International SEEDS Conference 2022

  • 00.00 - 00.00
  • 31 Aug 2022 - 02 Sep 2022
  • University of the West of England, Bristol and online
International SEEDS Conference 2022
International Conference for Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society

Sustainability Across the Built and Natural Environments

It has been 35 years since the influential report Our Common Future, was published by the World Commission on Environment and Development, which proposed progressive environmental strategies and recommendations towards the goal of “A Global Agenda for Change”.

Since then, we have seen many pivotal international actions, summits, frameworks, protocols, conventions and declarations proposed.

The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development proposed a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, both now and into the future. At its core are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries to join in a global partnership towards their achievement. We are almost mid-way through the timeframe for the delivery of the seventeen SDGs, so it is important that society takes an opportunity to reflect on many of the triumphs towards their realisation and steer on the directions of their future travel.

How do we transform to a more sustainable existence?

This year SEEDS invites papers from across the broad spectrum of The Sustainable Development Goals and encourages the community to bring forward practices that are tackling the climate emergency and to evaluate their impact.

The International SEEDS Conference will once again bring experts together from around the world focusing on a sustainability agenda and the positive and detrimental changes that are taking place. As well as addressing technical issues, measuring, monitoring and evaluating change, emphasis is placed on our environment, infrastructure and buildings; how they exist in relative isolation and the possibilities for a sustainable integration.

The SEEDS Conference addresses the interdependence of people, the built and natural environments, and recognises the interdisciplinary and international themes necessary to assemble the knowledge required for positive change.

The conference themes include:

  • Sustainable – Businesses, construction, buildings, urbanisation, health and safety, contamination and regeneration, organisational management, partnerships and collaborations, social value, waste management, disaster management and education/training.
  • Ecological – plants and animal biodiversity, ecosystem services, agriculture and soils, environmental management, green infrastructure, and nature-based solution.
  • Engineering - energy and carbon, building performance, transport, geotechnical, bridges, civils and infrastructure, flooding, water efficiency, medical, and communications and software.
  • Design - architecture, Interior architecture, urban design planning, BIM and digital innovation, and product development.

Experienced and new researchers are encouraged to attend the conference. Full research papers, posters, reviews and case studies will be considered through the review process.

You are encouraged to submit abstracts as early as possible in order to receive prompt feedback. Early acceptance will enable you to take advantage of the ‘early bird’ rate for the conference.

RISE Awards

The RISE Awards are once again back this year. These highly regarded awards seek to recognise, celebrate and showcase exemplar case studies from the Built Environment sharing emerging best practice in Research, Innovation, Sustainability and Enterprise for new and innovative products, technologies, processes, projects and schemes. Our awards bringing together academic, industry, third sector and community groups in a unique celebration of all those who are helping to change the way we build and live in the future.

Key Dates

  • Abstract submission date 7 April 2022
  • Reviewer comments to be returned by 14 April 2022
  • Paper submission deadline 1 May 2022
  • Final paper submission and response to reviewers’ comments – deadline 30 June 2022

Abstracts and requests for further information can be submitted to:

After two-years of running the conference online (2000 and 2021), the SEEDS 2022 Conference will operate a mixed (hybrid) delivery model; whereby, the first two days of the conference will be held in-person on campus at UWE, Bristol, and the final day of the conference will be held online. We have adopted this format because several overseas delegates, who usually attend in-person, have alerted us that their institutions are still not allowing overseas conference attendance. The format of the conference options is reflected in the conference pricing structure. 

Prices for attendance per person (per single paper) are detailed beneath. Please note that the in person prices also include the cost of your attendance at the conference Gala Dinner, which will be held on the evening of the second day (1st September 2022). This is also where we will announce the winners of the best paper awards.


Attendance modes

Attendance rates



In-person (31/08/2022 & 01/09/2022) and online (02/09/2022)

Early bird rate



In-person (31/08/2022 & 01/09/2022) and online (02/09/2022)

Early bird rate for students



In-person (31/08/2022 & 01/09/2022) and online (02/09/2022)

Standard rate



In-person (31/08/2022 & 01/09/2022) and online (02/09/2022)

Standard rate for students



In-person (31/08/2022 & 01/09/2022)

Single day rate



In-person (31/08/2022 & 01/09/2022)

Single day rate for students



Online only (02/09/2022)

Final day online



Online only (02/09/2022)

Final day online for students


Note: The early bird rate is available until 01/07/2022 only

This year’s International SEEDS 2022 Conference is being held on the Frenchay Campus at the University of West England (UWE), Bristol, UK.

Like many UK cities, Bristol has a huge number of hotel options that cater for various budgets. There is a wide variety of accommodation choices available in or close to the city centre. UWE, however, is located on the northern edge of the city (6.4 miles, 10Km, 17 mins drive away). So, if you do choose a city centre hotel, you will need to either catch a bus or taxi, which takes straight on to the Frenchay Campus, or you catch a local train from Bristol Temple Meads Station to Filton Abbey Wood Station and then have a 20 minute walk to campus.

If you want something close to campus, there are three main choices available:

  • Holiday Inn Express (Bristol – Filton) (15-minute walk, 0.7 miles, 1.1Km)
  • Holiday Inn (Bristol – Filton) (17-minute walk, 0.8 miles, 1Km)
  • Premier Inn (Bristol – Filton) (7 min drive, 30-minute walk, 1.4 miles, 2.6Km)

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