Reach Us

Abu Dhabi Campus

P.O Box 59911, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Al Ain Campus

P.O Box 1790, Al Ain, UAE

Toll Free Number:
800-ADYOU (800-23968)

International Students:
+971 2 5015802

Email: admissions@adu.ac.ae