Call for Abstracts

Note: The Call for Abstracts has now closed, we are not accepting any further abstracts.

We are pleased to announce that the UCL Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience will be organising the 1st International Conference for Urban Sustainability and Resilience on 5-6 November 2012, UCL, London, UK.

We are inviting short abstracts to be considered for oral or poster sessions at the conference. Full guidelines are given below. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 4th July 2012. A selection of the best papers will be published as a book after the conference.

The continuing trend toward urbanisation has brought to the fore the linkages between human societies, the technological world which they have created and live in, and the natural environment. Understanding these linkages is crucial to the survival of our species. Recent events (hurricane Katrina, Fukushima disaster, UK flooding 2007) have shown what dire consequences can ensue when weak links are overlooked.

Engineers, policy makers, designers and planners are some of the key professions shaping the future of the urban world. The decisions they make today will often affect many generations to come. As such it is essential that their decision be backed by knowledge which is both scientifically sound and also fully aware of the human factors inherent in urban issues.

The first international conference in Urban Sustainability and Resilience will bring together world experts from across a wide range of engineering, science and social science disciplines with three main objectives:

The central themes of the conference will be:

In addition the conference welcomes papers and posters appropriate to one or more of the following topics:

Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts

Language: English
Length: Maximum 500 words (Excluding titles and footnotes)
Format: Microsoft Word (2000-2003-2007)
Full name, affiliations and email of the author(s)
Headings: Arial 12
Body font: Arial 10
Margins: 2.5mm either side
Spacing: 1.5 lines
Paragraph spacing: before 0
After auto
Presentation Type: Poster or Oral
Submission email: conference@usar-conference-2012.org
Submission deadline: 4th July 2012