ICHSPD 2024: Advancing Sustainable Cities and Communities through Science, Technology, and Innovation
NO 3

With the complex problems faced by the world today – disasters, rapid urbanization, international conflict, and urban governance issues among others, the International Conference on Human Settlements Planning and Development (ICHSPD) 2024 provides a venue for actors to collaborate, form partnerships, and respond to global risks most felt among cities and communities.

Moving forward in advancement and sustainability requires a comprehensive approach focused on resiliency and adaptation. Baseline data gathered in the first conference and experiences shared about the pandemic during the second conference paved the way for the third conference to focus on how we can advance through Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI). As we advance sustainability in our cities and communities, STI is seen to make our efforts aimed, accessible, and advanced.

Aimed. Utilizing Science, Technology, and Innovations gives direction to efforts in human settlements planning. Thorough research and careful planning is the foundation of advancing sustainable cities and communities. STIs provide the tools required to ensure these processes of advancement are cohesively aimed.

Accessible. Technology allows the accessibility of data. It is through the review of previous works or experiences, sharing of best practices, and collaboration across borders that advancements in human settlements planning can be made successful.

Advanced. Beyond recounting experiences and responding to present concerns, STIs allow us to proactively address foreseeable issues and come up with advanced solutions. The pursuit for sustainability requires foresight that STIs can provide.

For its 3rd installment, ICHSPD aims to achieve the following:

1. Discuss the vital issues and challenges in human settlements planning and development;

2. Identify solutions, best practices, and opportunities in addressing the sustainability and resiliency of human settlements; and

3. Foster linkages and partnerships among organizations and institutions working towards achieving safe, resilient, and sustainable cities and communities.

Anchored on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, we invite manuscripts for ICHSPD 2024 sub-themes on topics including, but not limited to:

Sub-Theme SAFE: Creating safe and secure human settlements in the digital age

Emerging and Re-emerging DiseasesSafe Water and Sanitation
Environmental and Occupational HealthSMART Mobility and Migration
Green and Public SpacesTools and Approaches for Emergency Planning
Pandemic and EmergenciesTransportation and Public Safety
Pollution PreventionUrban Management with At-risk Population
Safe and Affordable HousingWaste Management

Sub-theme INCLUSIVE: Building inclusive communities in anticipation of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Capacity Building and EducationLand Security and Vulnerability
Empowerment of Indigenous Peoples in PlanningParticipatory Planning and Public Participation
Gender and DevelopmentPlanning for Special Needs
Inclusive CitiesSMART Technology for Citizen Engagement
Increasing Adaptive Capacity through Culture and Heritage ConservationThe Sharing City and the Informal Economies

Sub-Theme RESILIENT: Overcoming vulnerabilities for resilient communities and ecosystems

Biodiversity and Ecosystem ConservationEcosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction
Biodiversity in Green InfrastructuresEmerging Global Risks
Climate Change AdaptationGreen and Resilient Urban Design
Disaster Risk ReductionNature-based Solutions
Ecosystem-based Adaptation and ManagementUrban Resilience

Sub-Theme SUSTAINABLE: Advancing efforts and innovations towards a sustainable future

Approaches in Environmental PlanningLand Use Planning
Circular Economy and SustainabilityResource Recovery from Waste
Digital Governance, AI, and CrowdsourcingRidge-to-Reef Framework
Environmental Data Analysis and ModelingSMART Cities and Green Growth
Environmental GovernanceSustainable Agriculture and Food safety
Environmental Planning EducationSustainable Energy Systems
Evolving the ‘Culture of Planning’Sustainable Local Development Planning
Food-water-energy nexusSustainable Tourism
Global data sharing and transformationSustainable Urbanization
Governing, financing and managing Urban SolutionsUrban Agriculture and Technology
Human Settlements in TransitionUrban-Rural Linkages

Important Dates:

Submission of Abstract: November 6, 2023

Deadline of Submission of Abstract: January 31, 2024 (first call)

Notification of Accepted Abstracts: February 21, 2024 (first call)

Deadline of Submission of Abstract: March 31, 2024 (last call)

Notification of Accepted Abstracts: April 19, 2024

Deadline of Submission of Full Paper: June 1, 2024

Evaluation of papers for Special Issue of JHES: June 15, 2024

Full papers accepted for JHES Special Issue: ICHSPD 2024 will be published open-access (free of charge) with DOI immediately after the JHES peer review process.

Special Issue (Guest) Editors:

Casper B. Agaton
Editor-in-Chief, JHES
Associate Professor
Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning
College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños

Edwin R. Abucay
Guest Editor, JHES
Assistant Professor
Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning
College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños

John Ceffrey L. Eligue
Guest Editor, JHES
Assistant Professor
Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning
College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños


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