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Welcome Address

Dear Madam, dear Sir,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Fourth International Conference of Architecture and Urban Design ICAUD 2021, in Tirana, Albania on November 24-26, 2021.

The 4ICAUD 2021 is organized by the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Engineering, Epoka University. We look forward to endure our academic practice and provide an excellent forum for scientists, researchers, and practitioners, not only from Europe, but from all over the world. Thereby, new ideas, latest developments, and potential directions in the fields of Architecture and Urban Design shall be presented and discussed under any of its specialized themes as shown below. The main emphasis of the conference is to identify and highlight the new trends and reactions in the approach towards the architecture, design, education, works and leisure activities which came out as the result of the global pandemic situation.

1 Global challenges and local answers

  • Scenarios and transformation of cities in post-pandemic age
  • Environmental psychology and users’ behaviour in post-pandemic time
  • Permanent adaptations in the urban societies
  • Contamination with the local designing languages
  • Architectural post-developments in Albania

2 Technological advancement and established lifestyle

  • 1 year of accelerated innovations in designing
  • Smart cities challenges and digital world
  • Digital technologies within the contextual experiences
  • Innovative technologies in support of the current challenges of next design

3 Classical design and fancy trends

  • Present discourses on Design Theory
  • Trajectories in design Distant-Education and remote working 
  • Updating the concept of sustainable design post 2020
  • Learning from urban resilience and adaptive self-designing
  • Permanencies and temporariness in design styles and languages post 2020

On behalf of the organizing Committee, we warmly invite you to join us in Tirana, Albania - a very interesting laboratory for architects and urban designers & planners, and an enjoyable place to visit.

Best papers will be published in the Special Issue of "The Urban Book Series", a resource for urban studies and geography research by Springer.



Dr Fabio Naselli, Dr Anna Yunitsyna
Co-chairs of the conference 

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline:
October 17, 2021

Abstract acceptance notification:
October 20, 2021

Early bird registration deadline:
August 1, 2021

Extended Abstract:
October 17, 2021

Extended Abstract acceptance notification:
October 20, 2021

Conference registration and fee payment:
October 1, 2021

Full article submission startline
October 29, 2021

Full article submission deadline:
December 20, 2021

Poster submission deadline
(digital version):
November 29, 2021

Late Payment:
November 19, 2021

November 24-26, 2021


International participants Early Bird Registration: 75 €

International participants Normal Registration: 100 €

International participants Late Payment: 125 €

Albanian participants: 50 €

Conference partners and supporters: 50 €

Members of CA19136 free

PhD students: 50 €

Epoka students: 25 €

Conference attendance: free

Each additional paper: 50 €

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