A CALL TO ACTION ON SUSTAINABLE URBANISATION

Solving global challenges and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals. requires systems thinking, multi-disciplinary collaboration and collective action. Acknowledging the central role of the built environment, the 2024 CAA Symposium, under the theme of 'Education, Policy and Practice; advancing the Declaration on Sustainable Urbanisation in the Commonwealth.' will provide an important platform to advance this discussion where academia, practitioners and policymakers can come together to reflect on where we are and what more needs to be done to achieve the SDGs, Addressing this multifaceted challenge, three themes have been identified that will form the core of the discussions in this year's symposium:

THEMES

New Frontiers for Architectural Education

Submissions are invited that challenge existing, or propose new approaches to architectural education, policymaking, and practice in response to environmental, ethical, and socio-economic realities in specific contexts.

Design, Sustainability and Urbanism

Submissions are invited that reflect on resource consumption, life-cycle assessment, and the need to reduce CO2 emissions. Papers could present design explorations, simulations and/or innovation at building and urban scale as well as integration of these aspects in architectural education, policymaking and practice.

Scale and Scalability

Submissions are invited that showcase an appreciation of scale and scalability especially as it relates to architectural innovation, technology, data trends and impact. Papers could present recent experiments and interventions as well as integration of these aspects in architectural education, policymaking and practice.

CALL FOR EXTENDED ABSTRACTS

The Organizing Committee invites contributions from academics, students, policymakers, and practitioners, as well as those from allied built environment professions with an interest in submitting to the Conference Scientific Committee for evaluation.
  • Submission Opens: 08 April 2024
  • Submission Deadline: 30 June 2024
  • Feedback on Submissions: June through July 2024
  • Resubmission Deadline: 10 August 2024
  • Communication of Full Programme: 2 August 2024

Selected abstracts will earn their writers complementary delegate passes to the symposium.

In addition, all selected extended abstracts presented at the symposium will be further developed and published as an inaugural edition of the CAA Research Series.

PROGRAMME

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Who Should attend

  • Educators
  • Researchers
  • Students
  • Architects
  • Landscape Architects
  • Urban Planners
  • Engineers
  • Cost Consultants
  • Facilities Professionals
  • Policy Makers

Why Attend

  • To reflect on and shape the future of architectural education specifically and built environment education in general.
  • To relate planning to urban design among other key disciplines that are at the centre of city / place making.
  • To explore and understand the impact at scale of our design and construction decisions on climate change.

Special Features

  • 500 seats
  • 5 Keynotes
  • A combined 54 Scientific Papers
  • Building Case Studies and Policy Case Studies
  • Selected Excursions
  • Student Jamboree
  • Exhibition

LOGISTICS

  • VENUE
    • Kigali Serena Hotel
    • School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Rwanda
  • VISA REQUIREMENTS
    At the time of writing, Commonwealth citizens may obtain a free 30-day visa on arrival. The Rwanda Institute of Architects may provide a cover letter to support those seeking funding, leave and travel permission to attend following the submission of a paper/ abstract/ poster.
  • HOTELS (From $50)
  • EXCURSIONS, SOCIAL ACTIVITIES, NIGHTLIFE AND SECURITY
    Rwanda is mostly known for its pristine environment and sense of security that makes it quite enjoyable to walk. Rwanda also boasts commendable architecture built in the last 20 years. In addition, sites of significant civic, cultural and historic value exist. Visits and activities therefore are planned as follows:
    • Norrsken Kigali House – on foot
    • African Leadership University – shuttle service
    • Nyandungu Urban Wetland Eco-tourism Park – shuttle service
    • Kigali Genocide Memorial – shuttle service
    • Tasting Rwandan Coffee – shuttle service
    • Tasting Rwandan Cuisine – shuttle service
  • EXCHANGE RATE
    You are invited to visit the National Bank of Rwanda website for details HERE.
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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


JOHANNA HURME

Architect, co-founder and managing partner of Winnipeg-based design studio 5468796 Architecture.

SASA RADULOVIC

Architect and co-founder of Winnipeg-based design studio 5468796 Architecture.

MARK OLWENY

Senior Lecturer in Architecture in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Lincoln in England

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of the Built Environment at Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda

CYNTHIA UMUTONIWABO

Co-founder & CEO, Loopa Ltd

KAMPETA SAYINZOGA

CEO, Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD)

FELIX OKOBOI

Architect, Finance and Investments Professional, focusing on consultancy and advisory work in Distressed Assets, Real Estate and Equity Investments

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