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16 – 18 November 2015

Brisbane, Queensland

" Empowering Change: Transformative Innovations and Projects "

Abstract Submission

Authors or organisations interested in presenting at the 8th International Urban Design Conference are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words.

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference theme. Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract submission.

Note: If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration, you must also intend to register for the conference.  A discount full registration is offered to all presenters.

Conference Topics

  • Building inclusive multicultural cities
  • Eco cities
  • Health & urban design
  • Higher density urbanism
  • Spatial / temporal changes in Chinese cities
  • Rapid urban development in South East Asia, China & India 
  • Balancing the quick and slow formation of cities
  • Using technology to change how cities work
  • How will big data change the future of cities?
  • Urban Design Practice

Key Dates
Abstracts open: December 2014
Abstracts close: Friday 7th August 2015
Notification to authors: 21st August 2015
Author acceptances: 31st August 2015
Draft program available: 4th September 2015 
Full papers for peer review: Required by 2nd October 2015

Oral Presentations – 16th and 17th November 2015
Oral presentations should be of 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentations & 10 minute discussion). Abstracts should outline the aims, contents and conclusions of the presentation. Papers not selected for oral presentation may be given the option of poster presentation.

Poster Presentations – 16th and 17th November 2015
Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphic information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the conference theme. Posters will be displayed in the foyer area and for the duration of the conference. It is expected that the presenter be available during meal breaks to discuss the poster with conference participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Peer Review
Deakin UniversityAll accepted presenters will have the opportunity to have their full paper peer reviewed published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN. Please indicate if you will be presenting an academically oriented, professional paper for consideration for publication in the conference proceedings for which you request peer refereeing on the submission form.

Peer Review Panel: Deakin University

Terms and Conditions - For presenting at the 8th International Urban Design Conference
All presenting authors will be required to register and pay in order to ensure their abstract is included in the final program. A discounted registration is available to all presenters. The deadline for presenter registration is Friday 2nd October 2015.

By submitting an abstract you give consent to publication of the abstract in conference material, including but not limited to, the conference blog, book of abstracts, email promotion.
All abstracts must be original work. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.
All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the conference secretariat for further information.