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[CONFERENCE] Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016 - Towards a better urban future in an interconnected age.
5-9 September 2016, Shanghai, China.
Cities are incredibly vibrant centres of innovation, education, employment and commerce. They are the heart of the modern global economy and as such they continue to attract rural migrants seeking a better quality of life for themselves and their families. Today, more than half of the world population lives in urban areas, and each week, the urban population increases globally by 1.3 million.
We have significant challenges and exciting opportunities ahead of us, as we try to transition towards more:
Economically competitive urban futures
*Topics include but are not limited to: Air quality | Disaster resilience | Energy sources / demand / management | Environmental impact | Global change | Industrial ecology of cities | Infrastructure systems | Life cycle analysis | Retrofitting | Risk assessment / management | Sustainable agriculture | Transportation / sustainable transport | Urban adaptation to climate change | Urban biodiversity | Urban design / planning | Urban ecosystem services | Urban land teleconnections | Urban metabolism | Urban mitigation of climate change | Vulnerability
Workshop proposals: 20 January 2016
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.
Date: September 5 - 9, 2016.
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