International Conference on AMBER – Active mobility and the Built Environment Research

International Conference on AMBER – Active mobility and the Built Environment Research (Amber)


Since 2015 we have had an international roadmap to guide countries into a more sustainable development pattern. The SDGs will also be decidedly relevant to shaping the future of cities and urban agglomerations, turning them more socially inclusive, healthier, and less harmful to the environment. That agreement is global, yet the actions to support it will vary according to local particularities. Moreover, it will affect different sectors of human activity. The transportation sector is alone responsible for the largest share (27%) of global greenhouse gas emissions. Conversely, active travel can curb the environmental impacts of the transportation sector. Additionally, walking and cycling are associated with a significant increase in health and well-being. Therefore, we claim that a sustainable urban future is unthinkable unless radical changes in mobility systems can transform the existing urban environment into places for people in the present. AMBER welcomes contributions from various fields related to active mobility and the built environment research - such as transportation sciences, planning, urban design, health promotion, social sciences, etc. It explores the potential contribution of active mobility to the urban transition process. AMBER aims to become a platform to promote exchange between scholars, practitioners, the public sector, and civil society to advance and disseminate research in the intersections of active mobility and the built environment to boost the change.

Call for Papers


Digitalization and novel research methodologies in AMBER

Active Mobility and qualitative research

Health cities, walkability, and policymaking

Active mobility and redesigning praxis – reports from the field

Active mobility, physical activity, and the built environment research from emerging economies

Healthy, active and sustainable societies – carbon free cities and regions

Active mobility and participation strategies

Active transport and gender

Urban regeneration and pedestrianization

Health promotion and the built environment

NCDS and the Built environment

Open track (10+ Papers)

Organizing Committee

Dr. -Ing. Gustavo Linhares de Siqueira (coordinator urban design)

Dr. Ruth Mabry (coordinator health promotion)

Dr Ansar Yasar (Coordinator Transportation sciences)

Registration Fee

Category Before or on Submission Before or on Acceptance After Acceptance
Author (1st paper) 400 € 500 € N/A
Non author 400 € 500 € 600
Student (non author) 400 € 500 € 600

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Paper Submission

Paper Format


The submitted paper must be formatted according to the guidelines of AVFT.


Submitted technical papers must be no longer than 8 pages including all figures, tables, and references.


Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically using the online conference management system in PDF format before the deadline .
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The submission processes will be managed by easychair.org . If you have used this system before, you can use the same username and password. If this is your first-time using EasyChair, you will need to register for an account by clicking the "I have no EasyChair account" button. Upon completion of registration, you will get a notification email from the system and you are ready for submitting your paper. You can upload and re-upload the paper to the system by the submission due date.


All accepted papers will be scheduled for oral presentations and will be included in the conference proceedings published by Easy Chair in the AVFT series online. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference to present the work.

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