The call for papers (abstract) deadline is November 30, 2019. Submissions are accepted after this date until Jan. 1, 2020 on a space-available basis. Related videos are also welcome.

Full papers are due on the first day of the Forum. Authors selected will be notified by Jan. 10.

1. Please use our submission/registration form  Thai Version  (Our Forum is free)

(It includes the audience handout page with space for your byline & article’s abstract)

Note: Presenters filling out this form, do not have to also submit a registration form on our Forum page

2. Please paste your article’s full text into our template file (due on the first day of the Forum)

Note: Speakers are allotted 15 minutes. A group discussion (Q & A) is held after each morning/afternoon session

Note: For those whom cannot attend in person or wishing to only submit papers to our sister

publication, the peer-reviewed Journal of Urban Culture Research – see details at JUCR Journal


Saving Our Urban Habitat – Creating a Sustainable Future  Click here to download the pdf

OUR FORUM aims to fulfill Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) while promoting and achieving responsible social and personal lifestyles.The Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and Osaka City University, Japan invite contributions of papers, visual presentations, and workshops for its international forum. Authors that are not able to attend the forum may submit papers to the Journal of Urban Culture Research - see above link. 

Both the forum and journal aim to encourage researchers, artists, and those involved in urban planning to seek cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural practices aimed at fostering the sustainable development of vibrant, livable cities and the promotion of cultural continuity. Presentations spanning the wide and diverse field of urban culture and the arts as a tool to promote community and individual well-being, health, and diversity are welcome. The below list is offered as evocative guidelines rather than implying requirements. All abstracts are considered.

Saving Our Urban Habitat – Creating a Sustainable Future

Some aims and themes for presentations and panels

  1. How can we engage our youth as activists for sustainable development?

  2. What are the main environmental challenges in todays cities?

  3. What new SDG legislation will be needed to save our cities?

  4. What art forms and projects are needed to promote SDG throughout our urban environments?

  5. What partnerships are urgently needed to avoid environmental breakdown?

  6. How can we combat sound and light pollution in our cities?

  7. What are good models for urban pollution control in our communities?

  8. How can our big polluters be found and brought to justice?

  9. What can our universities do to strengthen environmental research and education?

  10. Music and art as tools for environmental education and advocacy in societies across the globe.

  11. Nature as a major source of inspiration in art and music.


The Urban Research Plaza’s 18th Urban Culture Forum – March 5 - 6, 2020   

The March 5 & 6 Forum has been cancelled due to concerns over the coronavirus