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Aim of the Symposium

In recent years, the environmental discourse has increasingly become important in every discipline formulating development theories, models, and policies, especially under the rubric of sustainable development. “Sustainability” is a key issue that aims at the coexistence of the communities in future centuries. In that context, all of the activities aim to produce long-term solutions for co-existence and quality life for humans, and the improvement of the environment without damaging the ecosystem balances as the key goal of sustainable building design. Environment is the collection of physical, chemical, biological and social factors that affect the activity and movement of organic and inorganic elements with economical and humanity values. Building is a part of the environment as well, and during a building’s existence, it maintains its relation with the local and global environments. In this context, an environmental conscious sustainable building should secure the coexistence of the organic and inorganic groups making arrangements not to break the balance of the ecosystem, bring human health into safety, and provide economic use of resources.

The goal of sustainable building design is to provide appropriate environments for the users in terms of qualitative, quantitative, physical and psychological indicators. Sustainable building should be defined with the aspects of ecological, economic, social and cultural sustainability. In this context, ecological sustainability creates scenarios related to the conservation of resources and ecosystem, economical sustainability relating to usability of resources in long-term. It also decreases usage costs, social and cultural sustainability relating to provision of human health and comfort, and conserves social and cultural values. The symposium is aimed to introduce and discuss future oriented previsions, to scope out, and to provide new expansions on the fields of “Sustainable Buildings and Smart Cities”“Sustainable Planning - Infrastructure and Resilience”“Energy and Environment - Emerging Climate Change and Impact on The Built Environment”“Environmental Policies and Practices” and “Strengthening and Rehabilitation of Structures” in the symposium in which these scenarios will be evaluated.


1 - Sustainable Buildings and Smart Cities

    Sustainable Architecture
    Bioclimatic Design
    Green Buildings
    Smart Buildings and Cities
    Sustainability of Structural Systems and Analysis
    Building Acoustics
    Modeling and Simulation
    Sustainability of Steel
    Concrete and Timber Structures
    Sustainable Building Materials and Processes
    Green Concrete
    Sustainable Design Approaches
    Construction and Management of Sustainable Buildings
    Sustainable Approaches to Construction Design

2 - Sustainable Planning - Infrastructure and Resilience

    Sustainability-Urban/Rural Planning Interaction
    Urbanization and Environmental Problems
    Rehabilitation of Urban Areas
    Urban Transformation
    Cultural-Historical Heritage and Environment
    Landscape Planning
    Sustainable Real Estate Development and Management
    Sustainable Structures under Natural Hazards
    Infrastructure and Sustainable Development
    Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering
    Coastal-Port Engineering and Coastal Management
    Water Resources
    Engineering Geology

3 - Energy and Environment - Emerging Climate Change and Impact on The Built Environment

    Energy Efficient Building Design and Production
    Environmental Design Approaches
    Microclimate Auditing
    Building Performance Assessment
    Renewable Energy Resources
    Life Cycle Assessment
    Environmental Product Declarations and Simulation Programs
    Sustainable Built Environment
    LED Technology
    Energy Technologies
    Global Climate Change
    Air/Water/Soil/Noise Pollution
    Ecological Pollution
    Conservation of Resources
    Biological Diversity and Waste Management

4 - Environmental Policies and Practices

    Environmental Sciences and Technologies
    Environmental Consciousness
    Environment and Human Health
    Act/Regulation/Strategy/Principle/Standards Relating to Sus.
    Environmental Economy/Training/Management
    Local Authorities and Environment
    Environmental Aspect in International Relations

5 - Strengthening and Rehabilitation of Structures

    Strengthening of Concrete
    Steel/Masonry and Timber Structures
    Structural Concrete and Masonry Members Reinforced with FRP
    Static and Dynamic Analysis
    Blast, Impact and Fire Engineering