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Dear Madam, dear Sir,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Fifth International Conference of Architecture and Urban Design ICAUD 2023, in Tirana, Albania on November 16-18, 2023.

The 5ICAUD 2023 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 focus of the conference will be on exploring the idea of self-sufficient  cities in terms of social, economic and cultural aspects.


  • Circular economy in built environment
  • Energy efficiency in built environment
  • Food supply, agriculture and industry
  • Green-Blue infrastructures
  • ICTs, Data and the smart city
  • Heritage, conservation and revitalization
  • Sustainable residential environment


  • Walkability in cities
  • 15 minute city
  • Mixed use development
  • Compact city
  • City at eye level
  • Children friendly city
  • Gender perspective
  • Elder friendly city
  • Universal Design
  • Sustainable Mobility


  • Nature Based Solutions for risk mitigation
  • Green-Blue Infrastructures and reconnection of marginal areas
  • Water-wise techniques in landscaping
  • Ecological and naturalistic approaches in landscape design
  • Tree planting and management in the urban environment
  • Community gardens and foodscapes


  • Architectural Design practices
  • Innovative technologies in Architectural Design
  • Environment and user Behavior
  • Housing and Design
  • Material and Construction techniques
  • Interior Design Considerations


  • Environment and Behaviour Relations
  • Space Syntax
  • Socio-Spatial Dimension of Built Environment
  • Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment
  • Placemaking in Built Environment
  • Participation in Built Environment
  • Digitalization of Placemaking
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. Egin Zeka
Chair of the conference 

Important Dates

Early bird registration deadline:
October 8, 2023

Abstract submission deadline:
September 30, 2023

Abstract acceptance notification:
October 7, 2023

Conference registration and fee payment:
October 14, 2023

Extended Abstract:
October 21, 2023

Extended Abstract acceptance notification:
October 28, 2023

Full article submission startline:
November 1, 2023

Poster submission deadline
November 10, 2023

Late Payment:
November 10, 2023

Conference: :
November 16-18, 2023

Full article submission deadline:
December 30, 2023


International participants Early Bird Registration: 100 €

International participants Normal Registration: 130 €

International participants Late Payment: 180 €

Albanian participants: 75 €

Conference partners and supporters: 75 €

PhD students: 50 €

Epoka students: 50 €

Conference attendance: free

Each additional paper: 50 €

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