The East – West Innovation Research Institute would like to invite you to participate in the Call for Papers on the necessity of relations between the topics of Sustainability and Collapse.
A clear sense of international awareness of the multiple threats to our natural environment now globally prevails, demanding a pragmatic address of the potentials for change, and reflected by its prominence in all formats of media worldwide. A principal question emerges as: when, why and how did sustainable architecture become an important subject?
These problems are today visibly global in extent, encompassing atmospheric pollution emerging from energy productions, transportation, the exhausting of natural resources, and increase in waste productions, all are contributing to air quality deterioration, acid rain production, global warming and depletion of ozone levels.
Sustainability as a criterion, is now determined as a necessity. But the ambition of this invitation for submission of papers is the exploration and evaluation of our present state of effort and achievement in order to secure and ensure production of a satisfactory quality of life for our future generations. This major Symposium, planned for December 2013, has been designed to be accessible to both experienced practitioners and the research & development community and students with opportunities to share experiences and foster and develop contacts.
Applying participants are invited to consider the following index of topics as useful for address of contribution:
1- Cradle to cradle design, 2- Energy efficiency, 3- Climate change, 4- Environmental disaster, 5- Sociological dimensions of human physical and mental health, 6- Global warming, 7- Over-population and overconsumption, 8- Renewable and non-renewable natural resources and bio-diversity, 9- Sustainable development and urban planning, 10- Waste management, 11- Renewable energy resources and efficiency, 12- Central government policies: implementations and effects.
Abstracts must contain the following elements:
• The title of the paper
• Five keywords
• Authors'/author's names/name and affiliation
• Abstract between 100 and 300 words
• Name of the corresponding author together with email and full postal address and telephone numbers
• The paper needs to be written in English, which is the official Symposium language