Mitigating and Adapting Built Environments for Climate Change in The Tropics

30 – 31 March 2015, JAKARTA – INDONESIA

We are now witnessing and experiencing the impact of climate change. The Indonesian seasons have changed dramatically within a few years. Heavy rains take place during the dry season; floods are more frequent, occurred in a number of coastal cities like Jakarta. It is predicted that more hazards, like hot weather and heavy rains, will be threatening more life in the tropical region like Indonesia, due to climate change

We are now in the stage of no choice. We have to prevent a greater scale of destruction occurred due to climate change. We have to reduce the greenhouse gases (GHG) like carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and also to adapt our built environment – building and cities – for climate change.
This conference aims to gather ideas from academicians, scientist and professionals such as building scientists, architects, building engineers, town planners, landscape architects, lecturers, etc. who engage in the built environment to mitigate and to adapt the climate change.

A unique bilingual (English and Bahasa Indonesia) conference on Mitigating and Adapting Tropical Built Environments for Climate Change in The Tropics will be held at TANRI ABENG UNIVERSITY (TAU) Jakarta, Indonesia on 30 and 31 March 2015.


We invite participants to submit an abstract of a maximum 500 words which is related to the Conference topic. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and will be notified upon the acceptance. Authors will then submit their full papers which are to be reviewed by the Committee. Accepted papers must be submitted as final manuscripts following the time table attached below.


The conference will be devoted to research or analysis on the following topics:

A. Buildings and Cities Mitigation for Climate Change

  • A-1. Thermal comfort and low carbon emissions
  • A-2. Visual comfort and low carbon emissions
  • A-3. Auditory comfort and low carbon emissions
  • A-4. Low carbon building
  • A-5. Low carbon housing
  • A-6. Low carbon transport
  • A-7. Plants and low carbon emissions
  • A-8. Low carbon town
B. Buildings and Cities Adaptation for Climate Change

  • B-1. Building adaptation for higher ambient temperature
  • B-2. Building adaptation for frequent floods
  • B-3. Building adaptation for climate change
  • B-4. City adaptation for higher ambient emperature
  • B-5. City adaptation for frequent floods
  • B-6. City adaptation to climate change


Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted as an electronic file which is compatible with Word97, Arial font – 10 point (html/rtf files are acceptable, no graphs or images to be included).

Send your abstracts as an attached file, in the format specified above, to Tri H. Karyono ( or or to Fergus Nicol ( with complete full name, institution, mailing address, email address and telephone (if available).


The conference will be held in the Ballroom,
Jalan Swadarma Raya No. 58,
Ulujami, Pesanggrahan,
Jakarta 12250,


10th Oktober 2014 Deadline for submission
Abstract of maximum 500 words written either in English or Bahasa Indonesia. Notification of abstract acceptance will be on 18th October 2014
13st December 2014 Deadline for submission FULL PAPERS Paper to be written in English or Bahasa Indonesia of up to 15 A-4 pages (single-spaced, 12 points, including figures, tables and references). Authors will be notified by 27th December 2014
30th January 2015 Deadline for submission
Detail for this will be announced later
All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings (available for all participants during the event)
30th and 31st
March 2015
Dates of
Selected papers will be presented verbally and in the form of poster presentation (further details will be announced later)


  • Prof. Tri Harso Karyono (School of Architecture, TANRI ABENG UNIVERSITY, Indonesia, author of Indonesian Green Architecture)
  • Prof. Fergus Nicol (School of Architecture, London Metropolitan University, UK, first author of Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Principles and Pactice)
  • Prof. Sue Roaf (School of Architecture, Herriot Watt University, UK, first author of Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change


  • Dr. Abbas Mahravan
    (Department of Architecture, Razi University, Iran, specialist on Eco tourism-ecological footprint)
  • Prof. Adrian Pitts
    (Professor of Sustainable Architecture, University of Huddersfield, UK, author of Planning and Design Strategies for Sustainability and Profit)
  • Prof. Alison Kwok
    (Department of Architecture, University of Oregon, USA)
  • Ashok Lall
    (Design Chair, Principal, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental Studies, Mumbai and Ashok B Lall Architects, New Delhi, India)
  • Prof. Brenda Vale
    (School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, author of Time to Eat the Dog? A Real Guide to Sustainable Living, with Robert Vale)
  • Prof. Chungyoon Chun
    (Department of Interior, Architecture & Built Environment, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea)
  • Dr. Da Yan
    (Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China)
  • Prof. Edward Arens
    (Director of the Center for the Built Environment, Department of Architecture, University California Berkeley, USA)
  • Prof. Edward Ng
    (Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)
  • Dr. Farzin Haghparast
    (Architecture and Energy Conscious Design, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Iran)
  • Prof. Fergus Nicol
    (School of Architecture, London Metropolitan University, UK)
  • Dr. Hom B. Rijal
    (Associate Professor, Department of Restoration Ecology and Built Environment, Tokyo City University, Japan, thermal comfort expert)
  • Dr. Luisa Brotas
    (Course Leader Architecture, Energy and Sustainability, London Metropolitan University, UK)
  • Dr. Madhavi Indraganti
    (Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and Interior Design, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
  • Prof. Masanori Shukuya
    (Department of Restoration Ecology and Built Environment, Tokyo City University, Japan, author of Exergy- theory and application in the built environment)
  • Prof. Richard de Dear
    (Head of Architectural Design Science, University of Sydney, Australia, initiator of the implementation of adaptive models on the US thermal comfort standard)
  • Prof. Robert Vale
    (School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, author of Green Architecture Design for A Sustainable Future, with Brenda Vale)
  • Prof. Ryozo Ooka
    (Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Prof. Sue Roaf
    (School of Architecture, Herriot Watt University, UK)
  • Dr. Tetsu Kubota
    (Associate Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation -IDEC, Hiroshima University, Japan)
  • Prof. Tri Harso Karyono
    (School of Architecture, TANRI ABENG UNIVERSITY, Indonesia)
  • Prof. Yingxin Zhu
    (Vice Dean, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University Beijing, China)


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23rd January 2015
Rp.500.000,- Rp.600.000,- USD 150 USD 200 USD 250 USD 300
23rd January 2015
Rp.600.000,- Rp.700.000,- USD 200 USD 250 USD 300 USD 350
The fee covers: two days conference attendance, conference certificate, lunches and refreshments US$ 350


Payment must be in the currencies specified above
I enclose a cheque or International Money Order made payable to : TANRI ABENG UNIVERSITY, in the sum of :

OR Payment By Bank Transfer :

Account Number : 800 811 811 1 (IDR/Rp)
Account Number : 800 888 111 8 (US$)
Bank details : BNI

20% administration costs will be charged for any cancellation before 2nd March 2015. No refunds will be made for cancellation after this date or for non-arrivals.

For more details contact the organisers :

Tri Harso Karyono
School of Architecture,
Jalan Swadarma Raya No. 58, Ulujami, Pesanggrahan,
Jakarta 12250, INDONESIAE-mail: or :
+62 (021) 5890 8888 (office);
+62 816 130 6283 (mobile)

Fergus Nicol
Low Energy Architecture Research Unit
Sir John Cass Faculty of Arts, Architecture and Design,
London Metropolitan University
Central House, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street,
London E1 7PF, UNITED KINGDOME-mail:
Tel. +44 (0207) 133 4426