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BC Co-operatives Conferences - Nov. 23

BC Co-operative City Conference - NOV. 23

This unique event aims to develop key partnerships and projects between the co-operative sector and the City to strengthen five vital sectors in Vancouver: green industry, renewable energy, arts and culture, local food, and affordable housing.


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Nov 24 2012, 1:00am - 11:00am PST

Smart Energy Communities in Cold Climates

Event Description:
Since 2007, QUEST - Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow - has served as Canada's national voice for Integrated Community Energy Systems and Solutions (ICES). ICES considers how energy is supplied and consumed in all sectors including transportation, land-use planning, industry, water and waste management and others.

Nov 19 to 22 2012, 1:00am - 9:00am

Urban agriculture and food security – ICLEI webinar

Urban agriculture and food security
Week 42: Thursday 18 October, 16:00-17:00h CET; 10:00-11:00 Washington DC


René van Veenhuizend, Senior Programme Officer, RUAF Foundation
Jon Padgham, Deputy Director, International START Secretariat
Flavio Duffles, Deputy Secretary of Nutrition and Food, City of Belo Horizonte, Brazil


Oct 19 2012, 6:00am - 7:00am PDT

Radio interview with Pando founder Mark Roseland to air on more than 60 radio stations around the world!

An extended interview with Pando founder Mark Roseland will be broadcast on Radio EcoShock, the thought-provoking radio show about the environment and society that is broadcast on more than 60 radio stations around the world... the largest of these is the 50,000 Watt WPFW in Washington D.C.


Mark will be talking with Alex Smith about Pando, his new book Toward Sustainable Communities and much more.


Oct 06 2012, 3:15am - 4:00am PDT

EcoDistricts Summit


The EcoDistricts Summit is one of the world's premier conferences on urban sustainability, held in the heart of one of the world’s greenest cities. It’s for practitioners including policymakers, developers, business leaders, and planners – but also for community member who are passionate about creating cities that are healthy and prosperous.



Check out the EcoDistricts Summit website at http://ecodistrictssummit.com for the full story and a link to the registration page.

Oct 23 to 26 2012, 2:00pm - 2:00pm

Adaptation Strategies for European Cities Stakeholder Dialogue in Aalborg

The Adaptation Strategies for European Cities project together with the City of Aalborg has the pleasure to invite you to a one day Stakeholder Dialogue on climate change adaptation for cities in the Baltic and North Sea regions.


The Aalborg Stakeholder Dialogue is the first of three that are being organised across Europe followed by Burgas, Bulgaria (29th June) and Ancona, Italy (11th July), inviting city delegations, other regional or national stakeholders as well as European experts.

Jun 06 to 07 2012, 11:00pm - 7:00am

3rd International Urban Researchers' Symposium, at the ICLEI World Congress 2012

The 3rd International Urban Researchers' Symposium at the ICLEI World Congress 2012 will bring together researchers from around the globe who focus on urban sustainability, sustainability cities, eco-cities and sustainable communities. The symposium will convene researchers to exchange their concepts, studies, findings and ideas for future research, and to enable them to exchange with local government practitioners in order to strengthen the link between research and practice.

Jun 15 to 18 2012, 3:37am - 3:37am

Peoples Summit for Social and Environmental Justice

Between the 15th and the 23rd of June of this year, will occur the People’s Summit for Social and Environmental Justice in Rio +20 at Flamengo, in Rio de Janeiro. The global civil society, organizations, collectives and social movements will occupy the landfill to propose a new way of living on the planet, in solidarity against the commodification of nature and in defense of the commons.

Jun 16 to 24 2012, 3:27am - 3:27am

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)

At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want.


Jun 21 to 23 2012, 3:19am - 3:19am

Planning on the Edge of Change

Every year, the Planning Institute of British Columbia organizes and hosts its marquee planning professional development and networking event  -  the PIBC Annual Conference and AGM. Registration for this year's conference is now open.  Join us in Harrison Hot Springs, in the beautiful Fraser Valley of British Columbia, for the PIBC 2012 Annual Conference and AGM. The conference will be headquartered at the wonderful and historic Harrison Hot Springs Resort on the shores of Harrison Lake.

May 30 to Jun 02 2012, 3:10am - 3:10am

Call for Abstracts – ICLEI World Congress 2012 International Urban Researchers' Symposium

The purpose of the 3rd International Urban Research Symposium at the ICLEI World Congress 2012 (15-17 June 2012, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) is to bring together researchers from around the globe  who focus on urban sustainability, sustainability cities, eco-cities and sustainable communities.

Feb 02 to Apr 15 2012, 12:05am - 10:05pm

American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting

The Association of American Geographers invites you to join fellow geographers, GIS specialists, and environmental scientists in New York City from February 24 to February 28, 2012, for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The week-long conference will host more than 7,000 geographers from around the world and feature over 4,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers.

Feb 25 to 29 2012, 3:55am - 3:55am

ICLEI World Congress 2012

The ICLEI World Congress 2012 will deal with the pressing issues facing local governments and urban areas in this unpredictable era of change. The Congress will bring our Members, partners, global strategists, academics and NGO’s together. Participants will learn from inspirational speakers and real-life city cases about cutting-edge integrated solutions to the challenges we face.


Jun 14 to 18 2012, 2:00pm - 2:00pm