Please see below the announcement submitted by Abeer Elshater, RSA Ambassador to Egypt:

Dear Scholars and Researchers in RSA Network,

I’m pleased to tell you that the book proposal ‘Reconstructing Urban Ambiance in Smart Public Places’ has been accepted for publication as an edited book through the IGI Global Publisher.

In this, the editors would like to invite the researchers from broad disciplines to participate by his/her/their book chapter/s that copes the listed topics. All manuscripts will be accepted based on a double-blind peer review controlled by the editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial Discovery TM online submission manager. This publication will be indexed in the CrossRef Metadata. Further details about the publisher, please visit the site here. (

We would greatly appreciate it if you share this email and/or the following link through your network. The digital submission of proposals then the chapter will be via the link of (IGI Global) here (

More details about the aim, topics and target audience could be found on the publisher’s website.

 For further enquiry, please feel free to contact me or any of the editors.


Abeer Elshater – abeer.elshater@ENG.ASU.EDU.EG

Editor of Reconstructing Urban Ambiance in Smart Public Places

This book aims to develop contemporary insights into a comprehensive interpretation of urban ambiances in smart places as it relates to the development of cities or to various levels of intervention in extant urban environments. The key objective is to provide a comprehensive theoretical base, which stems from the scholarly understandings of contemporary urban theorists. Premised on empirical and experimental research, the theoretical discourse is coupled with the development of a series of cases, addressing various contexts, which capture the essence of urban ambiances.

Target Audience

Due to the interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary nature of this book, this call is open for contributions of scholars and researchers from different backgrounds in the fields of architecture; urban planning and design, landscape architecture, and environmental design. Additionally, the editors welcome contributions from scholars in relevant fields that include human geography, anthropology, environmental psychology, installation artists, and art educators. Principally, the target audience can acquire further insights on how to use new approaches in research, academic fields, and analytical work; they can use the various methods contributed in this book for their research applications.

Recommended Topics

While contributors are expected to address one or more of the following topics contributions may envisage relevant topics that contribute to the theme and thrust of the book.

  • Affective atmospheres
  • Ambiance artworks
  • Ambiances and cities of singularity
  • Ambiance quality-related artistry
  • Ambiance links to architectural history
  • Art and cinematic works
  • Digital methods and tools
  • Satisfactory ambiance
  • Smart public places
  • Subjective and objective wellbeing
  • The ambiguity of the word “Atmospheres”
  • The ambiance and smart places
  • The public sphere (public realm)
  • The urban ambiance and art education
  • Urbanism next – the everyday urban environment

Important Dates

  • August 5, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline
  • September 4, 2019: Notification of Acceptance
  • December 3, 2015: Full Chapter Submission
  • January 17, 2020: Review Results Returned
  • February 28, 2020: Revisions due from authors
  • March 13, 2020: Final Acceptance Notification
  • April 24, 2020: Final deadline of sending materials to the publisher by the editors