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Aim of the Symposium

In recent years, the environmental discourse has increasingly become important in every discipline formulating development theories, models, and policies, especially under the rubric of sustainable development. “Sustainability” is a key issue that aims at the coexistence of the communities in future centuries. In that context, all of the activities aim to produce long-term solutions for co-existence and quality life for humans, and the improvement of the environment without damaging the ecosystem balances as the key goal of sustainable building design. Environment is the collection of physical, chemical, biological and social factors that affect the activity and movement of organic and inorganic elements with economical and humanity values. Building is a part of the environment as well, and during a building’s existence, it maintains its relation with the local and global environments. In this context, an environmental conscious sustainable building should secure the coexistence of the organic and inorganic groups making arrangements not to break the balance of the ecosystem, bring human health into safety, and provide economic use of resources.

The goal of sustainable building design is to provide appropriate environments for the users in terms of qualitative, quantitative, physical and psychological indicators. Sustainable building should be defined with the aspects of ecological, economic, social and cultural sustainability. In this context, ecological sustainability creates scenarios related to the conservation of resources and ecosystem, economical sustainability relating to usability of resources in long-term. It also decreases usage costs, social and cultural sustainability relating to provision of human health and comfort, and conserves social and cultural values. The symposium is aimed to introduce and discuss future oriented previsions, to scope out, and to provide new expansions on the fields of “Sustainable Buildings and Environment”“Sustainable Planning”“Energy and Environment”“Environmental Pollution Control and Auditing” and “Environmental Policies and Practices” in the symposium in which these scenarios will be evaluated.

Subjects of the Symposium

1 - Sustainable Buildings and Environment

    Sustainability of Structural Analysis
    Sustainability of Steel and Timber Structure
    Sustainable Structures under Natural Hazards
    Transportation Infrastructure and S. Development
    Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering
    Sustainable Building Materials
    Sustainable Design Approaches
    Coastal-Port Engineering
    Water Resources
    Sustainable Approaches to Coastal Management
    Construction and Management of S. Buildings
    Engineering Geology
    Sustainable Approaches to Construction Systems

2 - Sustainable Planning

    Sustainability-Urban/Rural Planning Interaction
    Urbanization and Environmental Problems
    Rehabilitation of Urban Areas
    Urban Transformation
    Cultural-Historical Heritage and Environment
    Landscape Planning

3 - Energy and Environment

    Energy Efficient Building Design and Production
    Microclimate Auditing
    Building Performance Assessment
    Renewable Energy Resources
    Life Cycle Assessment
    Environmental Product Declarations
    Simulation Programs

4 - Environmental Pollution Control and Auditing

    Global Climate Change
    Air/Water/Soil/Noise Pollution
    Ecological Pollution
    Conservation of Resources
    Biological Diversity
    Waste Management

5 - Environmental Policies and Practices

    Environmental Sciences and Technologies
    Environmental Consciousness and In. Systems
    Environment and Human Health
    Environmental Economy/Training/Management
    Local Authorities and Environment
    Environmental Aspect in International Relations