First International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design (1-ICAUD)

Venue: Epoka University Campus

Location: Tirana, Albania

Event Date/Time: Apr 19, 2012 End Date/Time: Apr 21, 2012
Registration Date: Mar 15, 2012
Early Registration Date: Mar 15, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Mar 07, 2012
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Welcome to 1-ICAUD!

On behalf of Epoka University and the Polytechnic University of Tirana, we are pleased to invite you to attend the First International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design, which will be held at Epoka University in Tirana, Albania on April 19-21, 2012.

We expect an international audience of about 150 persons, including academics, practicing architects, urban designers, and planners.

You are invited to submit an abstract and / or poster proposal to one of the conference tracks listed below:

•Architectural history and historic preservation
•Green building technologies and materials
•User-friendly public spaces
•Architecture & urban design education
•Construction management
•Information technology in architecture & urban design

Abstracts are limited to a maximum of 500 words. The conference language is English. Please use the Abstract and Poster Template provided here. Abstracts must be submitted for review by January 15, 2012. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings. Each participant can submit a maximum of 2 papers.

Keynote speakers:

- Prof. Dr. Ardeshir Mahdavi, Technical University of Vienna, Austria.
- Prof. Dr. Giorgio Gianighian, University of Venice, Italy.
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ilknur Kolay, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.
- Prof. Dr. Aspa Gospodini, University of Thessaly, Athens, Greece.
- Adj. Assist. Prof. Dr. Deike Peters, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.
- Assist. Prof. Dr. Martino Tattara, Berlage Institute, Rotterdam, Holland.
- Dr. Paola Ardizzola, MuseoArchitetturaArte, Pescara, Italy.
- Mirela Kamberi, United Nations Development Programme, Albania.
- Christos Passas, Zaha Hadid Architects & Architectural Association, London, UK.

Over the past twenty years, Tirana, the capital of Albania, has evolved into a dense, compact, and vibrant city of almost one million people, full of shops, cafes, restaurants, music, colorful buildings, and street life. At the same time, it is choked with automobile traffic, its older façades are crumbling down, and the traditional housing stock is being eroded to make room for condominium buildings. Sustainable construction technologies are in their infancy. High-tech high-rise architecture is juxtaposed with small scale informal additions to communist-era housing units and pre-communist oriental and Western neoclassic homes. While there is much private wealth in the country, the public sector has limited resources. This set of circumstances makes Tirana a very interesting laboratory for architects and urban designers & planners, and an enjoyable place to visit.

We appreciate your interest in 1-ICAUD and look forward to seeing you at Epoka University.

1-ICAUD Organizing Committee
Department of Architecture, Epoka University
Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Polytechnic University of Tirana


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Additional Information

Registration Fees: International participants, until March 15, 2012: 120 Euro International participants, after March 15, 2012: 150 Euro Albanian participants, until March 15, 2012: 60 Euro Albanian participants, after March 15, 2012: 75 Euro