8th International Network of Tropical Architecture (iNTA)

Climate Justice and Resilience: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

March 14–15, 2024


Climate action requires intervention in the areas of—transition from fossil fuel-based to renewable energy-based economies; adaptive processes; resilience; ecosystem services; and social and environmental justice. Climate risks are unequally distributed at different scales: international, regional, intranational within individual countries, and intraurban within cities. The susceptibility of different demographic groups to climate risk and hazards is based on historic socioeconomic inequities that are further exacerbated due to climate change. Climate inequities are deeply embedded within the histories of colonialism and neocolonialism.


The tropics, which are a construct of colonial discourses, not only share inequitable burdens of climate change, but a history of colonialism. Consequently, the tropical world needs climate action that is embedded within Climate Justice. Therefore, areas of climate action, require a just transition from fossil fuel-based to renewable energy-based economies; just adaptive processes; just resilience measures; and just ecosystem services. These areas of intervention require transdisciplinary expertise.

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The 8th INTA conference will bring academics, activists, artists, and professionals to engage in a dialogue on Climate Justice and Resilience. Through this meeting, we will engage humanities, social sciences, and applied technology fields to foster a dialogue between built-environment disciplines; and humanities, social sciences, and applied technology fields to address how resilience plays key role in Climate Justice. 


The conference will investigate how interdisciplinary built-environment studies, including but not limited to—Architecture, Architectural History, Landscape Architecture, Landscape History, Construction Management, Engineering, History of Technology, Urban Planning, Urban History, Urban Sociology, Urban Public Health, Justice Studies, Environmental Studies, Environmental History, Disaster Studies, Interior Design, Interior Design History, and Historic Preservation Studies—can address climate justice to build resilient communities.

For queries please contact:
Chair – Dr. Binti Singh

Paper Presentations​

Paper presentations will comprise three papers of 20 minutes, or four papers of 15 minutes each. We encourage participants to submit complete paper sessions, with one designated chair, and three to four papers. We also welcome individual papers.


Conference organizers will form panels from individual papers.


Roundtables will comprise four to five speakers who present for five to seven minutes each and engage in a discussion. This is especially encouraged for activists and non-academics.

Poster Presentations​

Posters will include a presentation of research in progress, or research that lends itself visually, rather than a paper presentation. We encourage students and artists to especially consider this form.

Poster Design Guidelines

Poster Guidelines

  1. Size of the poster
  2. The size of the poster should be A0 Vertical (841mm x 1190mm)
  1. Heading
  2. The Abstract title should be legible from 15 feet away.
  3. The title should be bold and not more than nine words.
  4. Pick no more than 2–3 fonts, of size 2 centimeters in height for the main title.
  5. The poster number would be provided to participants. The number should be included in the Left hand corner of the poster with the font size same as title size to be legible from 15 feet.
  6. The Author and Co-author names to be included under the title.
  7. The name and logo of the institution where research is being undertaken should also be mentioned.
  1. Body

              It should consist of Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions/suggestions in that order on poster.

              Body of the poster should be more graphical than having descriptive texts.


  1. It should be legible from 5 feet away.
  2. Graphics must have a resolution of at least 1024 X 768.
  3. Photographs should be of high resolution.


  1. Use non-serif fonts and should be legible from 5 feet away
  2. Minimize text to 500 words, avoid lengthy paragraphs, and use sentence case.
  3. Keep consistent margin and line spacing and justify the text.
  4. Borders may/may not be used.
  5. Avoid too many jargon and abbreviations.
  1. Footer
    1. Referencing, full form of abbreviations and any extra information.
    2. Email, website to be placed on the right hand side of the footer.
  1. General
    1. The designated poster presenter must be present at the mentioned space during the designated time to discuss the work presented.
    2. Please carry multiple copies of a reproduction of the abstract in case someone asks for further contact and information.
    3. Please refer to the final conference program for the time and location of your poster presentation and set up time.
    4. It is highly recommended that you carry your own poster to the conference using proper packaging material.

Conference Chairs

Associate Professor


School of Architecture
College of Design,

Construction and Planning
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Dean Research,

Associate Professor


USM’s Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, Mumbai, India.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Director of the UF Center for Hydro-generated Urbanism (UF|CHU)
Associate Professor School of Architecture

University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning of Design, Construction and Planning
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

About iNTA

The International Network for Tropical Architecture (iNTA) is formed as a networking platform for international researchers and practitioners to collaborate and learn from each other about problems and solutions pertaining to architecture and urban design in the tropical (and sub-tropical) regions because of the shared climatic imperatives and opportunities in like regions. Tropical Architecture refers to man-made architectural and urban environments relating to the climatic and natural conditions of the tropical (and sub-tropical) regions and interacting with various local specifics of culture, urban fabric and technology.


iNTA was founded in Singapore in 2004 by academic staff of the National University of Singapore comprising Philip Bay Joo Hwa, Tse Swee Ling, Wong Nyuk Hien, Malone-Lee Lai Choo, and Johannes Widodo. This founding team steered the initial aims and operational policy of iNTA that the network should remain as a versatile network of individuals with an interest in research on tropical design issues, that there is no necessity to register as a formal society, and that no subscription is necessary. The permanent secretariat of iNTA is at the Department of Architecture, College of Design and Engineering, National University of Singapore.

Executive Director, iNTA


Graduate Programs in Architectural Conservation


Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre for Asian Architectural and Urban Heritage (in Melaka) of the National University of Singapore

Important Dates

1) Abstracts Deadline: November 15, 2023


Submit abstracts for individual papers, paper sessions, roundtable proposals, and posters. Please indicate whether you plan to submit a full paper for publication. Roundtables do not require paper submissions.


2) Notification for abstract acceptance deadline: November 30, 2023


3) Poster Submission Deadline: January 15, 2024.


4) Registration Starts: December 1, 2023.


5) Registration Ends: January 31, 2024.


6) Late Registration: February 1, 2024, to March 1, 2024.