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Metropolitan Solutions 2015

Metropolitan Solutions

Metropolitan Solutions is the gateway event to cross-industry solutions for urban infrastructure. The trade show focuses on best-practice examples and currently available solutions for the urgent infrastructure problems faced by cities around the world. Core topics are energy, mobility and communication technologies as well as pathways to smart cities. Metropolitan Solutions also brings together a variety of specialized conferences under one roof, creating the most comprehensive global platform on smart cities and urban infrastructure.

May 20 to 22 2015, 9:30am - 4:00pm

International Conference: Tomorrow’s City Today - prospects for standardising sustainable urban development

The evidence suggests that a process of standardisation of urban sustainability policies and practices may currently be taking place. But how might this work? What critical questions need to be asked? And should we welcome this trend as a basis for future policy and practice development?

Jun 12 2015, 10:00am - 4:30pm PDT

International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference 2015

The International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) is pleased to announce its 21st Annual conference to be held 10-12 July 2015 in Geelong (Melbourne) Victoria, Australia.

The Tipping Point: Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity

Hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Education, and the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Deakin University, Melbourne.  
Jul 10 to 12 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
VIC, Geelong, VIC 3220, 1 Gheringhap Street

International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015

The 16th International Conference of Historical Geographers will take place in London, at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) from Sunday 5 July to Friday 10 July 2015.

The provisional conference programme has been published. Visit the programme web pages to find out more about the schedule and search contributions.

Jul 05 to 10 2015, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Troubleshooting Public Engagement Featuring David Kahane

Effective public engagement processes often lead to wise recommendations and are seen as critical to the democratic process, yet the work involves big risks and challenges.

How do we mitigate those risks and plan for success? What do we do when things go sideways, whether within an engagement process or in ensuring its influence? And how do we frame and acknowledge the tensions between the implicit desire to do public good and the broader political realities that confront us?

May 20 2015, 2:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
BC, Vancouver, V6B 5K3, SFU Harbour Centre Room 1400, 515 West Hastings Street

BiodiverCities: A Municipal Workshop on Conserving, Managing and Promoting Urban Nature

The Ontario Biodiversity Summit in Niagara Falls is fast approaching.  Register now to esnure that you don’t miss the opportunity to join ICLEI Canada and others to learn about the state of biodiversity in Ontario.  Hear from informative and engaging speakers, learn about best practices from around the world and share ideas to help focus conservation efforts. 

May 19 to 22 2015, 9:00am - 4:30am
ON, Niagra Falls, L2G 3W7, Marriott Gateway on the Falls

The EcoDistricts Incubator

The EcoDistricts Incubator is a three-day intensive, project-based workshop designed to accelerate district-scale sustainability across North America. The 2015 Incubator will be held in Portland, OR, May 18-20.

Each city team selected for the invitation-only Incubator is already hard at work promoting healthy, vibrant, sustainable and just cities and neighborhoods for all. The Incubator provides advanced training to help teams advance their clearly defined urban sustainability projects.

May 18 to 20 2015, 9:00am - 5:00pm
OR, Portland, 97205, 1223 SW Washington Street, Suite 200

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

Renewable Cities – Global Learning Forum

The Global Learning Forum takes place over three days and the event launches with “Powered by PechaKucha” evening event to showcase the cultural shift to 100% renewable energy in cities. Over the next two days, participants will have access to small group capacity building sessions that are expertly facilitated as well as panel discussions. Outside of the Forum, networking and optional site visits to Vancouver’s cleantech and RE installations will take place. 

May 13 to 15 2015, 2:00am - 5:00am
BC, Vancouver, V6C 2T4, Four Seasons Hotel

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

Neighbours: Policies & Programs

Dynamic neighbourhoods are the foundation of strong cities and municipalities.  Engaged citizens and residents are essential in the creation of strong neighbourhoods.  Community-based organizations play an important, catalytic role in making positive community change possible. 


Jun 08 to 11 2015, 10:30pm - 6:30am

Planning and Integrating Urban Biodiversity

ICLEI Canada, with support from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests, is hosting a one-day workshop to preview and test ICLEI’s soon to be released Urban Biodiversity Planning Guidebook.  The Guidebook will give municipalities the knowledge, strategies and direction to develop a community specific biodiversity action plan.  Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to try out the guidebook and exercises through hands-on training and facilitated group discussions.  


Mar 17 to 18 2015, 10:30pm - 6:30am