Cities - People - Places

7th International Conference on Cities, People and Places (ICCPP-2019)

'Caring and Managing Cities':

Transforming futures

November 15th to 17th, 2019

Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka


The ‘UOM Lab- Centre for Cities’ and the Department of Architecture of the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka in collaboration with its international and national academic partners is proud to announce the seventh International Urban Design Conference on Cities, People & Places, will be held from October 15th to 17th, 2019, at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


As large conglomerations of people and built-structures in a dense geographical space, cities, to be livable and lovable, need to be continuously cared for, and managed. In fact, managing and caring for cities today have become ever more complex and demanding despite the fact that machines and digital intelligence have come to help in the most difficult of these tasks. Expertise, technology, systems, political will, participation, democracy, policies, cultural fusion and recognition of difference, and most significantly, governance and systems are key ingredients in such an uphill task.

Managing cities is a multi-faceted task because, divergent cities need specific approaches to address their issues. Add to it, the historical and contemporary process that make places come into being, exist and function differ from place to place.

Zoom in to the Asian cities, there are crucial urban issues at global level such as urban sprawl, poverty, growing urban slums, etc. impact on the cities tomorrow.   More ......



‘Cities People Places’ Journal is the official journal associated with the ‘Cities People & Places’ (ICCPP) Annual Conference being organized by the Department of Architecture of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

This will be an ISSN numbered bi-annual web based journal published in the months of April and October. The selected papers on the theme of this conference will be accepted for this journal. The selected papers improved after the conference comments and submitted as re-orientated fresh papers to CPP Journal will be published after going through the journal review process.  

Web link to Journal Website: 




Archt. Plnr. Dr. Janaka Wijesundara, (Conference Chair), Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa

Archt. Dr. Upendra Rajapakshe, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa

Archt. Dr. Gamini Weerasinghe, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa

Archt. Prof. Samitha Manawadu, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa

Archt. D.P. Chandrasekara, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa




Prof. Ali Madanipur, University of Newcastle, UK

Prof. Kim Dovey, University of Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Chye Kiang Heng, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Prof. Murray Fraser, Bartlett School of Architecture, UK

Prof. Ranjith Dayarathne, University of Bahrain (Mentor)

Review Committee:

Prof. Frank Schwartze, University of Cottbus, Germany

Prof. Sandeep Agrawal, University of Alberta, Canada

Prof. Koen De Wandeler, University of Leuven, Belgium

Prof. Kapila Silva, University of Kansas, USA

Prof. L S R Perera, SLIT school of Architecture

Prof. Rohinton Emmanuel, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Prof. Sasanka Perera, South Asian University, India

Prof. Hooman Koliji, University of Maryland, USA

Prof. Luca Molinari, Faculty of Architecture, "L. Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy

Prof. Samuel Hammer, University of Boston, USA

'UoM Urban Lab''Center for Cities'


Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, SRI LANKA



Department of Urban Planning, University of Alberta, Canada



Department of Architecture, KU Leuven , Belgium


Urbanism and Town Planning (LSO), University of Applied Science .style1 Lübeck, Germany


Department of Architecture and Interior Design,  University of Bahrain, Bahrain.





University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka -

Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa -

Urban Design Program-University of Moratuwa-


Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 20th June, 2019

Confirmation of acceptance of Abstracts: within two weeks of receiving the abstract or latest 05th June, 2019

Full Paper submission: 15th August 2019

Peer Review Comments: 10th September, 2019

Final Paper submission (Camera Ready): 10th October, 2019

Conference dates: 15th – 16th November, 2019

Early bird registration for conference participants: 15th October 2019

Final date of Registration of paper presenters to be included in the Proceedings: 20th October 2019

Final registration deadline for other conference participants: 25th October 2019



  Will be announced.....  
Dr. Janaka Wijesundara
(Conference Chair - ICCPP 2019)     
Department of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa
Email: (Conference Secretariat)