Call for Abstracts
Note: The Call for Abstracts has now closed, we are not accepting any further abstracts.
We are pleased to announce that the UCL Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience will be organising the 1st International Conference for Urban Sustainability and Resilience on 5-6 November 2012, UCL, London, UK.
We are inviting short abstracts to be considered for oral or poster sessions at the conference. Full guidelines are given below. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 4th July 2012. A selection of the best papers will be published as a book after the conference.
The continuing trend toward urbanisation has brought to the fore the linkages between human societies, the technological world which they have created and live in, and the natural environment. Understanding these linkages is crucial to the survival of our species. Recent events (hurricane Katrina, Fukushima disaster, UK flooding 2007) have shown what dire consequences can ensue when weak links are overlooked.
Engineers, policy makers, designers and planners are some of the key professions shaping the future of the urban world. The decisions they make today will often affect many generations to come. As such it is essential that their decision be backed by knowledge which is both scientifically sound and also fully aware of the human factors inherent in urban issues.
The first international conference in Urban Sustainability and Resilience will bring together world experts from across a wide range of engineering, science and social science disciplines with three main objectives:
- Bring together a strong research community committed to address some of the most pressing issues that human societies have ever faced;
- Take stock of the current state of knowledge in the field of urban sustainability and resilience
- Put forward a coherent future research agenda in the field.
The central themes of the conference will be:
- Facets of urban resilience
- Integrating and engineering sustainable and resilient urban systems
- Feeding the city
- Towards a low-carbon urban environment
In addition the conference welcomes papers and posters appropriate to one or more of the following topics:
- Managing ageing infrastructure
- Measuring resilience
- Sustainability indicators
- Urban visions
- Adapting to climate change
Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts
|Length:||Maximum 500 words (Excluding titles and footnotes)|
|Format:||Microsoft Word (2000-2003-2007)|
|Full name, affiliations and email of the author(s)|
|Body font:||Arial 10|
|Margins:||2.5mm either side|
|Paragraph spacing:||before 0
|Presentation Type:||Poster or Oral|
|Submission deadline:||4th July 2012|