This International Symposium on Cities, People and Places (ISCPP) aims to address a wide array of inter-related aspects of cities and urban environments from functional aspects and city making technologies to quality of living and character of places. Its objectives are twofold. First, it aims to gather in a fast developing Asian city- Colombo, those who are interested in looking into the spaces and places of cities with a view to sharing their understanding of the complex human dimension of living in cities. Second, it envisages facilitating and constructing a holistic view of the problems facing contemporary cities, and places and solutions for their meaningful growth. The Conference is devised to accommodate contributions of participants from different disciplines yet focused on urban spaces and places.

Conference themes are focused upon the following but not limited to:

  • Making people friendly cities and places
  • Community planning and design
  • Identity and character of cities and places
  • Quality of public plazas and places
  • Experiencing the city
  • Great Streets and public spaces
  • Techno city and promoting social consciousness through digital culture
  • Urban conservation and urban cultural heritage
  • Sustainable urban design, planning and technologies for cities

Paper proposals related to other humanistic issues of the cities are also welcomed.

Oct 14th, 2013 – Pre-conference workshop for students
Oct 15th, 2013 – Inauguration, Key note speaches, Conference Dinner, Sri Lankan Cultural Event
Oct 16th, 2013 – Conference with parallel sessions
Oct 17th, 2013 – Post conference Tours – to Sri Lankan architectural sites, historic cities, cutural cities

Submission of Abstracts: 15th May, 2013
Confirmation of acceptance of Abstracts: 30th May, 2013
Full Paper submission: 15th July 2013
Peer Review Comments by: 10th August, 2013
Final Paper submission (Camera Ready): 15th September, 2013
Conference dates: 15th – 16th October, 2013

All papers will be peer reviewed and published with ISBN Number prior to the conference date.

The details on paper submissions, conference participant’s registration, students registration, are provided in the conference website.