37th PLEA Conference

(Re)thinking resilience

Let us (re)think together to be an instrument for a change and to make a significant difference together.

PLEA Association is an organization engaged in a worldwide discourse on sustainable architecture and urban design through annual international conferences, workshops and publications. It has created a community of several thousand professionals, academics and students from over 40 countries. Participation in PLEA activities is open to all whose work deals with architecture and the built environment, who share our objectives and who attend PLEA events.

37th PLEA Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design for the first time will take place in Poland! We will welcome all participants in the heart of Europe, at Wrocław to discuss the most actual and urgent topics related to the role of the built environment in the climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Welcome to the first PLEA Conference in central Europe, at Wroclaw, Poland!


We will enjoy excellent food, wine and music in the beautiful historic interiors of the former Bernardine monastery, which houses the only Museum of Architecture in this part of Europe.

Dress code: black tie / evening dress; long dresses and national outfit most welcome.

If you have any dietary restrictions, please communicate them to info@plea2024.pl (many thanks to those who already provided the information).


We are delighted to announce that PLEA 2024 will have 24 sessions (12 of them in hybrid mode) with the best papers selected by the Scientific Committee.

This year all presentations will be oral to honor the high quality of submitted contributions and to minimize the environmental impact (we opt for print-free conference!). All proceedings will be available on-line to extend your visibility and highlight the significance of PLEA 2024 Conference.

We are so excited to have such amazing participants who decided to visit Poland in great number.

Wrocław is ready for you! Are you ready for Wrocław?

You can download your presentation template HERE.

Please prepare your pptx presentations using the template and send them by e-mail to presentations@plea2024.pl before 20th June.

Please make sure to use following pattern when naming your file:


Your presentation must not exceed 10 MB

In honor of the late Jeffrey Cook, Society of Building Science Educators awards Jeffrey Cook Student Travel Scholarship to PLEA 2024 to support students presenting papers at the PLEA Conference. Funding for this opportunity has been generously provided by the Jeffrey Cook Charitable Trust. It is the intention to award these scholarships to applicants from across the globe. All paper submissions to PLEA are automatically considered for this scholarship.

Scholarship recipients will be announced during the PLEA 2024 Closing Ceremony.

student design workshops

We are happy to announce that the PLEA 2024 conference is supplemented with a one-day Instant Climate Hub – on-site student design workshops. Running through the day of the 26th of June 2024, it takes place at the local Faculty of Architecture and aims at envisioning its sustainable future.

We cordially invite passionate students of design faculties to enroll and take part in this unique one-day think-tank.

The Instant Climate Hub is an improvised, temporary, international design think-tank made for one day within the PLEA 2024 conference framework. The Hub, fueled by students’ input with tutors’ support, is created to make the participants more aware of sustainable research and development and, consequently, of possibilities to solve climate issues through smart and resilient design.

The application deadline is the 19th of May 2024, 23:59 CEST. 

You will find more information here.


The green capital of Poland, Cultural Capital of Culture 2016, medieval city in the heart of Europe and the place where the European modernism created its masterpieces, would love to welcome PLEA 2024 delegates! Wrocław is easily accessible and has opinion of the most beautiful and hospitable academic city in Poland, with plenty of tourist attractions, still safe and not overcrowded.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you in Poland!

Honorary patronage

Rector of Wrocław University of Science and Technology

Prof. Arkadiusz Wójs, DSc, PhD, Eng.

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Main Industrial partner

Sustainable Mobility partner