10th International Conference on
Cities, People, Places Resilient Cities: Enabling conditions for life to thrive November 8th & 9th , 2024 Colombo, Sri Lanka

The ‘UOM Lab’- ‘Centre for Cities’ of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Department of Architecture proudly announces the International Urban Design Conference on Cities, People and Places (10th International Conference on Cities, People, Places ) to be hosted from 8th–9th November 2024 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


"A good city is like a good party – people stay longer than really necessary because they are enjoying themselves" - Jan Gehl


"If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace". - Franklin D. Roosevelt


City is a place. It is also a collection of places. "A large part of what distinguishes place from space is that place has an intensity that connects sociality to spaciality in everyday life. We can say 'do you have enough space? but not 'do you have enough place? while a space may have physical dimensions, it is intensity that gives place its potency and its primacy". - Kim Dovey in 'Becoming Places'.

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ICCPP e-Conference 2024


Life in cities has become more inconvenient than ever before, and this is bound to continue to happen due to urban population increases, economic crisis, energy demand, social inequality, health and safety concerns, environmental degradation, and climate change. Livability challenges derived from the aspects above have become worse due to the economic status of the post-pandemic era in each region of the world in different ways.

This conference proposes to examine the multi-faceted nature of developing resilient cities that enable conditions for convenient urban life: new approaches and future directions. It calls upon the academics and practitioners of urban studies to share their understanding of various approaches and mechanisms, both currently implemented and future potentials, in different contexts. We call upon all to share their experiences and enrich the current knowledge of achieving environmentally, socially, and economically resistant city building and its management based on urban resilience.

10th International Urban Design Conference 

Inauguration session on 8th November, 2024

official journal


‘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 finally selected and presented papers will be published in the below web based journal. 

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Key dates

  • Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 30th April, 2024
  • Confirmation of acceptance of Abstracts: within two weeks of receiving the abstract or latest 15th May, 2024
  • Full Paper submission: 30th June 2024
  • Review Comments: 25th July, 2024
  • Final Paper submission (Camera Ready): 25th September, 2024
  • Early bird registration for conference participants: 30th September 2024
  • Final date of Registration of paper presenters to be included in the Proceedings: 10th October 2024
  • Final registration deadline for other conference participants: 30th October 2024
  • Conference dates: 8th – 9th November, 2024

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