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Introduction

Cities are engines of economic growth and development, socio-cultural and ethnic melting pots and dynamic integrated systems with their own logics. They are places with access to good quality education, health care facilities, sound infrastructure, communication and transport networks, social services and amenities and thereby, centres for opportunities and prosperity. At the same time modern cities and metropolises also face serious issues of housing shortage, degraded environmental qualities, poor living conditions, in access to basic services, unemployment, poverty, crime, congestion, etc. With rapid urbanization of the world and exponentially expanding cities, the world today faces formidable challenges of social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Developing economies like India are also witnessing emergence of mega cities and urban agglomerations with very high densities and haphazard urban growth. This has questioned our strategies for planning and providing for adequate and appropriate physical and social infrastructure for our cities. Increasing urban population due to rural-urban migration and population growth has led to rampant growth of squatter settlements and unsustainable living environments. Stress caused due to urbanization and industrialization has intensified depletion of natural resources, damage to eco-sensitive zones, anthropogenic climate risks, poor air and water quality, waste-disposal problems and high-energy consumption. In such a complex context, our cities need to undergo structural transformations to facilitate and accommodate inevitable urbanization and spatial expansion. At the same time cities also need to improvise and innovate while maintaining their historical legacy, geographical diversity, cultural variety and identity.

With over 68 % of the global population projected to be living in urban areas by 2050, the world is entering a future, which will be predominantly urban. Now more than ever before, urban planners, designers, architects, decision makers and other stakeholders are faced with the challenge of creating more resilient, sustainable and livable urban environments for today and future generations to come. ICFU’21 aims to create a platform for scholars, academics, practitioners and other experts from the field of Urban Planning, Urban Design, Technology and Architecture where cross-disciplinary emerging research and perspectives, issues and concerns related to the human living environment are shared and deliberated upon. We hope that this will be a small step towards creating a more sustainable, resilient and livable urban future for all of us.

In this awake the conference calls for papers and abstract from scholars, academics, practitioners and other experts. All selected papers will be published as ICFU’21 conference proceedings with ISBN number.

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

ICFU’21 aims to be a platform for scholars, academics,practitioners and other experts from the field of Urban Planning, Urban Design, Technology and Architecture where cross-disciplinary innovations, perspectives, issues, concerns,solutions and research can be shared and discussed.
By focusing on topics such as Liveability, Resilience, and Resource Conservation, ICFU’21 will strive to offer paradigms for sustainable urbanism. Furthermore, as urban issues are distinctly different in emerging economies, this calls for creation of context specific knowledge through empirical studies and practice-based evidence, which can be developed into conceptual and theoretical frameworks on urban sustainability. With such vision and conviction for an Urban Future, ICFU’21 invites original research papers for following themes:

This theme is majorly concerned with relationship between culture, social and spatial characteristics of built environment and communities. The health and well being of societies are also impacted due to an ever increasing population and overcrowding of the spaces. The conference calls for deliberations to improve the space, society and culture system for our future cities under following sub themes:

 a)  Responsive & Inclusive Neighbourhoods
b)  People, Place & Traditional Knowledge Systems
c)  Built Form & Quality of Living environment
d)  Cultural Identity of the Place
e)  Climate, Culture & Lifestyle
f)  Heritage and Tourism

Blue infrastructure refers to water elements, like rivers, canals, ponds, wetlands, floodplains, water treatment facilities, etc. Green infrastructure refers to trees, lawns, hedgerows, parks, fields, forests, etc. Blue and Green Infrastructure refers to an urban planning approach in which design of naturalistic or completely artificial infrastructures in the city is intended to allow the whole water system to work efficiently. This can improve the delivery of water related ecosystem services, as well as preventing harms like flooding and spread of contaminants.
conference call for deliberations under the following sub themes :

 a)  Design of Public Spaces
b)  Pedestrian Streets and Community
c)  Water Resources Management
d)  Decentralized Waste Management
e)  Nature Based Solution for Urban Infrastructure
f)  Climate Resilient Infrastructure

Environment refers to all the conditions that influence and affect the development and sustainability of life of all organisms present on the earth. Ecology is the study of inter-relationship of organisms with physical as well as biotic environments. It is important to have an under- standing of the surroundings as the survival of mankind is dependent on it. The continued increase of human population and intervention,e.g. deforestation, pollution, excess use of natural resources and pesticides has resulted in the destruction of the natural environment and has made people aware about the ecology and environment. This really impacts the city planning and future urban cities. The conference call for deliberations under following sub themes :

 a)  Climate Change and Urban Planning
b)  Urban Agriculture and Urban Forestry
c)  Environmental Pollution & Health Risk Assessment
d)  Ecology & Biodiversity
e)  Ecosystem Bases Approach to Planning
f)  Protection & Integration of Eco-Sensitive Areas

The ongoing pandemic has really impacted in all the spheres of life and has brought with it new set of learnings. The pandemic has not only raised a lot of issues on Environment and climate change but eventually at the same time it has raised a lot of concerns on city planning, Urban Design and Spatial planning of the residential neighbourhoods and the city and the region. The conference calls for various deliberations from various processionals across the globe to discuss various strategies in Urban Planning & Design to improve the planning and mobility systems for future urban cities. This conference calls for papers with wide range of focus as given below:

 a)  Density, Urban Form & Development Control Regulations
b)  Smart Cities
c)  Pandemic and It’s Impact on Urban Planning
d)  Urban Finance & Governance
e)  Urban – Rural Interface
f)  Public Transport System
g)  Non-Motorized Transport System

Housing is the basic need of a human being but it is interesting to learn how the character of housing changes from place to place. For population with adequate resources allows for low rise low density houses whereas for the core areas of city with extremely high land prices calls for solution towards high rise high density housing. The inter play between population, land availability, land value, infrastructure availability, good connectivity, governance, institutions into action, etc. changes the type of housing. In housing, architects and planners and the planners have a major role to play as they get liberty to use their skill and knowledge to bring out best from a given situation. A good housing gives priority to human needs and also safeguards environment. This conference calls for papers with wide range of focus as given below :

 a)  Building Design and Construction System for Mass Housing
b)  Housing for the Urban Poor
c)  Peri – Urban Development and Rural Housing
d)  Housing Typology & Social Acceptability
e)  Land, Housing and Real Estate
f) Housing Finance and Affordability
g)  Urban Land Policy


Shri K. K. Patel
Vice President, Nirma University


Dr. Anup K. Singh
Director General, Nirma University


Dr. Laurent Lescop
Professor, Nantes’ Superior School of Architecture (ENSA Nantes)


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


Prof. Matthias Finger
Emeritus Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland


Prof. Olivier Chamel
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Engineering Technology (SA+ET) , Florida A&M University


Prof. John Kiousopoulos
Director, Development Works & Spatial Planning Division, School of Engineering, University of West Attica, Greece


Prof. David Diamond
Professor, Director of the Master of Architecture program New York Institute of Technology


Dr. Kiran Shinde
Program Convener
Community Planning and Development, La Trobe University, Australia


Ar. Jayesh Hariyani
Chairman & Managing Director, INI Design Studio


Prof. Karl Zankl
Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering
University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany

 


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


Dr. R. Parthasarathy
Director, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad


Prof. Olivier Chamel
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Engineering Technology (SA+ET) , Florida A&M University


Prof. John Kiousopoulos

Director, Development Works & Spatial Planning Division University of West Attica, Greece


Dr. Kiran Shinde
Program Convener
Community Planning and Development, La Trobe University, Australia


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


Dr. Laurent Lescop
Professor, Nantes’ Superior School of Architecture (ENSA Nantes),France


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


Prof. Aurobindo Ogra
Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Department of Town and Regional Planning, University of Johannesburg


Dr. Felipe de Souza Noto
Coordinator Conselho Técnico,
Escola Da Cidade,Brazil


Roy F. Knight
Professor,School of Architecture and Engineering Technology, Florida A&M University


Dr. Mahsan Mohsenin
Assistant Professor,School of Architecture and Engineering Technology, Florida A&M University


Dr.Meeta Goel
Head – Research, INI Design Studio
Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India


Dr.-Ing. Farah Al-Atrash
Head of the Architecture and Interior Architecture Department
School of Architecture and Built Environment, German Jordanian University


Luis Octavio de Faria e Silva
Professor, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Escola da Cidade – São Paulo, Brazil


Mariana Al Assal
Professor, School of Architecture, São Paulo, Brazil


Marta Moreira
Professor, Design Department – School of Architecture, São Paulo, Brazil


Rita Bueno Buoro
Professor, School of Architecture, São Paulo, Brazil

 


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


Dr. R. Parthasarathy
Director, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad


Prof. Chetan Vaidya
Former Director, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi


Prof. Shaleen Singhal
Professor and Dean (Research and Relationships),
TERI School of Advanced Studies


Mr. Paresh Sharma
Former Chief Town Planner, Town Planning and Valuation Dept., Government of Gujarat


Dr.Meeta Goel
Head – Research, INI Design Studio
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India


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


Prof. Ankit Kumar
Assistant Professor,Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


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


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


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


Prof. Ankit Kumar
Assistant Professor,Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


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


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


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


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


Prof.Sujan Umaraniya
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


Prof.Sneha Ramani
Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning,
Nirma University


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


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


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


Marta Moreira
Professor, Design Department – School of Architecture, São Paulo, Brazil


Ar. Jayesh Hariyani
Chairman & Managing Director, INI Design Studio


Prof. Giovanni Santamaria, PhD
Department Chairperson,
NYIT, New York.


Prof. Thomas Verebes, PhD
NYIT, New York.


Prof. Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa
Director, MS in Architecture (Computational Technologies),
NYIT, New York.

Call for Abstract and Research Papers:

We are pleased to invite abstract and research paper submissions for the ICFU’ 21 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’ 21.

Important Dates :

Due to Extensive requests, we have extended the submission deadline.The revised dates are :

  Call for Abstracts   7th July, 2021 *
  Abstract Submission Deadline   7th August, 2021 *   15 th August, 2021
  Notification of Acceptance / Rejection   20th August, 2021 * 5th September, 2021
  Registration and Submission of Full paper**
  25th August  to 15th October,  2021 *
  6th September – 15th October, 2021
  Intimation of paper revisions (if any)
  7th November,  2021
  Submission of revised Full paper
  15th November, 2021 * 22nd November, 2021
  Submission of Presentation Materials
  30th November, 2021 *
  Conference Dates   16th to 18th December 2021 *

(*) By midnight – 23:59 IST

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

Guidelines for Author : Submission of the full length paper and abstract will be done using Easy Chair Software. Authors need to be registered with Easy Chair to make a submission.

Guideline for Abstract Submission on Easy Chair :

  • Abstracts would be acceptable in English language only.
  • Author may submit no more than two abstracts as main author.
  • 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.
  • Authors should indicate their submission as paper or poster . The Technical Committee holds rights to decide on final allocation and presentation method.
  • After submitting an abstract, corresponding author will receive an email with an abstract id.
  • Authors will have a personal access and password codes in order to edit their abstracts.
  • Corrections to abstracts can only be made till 15th August, 2021
  • The notification of acceptance/rejection of the abstracts submitted will be sent to you via email by 5th September, 2021.
  • In case of any queries write to icfu21@nirmauni.ac.in

Guidelines for Final Paper Submissions:

  • On acceptance submitted abstract, final paper must be submitted.
  • The Final acceptance for submitted paper shall be shared via email.
  • Length of the final paper should be 5000 words or 4 and max upto 10 pages.
  • Template of the Final Paper is available here.
    1. Paper Template: Click Here
    2. Permission Form: Click Here
    3. Consent Form: Click Here
      • Reference should be cited according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition.

Publication:

All submitted abstracts would undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Selected Papers 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’21 will undergo a separate referral process for publication in theme-based edited volumes by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

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.

 

Category wise Fee particulars for the registration of ICFU 21

1.International Participants
Category Figure in INR
a) Professional from Industry ₹ 7500  (Approx $ 100)
b) Academicians ₹ 7500  (Approx $ 100)
c) PhD Scholar & Students ₹ 4000  (Approx $ 54 )
d) Co-Author Fees ₹ 4000  (Approx $ 54 )
e) Participants(Audience/Listeners) ₹ 2000  (Approx $ 27)
2. National Participants
Category Figure in INR
a) Professional from Industry ₹ 4000
b) Academicians ₹ 4000
c) PhD Scholar & Students ₹ 2000
d) Co-Author Fees ₹ 2000
e) Participants(Audience/Listeners) ₹ 1000

Note : Registration fee is non-refundable.
* Participants from SAARC countries can register themselves in the category of National Participants for the conference.

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 For Online Payment

Apart from the registration payment from your end, you are also required to fill in the registration details and upload the transaction receipts.Click here for registration Link

 

For any Queries Please contact :

Prof. Jitendra Menghani
Associate Professor, IAPNU
Ph: +91 98257 80227

Prof. Ankit Kumar
Assistant Professor, IAPNU
Ph: +91 96173 24471

Prof. Sujan Umaraniya
Assistant Professor, IAPNU
Ph: +91 9998446492

Email : icfu21@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 undergraduate programme in Architecture and Planning, Bachelor of Planning 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

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