Deadline Extended: SEEDS 2022: Sustainability Across the Built and Natural Environments

UK and Online

UWE, Bristol (UK) and Online 31/08/2022 to 02/09/2022 

The International Conference for Sustainable, Ecological, Engineering, Design for Society (SEEDS) invites the submission abstracts for the SEEDS 2022 event that address architectural responses to questions and applications of sustainability across the built and natural environment. The SEEDS 2022 conference will be held in UWE Bristol (UK) and online, between 31/08/2022 and 02/09/2022.

It has been thirty-five years since the seminal report Our Common Future (often referred to as the Brundtland Report), published by the World Commission on Environment and Development, proposed progressive environmental strategies and recommendations towards the attainment of the United Nations’ “A Global Agenda for Change”. Since then we have seen many pivotal international actions, summits, frameworks, protocols, conventions and declarations proposed. Amongst the most important was the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), established by the United Nations in 2000, with 191 nations committing towards their delivery by 2015. 

Moving forward, the United Nations’ “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all Member States in 2015, proposed a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, both now and into the future. At its core are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries to join in a global partnership towards their achievement. We are now almost mid-way through the timeframe for the delivery of the seventeen SDGs, so it is apt that society takes an opportunity to reflect on many of the triumphs towards their realisation and also seek steer on the directions of their future travel. 

Drawing on the themes of the SDGs, the 2022 SEEDS conference (now in its seventh year) offers an integrated platforms for academics and practitioners to reveal their personal and collective contributions towards the seventeen priorities The 2022 conference themes seek to draw responses from the wider fields of Engineering, Design, Sustainability and Ecology. In this context, we invite architectural perspectives and interdisciplinary work that may range across all scales of design: from Interior Architecture to Urban Design and Planning, and the exchanges of architectural discourse and practice with BIM and Digital Innovation, Building Performance, and Ecosystems and Environmental Management. 

You are encouraged to submit abstracts as early as possible in order to receive prompt feedback. Early acceptance will enable you to take advantage of the ‘early bird’ rate for the conference. Experienced and new researchers are encouraged to attend and contribute to the conference. Full research papers, posters, reviews and case studies will be considered through the review process.

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and include:
Title of paper
Author Name
School, University, Organisation (include address)
Keywords – maximum of 4.

Abstracts should be concise and focused and commence with a short introductory sentence, introduce the topic, provide a brief background, state the persuading factors that make the topic relevant and the method of research. The readers should be able to pick up the main points of the paper from the abstract.

Key Dates:

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 10 March 2022
Reviewers’ Comments by: 31st March 2022
Full paper submission by: 1st May 2022

For further information and abstract submissions please email:

The conference has a strong reputation for working with established international publishers with delegate’s papers previously published by our partners, often as chapters in books published by Springer or as articles in journals published by Emerald.

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