Foundation for the
Urban Environment

"Smart and
sustainable cities"

Bolzano 22-24 March 2017

Foundation for the
Urban Environment
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The second edition of the international conference on “Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions” – SSPCR 2017. The SSPCR 2017 will take place in Bolzano (Italy) on March 22-24, 2017.

The Conference faces the challenge of inspiring the transition of urban areas towards both smarter and more sustainable places to live. It covers: the issues related to climate change and energy efficiency, the changes introduced by cities’ digitalization and the integration of information technology in infrastructures, mobility, and social interactions.

See general link for registration and registration link for participants. Call for papers deadline: 18 December

Pierre LACONTE, President of the Foundation for the Urban Environment, partner of the Conference has been invited as keynote speeker (read abstract).
It refers to the book "Sustainable cities. Assessing the Performance and Practice of Urban Environments" (I.B. Tauris, London-New York).


The book proposes a critical assessment of the techniques used to assess urban environments, including factors affecting climate change.

It presents a number of best practices, including Urban Transport in France (Peter Hall’s last paper), Manchester’s waterfront, Amsterdam’s ring canals, London’s King's Cross development, Hamburg’s energy efficiency district, the Lee Kuan Yea World City Prizes Bilbao, New York and Suzhou (see illustration), Singapore being their common model, and the new university town of Louvain near Brussels. The presentation will focus on the cases of Singapore (state), Bilbao (city), and Louvain (part of a city).

Special Offer Price £52.50 (Regular Price £75.00*) until 31st December 2016 - Hardback | 288 pages | 234 x 156 mm | 9781784532321 | Order online via and enter the discount code AN2 when prompted.



FU-US/FFUE - "A World of Cities 2016" - Bilan de sept débats (mars/juin et octobre/décembre)
  • Bart Wallays et Georges Wanet - 11/03/2016
    • "Mobilité et commerce face au progrès technique"
  • Colloque "Aménagement du territoire et mobilité" - 13/04/2016
  • Kristiaan Borret - 2/05/2016
    • "Toenadering tussen de werk- en woonplek"
  • Alain Flausch - 6/06/2016
    • "Plus de congestion : quelles solutions ?"
  • Leo Van Broeck - 3/10/2016
    • "Land use, densiteit en levenskwaliteit in verstedelijkt België: een agenda voor actie"
  • Eric Lambin - 24/11/2016
    • "Les villes, consommateurs planétaires : un aménagement urbain décalé"
  • Bas Smets - 2/12/2016
    • "Kwaliteit van het landschap en kwaliteit van het stedelijk en landelijk leefmilieu"

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