The special focus for the January 2016 conference is Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution. Deadline for papers’ submission: 21 August.
With more than 50% of the global population living in urban or urbanizing areas, developing and recognizing urban models of sustainability have become imperative. In the search for solutions many urban centers struggle with the full inclusion of their indigenous, immigrant and marginalized populations in policy solutions and implementation. As we envision sustainable development in cities and strive for livable futures, being intentional about inclusion is critical. A future with sustainable cities requires initiatives that grow from the nexus of social, economic, cultural, and environmental research and policy development and implementation.