We are proud to announce the 11th international conference "Sustainable Development. Culture. Education" of JTEFS/BBCC (Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability /Baltic and Black Sea Circle Consortium in Educational Research) and UNESCO Network on Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability.
The conference is devoted to higher and professional education, the problems of focusing professional education in the context of sustainable development issues, the problems of design and optimization of educational environment in accordance with the needs of modern society.
We invite university professors, young researchers, graduate students, teachers and methodologists from colleges and secondary schools, teachers of additional education institutions. Also we invite experts in the field of interior design and architecture of children educational institutions.
Businesses are under increasing pressure from an on-going economic crisis that is reducing growth opportunities and available resources. Societal concerns increase the need to develop sustainable processes and products, and political leaders must try to balance short with long-term interests. Globalisation offers attractive new markets and also intensifies competitive pressures. The net result of these, and related developments, is an environment where new technologies, products, services and competitors can rapidly have disruptive effects. Business models can no longer be static, moreover they call for on-going innovation, and customers require solutions based on integrated products and services. As companies strive for continuity, the stakes for innovation are rising. Effective innovation strategies are required in order to meet the challenges of ensuring growth in this increasingly open, dynamic and uncertain environment. How to innovate? Where to innovate? Who to innovate for? Who to innovate with?
The types of energy we use and how we use them are central factors in determining to what extent we are moving towards a more sustainable society. Our dependence on nonrenewable fuel causes pollution and environmental degradation. Sustainable development depends on research and development into appropriate, cost effective and cost recoverable technologies and how these new technologies and new energy systems interact with existing economic and social frameworks.
The construction materials industry is a major user of the natural resources. While enormous progress has been made towards sustainability, the scope and opportunities for further improvements are significant. The focus of this conference series is to highlight researches and developments mainly on durability and longevity of construction materials by new and innovative ways.
The 8th International Conference on Geomorphology of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) will take place in Paris at the Cité des Sciences de La Villette from August 27 to 31, 2013. The main topic of this 8th Conference is “Geomorphology and Sustainability”.
Organized by the Groupe Français de Géomorphologie (GFG) and open to all scientists and practitioners, this Conference will include 26 scientific sessions, 5 keynote lectures and one Workshop devoted to Young Geomorphologists.
The conference "UrbanAgiNation" urbanisation | agitation | imagination will examine the Liveability, Productivity, Affordability and Efficiency of our Cities.
The conference takes its theme from the Australian Governments 2011/12 Budget Papers where it stated;
"Three-quarters of Australians live in our 18 major cities (that have populations over 100, 000). While Australians are fortunate to enjoy some of the most liveable cities in the world, our cities face a number of long term challenges: the need to improve productivity growth; provide affordable and accessible housing; create safe community spaces; meet the needs of a growing and ageing population; ensure an inclusive and cohesive society; and address the implications of climate change. The way our cities develop to accommodate future growth and change will be critical to maintaining their status as some of the best cities in the world".
The International Urban Design Conference was established in 2007. Since then over 500 presenters have shared their knowledge in developing a range of themes including, Opportunistic Urban Design 2012, Resilience in Urban Design 2011, Designing the Future 2010, Waves of Change - Cities at Crossroads 2009 and Survival: implementing tomorrow's city 2007.
Whilst retaining the historical coverage on shoreline structures, coastal processes, and design and construction of breakwaters and related structures, the conference will extend the marine energy theme initiated with the 2009 conference; with emphasis on aspects at the civil and coastal engineering interface, such as fluid loadings, resource modelling, interactions with the environment, construction, installation, cabling, servicing and maintenance.
The SB13 Graz conference is part of a major international series of conferences that focus on sustainable building and construction. The series, now on a three-year cycle, has become recognized as the world’s preeminent conference series in this important field.
We invite the submission of academic and practitioner articles of interest to:
a) policymakers in crafting a sustainable domestic and international energy policy;
b) investors in their attempts to value energy as a commodity, as well as energy companies and energy sectors internationally;
c) energy company executives at all levels of energy production and consumption, including the alternative energy;
d) venture capitalists in evaluation the feasibility the energy related projects and startups; and
e) research centers and organizations promoting energy related issues, sustainable development and environment. The scope of the conference is specifically related to the broader trends and themes related to energy policy, energy economics, energy production and consumption, alternative energy, energy technology and innovation, sustainable development, and environment.