Introduction

This Conference is a part of knowledge dissemination under the URGENT Project (Urban Resilience and Adaptation for India and Mongolia: curricula, capacity, ICT and stakeholder collaboration to support green & blue infrastructure and nature-based solutions). The URGENT Project is co-funded by ERASMUS+ and European Union. Involving 16 organisations and institutions from 5 different countries across Europe and Asia. The URGENT Project aims to contribute to the capacity building between academics and other stakeholders.

Floods, droughts, heatwaves, and other extreme conditions are immediate dangers to all species. The potential role of green and blue spaces to solve these difficulties and reduce their frequencies with Blue and Green Infrastructure (BGI) and Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) is gaining momentum. Unlike many constructed solutions, they offer the ability to address both climate mitigation and adaptation concerns at a minimal cost while also providing several additional advantages to people and the environment (Seddon et al., 2020). BGI and NBS supplement and, in some cases, completely replace the requirement for grey infrastructure by combining urban hydrological functions (blue infrastructure) with plant systems (green infrastructure). (Dreiseitl & Wanschura, 2016).

Institute of Architecture & Planning, Nirma University organized the first International Conference on ‘Future is Urban’: Liveability, Resilience & Resource conservation(ICFU’21) from December 16 to 18, 2021. This conference was enriched with the deliberations & august presence of leading Scholars, Academicians and Experts from across the globe in the field of Urban Planning, Urban Design & Architecture.

The second International Conference on Future is Urban 2022 (ICFU’22) aims to create a platform for scholars, academics, practitioners and other experts from the field of Urban Planning, Ecology, Infrastructure, Urban Design, Architecture and Technology and other multi-disciplinary emerging research areas with issues and concerns related to the environment are shared and deliberated. The ICFU’22 hopes to add a step toward creating a more sustainable, resilient and liveable urban future for all of us.

Selected peer reviewed papers will be published in a Scopus or Web of Science indexed edited volume.

Patrons


Shri K. K. Patel
Vice President, Nirma University


Dr. Anup K. Singh
Director General, Nirma University

Chairman

Prof. Utpal Sharma
Director, Institute of Architecture and Planning, Nirma University

The second International Conference on Future is Urban 2022 (ICFU’22) aims to create a platform for scholars, academics, practitioners and other experts from the field of Urban Planning, Ecology, Infrastructure, Urban Design, Architecture and Technology and other multi-disciplinary emerging research areas with issues and concerns related to the environment are shared and deliberated. The ICFU’22 hopes to add a step toward creating a more sustainable, resilient and liveable urban future for all of us.

The theme focuses on science, policy and management for mitigation and adaptationn of innovative approaches to address issues affecting urban areas including coastal and marine NBS.
Keywords: Urban Design, Urban Planning, Mitigating Disaster, Climate Change, Coastal and Marine NBS,Smart Green and Blue Urban Planning

The theme will delve into understanding the synergy in Nature Based Solutions (NBS) with focus on ecology and management of urban and peri-urban greens.
Keywords: Ecology, Urban Forestry, Urban Agriculture, Integrative Smart Green and Blue Urban Planningg approaches, Environment and Ecosystem Services.

The theme will explore participatory, technical and institutional framework approach to manage natural resources.
Keywords: Public Participation, Information Communication Tools (ICT), Institutional Framework, Science, Management and policy.


Dr. Anup K. Singh
Director General, Nirma University


Prof. Utpal Sharma
Director, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


Prof. Kalev Sepp
Professor and Head of the Department of Environmental Protection and Landscape
Estonian University of Life Sciences


Dr. Daniele La Rosa
Associate Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Catania


Ochir Altansukh
Professor, National University of Mongolia


Prof. N.A. Ganai
Vice Chancellor Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Kashmir

Dr. Mathimaran Natarajan
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University


Dr. Swati Kothary
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


Dr. Anton Shkaruba
Senior Researcher, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences


Prof.Jayakumar
Professor, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University


Mr. Loveleen Garg
Gujarat International Finance Tec City Company Limited (GIFT), Gandhinagar


Arjan de Groot
Scientific Researcher at Institute for Geosciences and Geography, Martin Luther University


Prof.Foram Bhavsar
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


Mr. Rakesh Kumar Patra
Gujarat International Finance Tec City Company Limited (GIFT), Gandhinagar


Prof.Pooja Raval
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,Nirma University


Ms.Utsavi Shah
Research Assistant, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University

Dr. Riccardo Privitera
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania (Italy)

Prof. B.Bayarkhuu
Head of department, professor (Official) and Manager (under URGENT Project)


Prof. Utpal Sharma
Director, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


Dr. Swati Kothary
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


Prof. P. K. Joshi
Jawaharlal Nehru University


Prof.Vibha Gajjar
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,Nirma University


Dr. Debjani Ghosh
Associate Professor, National Institute of Urban Affairs


Prof.Akhlaq Wani
Head, Division of Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Forestry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Srinagar J&K


Prof.D.Banzragch
Associate Professor, Mongolian University of Life Sciences


Prof. Batsuren Dorjsuren
Associate Professor,Department of Environment and Forest Engineering,
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
National University of Mongolia


Dr. Deep Narayan Pandey, JNU
Jawaharlal Nehru University


Mr. Sarath Babu M G
Lead – Technology, Data Solutions and Innovation, National Institute of Urban Affairs


Prof. P. K. Joshi
Jawaharlal Nehru University


Prof.Vibha Gajjar
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,Nirma University


Prof.Prachi Patel
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


Dr. Neeru Bansal
Expert Advisor under URGENT Project, Nirma University


Prof.Shweta Suhane
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


Dr. Gurjeet Kaur
Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Pondicherry University


Dr MM Anees
Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi


Dr Susanta Mahato
Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi


Kh. Munkhtuvshin
Expert Advisor under URGENT Project, Nirma University


Dr JK Tripathi
Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi


Prof.Aasif Ali Gatoo
Assistant Professor, Division of Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Forestry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Srinagar J&K


Prof. Utpal Sharma
Director, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


Dr. Swati Kothary
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


Prof.Vibha Gajjar
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,Nirma University


Prof.Foram Bhavsar
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


Prof.Prachi Patel
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


Prof.Shweta Suhane
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


Prof.Jitendra Menghani
Associate Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


Prof.Pooja Raval
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,Nirma University


Prof.Nishant Kansagra
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


Ms.Utsavi Shah
Research Assistant, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University

Himani Patel
Computer Operator, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


Nisha Dave
Office Superintendent, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University

URGENT Cross Cutting Themes
All the partners of the URGENT Project are working relentlessly to build capacity and include stakeholder collaboration for all its cross-cutting themes. The URGENT cross cutting themes are as under:
1. Urban forestry, including ecology and management of (peri-) urban green areas and development and promotion of urban nature
2. Landscape architecture and phytodesign, including design and maintenance of small green & blue infrastructure objects
3. Urban permaculture, including its science, management and policy
4. Integrative smart green & blue urban planning, including science, policy and management for adaptation, mitigation and urban NBS
5. Management and planning of resilient urban seascapes and coasts, including promotion and maintenance of coastal and marine NBS
6. Observation, information and communication for NBS, including ICT and media

URGENT Project Team

No Country Flag Acronym Logo Full name URGENT Project Team Website
P1 Germany UHB University of Bremen Yildiray Ogurol

Igor Novopashenny

Holger Auel


https://www.uni-bremen.de/
P2 Italy UCT University of Catania Daniele La Rosa

Riccardo Privitera

https://www.unict.it/
P3 Estonia EMU Estonian University of

Life Sciences

Kalev Sepp, Estonian

Volha Kaskevich

Anton Shkaruba

https://www.emu.ee/
P4 Germany MLU Martin Luther University Christine Fürst

Arjan de Groot


https://www.uni-halle.de/
P5 Mongolia NUM National University of Mongolia Ochir Altansukh

 


https://www.num.edu.mn/
P6 Mongolia KHU Khovd University Bathbayar Bayarkhuu http://www.khu.edu.mn/
P7 Mongolia MULS Mongolian University of

Life Sciences

Banzragch Dalai https://muls.edu.mn/
P9 Mongolia UPDI Urban Planning and

Research Institute

Ariunjargal Bayarsaikhan

Regzmaa Chuluunbat

Gunjidmaa Batsuuri

http://upri.ub.gov.mn/
P10 Mongolia NGP National Garden Park

of Ulaanbaatar

Enkhzul Tumurbaatar
https://park.ub.gov.mn/
P11 India JNU Jawaharlal Nehru University P.K. Joshi

J.K. Tripathi

DN Pandey

Susanto Mahato

M.M. Anes

http://www.jnu.ac.in/
P12 India NIRMA Nirma University Utpal Sharma

Swati Kothary

https://nirmauni.ac.in/
P13 India PU Pondicherry University S. Jayakumar

Dr.Subhankar Chatterjee

Dr.Mathimaran Natrajan

Dr.Gurjeet Kaur


https://www.pondiuni.edu.in/
P14 India SKUAST-K Sher-e-Kashmir University

of Agricultural Sciences &

Technology of Kashmir

Akhlaq Amin Wani

Aasif Ali Gatoo

Shah Murtaza Mushtaq


https://www.skuastkashmir.ac.in/
P15 India NIUA National Institute of

Urban Affairs

Debjani Ghosh

Mr. M. Sarath Babu

https://www.niua.org/
P16 India GIFT Gujarat International Finance

Tec City Company Limited

Loveleen Garg

Rakesh Kumar Patra

https://www.giftgujarat.in/

Call for Abstract and Research Papers:

We are pleased to invite abstract submissions for the ICFU’ 22 from academicians, scholars and professionals in the field of Architecture, Planning and Design of the Built Environment. High quality research work for all conference themes are invited for ICFU’ 22.

Important Dates :

  Call for Abstracts  15th September, 2022
  Abstract Submission  Deadline  31st October, 2022 15th10 th November, 2022
  Notification of Selection of Abstract
 13th November, 2022 20th15 th November, 2022
  Conference Registration and Payment of Fees
 15th November, 2022 25th20 thNovember, 2022
  Submission of Revised Abstract
 20th November, 2022 25 th November, 2022
  Submission of Presentation
 5th December, 2022
  Conference Dates  16th to 18th December 2022
  Submission of Full paper
 15th March, 2023
  Intimation of paper revisions (if any)
 15th April,  2023
  Submission of revised Full paper
 30th April, 2023

(*) By midnight – 23:59 IST

** Discussion are underway with publishers for Scopus indexed conference proceeding.

For Submitting your abstract : Click Here

Guideline for Abstract Submission on:

  • Abstracts would be acceptable in English language only.
  • Abstracts must indicate the theme under which the submissions are being made. Appropriate themes may be selected from the conference themes.
  • Abstracts should only be submitted online.
  • Abstracts should not be more than 300 words.
  • The Technical Committee holds rights to decide on final allocation and presentation method.
  • Corrections to abstracts can only be made till 25th November, 2022
  • In case of any queries write to icfu2022@nirmauni.ac.in


Publication:

All submitted abstracts would undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Selected Abstracts will be invited for presentation at the conference. The short paper (Summary) of the selected paper shall be published as part of the Conference Proceedings with ISBN number, subject to payment of applicable Registration fee and completion of Conference Registration. Paper presented at the ICFU’22 will undergo a separate referral process for publication in specially edited volumes in selected journals or Book.

Please Note: All the authors of a particular paper would be required to register for the conference to be eligible for publication in the conference proceedings.

 

Registration Fees (Ahmedabad)

National International
INR (₹) INR (₹)
Academicians and Professionals 5000 7500
PhD Scholars and Students 2500 4000
Co-author 2000 3500
Participants 1500 2000
Organisations (Up to 4 members) 10000 12000

 

Registration Fees (Online)

National International
INR (₹) INR (₹)
Academicians and Professionals 3000 4000
PhD Scholars and Students 1500 2500
Co-author 1500 2500
Participants 1000 1500
Organisations (Up to 4 members) 6000 8000

Note : Registration fee is non-refundable.

The  Registration fee does not include travel and stay during the conference.

*The Registration fee is inclusive of GST.

The indicated registration amount is per paper.

In case there is more than one paper submission by author(s), they are required to make additional payments as per mentioned amount. This holds true for co-authors as well.

Payment Procedure :

1) For payment through NEFT :

Account Name Institute of Architecture and Planning Under Nirma
University
Bank Name The Kalupur Commercial Co-operative Bank Ltd
Branch Name Nirma University, Nirma University Campus, Sarkhej
Gandhinagar Highway, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Bank Account No 9720180209
IFSC Code KCCB0NRM097 (KCCB Zero NRM Zero Nine seven)
MICR Code 380126029
Account Type Current Account

 

2) For Payment through Online Registration Link: Click Here

Only INTERNATIONAL DEBIT/ CREDIT Cards subject to authorization and clearance from VISA & MASTERCARD are acceptable through payment gateway.

Apart from the registration payment from your end, you are also required to fill in the registration details and upload the transaction receipts: COMING SOON

COMING SOON

DAY-1
16th December, Friday
From To Activity
0900 Hrs 1000 Hrs Registration and Breakfast
1000 Hrs 1100 Hrs Inauguration and Key Note Address -1
1100 Hrs 1300 Hrs Session 1
1300 Hrs 1400 Hrs Lunch
1400 Hrs 1600 Hrs Session 2
1600 Hrs 1630 Hrs High Tea
1630 Hrs 1800 Hrs Session 3
1900 Hrs Onwards GALA Dinner
DAY-2
17th December, Saturday
From To Activity
0900 Hrs 0930 Hrs Breakfast
0930 Hrs 1100 Hrs Key Note Address – 2
1100 Hrs 1300 Hrs Session 1
1300 Hrs 1400 Hrs Lunch
1400 Hrs 1600 Hrs Session 2
1600 Hrs 1630 Hrs High Tea
1630 Hrs 1800 Hrs Concluding Session
DAY-3  City Tour:Heritage and Contemporary BGIs (Optional)
18th December, Sunday
From To Activity
0700 Hrs 1000 Hrs Ahmedabad City Heritage Tour
1000 Hrs 1100 Hrs Sabarmati Ashram
1100 Hrs 1200 Hrs Ahmedabad River Front
1200 Hrs 1300 Hrs Lunch
1300 Hrs 1500 Hrs Adalaj Ni Vav (Step well)
1500 Hrs 1700 Hrs GIFT City Tour

Email : icfu2022@nirmauni.ac.in

Location :

Institute of Architecture and Planning, Nirma University
C- Block, SG Highway, Ahmedabad – 382421, Gujarat, India

Nirma University is one of India’s leading universities based in Ahmedabad (Gujarat). The University was established in the year 2003 as a Statutory University under a special act passed by the Gujarat State Legislative Assembly. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2 (f) of the UGC Act. The University is duly accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with Grade –A+. The University is a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

Located in peaceful and sylvan surroundings, about 15 km from Ahmedabad Railway Station, it is also easily accessible from the state capital Gandhinagar. A disciplined, serene and pleasant environment envelops the campus encompassing 125 acres. It blends beautifully with the green landscaping, aesthetic elegance of arches and the vibrant pursuit of knowledge by the young aspirants. The academic ambience gives full scope for group activities, which are plenty, as also to individual pursuits for development on preferred tracks. Over 8000 students study at Nirma University many of whom reside in the hostels located within the university campus. There are over 350 faculty members who are involved in teaching at Nirma University.

Institute of Architecture & Planning (IAPNU) is a self-financed Institute approved by Council of Architecture, New Delhi and Institute of Town Planners, India. The institute offers an Bachelor of Architecture, Master’s of Architecture (Urban Design) programme and a Ph.D. programme. IAPNU is a constituent of Nirma University and shares the University campus with six other institutes, all having distinguished records of achievements. Students joining IAPNU therefore have an opportunity to interact with the academic community of all disciplines on campus. Such interaction has a stimulating influence, especially in the formative years, on young students and engages them academically in a vibrant learning environment. This helps students to develop good communication skills, an integrated personality and greater competitive spirit. The dedication and commitment of students and faculty have paid rich dividends and has made IAPNU a preferred destination for Architecture and Planning education. IAPNU aims to impart education and engage in research in fields related to the Built environment and Urban Planning. The B.Arch and B.Plan programme focus on providing education through collaborative teaching and learning processes. The institute provides an intellectual platform and opportunities for young aspirants to interact and learn through ‘learning to build and building to learn’ processes besides interdisciplinary integration with various other programmes of law, management, engineering, design etc.

IAPNU has set up a Centre of Excellence in Smart Cities in collaboration with Gift city and EPFL, Switzerland. The Institute also has several collaborations with universities all over the world for student exchange, joint research, field work, faculty exchange etc.

For more information on IAPNU visit Institute Of Architecture and Planning