Livable Cities 2025
Lisbon - Barcelona

9-11 July Lisbon | 16-18 July Barcelona
Event Date: July 9-18, 2025
Abstract Date: July 25, 2024
July 2025
Instituto Universitário de Lisboa | Universidad Ramon Llull - La Salle, Barcelona
Part of the Livable Cities Series 2025



What makes the cities we inhabit livable? Transport, housing, health. Open space, mobility and the environment. Matters of culture, entrepreneurship, crime and safety. Affordability and access to education. Depending on whose ‘livability index’ you look at, it may include design quality, sustainability and the digital infrastructures of the smart city. Other criteria applied may encompass food access, job opportunities or walkability. Inclusivity and the politics of participation also come into play. Discrimination in all its forms impacts livability and social and political equity. Clearly then, this is an interdisciplinary question.



The Livable Cities conference, LISBON, is titled ‘Cities, Culture, People & Place’. Its particular areas of interest relate to cultural readings of urban life and how they connect to multidisciplinary readings of ‘the city’ as a built and social phenomenon.

LISBON: Full Call.   9-11th July 2025

The Livable Cities conference, BARCELONA, is titled ‘ The Urban Experience: From Social Policy to Design’. It is particularly interested in the city and social policies but seeks to explore these questions from varied standpoints.

BARCELONA: Full Call.   6-18th July 2025

They are sperate conferences, organised by separate universities. They are displayed together here under the banner of the AMPS Livable Cities series. Delegates wishing to attend Lisbon should submit an abstract to that event. Delegates wishing to attend the event is  Barcelona should follow the links to that event.

If you wish to attend both events, please submit one abstract to Lisbon and another separately to Barcelona. See Submissions & Registration below.


  • Urban Planning
  • Sustainability
  • Architecture
  • Sociology
  • Human Geography
  • Transport
  • Art
  • Landscapes
  • Media Studies
  • Sociology
  • Communications
  • Digital Design
  • Humanities
  • Public Health
  • Community Studies
  • Design
  • Urban Economics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Public Services
  • Creative Industries
  • Tourism
  • Heritage

Key Dates

Abstracts (Early)
25 June 2024
5 September 2024
Abstracts (Round 1)
10 December 2024
9-1 July Lisbon | 16-18 July Barcelona
Full Paper Submissions
05 September 2025
Full Paper Resubmissions
10 January 2026
01 April 2026


Architecture, Landscape & Urban Design
Design, placemaking, planning, participation...
Communities & Cultures
Gentrification, community studies, immigration, activism...
Sustainability & Resilience
Resilient cities, sustainable design, the circular economy...
Technology, Management and Planning
Smart cities, intelligent infrastructure, cultural cities...
Transport & Infrastructure
Integrated transport, the walkable city, green-blue infrastructure...
Public Services & the City
Public health, access to services, community support...


In-person: Live in Barcelona or Lisbon

Zoom: Virial presentations coordinated by AMPS

Pre-recorded:  Pre-recorded presentations or films will be available permanently on the AMPS Academic YouTube channel.

Written papers: In all cases, delegates can present full written papers for inclusion in associated conference publications.

In-person: (15-20 mins)
Zoom: (15-20 mins)
Pre-recorded video: (15-20 mins)
Written papers: (3000 words)



The publishers that AMPS works with include Routledge Taylor & Francis, UCL Press, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Vernon Press, Libri Publishing and Intellect Books.


Conference outputs include the AMPS Proceedings Series, ISSN 2398-9467; Special Issue Publications of the academic journal Architecture_MPS ISSN 2020-9006; Books from this event will be developed by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, with short films available on the AMPS Academic YouTube Channel.


Written papers are optional.  If submitted they should be 3,000 word length. Formatting instructions to follow after the conference. All papers are double- blind peer reviewed for the AMPS Conference Proceedings Series. Subject to review, selected authors will be invited to develop longer versions as articles in the academic journal Architecture_MPS or in specially produced conference books.



Submissions & Registration:

Click the button below to submit your abstract.


Lisbon Fee: $410 USD – Queries: | Barcelona Fee $415 USD – Queries: