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Bridging the role of Human, Nature, and Technology

Climate change is a hot topic, and it has attracted many built environment researchers for decades. The phenomenon is considered the cause of extreme weather events worldwide, posing an immediate risk to human survival. Among artificial interventions, the built environment is claimed to contribute to this phenomenon. As a response, many efforts have been taken to minimize threats posed by climate change. Countries worldwide have committed to conduct climate change mitigation and agreed to limit the increase of global average temperatures. Since 2015, United Nations has included efforts to tackle this subject matter in one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and already adopted by all member states. On the academic side, studies on the topic have been carried out by many researchers. Yet, the results still need to be elaborated and enriched to reach a broader level of practicality and community participation. 


As a built environment, architecture must mitigate climate change, lower urban heat islands, reduce carbon emissions, and ensure the preservation of biodiversity and favorable human habitation. Humans as users and actors, nature as a context and resources, and technology as means of realizing objectives must be synchronized and synergized in creating a sustainable built environment. All stakeholders must also play a role in this battle. Having all in the same plate will ensure the health and safety of the user and the environment.


1. Sustainable Buildings and Technology

  • Building Design Implementation

  • Impact of Green Design on Human Well being

  • Applications of Environment Based Building Material and Technology

  • Current Best Practice in Environmental Architecture

  • Tools for Evaluating the Success of Building Performance

  • Energy Efficiency in Built Environment


2. Theory and Historiography of Architecture and Sustainability

  • Defining Environmental Aesthetic

  • Sustainability Built Environment without Discrimination

  • Sustainability in Vernacular Architecture

  • Heritage Building Preservation

  • Built Environment Historiography


3. Sustainable Housing and Settlement

  • Housing and Settlement for All

  • Best Practices in Housing and Settlement

  • Real Estate and Affordable Housing

  • Post-Pandemic Housing and Settlement


4. Sustainability in City and Urban Environment

  • City Environment for All

  • Urban Climate

  • Environmental Infrastructure, Urban, and Rural Planning

  • Smart City


5. Sustainable Architectural Design and Practice

  • Healthy and Safe Built Environment Design

  • Ecological Design

  • Pedagogy in Architectural Design Studio

  • Green Building Concept


  • Paper must be written in English, and will be selected by blind peer reviewers.

  • Guide for authors is available in this website.

  • All accepted and presented papers will be published in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science.


update: 21 August 2021

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