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 various aspects of the urban development of cities in transition. Of particular interest for the conference are sustainability development, formal and informal settlements and 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.


Registration Deadline                                                     December 03, 2017

Conference Date                                                              December 14-16, 2017

Full Paper Submission for Publication                          February 28, 2018