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ABOUT

The Mediterranean is attracting increasing international attention for its rich history, unique biodiversity, and socio-economic complexity. These elements are fueling the debate on how to address current and future challenges in the Region and beyond.

In a global context that is increasingly aware of the need to address complex and interconnected environmental, social, and economic challenges seeks integrated solutions aims to provide a multidisciplinary platform characterized by the breadth and depth of its interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach, attracting the interest and participation of scholars, experts, and professionals from different fields of expertise to explore, share and develop innovative and sustainable ideas that will make a significant contribution to understanding this important issue.

TOPICS

Landscape Conservation, Enhancement and Management

Sustainable landscape planning
Ecosystem restoration and management
Cultural heritage preservation in landscapes
Climate change adaptation in Mediterranean landscapes
Urban green spaces and parks
Landscape and tourism development
Monitoring and assessment of landscape changes
Agricultural-scape and Sustainable Farming Practices
Plant biodiversity for sustainable cropping system

Climate Change and Resilient Landscapes

Climate change impact on Mediterranean landscapes
Adaptation strategies for changing climates
Resilient design and planning for landscapes
Coastal and marine resilience measures
Urban heat island mitigation and green infrastructure
Water management in the face of climate change
Ecosystem-based approaches to climate resilience
Climate-scape and the Mediterranean’s response to climate change
Energy Transition strategies for climate change adapting settlements

Architecture and Built Environment

Sustainable architecture in the Mediterranean
Traditional and vernacular architecture
Urban design and placemaking
Low-impact and energy-efficient design
Architecture and social equity
Innovative materials and construction techniques
Urban regeneration and revitalization
Architectural responses to climate change

Natural Resources Management

Water resource management in the Mediterranean
Sustainable agriculture and land use
Forest management and conservation
Marine and coastal resource management
Integrated watershed management
Soil conservation and erosion control
Sustainable mining and extractive industries
Maritime-scape and sustainable coastal management

Infrastructure and Landscape Integration

Sustainable and landscape connectivity
Sustainable Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems
Green infrastructure and urban design
Landscape approaches to water management
Coastal and marine infrastructure planning
Integrating infrastructure with natural ecosystems
Smart cities and advanced infrastructure design
Landscape-based solutions for climate resilience

Sustainable Tourism and Recreation in Landscapes

Ecotourism and nature-based tourism
Sustainable tourism planning and management
Cultural and heritage tourism in landscapes
Sustainable practices in adventure tourism
Sustainable transportation in tourism
Tourism impacts on fragile ecosystems and biodiversity
Sustainable practices in coastal and marine tourism

Cultural Landscapes and Heritage Preservation

Conservation and management of archaeological sites
Intangible cultural heritage in landscapes
Traditional land use practices and landscape preservation
Cultural tourism and sustainable development
Cultural landscape interpretation and storytelling
Conflict resolution in managing cultural landscapes
Preservation of vernacular architecture and settlements
Adaptive reuse and heritage buildings

Mediterranean value-scapes. Axiological Reform Contents and Forms

Natural-scape and space-time consumption
Urban-scape and suburbanization.
Real Estate-scape and housing deprivation
Tourism-scape and social-environmental impacts
Cultural-scape and local identities dissolution
Coastal-scape and public functions abdication
Energy-scape and land entropy

Innovative Technologies for Landscape Design and Management

GIS in landscape analysis
Remote sensing and satellite imagery in landscape monitoring
Digital tools for landscape visualization and simulation
Digital twin approach in landscape management\
BI) in landscape architecture
AR and VR in landscape design and management
Drones and aerial surveys for landscape assessment
IoT applications in smart landscapes
Risks and opportunities of advanced technologies

Social Equity and Community Engagement in Landscape Planning

Inclusive landscape planning and design
Participatory approaches in landscape decision-making
Socioeconomic disparities and landscape interventions
Community-based natural resource management
Environmental justice and landscapes
Social impact assessment in landscape planning
Access to green spaces and equitable distribution of landscape benefits

CONFERENCE SCIENTIFIC AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Conference Chair
Lucia Della Spina, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, IT

Local Committee Chairs
Ioannis Vardopoulos, Harokopio University of Athens, GR
Yannis E. Doukas, University of Athens, GR

  • Alexandros Garefalakis, Hellenic Mediterranean University, GR
  • Antonino Vitetta, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, IT
  • Constantinos Vassiliades, Neapolis University Pafos, CY
  • Felice Arena, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, IT
  • Matilde Pietrafesa, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, IT
  • Gianluca Lax, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, IT
  • Giovanni Spampinato, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, IT
  • Giuseppe Zimbalatti, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, IT
  • Francesca Fatta, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, IT
  • Lucia Della Spina, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, IT
  • Aurora Angela Pisano, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, IT
  • Marina Tornatora, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, IT
  • Francesco Sunseri, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, IT
  • Luca Salvati, Sapienza University of Rome, IT
  • Irene Voukkali, Open University of Cyprus, GR
  • Maria Manola, University of West Attica, GR
  • Maria Teresa Russo, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, IT
  • Massimiliano Ferrara, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, IT
  • Marina Mancini, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, IT
  • Napoleon Maravegias, Foundation for Mediterranean Studies – MeDiterrate, GR
  • Nosova Bogdana, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, UA
  • Olga-Eleni Astara, Ionian University, GR
  • Roido Mitoula, Harokopio University of Athens, GR

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Grigorios Kyriakopoulos
National Technical University of Athens

Patrizia Lombardi
Politecnico di Torino

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission Deadline 16 Jun 2024
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) *payment required 01 Oct 2024
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance & Approval to present 30 Jun 2024
Early Payment Deadline 01 Sep 2024
Late Payment Deadline 11 Oct 2024
Extended Abstract / Short Paper Submission Deadline 15 Sep 2024
Notification of acceptance/ rejection of submitted extended abstract/ short paper 01 Oct 2024
Conference Program 11 Nov 2024
Conference Launch 11 Dec 2024

Note: For full paper submission please refer to the available publication opportunities.

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES

All accepted submissions to the conference, subject to rigorous peer-review process, may be considered for publication in the following Scopus-Indexed Springer Nature-published book series:

Alternatively, authors of selected full paper studies will have the opportunity to be considered for publication in the following journal:

CONFERENCE VENUE

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Italy (Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria), also referred to as Mediterranea University or University of Reggio Calabria, or simply UNIRC.

Location: Via dell’Università, 25, 89124 Reggio Calabria RC, Italy

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