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11th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning
September 9 @ 8:00 am - September 11 @ 5:00 pm
The 11th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning builds upon a series that started in 2003 in Skiathos, Greece, followed by other meetings in Bologna (2005), Algarve (2007), Cyprus (2009), New Forest – home of the Wessex Institute, UK (2011); Kos, Greece (2013), Istanbul (2015), Penang (2016), the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK (2017) and Siena (2018).
Planners, environmentalists, architects, engineers, policy makers and economists have to work together to ensure that planning and development can meet our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations.
Problems related to development and planning, which affect rural and urban areas, are present in all regions of the world. Accelerated urbanisation has resulted in the deterioration of the environment and loss of quality of life. Urban development can also aggravate problems faced by rural areas such as forests, mountain regions and coastal areas, amongst many others. Taking into consideration the interaction between different regions and developing new methodologies for monitoring, planning and implementation of novel strategies can offer solutions mitigating environmental pollution and non-sustainable use of available resources.
Energy saving and eco-friendly building approaches have become an important part of modern development, which places special emphasis on resource optimisation. Planning has a key role to play in ensuring that these solutions, as well as new materials and processes, are incorporated in the most efficient manner.
Sustainable Development and Planning 2020 will bring together academics, policy makers, practitioners and other stakeholders from across the globe to discuss the latest advances in the field. The conference will discuss new academic findings and their application in planning and development strategies, assessment tools and decision making processes.
All published papers from previous meetings are permanently archived in the Wessex Institute eLibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary) where they are freely available to the international community
The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at the conference. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the meeting are also welcome.
- Regional planning
- City planning
- Sustainability and the built environment
- Cultural heritage
- Environmental policies and planning
- Education for sustainable development
- Sustainable tourism
- Resources management
- Rural areas developments
- Urban growth
- Sustainable supply chains
- Sustainable solutions in emerging countries
- Sustainable mobility
- Energy efficiency
- Sustainable energy resources
- Urban utilities and services
- Climate change
- Waste management
- Urban flooding and drainage
- Smartgrid and microgrid
- Sustainable development indicators and indexes
- Sustainable development goals
- Governance and policies
- Community and social planning
- Quality of life
- Carbon and ecological footprint
- Sustainable Infrastructures
- Water supply and management
- Case studies