‘Quality of Life and Environment’
7-9 December 2011
Organized by : cE-Bs© Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies,
Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia
Co- Host: EMU Urban Research & Development Centre
AicE-Bs conference themes address Environment-Behaviour issues which particularly affect the Asia Pacific region. Accepted papers are published in the Conference Proceedings which shall be submitted to Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI). Selected papers shall be published in our double-blind peer reviewed international journals – ajE-Bs (Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies) and jABs (Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies). The conference’s International Scientific Committee members are also Editorial Board members of both the journals. The members are currently represented from 26 countries worldwide namely, Australia, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, North Cyprus, People’s Republic of China, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America..
AicE-Bs 2011 Famagusta, North Cyprus
In the last decades, quality of life has become a central issue for those who plan and study cities or places where people live in response to growing pressures on urban communities, concern about the impacts of urbanisation and the effects of this on the well being of residents.
Today, as the majority of the world’s population resides in urban areas,the issue of ‘Quality of Life and Environment’ has to be explored more systematically through measuring and documenting the environment objectively and as it is experienced by residents. Once it is analysed, measured and documented, there appears the necessity to find ways to increase the quality of life.
The concept of quality of life is also linked to sustainable development such that unless we engage with more sustainable practices the quality of life and environment will be deteriorated.
AAicE-Bs 2011 focuses attention on the concept of ‘quality of life and environment’ and contributes to the debate on the concept of quality of life as a key element of responsive environmental design. The scientific committee invites technical papers which may be based on theoretical or empirical research on the following key issues:
Community Strength and Spirit Culture and Arts
Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians
Economy Education Healthcare Housing InclusiveEnvironment(forelderly&less-abledcommunities) Image and Identity
Infrastructure and Public Services Land Use
Professionals involved in the creation of the natural and built environment; Professionals dealing with people; Local authorities; Building providers; Social researchers; Academicians, Post-graduate students; General public.
Natural Environment OpenSpace Public Space Recreation and Leisure Retail & Services Safety
Local Organization Committee Members
Prof. Dr. Derya Oktay, (Director, EMU Urban Research & Development Centre)- Co-Chair , AicE-Bs 2011
Dr. Ceren Bogac, (EMU Urban Research & Development Centre)- Venue Organisation / Logistics / Social Programmes
Cem Cicek, (EMU Dept. of Public Relations and Advertising)- Advertising & / Conference Tours & Outdoor Social Programmes