Ecocity World Summit 2017 – Call for Contributions 

Ecocity World Summit 2017 – Call for Contributions 

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS EXTENDED TO 17 FEBRUARY 2017

We are delighted to extend an invitation to attend and contribute to the ECOCITY World Summit 2017: Changing Cities: Resilience and Transformations. Online submissions are now open.

ECOCITY 2017 will address the unprecedented ecological, economic, political and cultural challenges – and opportunities – facing the world’s cities through a focus on six major themes:

  • Climate and energy transformations
  • Food and water security
  • Smart cities for people
  • Healthy and caring cities
  • Culturally vibrant cities
  • Governance, infrastructure 
and finance

The Summit program will address three core questions in relation to each of these themes.

  • Understanding: What are the key sustainability and resilience risks and opportunities facing cities? What are the key sources and drivers of these risks and opportunities?
  • Imagining: How can we imagine and communicate sustainable and resilient city futures and pathways?
  • Creating: What actions are required to drive the rapid and just transitions required to create resilient and sustainable cities?

There are two submission tracks available for consideration:

ACADEMIC TRACK
  • Academic presentation contributions will be double blind peer reviewed. Selected authors will be invited to submit a full paper for presentation at the Summit.
  • Academic poster contributions will be double blind peer reviewed. Posters accepted will need to be displayed for the duration of the Summit

Along with individual submissions, we are also interested in group submissions that propose multiple contributions in the one session. The standard format for a session will be 3 papers at 20 minutes in length followed by 30 minutes of discussion. Variations from this format can be proposed and will be considered on a case by case basis.  To submit a group submission, please use the dedicated template noted below in Step 1.

In the submission process, you’ll be asked to nominate the theme you wish your work to be considered under and the preferred style of presentation. All contributions and proposals should be no less than 300 words and no more than 500 words and will need to clearly specify the Summit Themes and Questions which they are seeking to address.

See instructions below to make an Academic Track submission.

CITY PRACTICES TRACK

We also welcome proposals to the City Practices Track. This track will be targeted to city government and community practitioners, with delegates being actively involved in the sessions. It will address the Summit themes broadly whilst focusing on the following topics:

  • Building zero carbon cities
  • Creating climate resilient cities
  • Engaging and involving citizens and communities
  • Planning and governance for Ecocities

These proposals will not be formally peer reviewed but will be considered for inclusion in the program by the Summit Organising Committee.

In the submission process, you’ll be asked to nominate the following:

  • the theme topic and format you wish your work to be considered under
  • whether you would like to contribute to a session or lead the development of the whole session
  • your organisation and/or affiliation
  • an outline for the session/presentation including objectives, key questions being addressed, content, desired take-aways
  • ideal venue format
  • your credentials (capability and experience) for the session and they preferred style of presentation

All contributions and proposals should be no less than 300 words and no more than 500 words and will need to clearly specify the Summit Themes and Questions which they are seeking to address.

See instructions here to make a City Practices submission.  

KEY DATES

  • Call for proposals and registrations open: 1 July 2016
  • Extended deadline for submitting contributions: 17 February 2017
  • Announcement of successful proposals: 10 March 2017
  • Early bird registrations closes: 31 March 2017
  • Deadline for confirming participation: 31 March 2017
  • Publication of initial program: 28 April 2017
  • Ecocity World Summit Summit: 12-14 July 2017

 

Jan 29 to Feb 17 2017, 10:30pm - 6:00pm
NSW, Melbourne, 02345, Melbourne
ACST Australian Central Standard Time UTC+09:30

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