PLEA 2014

Sustainable Habitat for Developing Societies: Choosing the way forward

What: PLEA is an autonomous, non-profit, network of individuals sharing  expertise in the arts, sciences, planning and design of the built  environment. The goal of the 30th International  PLEA Conference (PLEA 2014) is to promote discussion and  debate on the learnings, opportunities and challenges in passive low energy architecture and design in a rapidly growing world.  Within this conference, the theme will deliberate on the choices we have and the choices we need to make in order to move towards a more sustainable habitat, especially for developing societies and emerging economies. The local theme of this international conference speaks to the urgent need to reduce energy use in new and existing buildings in cities that are witnessing rapid growth and urbanization. Energy consumption in the building sector is more than one-third of the national energy use in India, and with further growth in this sector, India faces a formidable challenge in reducing its dependence on fossil fuels, natural resources and energy supply infrastructure.  Buildings and cities in other emerging economies are also being challenged by such context. During the course of this conference, deliberations will help us in deploying various dimensions of architectural and design science to help realise buildings, neighbourhoods and cities that have minimal impact on natural resources whilst satisfying the comfort requirements and aspirations of a fast developing society. Under this central theme, the conference will propose a diverse range of topics to understand the role of architectural practice, research and education towards addressing the issues of energy conservation, efficiency and management through design, construction and operational stages of buildings, neighbourhoods and cities.

The Keynote Speakers are Ashok B Lall of Ashok B Lall Architects, Prof. Richard de Dear of University of Sydney, and Dr. Ardeshir Mahdavi of Department of Building Physics and Building Ecology, Technical University of Vienna.

PLEA is currently inviting papers for submission. To submit an abstract, participant has to register and complete the abstract submission form – Click Here. Please note that presenting a paper will require full registration for the PLEA 2014 Conference.

When: December 16-18, Ahmedabad
Time-line for abstract and full paper submission is as follows:
Call for Abstract Opens: 14 Oct 2013
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 17 Jan 2014
Extended Deadline for Abstract Submission: 27 Jan 2014 Abstract Acceptance Notification: 24 Mar 2014
Full Paper Submission: 16 May 2014
Extended Deadline for Full Paper Submission: 07 Jun 2014
1st Review of papers complete & Early Bird Registration Begins: 13 Aug 2014
Deadline for Final Paper Submission: 18 Sep 2014 Announcement of Final papers accepted and notification of comments Oral and Poster Presentations: 29 Sep 2014
Final Program and Timetable: 14 Nov 2014
Early Bird Registration End: 01 Dec 2014

Where: Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy,
CEPT University, Kasturbhai Lalbhai Campus, University Road, Ahmedabad-380009, Gujarat, India.
T: +91 79 2630 2470 Ext : 383
E: info@plea2014.in
W: www.plea2014.in

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