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28 November–2 December 2018 The 2nd International Conference on Sustainability, Human Geography and Environment 2018 (ICSHGE18)
20–23 November 2018 The 3rd EAI International Conference on IoT in Urban Space (Urb-IoT 2018)
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
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
23–26 September 2018 IBPC2018! Healthy, Intelligent, and Resilient Buildings and Urban Environments
Syracuse, NY, USA
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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
25–26 April 2018 Smart to Future Cities
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 [email protected].
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2–6 April 2018 4th International Symposium Formal Methods in Architecture
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7–8 March 2018 The 3rd Annual Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Summit
“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
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
30–31 January 2018 Asset Management for Urban Rail Systems APAC 2018
15 September 2017 2nd Basel Sustainability Forum: Mobility
12–13 September 2017 Asset Management for Urban Rail Systems in Europe
Amsterdam, The Netherlands