Conference: CHANGING CITIES V: Spatial, Design, Landscape, Heritage and Socio-Economic dimensions, 20 - 25 June 2022 Corfu Island, Greece

Conference: CHANGING CITIES V: Spatial, Design, Landscape, Heritage and Socio-Economic dimensions, 20 - 25 June 2022 Corfu Island, Greece

5th International Conference on“Changing Cities”Making our Cities Resilient in times of Pandemics

The series of CHANGING CITIES international conferences has started in 2013 and so far delivered 4 international conferences, always in venues with characteristic urban or/and natural landscape like the Greek Islands:

CHANGING CITIES I: Spatial, Morphological, formal and socio-economic dimensions, 18-21 June 2013, Skiathos Island, Greece,
CHANGING CITIES II:Spatial, Design, Landscape, and socio-economic dimensions,
22-26 June 2015, Porto Heli, Peloponnese Greece,
CHANGING CITIES III: Spatial, Design, Landscape, and socio-economic dimensions, 26-30 June 2017, Syros Island, Greece,
CHANGING CITIES IV: Spatial, Design, Landscape, and socio-economic dimensions,
24-29 June 2019, Chania, Crete Island, Greece,

All four conferences have been welcome by the academic community of planners and architects worldwide attracting about 300 papers and over 300 presenters from more than 50 countries -from the Balkans, Northwest Europe, USA and Canada, Latin America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico), Middle East and North Africa, Asia, Far East (China and Japan) and Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea). On this basis we strongly believe that the 5th Changing Cities Conference will also be an academic success.The conference aspires to bring together urban planners and designers, spatial planners, architects, landscape designers, urban geographers, urban economists, urban sociologists and urban policy makers and investigate all together new challenges concerning cities and their future. The conference aims at becoming an international forum of transaction of ideas on changing cities.

In the framework of pandemic difficulties witnessed by all of us in cities, the main conference theme is devoted to “Making our Cities Resilient in times of Pandemics”. As always, other conference thematic axis focus on

  • Resilient Cities and Historical Centres Management,
  • Urban Design in Planning,
  • Sustainable Urban Planning & Development,
  • Cultural Heritage Management,
  • Historical Centres of Cities,
  • Urban Landscapes, Landscape Planning & Design,
  • Architectural Design & New Technologies,
  • Urban Cultures & Public Open Spaces,
  • Enviromental Urban Planning,
  • Green Architecture & Urban Design,
  • Transportation Planning and Policy in Cities,
  • Urban Planning Laws, Real Estate & Property Rights,
  • Urban Economies and Spatial Impacts,
  • Cultural and Built Heritage Management,
  • Place Marketing & City Branding,
  • Climate Change, Circular Economy and Sustainable Development,
  • Urban Societies and Multiculturalism,
  • Migration, Multinational and Multicultural Societies & Urban Planning,
  • Smart Cities,
  • Shrinking Cities,
  • Divided Cities.

The cultural activities of the 5th conference include one-day cruise to Paxos island located close to Corfu Island.

All conference information will be gradually uploaded on the conference website which is under construction.

Please stay tuned!! We promise to again organize a creative, big international academic event! We invite you all and we look forward meeting you all in Corfu!

Prof. Aspa Gospodini

Organised by the Laboratory of Urban Morphology & Design Department of Planning and Regional Development School of Engineering University of Thessaly, Greece
In co-organization with the Department of History Ionian University, Corfu Island Greece.

Submission of Abstracts

The submitted abstracts will be reviewed and the authors will be notified well in advance about the outcome of the evaluation.


Abstracts will be published in the e-book of Abstracts and full papers will be published in the e-book of Conference Proceedings, with separate ISBN numbers.


Please submit your abstracts as a Word file attachment (not a pdf file) via the online submission system.

Authors are required to submit an extended abstract paper between 400-500 words and may be submitted via the online submission system. Abstract should describe briefly the aims as well as the results and conclusions of the scientific work. Abstract must be written in clear and grammatical English and it should include the title of the paper, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s) and up to 5 keywords.

A full paper, up to 10 pages Manuscripts (oral or poster presentations) is OPTIONAL and may be submitted via the online submission system, written according to the instructions for authors. Please follow the instructions for Authors for both abstract and full paper preparation. Please notice that oral or poster presentations) and publication in the e-book of Abstracts or in the e-book of Conference Proceedings with ISBN numbers. The organizing committee is in contact with international scientific
journals and selected papers from the conference may be published in special issues, after they have been reviewed. The participants will be informed regarding this possibility by e-mail.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Secretariat (, 00302421074457

  • Instruction for authors (download pdf file)
  • Sample Abstract (download doc file)
  • Sample paper (download doc file)
  • The final date for extended abstract submission is January 31st 2022
  • The final date for full paper submission (optional) is April 3rd 2022
  • At least one of the authors should attend the conference, in order to make the abstract or the paper eligible for presentation (as either
  • Please let us know if you prefer your paper to be considered as oral or poster presentation.
  • Please, let us know who among the authors will be responsible for the presentation of the paper (either oral presentation or poster).
  • In addition the poster should not exceed the size of A0 (90 cm* 110 cm).
  • Please suggest one or more of the conference topics where your paper best fits in topics

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