Upcoming Events

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URBAN FUTURE Global Conference

The URBAN FUTURE global conference is Europe’s largest event for sustainable cities. It’s the place to meet the most passionate and inspiring CityChangers from all over the world.

Cities are key to a sustainable future of our planet. Massive changes are necessary to fight climate change and social inequalities. So far, much is talked about technological solutions.
We believe, that what is most important for solving the urban challenges are the people driving positive change.
May 22 to 24 2019, 9:00am - 9:00pm

Recent Events

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

ChangeSFU Sustainability Symposium

ChangeSFU is a student-run environmental activism club based out of Simon Fraser University. This semester we are organizing a TEDx style event on campus, March 24th, from 5:30pm-8:00pm regarding sustainability and the environment, in an effort to educate students and the general public about the progress world leaders are making in the environmental field. 
So far confirmed we have:

Mar 14 2017, 5:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
BC, Burnaby, V7V 1S6, 8888 University Dr.

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

2015 International Conference on Renewable Energy and Development

ICRED 2015 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand during August 23-25, 2015. The aim as well as  objective of ICRED 2015 is to present the latest research and results of scientists related to Renewable Energy and Development topics. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas face-to-face, to establish business or research relations as well as to find global partners for future collaborations. We hope that the conference results will lead to significant contributions to the knowledge in these up-to-date scientific fields.

Aug 23 to 25 2015, 9:00am - 5:00pm

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

City as a Resource

This event is part of Discouver Urban Resources

Have you ever though about the abundance of resources that you can find in an urban environment ? Our urban ecosystems are facing an increasing demand to be more integrated, co-dependent and environmentally-conscious. We are proud to launch Discover Urban Resources with two prominent guests from the Netherlands that will talk about the interaction between urban residents and their habitat.


Apr 28 2015, 2:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
BC, Vancouver, V6G 2T3, DUDOC Dutch Urban Design Centre


Pando's updated design and new features will be on stage at the 2015 ICLEI World Congress.  

Every three years, ICLEI members and partners gather at an ICLEI World Congress to showcase their actions over the period and discuss strategies for the following years.

Apr 08 to 12 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm
11, Seoul, 1110, Seoul City Hall

ICLEI World Congress 2015 Researchers' Symposium

The International ICLEI Urban Research Symposium, or Researchers’ Symposium for short, is a multiple-day event which is integrated into every ICLEI World Congress. The motivation behind the Symposium This Researchers’ Symposium, the 4th in ICLEI’s 25-year history, brings together leading urban sustainability researchers to present on topics in international policy making and sustainable development. Interested researchers were invited to submit abstracts on one of four themes:

• Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals at the urban level

Apr 08 to 12 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm
11, Seoul, 1130, Seoul City Hall

Call for Abstracts – ICLEI World Congress 2015 Researchers Symposium

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, November 15 – January 15, 2015


Leading urban sustainability researchers will convene at the ICLEI World Congress to drive forward current debates in international policymaking and sustainable development. We invite interested researchers and experts to submit abstracts which reflect either active research contributions or research-practice collaboration in these fields.


Nov 16 2014 to Jan 16 2015, 12:00am - 9:00am

Meeting the Climate Change Challenge: Community Responses to BC Climate Policy

PICS Climate Change Research Lecture Series


Speakers: Drs. Ann Dale, John Robinson, Meg Holden, and Stephen Sheppard

When: October 23rd, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Where: Asia Pacific Hall, Wosk Centre for Dialogue, SFU Vancouver, 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver.

Webcast:  http://pics.uvic.ca/events/live-webcast

Oct 24 2013, 8:00am - 10:00am PDT