31/3/2021 - Smart City at the Next Level - new dates
31/3/2021 - inOut mobility event seemingly abandoned.
30/3/2021 - World Building Green Congress postponed to 2022
29/3/2021 - Autonomy Digital 2.0 is back!
24/3/2021 - EC announces sustainable mobility award nominees
23/3/2021 - Webinar - Activating citizens
22/3/2021 - World Cities Summit goes virtual
22/3/2021 - VREF Conference on Urban Freight Online
18/3/2021 - Digital Citymakers‘ Summit - March 25, 2021
16/3/2021 - REAL CORP 2021 Call for Papers deadline extended
15/3/2021 - Gray to Green Communities Webinar
11/3/2021 - EuroHeat&Power Congress
10/3/2021 - Cities of Peace Forum - possible dates
9/3/2021 - Getting to Zero Forum 2021
8/3/2021 - Urbanism Next Europe goes online
3/3/2021 - Smart City Asia Postponed
2/3/2021 - MOMENTUM Mid-Term Webinar
2/3/2021 - Digital Citymakers’ Summit
1/3/2021 - 13th Metropolis World Congress
1/3/2021 - Webinar: LGMA Roadmap Towards COP26
The Smart City Event - Smart City at the Next Level - will now take place on the 27th and 28th September 2021.
Earlybird tickets have closed but general sales are still open.
Further details from the event website
The website says postponed to April 2021. But that was posted a long time ago, and none of the event feeds have been updated for months. The third edition of this prestigious event appears destined not to happen. The event audience deserve better than this. Events which simply ignore their stakeholders are events least likely to survive in the new world.
The City of Tehran jointly with Metropolis Learning organise a webinar to bring together Metropolis members around a debate to share their own experiences of urban heritage without losing sight of the identity of a city in an increasingly globalised world.
During the webinar, attendants will learn about different visions and challenges related to sustainable urban regeneration from the experience of high-level metropolitan representatives and discuss the importance of urban development as a way to expand its territory into a livable and resilient city.
When: 7 April 2021, 11:00 am CE
The World Building Green Congress 2021 in Berlin is a multi-day event on building greening (roof, facade and interior greening) with the associated accompanying topics (including urban climate, rainwater management, sustainability, future city). At the end of the congress there is the opportunity to take part in excursions on special projects.
The world building green congress will be postponed to 10-12. May 2022
Following the success of our fully digital edition last year, we are back with
Autonomy Digital 2.0 on May 19-20, 2021!
The B2B & B2G international exhibition for sustainable mobility
On April 21, 2021, at 10am PDT, Meeting of the Minds convened a free, live webinar featuring Sean Audian, City Innovation Lead for the City of Wellington City Council (New Zealand), as well as Desmond Dickerson and Robert H. Brown of the Cognizant Center for the Future of Work.
As we move through 2021 and emerge from the pandemic, one question continues to pop up: “Where is the next future of work?”
The 56th ISOCARP World Planning Congress “Post-Oil City: Planning for Urban Green Deals”, the Society’s first fully virtual congress, marked its fourth and final stage in February 2-4, 2021. Originally scheduled to take place in-person in Doha, Qatar on 8-12 November 2020, the eleven-day Virtual Congress was spread over four months to replace the traditional format in lieu of the persistent uncertainties and mobility restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Doha, Qatar, November 8-11, 2021
Stay tuned for more announcements on the 57th ISOCARP World Planning Congress with the theme “Planning Unlocked: New times, better places, stronger communities”! We hope to finally meet everyone again in-person in the streets of Mshreib in Doha, Qatar in November 8-11, 2021.
The finalists of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards, the Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP Award) and the EU Urban Road Safety Award were revealed today.
The shortlisted cities were selected by an independent panel of mobility and transport experts, and the four winners will be announced during an online award ceremony, taking place on 19 April 2021.
For more information and to attend the ceremony, visit: mobilityweek.eu/award-ceremony-2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced massive shocks into the daily lives of individuals, communities and businesses across Europe, and resulted in multiple and complex changes to travel attitudes and behaviours. In addition, there are a number of pre-existing trends around commuting, remote working and online shopping, sustainability and technology, which have been sharply accelerated by years in a matter of months.
This AET webinar will explore these trends in more detail, consider what changes in travel demand and use of transport networks may outlast the pandemic, and how we can plan for a post-COVID future which is more uncertain and offers a wider range of options and impacts for policy makers, researchers and other professionals in the transport and mobility space.
How municipalities can make use of the European Solidarity Corps
This online event with about 25 municipalities from all over Europe will highlight the various possibilities of the European Solidarity Corps. This seminar, open to local governments and their organisations, will show how the Corps can help municipalities meet their local needs, activate their citizens and strengthen their networks, notably in the field of town twinning.
Date: 27-28 April 2021
Appropriate co-operation agreements and processes between city administrations, utilities and real estate developers are prerequisites for the successful implementation of sustainable climate-neutral neighbourhoods. Therefore, the PED Programme is conducting a webinar series targeting these key areas of process success. The first three episodes are out!
Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and global travel restrictions, the World Cities Summit (WCS), Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESG) will take on different formats this year, to safeguard the safety and well-being of our participants.
WCS 2021 will adopt a largely virtual format. From 21 to 23 June, audience members will be able to dial in remotely to join our global thought leaders at the various WCS dialogues and plenaries. This is the first time that WCS will be adopting a virtual format since its inauguration in 2008, and we look forward to this allowing a larger, and more international audience to join us remotely for WCS in June.
The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) Conference on Urban Freight will take place on 23-25 March 2021. The title of this year is “Urban freight and liveable cities: Interactions between planning, design and business for scalable innovations”.
The conference will be organised across the three days as an online conference (originally it was planned for October 2020 to take place in Gothenburg, Sweden).
The online format and participants from all over the world make such an event a bit challenging due to different time-zones, but it has been scheduled so everyone can participate in and follow part of the conference, although possibly not all sessions.
Bloomberg Cities "Global Mayors Challenge" Call for Proposals
The 2021 Global Mayors Challenge is open to all cities with populations greater than 100,000 residents. All eligible cities must RSVP to the competition and submit a completed application no later than 21 March 2021.
The Mayors Challenge is looking for the 50 leading urban innovations that were imagined or launched in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. These ideas can be in any stage of implementation, but must have the potential for meaningful impact, and the ability to spread to other cities.
Sustainable urban development is committed to the common good, but how to make this commitment a reality through practical strategies and approaches?
Join us next March 25 in finding answers to this question at the Digital Citymaker's Summit, use's online event which will bring live opportunities for city makers to learn and share inspiring projects, policies, and knowledge resources to foster community-oriented and sustainable urban development.
Participation is free of charge and access to the network sessions is limited.https://www.metropolis.org/agenda/digital-citymakers-summit-just-cities-urban-development-and-common-good
The IAUC along with the local organizers has decided to postpone the 11th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC-11) for a year from August 2021 until August 2022 (August 29th – September 2nd, 2022).
On this panel discussion on March 24th the focus will be the concept of Smart Cities. How do Philadelphia and Gothenburg work to increase the infrastructure and to create the tools needed to adapt to the future of Smart Cities? What can we learn from each other and how do the different regions approach the demand to create a more sustainable, highly technological and effective urban development? This and more will be our prospect for this panel discussion. Prominent panelists from Ericsson, Volvo Car Group, City of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania will be joined by our Moderator Lauren Swartz, CEO, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia to spur fruitful conversations between all parties.
After numerous requests we decided to extend the abstract submission deadline until Easter, so you have time until Sunday, 4 April 2021
To register and submit your abstract, please go to https://my.corp.at and sign up for conference participation. (If your abstract is not accepted, you may withdraw your registration free of charge. If your abstract is accepted, your registration is automatically confirmed.)
The 8th Smart City Summit & Expo (SCSE) will be launched from Mar. 23rd to 26th physically at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 2, and virtually on Smart City Online. It will be the first hybrid smart city tradeshow in the world.
2021 SCSE is expected to reach 600 thousand views by 150 thousand attendees from over 150 countries. It is estimated that over 139 government officials (including 45 mayors or deputy) from across 35 countries have registered for the online event. It will engage 251 exhibitors, taking nearly 1,000 booths in the smart city realms of healthcare, transportation, building, energy, security, and governance. There will be 37 forum sessions scheduled, among which highlights will be broadcast to all over the world including Smart City Mayors’ Summit, Sustainable City Forum, World Smart City Telecom Conference, World System Integrator Conference.
In order to make a better experience for the onsite expo, the organizer will record the interviews with exhibitors, and uploaded the edited “themed video tours” onto the Smart City Online for global audience to watch.Read more at en.smartcity.org.tw/
Gray to Green Communities: Addressing Affordable Housing and Sustainability
Friday, March 26 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Participants of this live webinar are eligible for 1.5 AICP CM credits.
Dana Bourland, Vice President for the Environment at the JPB Foundation, shares her experience creating the first standard for green affordable housing that is designed to deliver measurable health, economic and environmental benefits.
Find out more and register for this free webinar via the link below.
The 2021 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference is just over two months away, and we’re at an exciting milestone. CTBUH is pleased to confirm the initial set of speakers, representing some of the more than 160 projects contending for overall category recognitions in the CTBUH Awards program with more announcements on the way. To be sure to catch them, register now for the conference—taking place virtually from 18–20 May—and take advantage of Early Bird rates!
Preparations for the European Week of Regions and Cities, 11 to 14 October 2021 have already started! The two co-organisers, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy and the European Committee of the Regions, launched their call for partners during the Kick-Off meeting on 28 January 2021 which gathered almost 600 potential partners participating online.
Now is the time for you to upskill / help accelerate recovery for your business and career by reconnecting with your peers, clients and partners. #21EHPcong is designed specifically to help you do just that!
Be it in Vilnius or from the comfort of your home, this hybrid event will combine the best of ONSITE and ONLINE experiences. Kindly bear in mind that the onsite sessions have likely limited availability due to local health & safety measurements and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.
On March 31st 2021, we will explore the topic of urban planning, design and management of security in public spaces. The security by design concept is a recurring topic in the debate on the protection of public spaces. How can cities protect their public spaces without resorting to exclusionary measures? How can this approach be used both to protect from terrorist threats and mitigate petty crime? In this first joint session we will learn about the experiences from two EU projects: The Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) project and the PACTESUR project.
The third edition of the Cities of Peace Forum has been conceived as a process of global, collective and horizontal reflection, whose main objectives are: to offer solutions at the political level and in the implementation of peacebuilding policies in various territories; to generate an open process of reflection and debate to place the culture of peace on local and global agendas; as well as to promote more effectively and efficiently the values of coexistence and peace building.
Organisers hope to hold the Forum in October 2021
ICLEI’s triennial gathering will now have two opportunities to connect.
On 13 – 15 April 2021, we will convene virtually for high-level discussions on the strategic direction of the ICLEI Network and the contribution of local and regional governments to the UN Decade of Action. Then, in the second quarter of 2022, we will convene in person in Malmö, so far as the global health crisis permits, to actively inspire and exchange with one another on the best practices in local sustainable development, and learning first-hand from the wealth of sustainability initiatives that the City of Malmö has implemented and continues to develop.
Join the world’s leading experts in defining a new energy and carbon future for the built environment.
The Getting to Zero Forum is the premier event dedicated to zero energy and zero carbon buildings. It is the only event with a broad cross-section of stakeholders focused on ambitious building efficiency goals and is an ideal venue for organizing both the policy and building communities to achieve zero energy and zero carbon. The 2021 Forum will attract more than 800 leading policymakers, design professionals, building owners, systems manufacturers, and commercial real estate experts.
Mark your calendar and plan on joining us in New York City on October 27-29, for the 2021 Getting to Zero Forum.
We - POLIS Network, the Urbanism Next Center at The University of Oregon, the New Mobility Alliance and TNO - are excited to announce that we have rescheduled Urbanism Next Europe to June 9, 10 and 11, 2021. The event will be hosted online.
Join us at the global cycling conference 6-9 September 2021
Velo-city is widely considered as the premier worldwide annual cycling summit, serving as a global knowledge exchange platform.
It brings together all those who are involved in the policy, promotion and provision for cycling, active mobility and sustainable urban development. The aim of the conference is to influence decision makers in favour of more active and sustainable mobility and to inspire vibrant discussions between conference delegates.
Super earlybird tickets available now
Are you a mobility startup, less than 3 years old, interested in taking advantage of digital solutions to grow your business? Autonomy Digital 2.0 is the world's largest platform for sustainable mobility solutions, so don't miss your chance to exhibit in our virtual Startup District, an opportunity to present your products and services to visitors, private, and public decision-makers looking for innovative solutions, as well as investors seeking new partners.
Join top artists, athletes, teams, brands, corporate and NGO partners, technologists, and city leaders who are reimagining sports and entertainment and deploying cutting-edge technologies as we navigate the future of cities.
Is the pandemic increasing the gender mobility gap?
Thursday 4 March 2021:
1100-1200 CET (1000-1100 GMT)
The eighth webinar in the AET COVID-19 Conversations Series will be held on Thursday 4th March between 1100-1200 CET (1200-1300 GMT). This webinar is hosted with the support of the AET Gender and Mobility Working Group.
This interactive webinar will feature a discussion of the impact of the pandemic on the mobility of women and the increasing gender mobility gap.
SMART CITY ASIA 2021 was postponed due to the corona pandemic COVID-19, and rescheduled to 05 - 07. 08. 2021 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) Address: 799 Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phu Ward, Dist 7, HCMC, Viet Nam.
The MOMENTUM webinar, which will take place on 4 March 2021 from 14:00-15:30 online, aims to engage with experts, transport planners and city administrative to discuss the developed tools of the MOMENTUM project.
This 90 minutes-long event will offer participants to learn more about the MOMENTUM approach towards transport modelling, by including emerging mobility solutions, such as people-movers, e-scooters and free-floating bikes, into their models.
Sustainable urban development is committed to the common good. But what approaches and strategies can be used to implement this commitment into good urban practice? How does the guiding principle of the “Just City” become reality in sustainable urban development projects – especially in light of the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic?
The Digital Citymakers’ Summit will provide not only valuable insights on what the “Just City” of the future might look like, but also plenty of opportunities for exchange with fellow citymakers.
Under the tagline ‘Metropolises and cities in transformation: building vibrant communities’, the 13th Metropolis World Congress will go virtual. Hosted by Guangzhou, China, it is jointly organised by Metropolis and the People's Government of Guangzhou Municipality during October 2021.
The impact of metropolitan spaces goes far beyond city borders. In a globalised world, where people, goods, capital, information and even diseases are travelling faster than ever, no doubt remains that the solutions to global challenges must be found through multiple levels of cooperation.
It is in this spirit that Metropolis and Guangzhou invite the citizens of the world to connect with our 13th Metropolis World Congress during November 2021
Yunus Arikan, ICLEI's Global Advocacy Director, orients local and regional governments on the agenda and processes of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), held in November 2021 in Glasgow, as well as on issues of multilevel governance and progresses in the global climate negotiations. ICLEI acts as the focal point of the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency.
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