EAROPH International invites papers and presentations for consideration of inclusion in the parallel discussion sessions. Paper submitted is not required to be of academic journal or proceeding publication standard, and the consideration will be based upon the relevance of the issues and the potential contribution to the deliberations. Nevertheless, papers with academic standard are welcomed and will also be considered for inclusion in the journal publication in partnering academic journals (partnering journals will be announced soon).
EAROPH International is currently opening abstract submissions until the 5th August 2022. Abstract will be applicable for both paper and presentations, and final inclusion will be based upon the submission of paper or presentations following notification of abstract acceptance.
Technological advancements have been identified as key drivers of changes in the field of planning and human settlements, in which people’s mobility and other aspects of life both personal and work are significantly affected by both digital and other technologies. As such the future of cities are predicted to represent a path that reflects significant change stemming from how people’s lives are affected by such technologies. In addition, COVID-19 has accelerated the speed of change in the adoption of digital technology in various sectors due to the restriction of mobility and gathering, and even after the pandemic is over, lessons learned on issues of public health and the change in people’s lives are predicted to bring about continuing and lasting change which needs to be taken into account in the aspects of planning and human settlements. The future of cities will also be shaped by the continuing effort to promote sustainable development and address the issues of climate change, renewable energy and energy conservation, and many other important issues that we have been facing.
Urban and regional planning can affect the resilience of human settlements towards the risk of disaster. The approach towards mitigating risk of disaster does not only involve sector specific intervention such as flood controls, sea walls, erosion prevention, and other types of disaster-specific interventions, but also by adopting urban and regional planning perspective that integrates the aspects of disaster risk mitigation. This may include zoning policies, building codes, public transport design, and other aspects of urban and regional planning.
Accelerating economic recovery post pandemic is the key agenda of all elements of society across the globe. Various initiatives to accelerate economic recovery may also include among others initiatives that involve human settlements perspective, such as the development of industrial or economic zones, infrastructure, and other aspects of human settlements.
Sustainability is a commitment that needs to be upheld in the aspects of human settlements, especially with the continuing urbanization. EAROPH International remains committed to discuss and identify existing issues and solutions to ensure sustainability through efforts related to urbanization and human settlements.
The parallel session will be chaired by renowned experts in the relevant field, and will also feature invited speakers who represent relevant key policy makers and experts. The expected number of participants in each parallel session is approximately 100 participants per session.