Thinkspace Conference 2023

Resilient Urban Oasis: Cultivating Liveable Communities for the Future

25 November 2023 | Virtual Conference

The Thinkspace Conference is the place to broaden your horizon on contemporary issues, challenges and opportunities in the field of built environment. The ThinkSpace Conference sees the definitions, debates and concerns of the built environment as intrinsic to humanity on the social, cultural and political discourses.

The coverage explores perceived, conceived and real domain that are critically examined through the sustainable prism. Its focus is cross disciplinary and draws on thinking, craftsmanship/making and wisdom through principles, approaches and elements.  It is inclusive and does invite participation from all sectors: architects, planners, policy makers, artists, academics, the public and community activists. It functions as an open access platform for publication, a forum for debate through conferences, masterclass and workshop, a platform for book publications and also operates as an academic resource repository. It’s social aims can be defined as: promoting an understanding of the role of architecture and the built environment on communities, ecology and society more broadly.

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Resilient Urban Oasis: Cultivating Liveable Communities for the Future

Resilient Urban Oasis: Cultivating Liveable Communities for the Future conveys the idea of creating urban environments that are resilient, sustainable, and enjoyable places to live. 

This year conference theme captures the vision of creating urban areas that are not only resilient but also provide a high quality of life for residents, both now and in the years to come.


Sustainable Urban Design and Planning

This subcategory focuses on creating urban spaces that are designed to be environmentally sustainable, socially inclusive, and economically viable. It involves incorporating principles of smart growth, mixed land use, compact and walkable neighborhoods, and accessible green spaces. Sustainable urban design also considers the integration of renewable energy systems, efficient building practices, and sustainable transportation options. By prioritizing sustainable urban design, cities can reduce their ecological footprint, enhance resilience to climate change, and create visually appealing and functional spaces

  • Liveable Cities
  • Sustainable Urban Design
  • Sustainable Architecture and Urban Landscape
  • Tropical Urban Design
  • Urban Housing and Communities

Conservation, Education and Awareness

This subcategory emphasizes the importance of educating residents about sustainable practices, environmental conservation, and resilience strategies. It involves promoting environmental literacy, providing educational programs and resources for residents of all ages, and encouraging community participation in sustainable initiatives. Educational campaigns can raise awareness about the importance of conserving natural resources, mitigating climate change, and adopting sustainable lifestyles. By empowering residents with knowledge and skills, cities can foster a culture of sustainability and encourage active engagement in creating livable communities.

  • Education, Leadership and Practice
  • Urban Heritage and Cultural
  • Future Digital Technology
  • Resilient Design for Climate Action and Disaster

Sustainable Construction and Infrastructure

This subcategory focuses on incorporating sustainable construction practices and resilient infrastructure systems. It involves using eco-friendly materials, adopting energy-efficient building designs, and implementing green building certifications to minimize the environmental impact of construction projects. Additionally, resilient infrastructure systems, including green roofs, permeable pavements, and smart water management solutions, can help mitigate the effects of climate change, such as flooding and extreme weather events. By integrating sustainable construction and resilient infrastructure, cities can enhance the durability and sustainability of their urban oases.

  • Construction and Project Management
  • Green Building and Construction
  • Asset and Facilities Management
  • BIM & Digital Modelling

Abstract Submission Deadline
31 August 2023

CPD Points Available

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