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Architecture And Urban Resilience: Sustainability through Adaptation

The only certainty is that conditions always change. Change is necessary for life to exist and to be capable of correctly perceiving changes is essential for adapting to new conditions. In an era of rapid environmental change, resilience has become a critical aspect of sustainable built environment (Architecture and urban design). Resilience is the key of adaptability to maintain continuity. Sustainability itself is not one that must last forever, but one that can easily adapt to future uncertainty.

Architecture and urban design are claimed to play a significant role in the deterioration of environmental quality regarding its resilience and sustainability. High intervention in natural habitats for infrastructure propose, poor energy conservation design, lack of accessibility for a wide range of users, and minimum anticipation of immediate change is the small pieces of many architectural and urban design practices which worsen the environmental quality.

Many attempts are created to reduce this global phenomenon by incorporating government top-down policies and practitioner bottom-up strategies. Since 2015, United Nations, specifically through SDG 11 and 13, dedicated itself to promoting a more sustainable and resilient future for the environment. Practitioners and academics also contribute to initiating and implementing environment-oriented approaches, both in practice and research. Nevertheless, the engagement and collaboration among practitioner, stakeholders, academics and community still need to enhance in providing more comprehensive and impactful benefits. These steps are important because the built environments are the products of human work and become the systems that organize human life itself, thus its design should be the solution when preparing for the uncertainty of what comes in the future.


Resilient Architectural Design and Practice:

  • Design Principles and case study of Resilient Architecture and Urban Environment

  • Resilient Design for Disaster Recovery

  • The Integration of Natural Systems in Architectural Design

  • Social Resilience through Architecture

  • The Role of Architecture in Promoting Health and Well-being

Resilient and Livable Cities:

  • Resilient Cities through Smart Urban Design

  • A Participatory Approach for Resilient Communities

  • Urban Resilience and Social Equity

  • Strategies and Best Practices of Resilient Urban Design

  • Sustainable Infrastructure

  • Design for Climate Change Adaptation


Theoretical, Historical, and critical perspective of resilient Architecture & urban design:

  • The role of architecture in addressing environmental challenges

  • Cultural Heritage Preservation

  • Historical Precedents for Resilient design

  • Addressing Issues of Inequality and Marginalization

Resilient Housing and Settlement:

  • Building Social Resilience through Housing Design

  • Resilient Housing Design for Low-income Communities

  • Resilient Settlement Design for Disaster Recovery

  • Best practices for Resilient and Livable Housing and Settlements

Resilient Buildings and Technology:

  • Innovative Materials and Technologies

  • Green Building Design for Environment resilience

  • Energy Efficiency and Resilient Architecture

  • Resilient Architecture and Technology for Disaster Response and Recovery

  • Data-driven Approaches to Urban Resilience and Design

  • Building Performance Simulation and Analysis for Resilient Architecture and Urban Design

* Potential topics to be published in Scopus-indexed proceeding include but not limited to: Climate, ecology, energy, Environmental health, Environmental risk assessment, Environmental engineering, sustainability, and green technology, Infrastructure and Sustainability, Policy, socioeconomics, and law.


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

  • Guide for authors is available in this website.

  • Only accepted and presented papers will be published in the following option:

    1. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science.
      Scopus-indexed proceeding

    2. Journal of Architecture and Environment (JoAE).

      ​Indexing and abstracting: Sinta, Google Scholar, Crossref


    3. Journal of City and Built Environment
      Indexing and abstracting: EBSCO, Google Scholar, ProQuest

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