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Welcome to the June 2014 edition of Diary Dates from Urbanicity, keeping you up to date with the latest news for conferences of interest to city stakeholders.

95 events this month make June the busiest of the year!

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reSITE festival gearing up - Register Now

In one month the reSITE festival will offer dozens of positive and inspiring stories about cities, architecture and urbanism. A programme for the general public will also be available.
Marginalised groups, unemployment, excessive traffic, little or conversely too much greenery, urban sprawl and a passive citizenry are among the problems that appear with near certainty in commissions for those who prepare land-use and strategic plans and which can be addressed by studies. On 19-20 June, the reSITE festival and professional conference, which will take place in the new spaces of Forum Karlín in Prague, will offer countless possibilities for addressing these phenomena. The organisers have again managed to attract from around the world outstanding speakers who will share their experience not only at the conference, but also in the course of several concurrent workshops.

UITP Metro Seminar 17-18 June 2014

Keeping ageing infrastructure fit for the 21st century
Metros are major capital assets of cities. Like any piece of infrastructure, they deteriorate over time, regardless of the routine maintenance efforts deployed. At some point, they need to be replaced or at least heavily refurbished.
Many metros in the world are around 40 years old and some are much older. If you do nothing, performance and safety will suffer. And if you don't do it properly and on time, service delivery will soon suffer, leading to dissatisfied customers, passenger and fare losses.

10th ITS European Congress - Register Today!

The ITS Congress & Exhibition is Europe’s largest event in Intelligent Transport Systems and Services.
As a unique platform dedicated to the trends, achievements and opportunities in European markets, the Congress annually brings together a tremendous wealth of decision makers of the highest level, thought leaders, technologists, researchers, and experts. It distinguishes itself by the high number of participants, the great diversity of market segments, and the unparalleled quality of its programme.

Call for Contributions: Present your latest work at Future Intelligent Cities conference

Are you involved in a Future Intelligent City initiative? Can your engineering be used in such a scheme?
The IET’s Future Intelligent Cities conference is your chance to meet, network and learn from other professionals who are engineering solutions to some of the key challenges arising from rapid urbanisation, high energy demand, and increasing/ageing populations.
Alongside a programme of invited speakers,a limited number of “open” presentation slots are available. If you have innovative solutions or new research results to share, we would like to hear from you!

International Summer School on Regulation of Local Public Services

The Turin School of Local Regulation is pleased to announce the official launch of the XVII Edition of the International Summer School on regulation of local public services.

The School is designed to offer two weeks “full immersion” in user charges regulation of local public services (e.g. waste, water, public transport, district heating) and is addressed to:

  • officials from the Public Administration (municipalities, counties, regional bodies) and regulatory agencies.
  • undergraduate students at their last year
  • graduate students


Innovative City 2014 - Register Now

In a time of increased international competition between territories, Innovative City in 2014 will be held in perspective, allowing each to develop the city we love. The " friendly city" which has a global offering to be made available to elected officials to enable them to build, transform and manage effectively. It is the city of all the amenities and met all expectations of its citizens.


CIVITAS Forum 2014 Conference

The 12th edition of the annual CIVITAS Forum Conference will take place between the 23rd and 26th of September 2014 in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco.

Casablanca will be the first non-European city hosting the CIVITAS Forum Conference. The choice of Casablanca as CIVITAS Forum 2014 host officially seals the cooperation in the urban mobility field between the EuroMed transport project stakeholders and the CIVITAS Initiative.

The Programme of the CIVITAS Forum 2014, one of the most important free of charge urban mobility events of the year, is now available here.


European Transport Conference - Early Registration

Available until Monday 30 June 2014

The European Transport Conference (ETC) connects the worlds of research, consultancy, policy and practice. Attendance at ETC gives you the opportunity to see the latest practices and to pose questions to fellow professionals such as policy-makers, researchers and practitioners.




New Life for Closed Gas Stations 3-Jun
Opportunities and threats for territorial cohesion: Blue Growth and Urban Poverty  3-Jun
2nd Annual Pumas Conference  4-Jun
TECMA 2014 11-Jun
1st European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans 12-Jun
SITE final conference 13-Jun
Local Leaders Policy Forum 15-Jun
The Doable City Forum 16-Jun
Transport Futures: Solving Gridlock Forum 16-Jun
WS ITS for Urban Mobility: new business architecture and deployment strategies 16-Jun
Smart Sustainable Cities 17-Jun
Metros in the long run 17-Jun
Urban Nexus Final Conference 18-Jun
Community energy: accelerating sustainable energy roll-out in Europe 25-Jun
Creating Better Cities: Update on Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform 26-Jun
SMART Technologies for municipal sustainability 30-Jun
The City of Tomorrow and the role of affordable & social housing providers  3-Jul
Financing Urban Development 3-Jul
Smart Cities, Smart Europe 9-Jul
20th Americas Conference on Information Systems 7-Aug
Mayors Innovation Project Summer Meeting 20-Aug
5th European Urban Summer School 1-Sep
1st International Conference on Zero Carbon Buildings Today and in the Future 11-Sep
CHAMP Final workshop 11-Sep
2nd Innovation in Urban Freight International Workshop 14-Sep
European Mobility Week 16-Sep
2nd Annual Procurement Management Summit 16-Sep
Innotrans 2014 23-Sep
6th International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities 25-Sep
Citinet 2014 25-Sep
3rd International Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction 28-Sep
Beyond 2015: The Expo experience for a smart and livable city 2-Oct
Confronting homelessness in the EU: Seeking out the next generation of best practices 24-Oct
International Conference on Mobility and Smart Cities 27-Oct
Euregia 2014 27-Oct
6th Global Conference of the Alliance for Healthy Cities 29-Oct
Hong Kong
IDRiM 2014 30-Oct
2nd International Conference on Urban Sustainability and Resilience (USAR) 3-Nov
EuroCities  2014 5-Nov
4th International e-Bus Conference 17-Nov
ICONARCH 11 20-Nov
3rd Annual World Intelligent Cities Summit 10-Dec
PLEA Conference 2014 16-Dec


See the full Urbanicity events calendar with over 480 events for 2014 here



#mayors2014 conference: A look back at the highlights

Bridging people, regions and ideas...that was the motto and the goal of our Annual Rendezvous which was held in Brussels this year!
Mission accomplished for our network! The high-level event gathered more than 200 participants on 23-25 April 2014 in Brussels, allowing members and partners to come together and meet political representatives from the European Commission, mayors from all over Europe as well other high-level speakers.


Urban Timber: From seed to city exhibition, opens at BSA Space on June 26.

Urban Timber: From seed to city exhibition, opening at BSA Space on June 26, will celebrate wood as a natural and sensible building material for cities while highlighting its adaptability, versatility, and extraordinary technical qualities.  The exhibition will explore how the use of wood in mid-rise buildings can combat climate change and will highlight its remarkable potential as the need for high performance, low environmental impact structures continues to increase in our urban cores.
The exhibition will explore wood technology and the recent innovations in engineered timber available to architects and engineers, as well as dispel common myths associated with building using timber.
Included in the exhibition will be a number of case studies demonstrating the successful use of timber in tall buildings.  Also on display at BSA Space – and the result of an open competition – will be four winning projects proposed by emerging architects featuring innovative structural uses of timber. The winners collaborated with mentor architects, engineers, and material suppliers to develop and realize their installations in the gallery.
BSA Space is Boston’s leading center on architecture and design, and home to the Boston Society of Architects and the Boston Foundation for Architecture. BSA Space hosts exhibitions on design and architecture, architectural cruises and walking tours, and other programs and events that foster exchange between design and construction, the profession and the public, and encourage collaboration across the city and world.

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Community energy: accelerating sustainable energy roll-out in Europe

EUSEW High Level Policy conference,
25 June 2014, 09:00-10:45
Charlemagne, Mansholt - Brussels, Belgium
What are local governments across Europe doing to accelerate community-owned renewables towards 2030?  How does the EU energy and policy framework for 2030 facilitate this process? What is the business sector’s position in this discussion? These questions and more will be answered at “Community energy: accelerating sustainable energy roll-out in Europe”, taking place on 25 June, in the framework of the EUSEW 2014 High Level Policy Conference.
The event will focus on sustainable energy roll-out in Europe in the run-up to 2030, with a specific focus on the potential of community-led and owned RES for local and regional development. Cities will share best practices on community energy, from target setting to implementation, while a panel of experts will provide advice and recommendations to legal, financial and policy frameworks, as well as NGOs, grid and RES developers’ perspectives. Two “hot chairs” will allow the cities presenting, the experts intervening and the audience to address EU policy makers and the business community, to discuss how and to what extent the new 2030 Framework should and does support community energy.
To attend this free event, register online or contact


Save the Date: Biodiversity Summit 2014

In light of the International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May 2014) it is with great pleasure that we invite you to save the date for the 2014 “Biodiversity Summit for Cities and Subnational Governments" which will be held in support of, and in parallel with, the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) from 12-14 October, 2014.
This key event will be organized by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Secretariat of the CBD, in partnership with hosts, the Republic of Korea and the Provincial Government of Gangwon.


UN-HABITAT opens call for WUF9 host city

Cities interested in hosting the Ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF) in 2018 have been invited to register their official expression of interest to the convening body, UN-Habitat.
In the first stage of the transparent bidding process that will be finalised by January 2015, cities interested in hosting the international conference are urged to send in an initial expression of interest before the end of May 2014.
Cities that have communicated their interest will then have the next two months to work with UN-Habitat to answer any questions they may have and to finalise their bid by the August deadline.




ENHR 2014 1-Jul
5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014 24-Aug
World Green Infrastructure Congress 2-Sep
IWA World Water Congress 21-Sep
ISOCARP 2014: Urban Transformations - Cities and Water 23-Sep
11th World Metropolis Conference 6-Oct

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