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Welcome to 4-ICAUD!

The Department of Architecture at Epoka University, welcomes participants to the Fourth International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design (ICAUD), to be held on 24 – 26 November, 2021 in Tirana, Albania. Building upon the success of the previous three editions of ICAUD, the conference promises a wide range of topics on architecture and urban design and an international audience of academics and practitioners from around the world. The 3-ICAUD provided an international forum for knowledge exchange where 57 scientific papers and posters were presented by academics from 12 different countries. All contributions were reviewed from a scientific committee consisting of internationally acclaimed scholars.  The keynote speakers comprised internationally renowned academics and local policy makers.


The Global Event that affected the world in early 2020 has had some huge reflections in many of the design fields, forcing architects and engineers, urban planners, and designers to rethink many of the consolidate knowledge in the designing approaches. Some of that changes will be temporary and destined to going-back in a short time; meanwhile other seem fated to become permanent and able to challenge our personal and social mindset, as designers as well as end-users. Those ongoing changes also stress the importance of a rising trans-disciplinary interaction among diverse field of knowledge, having affected the whole people real-life realm at the global scale.


The 4th International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design (4ICAUD2021) aims to animate a deep “think-tank” moment on how we have been challenged and on what we are gaining in the switch between NEW & OLD NORMALITY POST 2020. Taking advantage from the time experienced and ripened in one year later than the beginning of the pandemic era, to draft what it will be the after-pandemic era in the fields of design, and not only in that.

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

We appreciate your interest in 4-ICAUD and look forward to seeing you in Tirana.

4-ICAUD Organizing Committee
Department of Architecture, Epoka University


To download the conference call, please click here.


This conference is organized with the partial support of COST Action 19136 NET4Age-Friendly.

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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