20th ICHH 2018


is pleased to announce


Hosted by Rizvi College of Architecture, Off Carter Road, Bandra West, Mumbai 400 050, India

Theme:  Affordable and Sustainable Housing for All   

Dates: January 30 -Feb 1, Feb, 2018, Mumbai, India

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 20th edition of International
Conference on Humane Habitat (ICHH) 2018. It shall focus on the theme of Evolving
Humane Habitats in Rural, Urban and Regional contexts. It shall incorporate
presentations by leading architects, educators, engineers, social scientists,
environmentalists, urban planners, urban designers & landscape architects. The
issues: affordability, appropriateness, sustainability, resilience and innovation in
planning, designing and developing sustainable humane habitats shall be discussed
and debated over a period of three days from January 30 to February 1, 2018.
The Conference shall be organized like a festival consisting of conversations,
presentations, exhibitions, competitions and cultural performances. The participating
organizations, experts, faculty, researchers, students and citizens shall be interacting
and contributing to adoption of a Charter on Humane Habitats at the end of the


The 20th International Conference on Humane Habitat shall focus on the Theme: Evolving Humane Habitats in Rural, Urban and Regional Context.The conference shall be organised by International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH) and hosted by Rizvi College of Architecture at its premises in Bandra West, Mumbai, India on January 30 – February 1, 2018 in association with Council of
Architecture (COA), Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), and World Society of Ekistics (WSE), and Maharashtra Chapter of the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Forum of Colleges of Architecture, Mumbai Region and Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture (MASA) and Practicing Architects, Engineers and Town Planners Association (PEATA) in Mumbai, India.


1. Philosophy and Theories of Planning and Designing Humane Habitats
2. Programmes and projects for transformation of Metropolitan Regions and Cities as
humane habitats: Case Studies, Critical Reviews and Presentations of Habitat
Policies, Programmes / Projects, transportation and Infrastructure development
3. Programmes and projects for transformation of Rural areas, Small and Middle scale
towns as humane habitats: Case Studies / Critical Reviews and Presentations of
Habitat Policies, Programmes / Projects, Transportation and Infrastructure
development programmes.
4. Habitat design, planning, construction, development, conservation and
management of affordable housing, sustainable Communities and Neighbourhoods.
Case Studies/ Programmes / Projects
5. Innovation in Humane Habitats: Architecture/ Planning / Urban Design /Landscape
Design of Workspaces, Institutions, Cityscapes, Public places & Open spaces


Call for papers:


Abstracts (about 2000 words) by December 01, 2017 on A4 portrait format in Arial 10 font size along with brief curriculum vitae, passport details, a photograph of the speakers and registration form.

Final Papers                                                                                                                             

Final papers (about 8000 words) by January 10, 2018 on A4 portrait format in Arial 10 font size along with illustrations, photographs, slides and detailed curriculum vitae of the speaker.


Except invited speakers all delegates, paper presenters and accompanying persons are required to register for the conference.


Foreign Early US $ 450 (before December 30, 2017) / Late US $ 550.

Indian Early INRs. 6,000 (before December 30, 2017) / Late INRs. 7,500

Accompanying Persons

Foreign US $ 350 (before December 30, 2017) / Late US $ 450

Indian Early INRs.3,500 (before December 30, 2017) / Late INRs.4,500

Student Discount: Discounted registration for students shall be as follows:

Foreign Students US $ 250 (before December 30, 2017)/ Late US $ 350

Indian Students INRs.3500 (before December 30, 2017)/ Late INRs.4500


Payments in favour of ”Rizvi College of Architecture Conference a/c” payable at Mumbai, India.

Prof. Akhtar Chauhan,                                   Prof. Anil Nagrath                            Ar. Mohin Merchant

Founder President, IAHH                             Secretary General, IAHH               Technical Coordinator,

Convener, ICHH and ISDC 2017                                                                                  Principal I/C

Director, Rizvi College of Architecture                                                                     Rizvi College of Architecture