4th International Conference-Workshop on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design (ICWSAUD2019)

A joint conference with 4th International Conference on Engineering, Innovation and Technology

ICWSAUD2019 Conference theme: ‘Reviewing Our Built Environment in Global Economic Uncertainty’

Date: 24-26th June 2019 (Monday-Wednesday)

Venue: Meeting Room 9 (2nd Floor), Vistana Penang Bukit Jambul Hotel (Access through Elevator/Lift)


The rise and fall of fuel price, civil wars, currency crisis and political instability around the world cause uncertainty to our global economy which creates haywire to the direction of sustainability and its development in the built environment. Unpredictable costs and prices of construction, energy, housing, property, services, management, planning and maintenance in the industry are among the significant factors which create this erratic condition. Due to this economic uncertainty, local government and private agencies are at high risk when they undertake investments in the construction industry. It is very risky when they finance new pre-plan cities, housing estates and buildings at the costs of construction materials and labour services affected by floated currencies because of fluctuated foreign-exchange market. In addition, a growing number of medium and high-income families who are able in bidding high house prices in the market is one of the many reasons for uncontrolled home prices in urban areas. The condition generates high living cost which becomes unaffordable to the low-income families to live in the city. One of the crucial studies is to relook on the history and theory of our cities’ growth to understand the present and future action in efficient energy usage, cultural sustainability and economic vibrancy. Researches in architecture and built environment’s sustainability regardless global economic and financial uncertainty are necessary to foster environmental and social concern as the key element. It is thus the aim of this conference to provide a platform for discussion of the new ideas, potential solutions, methodology, technology, social issues and critical discourse in responding our present global condition.


The objectives of the conference are to give an opportunity to academicians, researchers and industrial players from various fields to discuss relevant topics as follows:

  1. Architecture
  2. Built Environment
  3. Urban Planning
  4. Sociology
  5. Engineering
  6. Humanities
  7. Heritage Study
  8. Other related topics

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