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1-ICAUD 2012 : First International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design


When Apr 19, 2012 - Apr 21, 2012
Where Tirana, Albania
Submission Deadline Jan 15, 2012
Categories    architecture   urban design   urban planning   environment

Call For Papers

Welcome to 1-ICAUD

On behalf of Epoka University, we are pleased to invite you to attend the First International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design, which will be held at Epoka University in Tirana, Albania on April 19-21, 2012. We expect an international audience of about 150 persons, including academics, practicing architects, urban designers, and planners.

You are invited to submit an abstract and / or poster proposal to one of the conference tracks listed below:
•Architectural history and historic preservation
•Green building technologies and materials
•User-friendly public spaces
•Architecture & urban design education
•Construction management
•Information technology in architecture & urban design

Abstracts are limited to a maximum of 500 words. The conference language is English. Please use the Abstract and Poster Template provided here. Abstracts must be submitted for review by January 15, 2012. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings. Each participant can submit a maximum of 2 papers. Papers will be presented in parallel sessions and workshops, with invited presentations in plenary sessions. In addition, poster sessions will be scheduled to facilitate interactive discussions and networking among delegates.

Epoka University is a newly established non-profit private university with 850 students, including 200 Master’s students. It has seven academic departments, including the Department of Architecture. The academic programs are compatible with the Bologna system. Epoka University fosters cultural diversity: students come from seven different countries in the region and 70 percent of the faculty members come from other countries. Epoka University has already established international ties with universities in the USA, the UK, Italy, Poland, Turkey, and Montenegro. The language of instruction is English.

The Department of Architecture offers an integrated five-year program (Bachelor + Master). In the last two years, students specialize in one of three profiles: (1) Architecture Design (2) Building Technology and (3) Urban Planning and Design. The education of students in sustainable design is a major focus of the curriculum. The Department is an Associate Member of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP).

Over the past twenty years, Tirana, the capital of Albania, has evolved into a dense, compact, and vibrant city of almost one million people, full of shops, cafés, restaurants, music, colorful buildings, and street life. At the same time, it is choked with automobile traffic, its older façades are crumbling down, and the traditional housing stock is being eroded to make room for condominium buildings. Sustainable construction technologies are in their infancy. High-tech high-rise architecture is juxtaposed with small scale informal additions to communist-era housing units and pre-communist oriental and Western neoclassic homes. While there is much private wealth in the country, the public sector has limited resources. This set of circumstances makes Tirana a very interesting laboratory for architects and urban designers & planners, and an enjoyable place to visit.

We appreciate your interest in 1-ICAUD and look forward to seeing you at Epoka University.

1-ICAUD Organizing Committee
Department of Architecture
Epoka University

Email us:


Epoka University
Address: Autostrada Tirane-Rinas, Km 12, Tirana, Albania
Tel.: +355 42 232 086 / +355 42 222 077
Fax.: +355 42 222 117

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