Asian Urbanization Forging a Livable and Sustainable Urban Future

Vietnamese-German University January 11-13, 2024

Welcome To AUC2024

Call for papers

We are pleased to announce the 16th Asian Urbanization Conference, hosted by the Vietnamese-German University in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam. This prestigious international conference serves as a platform for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders to exchange knowledge, insights, and experiences on the diverse facets of urbanization in Asia. The conference aims to explore innovative ideas, discuss challenges, and identify sustainable solutions for urban development in the Asian context.

Conference Theme: “Asian Urbanization: Forging a Livable and Sustainable Urban Future”

The 16th Asian Urbanization Conference invites participants to submit original research papers, case studies, and innovative solutions related to the conference theme. We encourage submissions that present both theoretical and empirical contributions, addressing the challenges, opportunities, and best practices in urbanization across Asian cities. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Papers broadly addressing urbanization, sustainable development, cities & city regions, urban & regional planning, urban sustainability, and urban livability in the Asian context and at various scales (local, local / regional, and global / regional) are welcomed. 

Abstract Submission Deadline is extended to July 28th, 2023

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This conference is the latest iteration of the long-running Asian Urbanization Conference series that dates to 1985 with the most recent successful conferences in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Vietnamese – German University) in 2019, Bangkok, Thailand (King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology-Ladkrabang; 2018), Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Gadjah Madah University; 2015), and Varanasi, India (Banares Hindu University; 2013). Local organizers have collaborated to host each of these conferences in collaboration with the Asian Urban Research Association (AURA).

Submission guides

Key Dates

Please consider the timeline below to keep your submission on track

Abstract Submission Deadline is extended to July 28th, 2023


Abstract Submission Deadline


Extended Abstract Submission Deadline


Notification of Paper Abstracts


Full Paper Submission Deadline


Acceptance of Full Paper


Deadline for Early Bird Registration


Conference Days

Abstract Information

The conference is seeking submissions related to the mentioned conference topics. Other related topics will also be considered. Submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Board. If abstract is accepted, author agrees to send full text paper, including results, tables, figures and references. All submissions should report original and previously unpublished research results no matter the type of research paper you are presenting. 

Manuscripts should meet the format set by the Conference committee and are subject to review.

Ideally, an abstract provides information on the description of the topic, theoretical focus, objectives, study area, data, and research methods, expected findings, and significance. Early submission of the paper abstract is highly encouraged for the smooth functioning of the conference. Papers broadly related to the conference themes are encouraged. Other papers which contribute to an understanding of Asian cities and Asian urbanization are welcomed.

Abstracts/papers will be selected through the SCOPUS peer review process and will be considered for JOURNAL publication after the conference is successfully over.

We encourage you to invite colleagues to participate in the conference and submit original research for the conference call for papers.

For more information about the conference, please visit our website

Registration guides

Registration and fees

Early bird registration: before November 30, 2023

Normal online registration: before December 30, 2023


Developed*/ High Income Country Scholars/practitioners

Developing** Country Scholars/Practitioners

Vietnamese Scholars/Practitioners

Students (all countries)

"Early Bird"












Flat rate for all participants

Accompany Persons: the same amount as applicable in case of his/her own group

Gala Dinner

Fieldtrips – One-day Mekong Delta Tour



Exchange rate for Vietnam Dong in December, 2023 $1 = VND 24,060 

*List of ‘High-Income economies’: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Macau, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States and other countries of high-income economies. For a full list of countries in this classification, please consult

**List of ‘Developing’Economies: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Dem Rep., Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor- Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep. For a full list of eligible countries, please consult

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Our Venue

Vietnamese-German University

Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is emerging as a leading research university in South East Asia and a vibrant participant in the global scientific university. Since its establishment in 2008 in collaboration with a key group of German higher education institutions, VGU has offered an outstanding education to students to complement its status as a research university. 

Campus Location

Ringroad 4, Quarter 4, Thoi Hoa Ward, Ben Cat Town, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam

Phone Number

+84 (274) 222 0990

Email Address

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