IFAU Tirana 2017 – 1st International Forum on Architecture and Urbanism aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Architecture and Urbanism. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted for the Cities in Transition.

The forum aims to address the various aspects of urban development in the cities in transition. Of particular interest for the conference is sustainable development, formal and informal settlement and the memory of the cities. These cities are undergoing one of the fastest rates of development in the world. However, this rapid, often erratic, and sometimes traumatic growth has not occurred without unwanted consequences in the built environment. The theme of the conference is “Cities in Transition”. It aims to provide a forum to examine and discuss solution-oriented, practical methods for implementing sustainable development, and to stimulate more ideas and useful insights regarding architecture and urbanism within the context of sustainable development. It will be organized into three parallel sessions:

  • Sustainability
  • Formal and informal settlements
  • Memory of places

The event will feature international prominent Key Speakers, Academic Sessions, Roundtable Discussions and other interactive discussions, to ensure that all participants will greatly benefit from this conference and its international format.


Abstract submission deadline   October 31, 2017
Abstract acceptance info   November 10, 2017
Early Registration Deadline   November 10, 2017
Submission of Structured Paper   November 26, 2017
Notification of Acceptance   December 01, 2017
Registration Deadline   December 01, 2017
Conference Dates   December 14-16, 2017
Paper Submission for Publication   February 28, 2018
Notification of Acceptance   March 15, 2018