13/10/2021 - Shared Mobility Rocks 2022 announced
13/10/2021 - ICLEI Malmo Summit - Registration open
11/10/2021 - World Water Congress 2022 – Call for content open
7/10/2021 - UCI Mobility and Bike City Forum 2021 dates
5/10/2021 - Invitation to Vision Zero Cities 2021
5/10/2021 - Informed Cities - are you attending?
4/10/2021 - 5th Healthy City Design 2021 Online
4/10/2021 - World Metropolitan Day online event
30/9/2021 - Daring Cities 2021 starts MONDAY!
30/9/2021 - ISOCARP World Planning Congress: 6 weeks to go
29/9/2021 - More venues announced for CTBUH Conference
29/9/2021 - TRA 22 - Abstracts close 31 October
28/9/2021 - 10th Child in the City World Conference dates
27/9/2021 - Early registration for Ecocity World summit
21/9/2021 - 13th Metropolis World Conference
20/9/2021 - Child in the City Seminar - new dates
16/9/2021 - Urban Transitions returns for 2022
16/9/2021 - Final call for papers: SBE 22
15/9/2021 - IWA World Water Congress confirms new dates
15/9/2021 - Rescheduled and online - Major Cities Conference
14/9/2021 - ICF Summit 2021: Communities on the Verge
14/9/2021 - The Nature of Cities Festival - 2022 dates
13/9/2021 - Urban Transport Conference returns for 2022
9/9/2021 - ST4W Multimodal Urban Days
9/9/2021 - Asia Pacific Cities Summit - Online
8/9/2021 - Daring Cities is back. Register today
7/9/2021 - Innopolis Paris - Register Now
7/9/2021 - UCI Mobility and Bike City Forum
6/9/2021 - Smart Urban Futures Synthesis webinar
1/9/2021 - Ecocity World Summit Postponed to 2022
Join Shared Mobility Rocks, the unconventional symposium about shared mobility for planners, operators and research institutions.
The 4th edition will take place on 25 May 2022 in Bremen, the city with the first Car-Sharing Action Plan and leading partner of the SHARE-North programme.
Shared Mobility Rocks 2022 will be the final conference of the SHARE-North project that started in 2017.
The registration for the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022: The Malmö Summit is now open.
Join us on 11-13 May 2022 onsite in Malmö or virtually to learn about innovative strategies and cutting edge solutions in sustainable and equitable urban development, exchange good practices, get inspired and connect beyond borders with leading experts and sustainability champions from around the globe.
Register now to benefit from our early bird discounted fees.
Register for the 13th Metropolis World Congress
8 - 13 November
The Metropolis World Congress has become the global benchmark for finding joint responses to the challenges affecting at least 2.59 billion people living in metropolises.
Take part in the transformation of cities and metropolises!
The complex nature of city processes and systems makes it challenging to deliver effective urban change. Local Digital Twins (LDTs) allows to disrupt siloed policy-making by exploring and experimenting with new ideas across virtual replicas of cities and regions. On October 13, a workshop will take place to engage cities interested in LDTs to raise awareness of the Commission's policy, clarify the concept, and identify what capacity-building needs they have.
The 2022 World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark is designed to bring together over 10,000 water professionals from academia, utilities, industry, government, regulators and NGOs and also engage the water-consuming industries and other parallel sectors. We invite you to be an active player in shaping the future of water at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2022 by submitting your outline papers, workshop or training proposals by 31 December 2021.
Through the underlying theme ‘Water for smart liveable cities’, a concept in which Denmark is leading, we will explore smart, holistic and liveable city solutions that utilize synergies between various intelligent systems, empower cities to adapt to a changing climate and meet the Paris agenda, whilst improving the quality of life and well-being of our societies.
Join the Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network at 1 p.m., Friday, October 15, as Ilana Preuss demonstrates how communities can build strong local businesses through small-scale manufacturing, reinvesting in their downtowns, and creating inclusive economic opportunities. She will share tools that local leaders in government, business and real estate, as well as entrepreneurs and advocates in every community, can use.
This year's UERA conference takes place in Denmark and online 20- 22 Oct. UERA gathers research performing organisations to strengthen, expand and optimise coordination activities and research planning in Europe. The mission is to avoid fragmentation and optimise resources in urban research and innovation capabilities.
The 2021 UCI Mobility & Bike City Forum will be hosted with Destination Fyn at the ODEON in Odense (Denmark) on 26-27 October 2021. With inspiring keynote speeches to be delivered by Chris Boardman and Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, the two days of learning and exchange will feature numerous examples of best practice shared by cycling experts from around the globe.
For the third year in a row, POLIS Network and Autonomy will be joining forces to bring you the ‘Get Our Cities Moving’ program at Autonomy Paris, March 16 – 17, 2022. Hosted at the event’s main stage on both mornings, the initiative provides a series of conferences to help cities and local governments find the most innovative solutions tailored to their current and future mobility needs.
Interested in joining as a city or institutional partner? Download our Institutional Partnership deck to find out more, or book a meeting with our Partnerships Team today!
The forthcoming International Conference City Street5: "The Time of Streets: Incisions, overlaps and rhythms", will be hosted by the Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Arquitectura, from 12 to 14 October 2022.
Authors are invited to submit abstracts no later than 12 November 2021.
This edition will have João Luís Carrilho da Graça and Paola Viganò as invited keynote speakers. Detailed information about the Conference, including theme and track briefing, submission & registration information as well as the preliminary program can be found at:
We’re pleased to invite you to Vision Zero Cities 2021, taking place from Oct. 20-22!
If you haven’t attended before, Vision Zero Cities is a conference gathering together the top leaders, experts and advocates in the worldwide movement to eliminate traffic deaths and fatalities.
Conference attendees can also register Oct. 22 for guided infrastructure tours, including a walking tour of the Staten Island waterfront, an e-scooter tour of the East Bronx, and a biking tour of new biking infrastructure in New York City.
The 9th Informed Cities is co-organised by the GreenCharge, and OpenHeritage projects, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Through a series of interactive sessions, we will explore how these topics align, and how problem solving, or specific processes might be addressed differently. Themes explored through the joint sessions include: How do experts from the different fields respond to the same administrative hurdles, how do they interact with interest groups and the public? How do we approach new technology? Do we see similar patterns, or different ones?
In addition, participants will be able to explore the individual topics of cultural heritage and electric mobility in more depth through deep dive sessions.
Unlike other online conferences, Informed Cities Forum is an interactive, collaborative event, which makes use of innovative formats, and is willing to explore unconventional topics. Active participation by the audience is not just encouraged, but is required, and will be rewarded with lively and energetic discussions.
Dates: 26- 28 October
HCD 2021 features four days of streams, providing attendees with access to more than 100 talks, workshops and panel discussions, and 200 speakers from all over the world. Sessions will be ‘live’ but available ‘on demand’ as recordings for 30 days within the virtual event site. The Congress will also feature a poster + video gallery of innovative research and project presentations, a knowledge space of exhibitors and event partners – as well as the ability for attendees to network via live chat and messaging, and 1-2-1 and group video meetings.
Join the leading virtual event next 7 October (15:00-16:30 CET)
Under the theme Caring metropolises: Framing recovery for all Metropolis and UN-Habitat organise a virtual dialogue with representatives from local and regional governments to exchange their solutions to create more caring and resilient metropolitan spaces.
If you want a preview of what will be important on the COP26 agenda, then Daring Cities has you covered, with everything you need to know on the urban climate advocacy agenda before Glasgow.
There are six weeks to go until the 57th ISOCARP World Planning Congress kicks off in Doha, Qatar, from November 8 to 11, 2021. We warmly invite you to attend the Congress in person: book your tickets today or upgrade your “virtual only ticket” to a “regular ticket”. Come to Qatar and get involved in exciting activities, including five location-based workshops and three technical tours.
Join your peers for a series of in-person events across one week in numerous cities around the world, for the premier conference in the tall building industry. As the world emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, a new template for the kinds of cities we need is developing, one that requires more flexibility in the way home and workplaces are designed and more intentionality in how healthy living is supported. Take part in a rich discussion about the future of our cities by attending rigorous and collaborative in-person gatherings centered around a common global theme, “Addressing Carbon, Climate & Societal Crises.” Through the locally informed, globally focused conference program, powerful and urgent solutions will lay the foundation for colleagues across industries to be at the helm of a more equitable and resilient future city.
The Transport Research Arena (TRA) Conference is the largest event entirely dedicated to European Research and Technology Conference on transport and mobility. Under the motto “Moving together – reimagining mobility worldwide”, TRA Lisbon 2022 will ensure an effective engagement of citizens, industries and stakeholders in achieving societal goals. Through the development of innovative solutions, TRA Lisbon 2022 aims for a more efficient, safer, carbon-free, inclusive, and a sustainable transport in all its modes.https://traconference.eu/
The International Child in the City Foundation, Dublin City Council and the Irish Department of Children and Youth Affairs invite you to attend the 10th edition of the Child in the City World Conference in the beautiful city of Dublin.
The 10th Child in the City World Conference will take place 5-7 October 2022 in Dublin, Ireland.
Please join us in Paris, May 18-21, 2022, as we build on Suzanne's and Henry's legacy, and learn from the great examples of European cities, suburbs and towns! Meanwhile, some additional reporting and photos from our 2021 conference can be seen here:
Early registration discounts are available until 16 December for the Longest Running Summit On Sustainable Cities
Join us for the 14th edition of Ecocity World Summit!
Leading international experts, thousands of innovators, researchers, engineers, designers, policy makers, environmentalists, teachers, and students will meet online on 22-24 February 2022.
Ecocity 2022 will feature a wide range of sessions, workshops and other learning opportunities in an innovative virtual format, showcasing the latest research and developments in urban design and city transformation practices.
The UITP Global Public Transport Summit is the world’s biggest event dedicated to sustainable mobility which brings together all transport modes, industry authorities and operators, as well as exhibitors.
The immersive four-day experience combines a diverse programme of world-class Congress sessions and an outstanding Exhibition full of the latest innovations, solutions and products.
The next edition of the UITP Global Public Transport Summit will be taking place in Barcelona, Spain from 4-7 June 2023.
ECOMM 2021 will take place. Join us online, live streamed from Cascais in Portugal on the 24th and 25th of November.
Join us at the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022: The Malmö Summit in Malmö, Sweden.
Urban Transitions 2022 aims to promote healthy urban development by bringing together different disciplines working within cities including world leading experts on urban and transport planning, architecture, environmental exposures, physical activity, and public health and governance to discuss current challenges and solutions.
SmartSuisse is a strategy congress with accompanying exhibition addressing the most high-potential smart city issues. The event offers a unique blend of strategy and concrete solutions, and a cross-industry approach aimed at strengthening networks between the public sector and business and science. SmartSuisse is aimed at all those wishing to shape the urban life of tomorrow in an active and sustainable approach. The fourth edition of SmartSuisse includes a symposium and a congress, which now includes various parallel series on Governance, Mobility, Energy & Environment and Infrastructure.
The 13th Metropolis World Congress will be a unique and exceptional opportunity for the metropolitan ecosystem to build collectively actionable strategies, get inspirational ideas and debate on how to implement projects and policies to transform global cities and metropolitan spaces in the long term.
WCSC 2021 Organizing Partners, in collaboration with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Universiti Malaya (UM), are pleased to present the '12th International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities 2021' (WCSC 2021) themed 'Low Carbon Society: From Blueprint to Implementation' to be held virtually from 27 - 28 September 2021. This 12th WCSC series will address issues pertaining to low carbon cities, sustainable urban mobility, urban environment / greenery, and climate change.
Child in the City Seminar – How to make children’s rights mainstream in local policy planning?
The Child in the City Foundation and City of Cascais have taken the difficult but unavoidable decision to postpone this September’s planned international seminar until May 19&20 May 2022.
The upcoming 8th edition of the World Cities Summit (WCS) in Singapore will take place from 31st July to 3rd August 2022, at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands .
WCS is a global platform for government and city leaders, academics and industry experts to share innovative solutions and forge new partnerships to make our cities more liveable, sustainable and resilient against current and future disruptions. Jointly organised by Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities and Urban Redevelopment Authority, WCS is typically held every two years in Singapore.
Integrating urban and transport planning, environment and health for healthier urban living
8-10 November 2022 | Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
Urban Transitions 2022 aims to promote healthy urban development by bringing together different disciplines working within cities. Meet world leading experts on urban and transport planning, architecture, environmental exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, physical activity, climate change, and public health and governance to discuss current challenges and solutions.
The conference focuses on technologies, systems, processes and policies focused on achieving wide-scale energy renovation targets for buildings and their related infrastructure (please note that upstream energy generation, energy production systems and smart grids are out of scope for this conference).
Call ends September 30.
All of us in IWA are relieved and thrilled that the countdown to the World Water Congress and Exhibition in Copenhagen has re-started. The Nordic region is a world leading hub for technology and innovation, making it the ideal location for the Congress; a space to inspire change, stimulate innovative research and for sharing of best practices for a water wise world. For those who are thirsty for the latest trends and solutions to build water back better, and eager to re-connect and broaden their networks, this Congress is the opportunity. I look forward to welcoming IWA members, water professionals and organisations from all over the world to wonderful Copenhagen in September, 2022.
From October 13 to 15 we offer Virtually the Best opportunity to prepare for this changing world by attending the online Major Cities of Europe annual conference
The Major Cities of Europe conference has been a fixture on the calendar for over thirty years and is recognised as the pre-eminent European conference focused on leading edge transformation and technological innovation in local government.
Whilst in 2022 the city of Larissa, Greece will host our conference in person, the pandemic means that in 2021 a virtual event is the only option. It is the must-attend event for anyone interested in using technology to build smarter and liveable cities. We will be exploring digital transformation, the contribution technology can make to sustainability, and how to effectively manage cybersecurity threats, examining both today’s good practice and the leadership and competences to take us to the next level.
The ICF Summit is unlike any ”smart city,” urban planning or economic development conference you will attend. We've retooled our event to make sure it is safe to attend while the world continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic - while making sure all attendees will still get the four main takeaways they've been coming to ICF Summits for since 2004. So join us virtually from October 26-28 to learn how to go from “smart city” to Intelligent Community and true, sustainable growth.
TNOC Festival pushes boundaries to radically imagine our cities for the future. A virtual festival that spans 3 full days with programming across all regional time zones and is provided in multiple languages. A core philosophy of the festival is to foster inclusivity and lower barriers to participation. The festival focuses on facilitating transdisciplinary dialogue, small group workshops, arts engagement, and fostering a collaborative spirit around solutions for how to build cities that are better for nature and all people.
29-31 March 2022
If you register for the 2nd edition of this conference befor September 15, you will save 50%.
Topics will include COVID-19: Impact on shared mobility, and Future of mobility and sharing economy in cities
The Urban Transport Conference - in short: UTC - is an international conference with worldwide experts from different sectors: research, private companies, public aministration and politics. Speakers and participants support various sustainable transport solutions or urban challenges and deal with innovative approaches in the field of inner-city transport of goods and people.
After last year's success we proudly announce that we are already in the planning process of the next UTC. This time it will be on the 14th and 15th March 2022, again as a Lunch-to-Lunch-Event.
Smart Track 4 Waterway is an Interreg NWE project offering a management solution for shipment by inland waterway transport, providing an end-to-end seamless visibility of cargo: what pallet in what vessel, in what truck? We propose to better connect inland waterway transport with last mile urban logistics.
Come and discover urban multimodality in action
The 13th Urban Summit Special Edition will be held completely online, focusing on urban development in the Corona Stigma, such as the serious urban problems caused by the Corona Stigma and the delay in achieving the SDGs.
Get together with your friends and colleagues at the CTBUH 2021 International Conference, held in London at the remarkable 22 Bishopsgate, hosted by Diamond sponsor AXA Investment Managers. The CTBUH 2021 International Conference is held in over 16 cities across the globe at monumental venues.
Daring Cities 2021: The Global Virtual Forum for Urban Leaders Taking on the Climate Emergency
Designed by ICLEI and hosted by the City of Bonn, Daring Cities 2021 will offer global, diverse perspectives from compelling urban leaders who have brought about bold climate action as a response to the climate emergency.
The show dedicated to innovations that are transforming our cities and regions. Innopolis expo is an event that brings together all the stakeholders necessary for building the city of tomorrow.
The actors of the sustainable city are mobilized during various committees to respond to the challenges of cities and territories and to develop the main lines of the conference program.
The UCI Mobility and Bike City Forum annually brings together cycling leaders, advocates, mobility experts, National Federations, industry representatives and policy makers to exchange on the future of active mobility.
The 2021 UCI Mobility & Bike City Forum will be hosted with Destination Fyn at the ODEON in Odense (Denmark) on 26-27 October 2021.
Cities Today Editor Sarah Wray interviews Cityzenith's CEO and Founder Michael Jansen on their Clean Cities - Clean Future Initiative - set to transform city planning and infrastructure for a generation by accelerating the use of Digital Twin technology
Wednesday 22 September
Are you curious about the future of cities? In 2017, JPI Urban Europe and the European Commission funded 15 carefully selected projects to address urgent and long-term urban challenges. Since then, stakeholders in over 65 cities and 20 countries have been involved in the projects. Which are the most important lessons?
The Ecocity World Summit leadership has made the difficult decision to convert the Onsite and Online Ecocity 2021 World Summit to a fully virtual conference. Based on careful monitoring of conditions in The Netherlands, the neighboring countries of our participants, and in discussions with local health authorities, we have concluded that COVID-19 infections are not likely to abate before the conference’s original dates.
The International Urban Freight Conference (I-NUF) is the premier biennial conference that addresses all aspects of city logistics and goods movement in the world’s metropolitan areas.
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