The full paper submission deadline (extended) is on 4th August 2017. Hope that provides adequate time to complete the paper submission. If you need more time, please email at: secretariat[at]  

Briefly about UPPD 2017:

  • Keynote Addresses:
  • Assoc. Prof. Patrick Hubert Theodoor Janssen, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore - Smart Design: Predicative Feedback for Urban Planning
  • Assoc. Prof. Peter W. Ferretto, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Background City: Inhabited Urban Conditions of Hong Kong
  • UPPD 2017 Conference Proceedings: Print ISSN: 2425-0112, E-Periodical ISSN: 2425-0201 will be published and submitted to indexing partner organizations.
  • Journal on Engineering Technology: All authors who present their papers at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their research paper for the GSTF Journal on Engineering Technology (JET) - Print ISSN: 2251-3701, E-periodical: 2251-371X. All submitted papers will go through blind review process for acceptance and will be published without additional cost (digital).
  • Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).
  • UPPD 2017 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.
  • Panel Proposals are invited for submission. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category .
  • Should you require any assistance or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact at secretariat[at]

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Urban design as Social Innovation
  • Knowledge-driven Planning process
  • Curating the City
  • Sustainable cities
  • low carbon precincts
  • Tools and Techniques for Mobilisation of Land for Urban Development
  • Incentives to promote Residential Development
  • Affordable Housing as part of Public Policy
  • Development of Slums
  • Urban Design
  • Real Estate Development
  • Urban Form
  • Urban Landscape
  • Transportation
  • Urban Morphology
  • Urban morphological theory
  • Urban morphological methods and techniques
  • The evolution of urban form
  • Agents of change
  • Revisiting urban morphological classics
  • Multidisciplinarity in urban morphology
  • Comparative studies of urban form
  • Integrated approaches
  • Teaching urban form
  • The relations between research and practice
  • Small towns, networks and mobility
  • Small town and land issues
  • Urban systems and hierarchies
  • Emerging towns: genesis and history
  • Role of politics, role of spontaneous urbanisation
  • Small town economy
  • Small towns and sustainable development
  • Design Management and Professional Practice
  • Spatial and Environmental Design
  • Public Transport
  • Geopolitics

Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers (not being considered for publication elsewhere) in standard format (double column, single-spaced, 10-pt font) describing new theoretical and/or experimental research. Submissions are recommended to have no more than 10 pages (extra pages are subject to surcharge), including figures, tables, and references. Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, correctness, and presentation.

Note For Authors:  All submitted papers will be sent to reviewers for a blind review. The reviewers use the following in evaluating research papers:

  1. Novel Contribution
  2. Originality in Thought
  3. Inferences
  4. Key Strengths
  5. Key Weaknesses
  6. Areas of Improvement
  7. Presentation/Organization of Research