Upcoming Events

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SDG-Conference: Towards Zero Hunger - Partnerships for impact

Wageningen University & Research is proud to host the international conference 'Towards zero hunger: Partnerships for impact’, which will take place in Wageningen, the Netherlands, on 30-31 August 2018. The conference centres around Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture (SDG2) and create partnerships (SDG17).
Aug 31 2018, 8:00am - 5:00pm PDT

Recent Events

Montreal & ICLEI Circular Economy Challenge Contest

The Ville de Montréal and ICLEI are seeking solutions!

The Ville de Montréal, in collaboration with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Climate CoLab, just launched an international contest on circular economy!

The Challenge

Jan 12 to Apr 01 2018, 9:00am - 12:00am
ON, Toronto, m5v3a8, 401 Richmond St. West

Resilient Cities 2018

Resilient Cities – The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation – is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation. Resilient Cities was first launched in 2010 with the goal of connecting local government leaders and climate change adaptation experts to discuss adaptation challenges facing urban environments around the globe and forging partnerships that could have lasting impacts for cities. The 9th edition of the Resilient Cities congress series will take place on 26-28 April 2018.

Apr 26 to 28 2018, 9:00am - 5:00pm

UN Summer Academy 2017: Localizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development is pleased to invite you to the UN Summer Academy 2017 titled Localizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development happening from 21 to 25 August 2017 in Bonn, Germany. This 5-day engaging programme fosters rich interaction on issues relevant to the work of the UN and its partners in the context off the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement through panel discussions, workshops, excursions and practical clinics such as Share Fair and Application Labs (App Labs).

Aug 21 to 25 2017, 9:00am - 6:00pm

ICLEI World Congress 2018

ICLEI World Congress 2018 will be hosted by the City of Montreal, Canada.

Held every three years, the ICLEI World Congress assembles hundreds of local and regional governments, international agencies, national governments, donors and other partners from around the world. Together they set the course for globalizing urban sustainability. During the congress, cities, towns and regions connect with peers, foster partnerships and exchange information and experiences. This event is a key milestone in driving stronger collective local action.

Jun 19 to 23 2018, 9:00am - 6:00pm
QC, Montreal, H2Y 1C6, City of Montreal

ECOCITY World Summit

ECOCITY World Summit

Melbourne, Australia

The Ecocity Summit series, held every two years since 1990, has developed into one of the most globally significant forums for addressing the complex challenges facing humanity in a rapidly urbanizing world.

Jul 12 to 14 2017, 9:00am - 6:00pm
VIC, South Wharf, 3006, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

9th International Festival of Research & Innovation on Urban Management (Tehran Award)

It is our great pleasure to invite you to contribute research works to the “9thInternational Festival of Research & Innovation on Urban Management” that is held by Tehran Urban Planning & Research Center annually. It calls for papers from all academic disciplines and thematic areas to reflect critically on the current dynamics in the field of urban management and to explore the various practical and theoretical challenges of urban research today.

Dec 11 to 12 2016, 8:00am - 8:45pm
Tehran, Tehran, 1964635611, No. 32, Shahid Agha Bozorgi Street

The Future of Places Summit: Putting Research into Practice

The Future of Places Summit will be the lead event of the Placemaking Leadership Forum and will take place on Thursday, Sept 15 in Vancouver. Building upon the first three Future of Places forums—which drew together over 1,500 urban thinkers from 100 countries and 700 organizations—this summit will focus on tangible, evidence-based methods with which international practitioners and policymakers can advance placemaking both locally and globally. A symposium will examine the thought leaders as well as promising new research into practice.

Sep 15 2016, 8:30am - 6:00pm PDT
BC, Vancouver, V6Z 2R9, Sheraton Wall Centre

Conference - Living and sustainability

The building industry is a vital component of our world, but is responsible for colossal amounts of energy consumption

The conference is co-organised with AMPS.

Conference dates: 9-10 February 2017
Abstract submission deadline: 20 October 2016

Visit the AMPS website for the full conference call.

Feb 09 to 10 2017, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Free Webinar: Engaging the University Community in Realizing Sustainability

Interested in what it takes to develop and launch an award winning organizational sustainability strategy? Organizational leaders from educational institutions and beyond will learn from the Simon Fraser University story of engaging their community in this innovative design and planning process.

May 19 2016, 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
BC, online, V5A1S6, online

ICSD 2016 : 4th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 16 - 17 September 2016 Rome, Italy

Conference Objective and Philosophical Framework                 

 The International Conference on Sustainable Development is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context

The 4th ICSD 2016 will be held at the Gregorian University, Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy
Friday 16 to Saturday 17 September, 2016.

Sep 16 to 17 2016, 9:00am - 6:45pm
RM, Roma, 00187, Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome - Roma Eventi

Call for abstracts: 21st International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society, REAL CORP 2016

    REAL CORP 2016


How to become and how to stay a Smart City, and does this improve quality of life?

Call for Papers open until 15 February 2016

For more information and to submit an abstract, click here.

Jun 22 to 24 2016, 8:00am - 8:00pm

Smart Cities Conference and Exhibition, London, Feb. 10-11, 2016

Smart Cities

“The smart city is an alluring vision of the future, in which civic technology such as traffic lights, smart meters for utilities and public transport could all be connected and feed back invaluable data online”

The Smart Cities conference at the Internet of Things Tech Expo Europe will cover all aspects of the development and future of smart cities including development, ecosystems, social considerations and energy.

Feb 10 to 11 2016, 9:00am - 5:00pm

The EcoMobility Dialogues

The EcoMobility Dialogues 2015 – a five-day of dialogues focusing on key urban mobility challenges - is part of the second edition of the EcoMobility World Festival series. A core part of the Sandton Central Business District of Johannesburg will be closed for regular traffic in the month of October, offering a view of the city in the future, with active street life and social inclusivity, served by a sustainable transport system.

Oct 05 to 09 2015, 9:00am - 6:00pm

1st IASC Thematic Conference on the Urban Commons

The 1st IASC Thematic Conference on the Urban Commons will bring together leading scholars, researchers, policymakers, practitioners and social innovators to take stock of the developments in the interdisciplinary study of the urban commons and related questions of urban governance.

Nov 06 to 07 2015, 9:00am - 6:00pm
BO, Bologna, BO, IASC

Real Estate, Construction, and Urban Development 2015 Conference

The Real Estate Construction and Urban Development 2015 Conference will provide the ideal opportunity to present your projects and experiences to experts in real estate, urban planning, building developers, environmental restoration, architecture design, visual resource management, urban policy, entrepreneurs, engineers and practitioners in the professions of landscape and architecture.

Aug 20 2015, 9:30am - 5:30pm PDT
MD, Silver Spring, 20910, 8727 Colesville Road

4th International Conference On Applied Sciences, Environmental Engineering and Clean Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development

4th International Conference On “Applied Sciences, Environmental Engineering and Clean Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development” (ASECET-2015

Organized by “Krishi Sanskriti” on 1 st and 2nd August, 2015

Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


Aug 01 to 02 2015, 8:00am - 5:00pm
DL, New Delhi, 110067, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Habitat III

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016.

Oct 17 to 20 2016, 8:00am - 4:00pm

URBIS Dialogue 2: How to create and support city and regional policy for effective nature-based solutions to urban sustainability

Key issues falling under this topic:
  • How the main policies and institutions for urban development and ecological planning have evolved over time? What are the main trade-offs that exist in urban development processes and how have our institutions addressed them (or not)?
  • What are the current challenges to make cities more ecologically sound and socially inclusive?
  • What kind of policies at the different levels and sectors can help to tackle those challenges? Where have they been successful and why?
Jun 04 2015, 6:00am - 7:00am PDT