1st International Conference on Urban Growth and the Circular Economy

8th May 2018 – 10th May 2018 all-day
Alicante (ESP)

The continuing and rapid growth of the cities and their regions of influence has led to the need to find new solutions which allows for promoting their sustainable development.

The quest for the Sustainable City has until recently focused on the efficient use of resources with the application of technical advances giving rise to the definition of SMART Cities.

Closely associated to the concept of the sustainable city and the circular economy is the need to develop networks, not only within the City itself but also across other city regions to ensure governance based on cooperation. Against this background, the conference would like to provide a framework for professional exchange and discussion.

Main topics:

  • Infrastructure and eco-architecture
  • Green urban areas
  • Landscape and planning
  • City heritage and its regeneration
  • Quality of life
  • Urban transport
  • Communications
  • Energy systems
  • Water reuse
  • Air contamination
  • Water pollution
  • Waste management
  • Noise pollution
  • Waste water systems
  • Risk analysis
  • Recreation in the city
  • Coastal cities
  • Socio-economic issues
  • Law and regulation
  • Production of goods and services
  • Consumption issues
  • Recycling
  • Urban agriculture
  • Urban mining
  • New design practices
  • Smart technologies
  • Mobility in the city
  • Safety aspects
  • Smart habitats
  • Systems resilience
  • Governance
  • Community participation

The participation fee depends on personal status and various freely selectable options.

Further details can be found here