This conference will explore how environments at all scales can be designed in support of a more sustainable world. While cities are contributors to the causes of climate change and other environmental problems, the urban setting will be the proving ground for many of the solutions that address environmental, economic, social and behavioral issues across the globe. Environmental design research is integral to shaping urban design and changing environmental behavior at the global scale. This interdisciplinary call invites proposals from researchers and practitioners to share their knowledge of best practices that address the critical mission of urban sustainability, encompassing built and natural environments for which long- and short-term. EDRA encourages submissions on the following topic areas:

  • Urban Sustainability, Equity and Globalization
  • Global Climate Change: Attitudes and Behavior
  • Green and Blue Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Urban Ecology
  • Participatory and Evidence-Based Strategies for Sustainable Design
  • Environmental Design Research: Advocacy Through Policy and Design
  • Place-making: Personal, Social and Cultural Meanings of Space
  • Resilient Community Planning, Housing and Design
  • Heritage and Cultural Infrastructure
  • Sustainable Lifestyles and Behavior

Submit your proposals here. Please email with any questions.

Key due dates:

November 12, 2018
Due date for all Individual and Group Presentations.
(Papers, Symposia, Workshops, Practitioner/Researcher Collaborations and Intensives.)

December 1, 2018
Due date for Visual Presentations abstracts for Display Posters and Digital Media Shorts.

December 7, 2018
Early Bird Registration Opens

January 26, 2019
Acceptance notification to all authors and presenters.

March 16, 2019
Due date for conference participants and presenters to register for the conference (required to be part of the EDRA50 program). Regular registration also begins.

May 22-26, 2019
EDRA50 Sustainable Urban Environments Conference in Brooklyn, New York