Research Institute for Housing and Human Settlement, under Ministry of Public Works and Housing Indonesia, started the International Seminar on Tropical Eco-Settlements (ISTEcS) Series in 2006, which is now in its fifth edition following successful previous seminars under the same name. This Series is inaugurated to respond severe environmental issues resulting from rapid urbanization, industrialization, and globalization that can create severe environmental degradation in urban areas, particularly in large cities and their surroundings.
Each ISTEcS collects original papers presenting ideas, views, and empirical experiences of researchers, academicians, and practitioners that help address urban settlement-related issues under specific theme. Papers will be published in conference proceedings.
No Registration and Submission Fees
There have been growing divides in housing provision among different income groups in especially urban areas. While most high income groups can enjoy higher quality of housing and are able to choose where they live, poor people are too often left with no option but to live in neighborhoods of concentrated urban poverty with severely limited accesses to urban services.
Slum, as an indicator of inequality in cities, is not the only area which suffers from disparities. Many people also lack accesses to essential infrastructure facilities, such as safe and affordable water supplies, adequate sanitation systems, reliable and friendly public transportation, and durable houses. Certain groups are vulnerable to environmental degradation such as floods, droughts, and pollution. It is imperative that urban planning, green building, and urban infrastructure should not discriminate against any urban inhabitants.
The divide issues become even more important especially when the 17 Sustainable Development Goals include the principles of equity and equality. It is hoped that the principles more promote sustainable development in urban areas for their residents, including women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, and economically-disadvantaged groups.
In order to achieve greater equity, equality, and justice in urban housing development, policy changes and appropriate technologies are needed. To bring together academicians, researchers, practitioners, and experts to share their original and unpublished research works, case reports, and reviews concerning urban housing development, the Research Institute for Housing and Human Settlements (RIHHS) will hold the 2018 International Seminar on Tropical Eco-Settlements.
Seminar will be held in two days.
09.00 Opening Ceremony by Head of Research Institute for Housing and Human Settlements
09.15 Opening Speech from Head of Research and Development Agency, Ministry of Public Works and Housing
09.30 Keynote Speech
10.30 Presentation of Papers (number of rooms depend on topic and number of papers)
19.00 Welcome Dinner and Traditional Performance (invited only)
09.00 Keynote Speech
10.00 Presentation of Papers (number of rooms depend on topic and number of papers)
16.00 Green Paper Award
17.00 Closing Ceremony
14th - 15th November 2018
Grand Inna Kuta
Pantai Kuta Street, Kuta, Bali - Indonesia