Green Urbanism is defined as the practice of creating communities beneficial to human and the environment it is an attempt to shape more Sustainable Surroundings, Communities, and Lifestyles. and consume less of the world’s resources. Green Urbanism is interdisciplinary, combining the collaboration of Landscape Architects, Engineers, Urban Planners, Ecologists, Transport Planners, Physicists, Psychologists, Sociologists, Economists and other Specialists in addition to architects and Urban Designers.
Cities can and must become the most Environmentally-Friendly model for inhabiting our Earth. It is more important than ever to re-conceptualize existing Cities and their systems of infrastructure, to be compact, mixed-use and polycentric cities.
The Conference provides a context for a general debate about the Regeneration of the city center and discusses how urbanism is affected by the paradigms of ecology.
IEREK organizes this conference to deal with cross-cut issues in Architecture and Urban Design and addresses the question of the ways we can best and cohesively integrate all the aspects of energy systems, Transportation Systems, Waste and Water Management and Passive and Active Strategies into contemporary Urban Design and Improved Environmental Performance of our Cities.
The significance of this conference lies in the pressing need for the Integration of Sustainability principles in the Urban Design process of cities and the general need for sustainable city development. It will be of particular relevance to the rapid Urban Growth of Developing Cities.