Does your research or practice engagement deal with the challenges facing contemporary urban development? Are you interested in exploring the potential of ‘smart green cities’ for providing solutions to issues relating to energy, water, and soil and waste management? If so, please consider submitting an abstract to book your place at our session on ‘smart green cities’, taking place between 17 -19 May 2017.
The session takes a global perspective against the background of the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It will focus on the following questions:
- How can smart green city strategies help facilitate the integration of environmental management and governance across sectors and scales?
- How can urban planning and development effectively implement solutions for energy, water, soil and waste management?
- How can smart green cities contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially regarding social sustainability and equity?
The session will be co-convened by Professor Simon Joss of the Eco-Cities Initiative at the University of Westminster, and Prof Bernhard Müller, the Director of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER).
The submission deadline for abstracts is 31 July 2016.
To find out more, view session B.2 on the topics page.
Image copyright: Simon Joss - Daejeon 'smart city'