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IFoU 2018: Reframing Urban Resilience Implementation: Aligning Sustainability and Resilience

10/12/2018 - 12/12/2018, Barcelona, Spain
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Abstract Submission: 24/06/2018
Acceptance Notification: 09/07/2018
Full Paper Submission: 19/11/2018
Early Bird Registration before: 30/09/2018
Registration deadline: 10/12/2018

Registration is now open!

Early bird registration has been extended until 30 September 2018. Check our fees here.

Welcome from the Chairs

Research on urban resilience is partly responsible for the urban resilience implementation gap. This is partly because of a lack of agreed and integrated multidisciplinary perspectives, frameworks and metrics to support design and governance for urban resilience. Because of this, the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU), in partnership with the Universitat Internacional de catalunya (UIC), the Urban Resilience research Network (URNet) and the UN Habitat City Resilience profiling Program, will dedicate its 11th Annual Conference to help bridging this gap between research and practice, and moving towards more integrated perspectives on urban resilience implementation.

In order to reach a global audience involved within the debates, the annual conference has been framed within two interconnected international events: a first congress in Barcelona, taking place during the Barcelona Resilience Week (the week in which the city celebrate its experience in resilience with a range of public activities from 10 to 15 December 2018) and a second one a few months later, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

For more information please visit the 11th International Forum on Urbanism (IFOU) Congress 2018 official website.

Conference Secretariat

Conference Chairs

Lorenzo Chelleri

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Barcelona, Spain

Lorenzo is a multidisciplinary researcher chairing the Urban Resilience research Network (URNet) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC Barcelona). Director of the international Master program in City Resilience Design and Management, his research and teaching activities take a critical look at the governance and planning processes related to city resilience and sustainability synergies and trade-offs.

Carmen Mendoza

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Barcelona, Spain

Associate professor and assistant director at the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture, she is also co-director of the Master Degree in International Cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture. Her research is based on a comprehensive regeneration of degraded and informal settlements, which is developed under the paradigm of sustainable development through a methodology that delves into the recognition of places with urban significance through community participation.

Raquel Colacios

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Barcelona, Spain

Assistant professor at the School of Architecture of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and coordinator of the Master Degree in International Cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture at UIC. Her research is focused on the recognition of the social manifestations of community values in physical space by exploring resident’s linkages through a process that combines the social with the physical dimensions, towards a more committed model of urban regeneration.


Registration for all participants includes: Attendance at all sessions and side events, printed book of abstracts with ISBN, paper publication of proceedings with ISBN, conference materials, coffee breaks, lunches, and fieldtrips.

Authors with multiple contributions: Please note that one author registration will cover only ONE accepted contribution.

Participation to the conference is considered final only once the registration fees have been paid. The number of participants is limited: once the number of paid registrations reaches the maximum number of participants, unpaid registrations will be cancelled. Please, note that onsite registrations will not be available.

Price early Price normal Required documents
Regular - With accepted abstract 380.00 EUR 430.00 EUR
Early Stage Career Researcher (not tenure track) - With accepted abstract 290.00 EUR 340.00 EUR
PhD Students - With accepted abstract 240.00 EUR 290.00 EUR To confirm your student status please include a scanned copy or photograph of your current student ID card.
Public Administration Officers/NGO - With accepted abstract 320.00 EUR 370.00 EUR
Regular - Non-presenting 430.00 EUR 460.00 EUR
Early Stage Career Researcher (not tenure track) - Non-presenting 340.00 EUR 370.00 EUR
PhD Students - Non-presenting 290.00 EUR 320.00 EUR To confirm your student status please include a scanned copy or photograph of your current student ID card.
Public Administration Officers/NGO - Non-presenting 370.00 EUR 400.00 EUR
Early price valid until: 30/09/2018  

Cancellation policy

Registrations can be cancelled up to 30 days before the event starts subject to an administrative fee of 120 Euro. Refunds will be processed after the conference.

Registrants can cancel their registration any time prior to the start of the conference in writing by e-mail to If the registrations fees have been paid to and received by the conference organizers, the registrants will be refunded according to the following schedule:

- Cancellation by the registrant up to and including 30 days before the conference starts: guaranteed refund of the amount of registration fees minus possible bank or credit card fees, which were already paid to and received by the conference organizers, and subject to an administrative service fee of 120 Euro.

- Cancellation by the registrant 29 days or less before the conference starts: no guaranteed refund. In case the conference organizers can easily find a replacement registration from a possible waiting list, the conference organizers may refund part of the received registration fee at their sole discretion, subject to an administrative service fee of 120 Euro.

Payment methods

Wire transfer, Credit card

Instructions for Authors

Submission Instructions

Two types of contributions can be submitted: Individual papers and Panels. Please note that the maximum abstract length in both cases is 300 words.

Individual Papers - If submitting your contribution as individual paper, please indicate the format of the future paper by selecting one of the following: 'Short Paper Contribution' or a 'Long Paper Contribution'.

Panel Proposal - If submitting your contribution as panel proposal, please bear in mind the following:

  • Select 'Panel Contribution'
  • Indicate in the “Comments” section the name of the chair and a discussant (i.e. Panel chair: Name and affiliation / Panel discussant: Name and affiliation)
  • Indicate in the “Comments” section the title and submitting author of 4 to 5 abstracts to be included in the panel (i.e. Panel abstracts: 1. Author name – Title / 2. Author name – Title / etc.).
  • Each abstract should be uploaded separately and, when submitting each one of them, indicate in the “Comments” section, which panel you are submitting it to.

All accepted abstracts will be available online in Open Access form on

Please note that the Full Paper submission deadlines (short and long format) is 19 November 2018.

For more information regarding abstracts submission, please access the following link:

Special Issue "Eco-Urbanism"

  • Participants of this conference are cordially invited to contribute with a full manuscript to our special issue "Eco-Urbanism" in the journal Urban Science. Free publication for well-prepared manuscripts submitted in 2018.
  • This themed collection is closely aligned with the scope of the event. The submission deadline for this special issue is
    15 December 2018.

Over the past two decades, eco-urbanism has gained significant traction and its scope is broadened to cover multiple dimensions of sustainable development. During the same period, the concept has guided development of many programs and initiatives such as eco-cities, eco-districts, éco-quartiers, eco-garden cities, green cities, ubiquitous cities, and smart eco-cities. These initiatives are implemented in different scales, ranging from blocks, to neighborhoods, to cities.

This Special Issue of Urban Science aims to offer a platform for advancing our understanding of the theory and practice of eco-urbanism and examining the extent to which the above-mentioned goals and objectives have been achieved. With concept of smart cities gaining momentum, it is also aimed to find out if possible improvements can be achieved by integrating these two concepts. We encourage researchers and practitioners to submit original research articles, case studies, reviews, critical perspectives, and viewpoint articles.

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