Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016 will highlight the latest research and practice towards developing an urban future that is more economically competitive, sustainable and resilient, equitable and inclusive, and digitally supported.
This major new event will bring together researchers, policy-makers, government representatives and practitioners to review the current challenges and opportunities afforded by our increasingly urbanised society.
It will highlight current research and innovation, review where we are today and what needs to be done to develop an economically feasible, sustainable and resilient future.
Contributions are currently invited on the four conference themes:
- Economically competitive urban futures
- Sustainable and resilient urban futures
- Equitable and inclusive urban societies
- Digitally supported urban futures
Contributions are welcome to each of these themes. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 3 March 2016.
These contributions may be generic in nature or be specific to a particular geographical region, or typologies of city based on population size, economic structure, geography, or other classification scheme; they may be specific to a theme or cut across several themes (examples of cross-cutting themes might include planning and governance strategies, decision support tools, envisioning and transition studies and strategies); and they may also consider particular urbanisation challenges, such as growth and shrinkage, planning and building new urban developments or re-planning and renovating existing ones.
Urban Transitions 2016 will bring together researchers, policy-makers, government representatives and practitioners to review these themes.
Parallel sessions supplemented by large poster sessions will include a number of structured networking opportunities and structured round table discussions to synthesise discussions and make recommendations for the future.