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.
The Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) are jointly developing an SDG Index and Dashboard. The new SDG tools, to be released on July 11, 2016, feature a country-level SDG Dashboard, which tracks how every country performs across the 17 SDGs, and an SDG index, which rank countries’ overall performance on the SDGs.
Engaging the Community to Build Flood Resilience: 12,000 Rain Gardens for the Puget Sound
JUNE 16, 2016 AT 9:30AM PST
Stewardship Partners and Washington State University are leading a groundbreaking campaign to install 12,000 rain gardens in the Seattle/Puget Sound Region by the end of 2016. Citizens are invited to actively participate in this exciting campaign by installing one or more rain gardens in their community. Rain gardens help immediate surroundings because they:
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.
In order to illustrate how Sustainability Science can help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the many targets of the document "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", the "World Symposium on Sustainability Science: Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals" is being jointly organised by the Hamburg University University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and ManchesterMetropolitan University (UK), in cooperation with various UN bodies, government offices and authorities, universities, enterprises, NGOs and grassroots organisat
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 aim of the conference is to identify and share practical, evidence-based solutions that can support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ICSD provides a unique opportunity to bring together stakeholders from government, academia, the United Nations, international agencies, NGOs, and grassroots organizers to share practical solutions towards the achievement of more sustainable and inclusive societies.
Sep 21 to 22 2016, 8:00am - 9:00pm
NY, New York, 10027, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
“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.