Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart
SB13 Cairo - Sustainable Building Conference: Democratic Transition and Sustainable Communities: Overcoming Challenges through Innovative Practical Solutions
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Nov 6–7, 2013
Organized by: Ain Shams University Faculty of Engineering -Department of Architecture & Urban Planning
GUC - Architecture and Urban Planning
Venue: The Fairmont Towers Hotel
Address: Ouruba Street, Heliopolis, Cairo
Admission: by application and registration
Event Language: English

Ain Shams University – Department of Urban Planning, the German University in Cairo – Architecture and Urban Design, together with the international partner the State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart are pleased to invite scholars, practitioners, and industry professionals to submit papers to the SB13 Cairo Conference.

SB13 Cairo is part of the Regional Sustainable Building (SB) conference series. Due to Egypt's prime and strategic central location; SB13 Cairo adds a comprehensive dimension to the World Conference SB14 to take place in Barcelona in 2014.

The new era of democratic transition in Egypt raises aspirations and expectations vis-à-vis sustainable communities. This requires revolutionising the way of thinking and planning to proactively address local, national, and regional challenges taking into consideration the international perspective. Nonetheless, the global climate change phenomenon and the sustainable building agenda represent a major challenge not only for developing sustainable communities, but more importantly, managing the development of the socio-economic landscape.

SB13 Cairo is a timely opportunity to bring scholars, practitioners, and industry professionals together to share knowledge, experiences, and seek practical solutions for the benefit of current as well as future generations.



The conference is to redefine urban challenges in light of the democratic transition of the society; capture knowledge and best practice in order to prioritise and map innovative solutions to local, regional, and international challenges. This is achieved through four main subthemes to define integrated planning and implementation policies; explore potentials for integrating new/alternative energy technologies on the urban and architectural scale; govern the successful implementation through local governance and capacity building; and finally demonstrate state of the art knowledge through real life innovative practical solutions for disseminating and sharing lessons learnt.

The anticipated outcome of the conference aims to join forces and find common grounds within the regional and international context.


Key Dates

Abstract Deadline:01 Mar 2013 (extended to 29 Mar 2013!)
Call for full paper:29 Mar 2013
Paper Submission Deadline:28 Jun 2013
Full paper acceptance:30 Aug 2013


For the call for papers see: