How to participate

To participate in the conference, interested individuals are invited to submit one or several papers. The abstract of each paper should not exceed 300 words. Submissions must include the names and affiliations of all authors, clearly indicating who will be presenting at the conference.

Additionally, submissions should specify the session they are applying to. The list of sessions is available below. It includes the name and contact information of the session organizers, who should be emailed directly with the submission.

All submissions should adhere to the specified layout, which can be found at the following link. This will ensure your proposal is formatted correctly and meets all conference guidelines.

To foster an inclusive environment and allow as many participants as possible to present, each individual is limited to presenting one paper during the entire conference. If you have submitted multiple papers, you may be asked to select the one you wish to present in the event that more than one is accepted. The conference organizers reserve the right to select which paper will be presented by an author who has submitted multiple papers.

The deadline for submissions is 15th September 2024.


Session 1: Fostering City Transitions Towards Sustainable and Community-Driven Environments. Organisers: Sofia Valente and Franklin Gaspar (email:

This session will explore innovative strategies and collaborative efforts to create cities that are not only sustainable but also shaped by and for their communities. Dive into discussions that bridge theory and practice, empowering urban spaces to thrive harmoniously with environmental and social needs.

Session 2: Fostering City Transitions Towards Transformative Governance for Socio-Spatial Justice. Organisers: Luísa Batista and Jorge Afonso (email:

This session will explore how transformative governance can be leveraged to address inequalities and ensure justice in both growing and shrinking cities. Engage with ideas and practices to reshape urban governance to meet the needs and aspirations of diverse communities, including housing-related ones. Presentations focusing on integrating housing solutions within broader urban challenges are especially welcomed.

Session 3: Fostering City Transitions Towards Sustainable Transport. Organiser: António Lobo (email:

This session will explore how cities can advance sustainable transportation systems and mobility practices that enhance the quality of urban life. We will explore strategies for promoting mobility that is both environmentally friendly and accessible, contributing to the overall sustainability of urban environments. Moreover, this session will centre on enhancing urban transportation systems and technologies to be both safer and more efficient, a crucial challenge for improving the quality of life in urban areas. Engage with innovative approaches and ground-breaking technological solutions that address the challenges of modern urban transport, ensuring it supports the needs of all city residents.

Session 4: Fostering City Transitions Towards Social Inclusion and Spatial Integration. Organiser: Vinicius Netto (email:

This session will explore how urban design, sustainable transport, and inclusive policies can synergise to promote social inclusion and spatial integration. We will explore strategic development in urban governance, urban morphology, and mobility practices and technologies, focusing on achieving social and spatial justice. Join us to discuss how more equitable and accessible urban environments can be co-created beyond disciplinary divides. Contributions from diverse fields that foster these goals are warmly welcomed.