City+2024@Kitakyushu: Future for Environmental City – Call for Abstracts


October 25-28, 2024 Website:

City+ is organising annual international conferences on interdisciplinary based urban studies. The first event, City+2017@Cambridge, was launched at University of Cambridge, followed by City+2018@London at University College London, City+2019@Delft at Delft University of Technology, City+2021@Milan at Polytechnic University of Milan, City+2022@Canberra at Australian National University, and City+2023@Perth at Curtin University. To date, our conferences have attracted more than 600 delegates from the universities and institutions across countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, North/South America, and Oceania. It has demonstrated its potential to be a good platform for sharing research experiences and thinking, developing cooperation opportunities, and addressing urban concerns from multiple perspectives.

Our forthcoming conference, City+2024@Kitakyushu, will be held in October 2024 by the Faculty of Environmental Engineering, the University of Kitakyushu, a comprehensive university dedicated to nurturing talent and facilitating city sustainable development, renowned for its profound expertise in the field of resources and environmental technology, as well as its significant influence and strong industry-academia-research collaboration in city environmental engineering. We hope that City+2024@Kitakyushu can facilitate researchers to work closely at the forefront of urban studies through disseminating their research, receiving valuable feedback, expanding academic networks, and boosting potential collaborations.

We are now calling for abstracts and/or full papers on related topics, and sincerely invite you to participate in this conference online or offline. Please visit the website for more details:

1. Conference Sessions

The general theme of the conference is “Future for Environmental City”. City+2024@Kitakyushu invites the submission of abstracts and/or full papers covering the following topics:

(1) Climate change and urban sustainability
(2) Urban planning, design, and governance
(3) Smart cities and urban science
(4) Land use, transportation and urban infrastructure
(5) Other issues in urban studies

2. Submission Description

  • Conference type: Hybrid meeting (physical and online)
  • Presentation language: English
  • Presentation format: Oral or poster (A1 size)
  • Registration fee for physical participants: 50,000 JPY
  • Registration fee for online participants: 55,000 JPY
  • Registration fee for student participants: 30,000 JPY

All submitted abstracts and full papers will be considered by the Committee and assessed according to selection criteria. All abstracts, including posters and paper presentations, physical or online, must be submitted through the email:

3. Key Dates (Tokyo time)

March 18, 2024Open for submitting abstracts
June 18, 2024Extended deadline for abstracts
June 25, 2024Notification of abstract acceptance and open for registration
June 30, 2024Open for submitting full paper
August 10, 2024Deadline for the full paper submission
August 28, 2024Notification of the full paper acceptance
September 28, 2024Close registration
October 25-28, 2024Conference dates

4. Keynote Speakers

We have invited some keynote speakers, and they are:

  • Ashraf Dewan, Associate Professor, School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Curtin University, Australia
  • Prasanna Divigalpitiya, Professor, Faculty of Human-Environment Studies, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Ying Long, Research Professor, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China
  • Zhifu Mi, Professor, The Bartlett of Sustainable Construction, University College London, the UK
  • Be inviting…

5. Awards and publishing opportunities

Certificates and awards

  • All participants will receive a certificate of participation issued by the City+2024@Kitakyushu.
  • The City+2024@Kitakyushu will award the best paper, the best oral presentation, and the best poster presentation. The best paper award winners will receive a refund covering their registration fee.

Publishing opportunities

  • All approved abstracts will be included in the abstract proceedings.
  • All approved full papers will be included in the electronic proceedings and to be published in the journal of iSMART.
  • Selected abstracts can be published as the GUIHUA-Weekly by Frontiers of Urban and Rural Planning.
  • Excellent full papers will be recommended to the supporting journals of the conference for potential publication after a peer-review process.

Supporting journals

  • City and Built Environment (Springer Nature)
  • Geomatica (Elsevier)
  • GUIHUA-Frontiers of Urban and Rural Planning (Springer Nature)
  • Journal of Urban Mobility (Elsevier)
  • Structural Change and Economic Dynamics (Elsevier)
  • Transactions in Urban Data, Science, and Technology (Sage)

6. Organisers

Organising Institutes

  • City+ Research Network
  • Faculty of Environmental Engineering, The University of Kitakyushu
  • Innovation Institute for Sustainable Maritime Architecture Research and Technology (iSMART)
  • Association for European Transport
  • ZJU-CMZJ Joint Lab on Data Intelligence and Urban Future, Zhejiang University

City+ Committee

  • Yongping Zhang (Chair), Zhejiang University, China
  • Mengqiu Cao (Co-chair), University of Westminster, the UK
  • Zhifu Mi (Co-chair), University College London, the UK
  • Tianren Yang (Co-chair), University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
  • Lorenzo Ceccon, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
  • Frank Chuang, the Alan Turing Institute, the UK
  • Mingjie Dai, City University of Macau, Macau SAR
  • Yiru Jia, Beijing Forestry University, China
  • Yang Liang, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
  • Zhicheng Liu, University College London, the UK
  • Annalisa Rollandi, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
  • Fred C. Sanders, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • Yang Song, Zhejiang University, China
  • Yongze Song, Curtin University, Australia
  • Juan Yan, Tongji University, China
  • Huajie Yang, City University of Macau, Macau SAR
  • Peiheng Yu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR
  • Pengcheng Zeng, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
  • Tuyu Zhou, SGS Economic & Planning, Australia

Local Committee

  • Weijun Gao (Honorary chair), the University of Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Tao Zhang (Chair), the University of Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Qinfeng Zhao, the University of Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Tian Wang, the University of Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Huayue Xie, the University of Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Zongmao Li, the University of Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Chanjuan Wang, the University of Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Xiangquan Wang, City University of Macau, Macau SAR

Academic committee

  • Harry Charrington, Professor, School of Architecture and Cities, University of Westminster, the UK
  • D’Maris Coffman, Professor, The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, University College London, the UK
  • Bart Julien Dewancker, Professor, Department of Architecture, the University of Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Hiroatsu Fukuda, Professor, Department of Architecture, the University of Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Abolfazl Karimpour, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, the US
  • Liang Ma, Research Professor, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, China
  • Nasser Najibi, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, the US
  • Jiayu Wu, Associate Professor, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, China
  • Shichen Zhao, Professor, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Motti Zohar, Senior Lecturer, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel

7. Call for City+2025

We are also inviting proposals to host the City+2025 conference. Some details can be found on our social media platforms (e.g., You can also directly discuss with Yongping Zhang (Zhejiang University) via

8. Contact Information

Linkedin: City+ International Conference
Twitter: City+ (@CityPlusNetwork)
WeChat Official Account: CityPlus2016

For more information or inquiries, please feel free to contact us via