More than a half of people on earth live in urban areas today. According to The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), by 2050, two-thirds of all humanity will be urban. Without significantly revolutionizing the way we build and manage our environment, sustainable development will be extremely difficult to acquire.
Sustainable development can be seen as a long-term vision on how we manage our indefinite progress in the future without causing negative impacts to our environment. It is an international and multidisciplinary agenda covering many aspects including infrastructures, transportation, energy, water, industries, and much more. Hence, it is essential to plan and design a sustainable environment and infrastructure that may greatly encounter and reduce environmental depletion and build the sustain environmental system and human behavior.
The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning, Universitas Islam Indonesia initiated The International Conference in Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE) to address sustainable development issue. Through collaborations with worldwide universities and research institutions, the conference is intended to provide a forum for exchanging of ideas, sharing of knowledge, and dissemination of information about the study of the built environment in different parts of the world. The theme of the 7th edition of ICSBE is Challenges and Strategies to Prepare for the Future Sustainable and Resilient Development.