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ICCCASU2 EN 2017 Jan


Dates: 12 - 14 December 2017 Place: Yaoundé, Cameroon Languages: English and French

3 rd ROUND; CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Please note that the deadline to benefit for the Early Bird Registration Fee is extended to July 31, 2017 

Under the high patronage of the Government of The Republic Cameroon, and in collaboration with the UN-Habitat and the University of Ottawa, the second International Conference on Canadian, Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization (ICCCASU II - Yaoundé 2017): “Smart Urban Development: Local to Global Actions”, will be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from December 12 to 14, 2017, a representative country of African issues of urbanization and challenge of urban development. Following ICCASU I, held in Canada in 2015, and leading up to the third conference in China in 2019, ICCCASU II - Yaoundé 2017 will be one of the first transcontinental conferences to address the challenges identified by the New Urban Agenda adopted at the HABITAT III Summit in October 2016.

Moving beyond the conventional practice of North-South or South-South cooperation, ICCCASU fosters a triangular dialogue between African countries, Canada and China. ICCCASU II - Yaoundé 2017 will be comprised of three principal components: 1) Pre-conference: 3-day training/workshop, 2) 3-day conference & exhibition, 3) Post-conference: Working trip (optional). We will also invite several mayors from African, Canadian and Chinese cities as well as renowned scholars in the field as keynote speakers. The conference will bring together researchers, practitioners, and decision-makers from the public, private and civil society sectors to explore challenges to urban development in Canada, China and Africa, with a focus on Cameroon.

Each of these countries can benefit from Smart Urban Development based on the principles of sustainability, resilience, inclusivity, security and replicability in the 21st century. ICCCASU II - Yaoundé 2017 will examine current urban development models in Canada, China and African Countries in order to identify how best to address fragility, reduce vulnerability and promote smart urban development across a range of geographic, historical, political and economic contexts.

The conference will also examine ways in which local and global issues place limits on sustainable urban development, and identify mechanisms that could or ought to be put in place to improve the local and global governance of urban spaces. The organising committee of the ICCCASU hereby calls for contributions in the form of 1) individual scientific or policy papers, and 2) whole panels or symposiums.

Submissions are welcome in (but not limited to) the following thematic areas:

  1. Smart Urban Development & Globalization Context
  2. Cities & Climate Change
  3. Socio-technological Innovations
  4. Urban and Community Dynamics
  5. Translating the New Urban Agenda into Action
  6. Urban Security and Risk Management
  7. Land Tenure Issues
  8. Innovative Financing Modalities for Urban Development
  9. Special Challenges for Urban Africa

How to submit a proposal:

  1. If your proposal is a standalone presentation, please submit an abstract of 250 words and relative information using the online form at
  2. If you are proposing a panel, please send an abstract of maximum 350 words and relative information for the whole panel using the online form at;

Please also ask each author to submit an abstract of 250 words and relative information using the online form at

Once you submit your proposal online, you will automatically receive a proof of reception email which will show your registration number (this will be an important number which will be used for all future communication with the Conference).

Within three weeks, you will receive an email outlining the decision made about your proposal from the organizing committee. If your proposal is accepted, you will be asked to pay the registration fee at

Once you complete your payment, the organizing committee will send you an official acceptance letter. Please note that all proposals will be subject to peer review. All accepted proposals will be published on the ICCCASU II proceedings.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for submitting a proposal: 31 August 2017.
  • Decisions on proposals will be made within three weeks of the submission. Registration Fee (including proceedings, lunches, dinners, coffee breaks, etc.):
  • Before 31 July 2017 (Early Bird): o Regular participants: $200 USD o Students: $100 USD · From 1 August 2017 to 31 October 2017 o Regular participants: $300 USD o Students: $150 USD
  • We also have a special offer for participants based in Africa: half price for regular and student participants.

Organizing committee of ICCCASU Contact:

Liqin Zhang 60 University St. (030), Simard Hall University of Ottawa Ottawa, Canada, K1N 6N5 Tel: (613) 562-5800 ext. 1043 Fax: (613) 562-5145 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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