In 2021, Sunway University made a landmark decision to offer a module on sustainability to all its students. Meanwhile, the Malaysian government has launched the 10-10 MySTIE framework and the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 to support the future of its cities and towns.
These initiatives point to the need to rethink how we should link education and cities. How can research on cities be integrated into the curriculum and have an impact on society through internal and external engagement?
We invite proposals that examine cities as case studies. We are particularly keen to receive proposals that examine cities as laboratories.
THEME 1 – SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT CITIES
How can ASEAN cities cope with crises, stresses and shocks? Which cities are models of sustainable development, management and disaster prevention?
THEME 2 – LIVEABLE AND HEALTHY CITIES
How are cities regenerated in the region? What are the new ways of living and working? What kinds of urban planning strategies can be developed?
THEME 3 – GREEN AND DECARBONISED CITIES
How can green technologies help tackle the challenges of tomorrow and ensure the ASEAN countries’ prosperity?
THEME 4 – INCLUSIVE AND WELCOMING CITIES
How to ensure well-being in cities? What measures can be taken to preserve cultural identities, living together, and to protect uprooted communities?
Please refer to the Proposal Submission Guidelines.
Publication: We intend to publish the full papers (5,000-8,000 words) in a Scopus-indexed edited volume.