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The First International Conference on


El Gouna, Red Sea Region – Egypt

24-26 November, 2017


Housing & Building National Research Center (HBRC)

Technische Universität Berlin Campus El Gouna (TUBCG)


Under the Auspices of

Prof. Dr. Mostafa Madbouly

Minister of Housing, Utilities & Urban Communities



Egypt is suffering from exploding dense slum areas and ever fast urbanization, within global and regional economic and social prosperity competences; so, determining the datum of accepted well-being should be essentially considered.

Quality of life (QOL) is a booming raised slogan by humanitarians and environmentalists. The first international conference on QOL values both research and practice, each track will strive to combine research papers, exemplary national and international case-studies and best practices for building sustainable and resilient lives, in harmony with the ecosystem and local resources and creating livable, working and productive settlements.

The conference provides opportunities for academics, experts, practitioners, researchers, members of industrial companies, professional offices, start uppers or postgraduate students, strategies & policy makers, related local authorities and facility managers and all delegates to exchange new ideas and bring them in fruitful discussions that will move us closer to more sustainable living environments meanwhile fostering the relations between researchers and decision makers. This conference will embark a scientific cooperation in form of conducting a regular basis (annual or bi-annual) joint international scientific conference on “Towards a Better Quality of Life” in Egypt. 



Determining the urban challenges of the new decades affecting human settlements considering the coherent QOL paradox of the society and to capture knowledge and best practices with the target of prioritizing and mapping innovative solutions to local, regional and international challenges.

Revolutionizing the way of thinking and planning for the development of resilient buildings & cities and that's by investigating approaches for regional and local design principles and new directions in city planning, urban & architecture design and moving in the direction of participatory design and socially-driven architecture, informed by local initiatives and socially-minded processes that empower communities.

Insisting on the need of good governance supported by a strong policy framework and guiding principles as policy acknowledges the role of government and governance on the one hand, academia, finance, investment and community on the other, and moving towards sustainable education and best practices at all levels.



Theme 1: Urban Challenges of the New Decades

1.1. Humanitarian and urban challenges in slum areas

1.2. Challenges: development of new settlements

1.3. Climate change & other environmental risks

1.4. Buildings systems, fabrication and urban's new technologies

1.5. Best practices for a better quality of life

1.6. Related issues


Theme 2: Sustainable Development

2.1. Sustainable regional development

2.2. Sustainable & smart settlements

2.3. Sustainable urban design

2.4. Livable & green buildings

2.5. Related socioeconomic aspects


Theme 3: Good Governance and Public Awareness

3.1. National & regional urban strategies and policies

3.2. Housing strategies and policies

3.3. Heritage areas strategies and policies

3.4. Urban & buildings legislation

3.5. Urban & buildings' performance quality control

3.6. Communities participation

3.7. Real estate development

3.8. Public awareness via media and education


*All submitted papers will be peer reviewed, and the accepted papers will be published on the conference proceedings (soft-copy), and the best paper(s) selected by the scientific committee will be published on HBRC Journal (Elsevier)”.


Important dates
Abstract Deadline:
28th April, 2017
Abstract Acceptance:  
30th April, 2017
Full Paper Submission Deadline:
30th July, 2017
Full Paper Acceptance Notification:
23th September, 2017
Camera Ready Manuscript Deadline:
5th October, 2017



Every intended author should deliver a 300-word-abstract prefaced with its related theme & topic(s) and 3-5 keywords. The authors of the accepted abstracts must deliver their full papers according to the conference paper template which will be e-mailed to the authors of the accepted abstracts.


All submitted papers will be peer reviewed and the accepted papers will be published on the conference proceedings (soft-copy), and the best paper(s) selected by the scientific committee will be published on HBRC journal.



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