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Call for Case Studies: Small Settlements in China and Southeast Asia

The WHITRAP (World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of Unesco) based in Tongji University, Shanghai, invites experts and scholars in related field to submit case studies and good practices on sustainable development of small settlements in China and in the Southeast Asia Region.

A publication with selected case studies will be prepared by WHITRAP, in collaboration with UNESCO, and it will be presented at an International Conference in Guizhou Province in September 2017.

The project, included in the framework of the UNESCO discussion on the role of Culture for Sustainable Development, has the objective to describe the current situation of the research on sustainable development of Small Settlements in the Southeast Asia Region. The aims of the publication are: identifying case studies, problems and good practices; improving understanding of planning policies on small settlements and their surrounding regional contexts; raising awareness about the cultural role of small settlements in the sustainable development of their landscape and regional environment.

Submissions requirements:

We consider case studies on planning, management and design projects conducted in Chinese and Southeast Asian Small Settlements, Rural and Urban Villages.

Submission should include:

Abstract (around 500 words in English and/or Chinese): title, author(s) names, affiliations, contact information, description of the case studies (location, number of inhabitants, project, experience, considerations), 5 keywords.

Supporting Material: map of the village and its surroundings (linear scale and spatial coordinates should be included), 2 to 4 photographs, supplementary material (max 3 images) that may help the reviewing committee to understand why this work is of interest (e.g., drawings, diagrams, sketches). A list of the auxiliary documents should be included.

The submission should be sent as as a single file (word or pdf) not exceeding 1mb to: whitrap_submission@qq.com <mailto:whitrap_submission@qq.com> before April 30, 2017.

Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection within 2 weeks. Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit the publication-ready version. 

Target groups:

Members of research institutes, universities, government, engineers, architects, historical building preservation institutions, construction units, engineering companies, enterprises and associations. 

For enquiries please contact:  Anna-Paola POLA  whitrap.app@foxmail.com
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