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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

Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016: Submit workshop proposal or oral/poster abstract

Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016 Towards a better urban future in an interconnected age 5-9 September 2016 | Shanghai, China

Call for Papers: Submissions for oral and poster presentations invited by 3 March 2016. Nearly 150 oral slots available.

Sep 05 to 09 2016, 8:00am - 8:00pm
31, Shanghai, Shanghai International Convention Center, No.2727,Riverside Avenue Shanghai

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

Call for Abstracts: Rethinking Sustainability Models and Practices: Challenges for the New and Old World Contexts

The International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) is pleased to announce its 22nd Annual Conference to be held 13-15 July 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference is hosted by the School of Science and Technology (FCT) and the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research (CENSE) at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (UNL), in association with ISDRS.

Jul 13 to 15 2016, 8:00am - 5:00pm

BC's Balancing Act: Forest Fires, Ecology, Smoke and Health

Fire is an essential ecological process for many ecosystems in British Columbia, yet our burning forests result in human health and other serious costs. Join Meg Krawchuk, SFU and Sarah Henderson, UBC as they discuss the pros and cons of forest fires in the context of climate change and human health impacts. Meg Krawchuk will highlight where, how and why wildfires play a key role in forested landscapes, amid our contemporary socio-cultural concerns about too much or too little wildfire.

Nov 05 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm PST
BC, Vancouver, BC V6C 1W6, 500 Granville Street

A series of SDSN events in New York in and around the adoption of the SDGs

SDSN and partners are hosting a series of exciting events in New York, in and around the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) and the Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. For more information on any of these events and to express your interest in participating please write to the SDSN Secretariat focal point, listed below. Please direct all media inquiries to Kathy Zhang.

Public Events

Sep 17 to 28 2015, 8:00am - 8:00pm
NY, New York, 10017, New York

United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015

United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 25 Sep 2015 - 27 Sep 2015 
New York


The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly. 

Visit Summit website: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/summit/

Sep 25 to 27 2015, 8:30am - 5:00pm
NY, New York, 11111, United Nations

The 6th International Conference on Local Government

An International Conference on Local Government (ICLG) has been annually held since 2010. Based on this tradition, the International Association for Local Governments (IALG) was established at the 4th ICLG in Surabaya, Indonesia with its core mission to promote local governance and mutual learning among local government scholars and practitioners. To fulfill this mission, IALG and its partners will collaborate on organizing the 6th ICLG on September 17-18, 2015.

Sep 17 to 18 2015, 8:00am - 7:30pm

International Conference on Sustainable Development 2015

The International Conference on Sustainable Development is jointly presented by the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) and the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL) at Laurentian University in Canada. OIDA and ICIRL will connect with host country partners as a knowledge hub to organize the event. 

Sep 02 to 03 2015, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

[Webinar] Rethinking Our Land: Growing Sustainable and Resilient Communities

Karen Firehock, founder of the Green Infrastructure Center and author of Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning will present a new way of thinking about natural resources as green infrastructure. The book addresses the nuts and bolts of planning and preserving natural resources at a variety of scales—from dense urban environments to scenic rural landscapes. The webinar series follows the book and also provides expanded examples and case studies to teach participants why and how to implement successful plans. 

Sep 02 2015, 10:15am - 11:00am PDT
BC, Online, Online