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28 November–2 December 2018 The 2nd International Conference on Sustainability, Human Geography and Environment 2018 (ICSHGE18)

Kraków, Poland

Welcome to the 2nd International Conference on Sustainability, Human Geography and Environment 2018 (ICSHGE18). Nine years since the inaugural international conference, held in the Mediterranean seaside town of Diano Marina, IM, Italy, the second debut will be hosted in the European city of Kraków, Poland. The aim of ICSHGE18 is to bring together a top field of researchers, scientists, engineers, scholarly students and persons from local and international businesses and governmental organisations. The conference targets individuals and organisations to exchange and share their experiences, novel ideas and research findings regarding all aspects of sustainability, human geography, environment and interdisciplinary societal studies – and discuss the practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted during such experimentation. The format of the conference will have simultaneous dual-platform presentations, workshop sessions, an exhibition of poster presentations and demonstration proposals as well as tours of the city, Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, Wieliczka Salt Mine and a research excursion to Zakopane and Tatra Mountains National Park. For more information please visit:


20–23 November 2018 The 3rd EAI International Conference on IoT in Urban Space (Urb-IoT 2018)

Guimarães, Portugal

Urban spaces are man-made microcosms where a number of entities interact with each other to offer citizens a variety of services, for instance, buildings and infrastructure, transportation, utility, public safety, healthcare or education. The interplay between this multitude of connecting entities creates a complex system with dynamic human, material, and digital flows. By 2050 the world’s urban population is expected to grow by 72%. This steep growth creates an unprecedented urge for understanding cities to enable planning for the future societal, economic and environmental well-being of their citizens. The increasing deployments of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and the rise of the so-called‚ Sensored Cities‚ are opening up new avenues of research opportunities towards that future. Although, there have been a number of deployments of diverse IoT systems in the urban space, our understanding of these systems and their implications has just scratched the surface.

The Urb-IoT conference aims to explore these dynamics within the scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the new science of cities. Urb-IoT 2018 is the 3rd edition of this conference, after two successful events in Rome (2014) and Tokyo (2016). In 2018, UrbIoT is a co-located conference to Smart City Summit 360°, providing even more opportunities for networking and exchange of novel ideas on smart cities.


4–5 October 2018 3rd International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities

Delft, Netherlands

A smart city can be defined as a city overlaid by a digital layer, which is used not only for storing city information but overall for its governance. The 3rd International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities will present novel research concerning the use of information and communication technologies in Smart Cities, and will also provide a forum for senior researchers to establish collaborations on new research projects in this domain. A smart city cannot be defined without a better involvement of citizens (smart people).
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1–5 October 2018 Geo Delft Conferences

Delft, The Netherlands

The joint Geo Delft 2018 conferences will bring communities together from four different international organizations: FIG, ISPRS, UMDS and 3D Geo Info. These conferences will attract researchers from academia, industry and government active in all geo-information fields: data collection, advanced modelling, data management, data analysis, dissemination, visualisation for a wide range of application domains. Specific attention will be paid to the 3D aspects, smart cities and cadastres. For more information please visit:


23–26 September 2018 IBPC2018! Healthy, Intelligent, and Resilient Buildings and Urban Environments

Syracuse, NY, USA

SyracuseCoE catalyzes research, development, and demonstrations to accelerate innovations for cleaner energy, healthier buildings, and more resilient communities. Led by Syracuse University, SyracuseCoE engages faculty, students, and industry partners to enable a thriving culture of collaboration for innovative research and product development.
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27–30 June 2018 XIV Coloquio de Geografía Urbana

Albacete and Valencia, Spain

Since the beginning of the century, important morphological and social changes have been taking place in many Spanish cities. This process has been marked by well-differentiated periods. The first decade has left intense transformations, in a context of economic growth and a regulatory framework that has reduced the role of the public sector in favor of private agents in new urban developments. In these years, the construction grew, the building typologies were modified and the urban sprawl extended and sometimes moved away from the traditional limits of the cities. As of 2008, the effects of the crisis left a very different scenario, characterized by the sudden brake on building and urban paralysis. This was a period of recession, during which arose many social conflicts stemming from the contradictions of the years of expansive urbanism, the effects of which affected a significant part of the population.

However, alongside the developments outside the cities, there has also been interest in reactivating the historical centers, and recovery, rehabilitation and regeneration projects have been undertaken. As a result the administrative presence and number of cultural activities has increased, which has attracted tourists due to the proximity to heritage areas and the offer of leisure activities. In a complementary manner, many initiatives have arisen that aim to re-define the urban image and to improve the connections between and within cities.

In this context, the conference draws attention to two scales of the urban system, namely medium-sized cities and large cities and their respective urban areas, although other analysis scenarios are not excluded. At a general level, the conference intends to debate issues related to the responses of cities to the processes that arose during the years of urbanism and expansive post-urbanism, at different scales and levels (intra-urban, interurban, etc.). It includes proposals on: a) the processes observed in medium-sized cities and their respective urban areas; b) the modifications carried out in the metropolitan areas of large cities; c) the social conflicts detected and the answers that have been proposed; d) urban regeneration; and e) government strategies.


21–22 June 2018 Urban Futures 3 Conference

Cheltenham, UK

Conference of the Landscape Architecture Team of the University of Gloucestershire in collaboration with the Countryside and Community Research Institute. This conference calls upon landscape architects, art and architectural historians and theorists, architects, urban planners and designers, to analyse the concept of landscape of the past, critique the present, inform the future. For more information please visit:


25–26 April 2018 Smart to Future Cities

London, UK

Focussing on practical, scaleable applications of smart city initiatives to improve citizen quality of life and local government efficiency. Smarter Cities, a vast opportunity with expansive ideas and many interpretations. Whether you’re interested in infrastructure, or enabling citizens and communities to act smarter, urban IoT or smart cities will be on your agenda. Pilot projects are plentiful, but scaled-up, long term and commercially sustainable initiatives remain the ultimate goal. As IoT and connecting technologies advance, how are leading cities adopting fit for purpose, citizen centered and efficient smart city strategies? For cities with a smart vision, the need for alternative procurement, effective partnership models and innovative but economical technology solutions is more important than ever. Given the extent of the smart city challenge, opportunities to gain insight, knowledge and experience are essential. For seven years, city leaders from across Europe have trusted the Smart to Future Cities Summit to deliver practical, applicable, citizen centric content. Join us and discover applications that improve wellbeing, find efficiencies and enable new urban services. For more information please visit


6–7 April 2018 USC Dornsife INET Presents a Conference on "Housing, Urban Development, and the Macroeconomy"

University of Southern California, University Park Campus, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The USC Dornsife Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) organizing committee is hosting a conference on "Housing, Urban Development, and the Macroeconomy" to be held on April 6-7, 2018 at the University of Southern California. Confirmed speakers include: David Albouy (University of Illinois), Morris A. Davis (Rutgers Business School), Stuart Gabriel (UCLA), Kristopher Gerardi (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta), Matteo Iacoviello (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), and Joe Vavra (Chicago Booth).

The focus of the conference will be on the inter-play of housing markets and the economy at the national and different spacial levels, states, regions, urban centers, and local neighborhoods. The committee invites papers that study the relationships between housing markets and finance and between housing markets and spatial disparities and their implications for the macroeconomy. Papers that study the relationships between housing markets and finance and between housing markets and spatial disparities and their implications for the macroeconomy are also welcome.

The first-round paper submission deadline was Friday, January 5, 2018. However, we are still accepting papers. To submit your work, please register and upload your document at http://dornsife.usc.edu/inet/housing-registration. We will notify authors of accepted papers via email by Thursday, February 1, 2018. We will provide hotel accommodations for a two-night stay for conference presenters.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at .

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2–6 April 2018 4th International Symposium Formal Methods in Architecture

Porto, Portugal

The main purpose of the 4th International Symposium Formal Methods in Architecture is to underwrite the application, in the disciplines of Architecture and Urbanism, of new formal methods – new methodological advances based on new developments coming from Mathematics. To do so, several formal approaches to Architecture and Urbanism will be presented. The target is the potential application formal methods, both those on the horizon as well as those already accomplished – their successes but also their problems. The focus is to promote the use of formal methods in the creation of new explicit languages for problem solving in Architecture and Urbanism. These problems range from representation, to theory, critique, production, communication, etc., never ceasing to see Architecture and Urbanism as technological activities and well as artistic ones. The Symposium, more than an attempt to deepen each specific field, is – above all – about finding a common ground for the application of formal methods. Therefore, the Symposium contributes to the progress of formalization in architectural methodologies by finding points of convergence between state of the art research on ontologies in architecture, BIM/VDC, CAD/CAM, cellular automata, GIS, tracking approaches, parametric processes, processing and space syntax. The contents reaches from millennial geometry to current shape grammars, engaging several formal approaches to Architecture and Urbanism, with different points of view, fields of application, grades of abstraction and formalization.
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7–8 March 2018 The 3rd Annual Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Summit

Sydney Australia

“A smart city needs more than smart technology, it needs smart people. And to create the environment that will attract them, you need technological imagination and above all smart planning,” – The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia

With Australia’s population in cities set to double in the next few decades, the focus on developing intelligent and efficient cities and transport infrastructure has never been stronger. The increasing pressure on infrastructure and urban services has placed an amplified demand on smart systems and technology – which will be increasingly critical for ensuring that our cities are smart, liveable and sustainable.

Following the success of the 2017 event was attended by 140+ senior industry professionals, the Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Summit returns in 2018 for the 3rd year and is set to be bigger and better. Co-located with the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Summit, this year will see leading international keynotes, along with government and private sector leaders discuss key issues and opportunities for developing smart cities in Australia. Part of the Infracon series, the Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Summit is a premier two-day event specially designed for C-Level Executives, Directors, Heads, Senior Managers and Specialists, who are involved in or have an interest in infrastructure, transport, investment, urban planning and development.
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5–6 March 2018 Sharing Cities Shaping Cities Research Symposium

Milan, Italy

The ‘Sharing Cities Shaping Cities’ research symposium represents an opportunity to advance fieldwork grounded contributions to major implications for the urban environment deriving from the fast spreading phenomena of collaborative consumption and sharing economy.
The symposium will focus on urban dynamics and fabric rearrangements, social practices and behaviours, environmental and social sustainability, policy and governance, and related, from a multidisciplinary perspective. More details are provided in the symposium website:


12–13 February 2018 Smart Mobility Executive Forum

Berlin, Germany

Main Smart Mobility stakeholders are gathering to discuss the developing mobility solutions and their perspectives in order to overcome the current and future challenges of urban transport and infrastructure overload. Don't miss out to get a roadmap for building an autonomous connected smart city infrastructure. The sessions are set up to be interactive for the attendees to get involved into the creative industry-developing process. Use your chance to get the most out of the benchmarking, networking and business opportunities! The sessions are set up to be interactive for the attendees to get involved into the creative industry-developing process. Use your chance to get the most out of the benchmarking, networking and business opportunities!


30–31 January 2018 Asset Management for Urban Rail Systems APAC 2018


The mission of the conference is provide a platform to discuss development and implementation of asset management strategies and plans; assessment of whole life costs; data capture and analysis for decision making; investment need prioritisation; asset management change programmes; audits and evaluation; as well as use of technology. The conference will address the needs of existing urban rail systems, systems undergoing upgrade or renewal as well as upcoming systems. It will also discuss certifications and standards, data management and decision making tools, best practices, and key issues and challenges faced by operators in planning and implementing asset management strategies. For further information and registration details, please visit


15 September 2017 2nd Basel Sustainability Forum: Mobility

Basel, Switzerland

The 2nd Basel Sustainability Forum will address some of these issues, covering local as well as global links to mobility. It brings together representatives from academia, politics, and the private sector to discuss current and future issues associated with mobility and its consequences.


12–13 September 2017 Asset Management for Urban Rail Systems in Europe

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The conference will provide a platform to discuss strategies, tools, techniques and requirements for asset management in existing urban rail systems, systems undergoing upgrade or renewal as well as upcoming systems. It will discuss policy guidelines, certifications and standards, data management and decision making tools as well as lessons learned from various asset management programmes being implemented. For further information and registration details, please visit


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