The deadline for all submissions is April 1, 2019.
Abstract submissions are invited for:
The program committee will review submissions on a rolling basis and will notify proponents from April 1, 2019 onwards. Select papers accepted for publication by the program committee will be published by Springer in an edited volume. Additionally, all accepted abstract authors will be invited to have their abstract and/or a full paper or presentation published in an online conference proceedings organized by Ecocity Builders.
Please refer to the Important Dates for more information regarding notifications. Further guidelines will be provided to accepted Authors. In all cases, the decision of the Program Committee will be final.
All accepted submissions will be assigned to a poster or program session, organized by theme and track. Full details of session days, times, and status of abstract (oral vs poster) will be issued on June 3, 2019.
The following themes will be present across the Summit program to spark ideas that build bridges for action through interactive and inter-disciplinary engagement:
All submissions must identify only one theme or sub-theme. Submissions may be relevant to multiple themes and more information to help you choose is provided on this page and related links. The Program Committee will use the selected theme to guide the initial placement of an accepted abstract in a program session. Themes and sub-themes will be given equal consideration.
For more information, please refer to the Theme, Vision and Goals page: http://ecocity2019.com/theme-vision-and-goals/
There are four concurrent tracks within the Summit program, based on the four pillars of the International Ecocity Standards as follows:
Within these pillars reside 18 standards that describe the conditions of an ecocity.
In addition to identifying a Summit theme, all submissions must identify one or more listed keywords in the abstract portal. The keywords align with the 18 International Ecocity Standards. This will allow the Program Committee to place an accepted abstract in an appropriate program track.
For more information, please refer to the Program at a Glance page: http://ecocity2019.com/program-at-a-glance/
When choosing which theme or sub-theme best represents your abstract, consider the following points to help guide your decision:
Building the Bridge to Socially Just and Ecologically Sustainable Cities
Building and operating cities in balance with nature
Using biomimicry and regenerative design
Managing human impacts to ensure ecological integrity is maintained
Providing equitable access to resources needed to live a dignified life
Reconciling benefit-takers with cost-bearers in resource consumption and development
Using intelligence of design to create sustainable solutions
Using the public realm to support community participation and development
Aligning the urban environment with ecosystem services
Working within ecological limits and systems interdependence
Recognizing the city as interface between climate action and impacts
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Accounting for consumption-based emissions (not just production)
Working towards resilience and adaptation across the spectrum of biophysical conditions (air, water, soil, resources/materials, energy, food)
Understanding international migration resulting from dislocation of people (climate refugees)
Identifying clean technology solutions for efficient and renewable energy
Mobilizing community for one-planet living
Changing assumptions about economic processes that help or hinder prosperity
Increasing opportunity while reducing absolute energy and material flows (decoupling)
Bending the urban metabolism
Sharing and repurposing things through new socioeconomic pathways
Using bioregional approaches to local provisioning
Informal Solutions for Sustainable Development
Addressing the limited administrative capacity to respond to multitude of issues
Understanding informal settlements as spaces of innovation to drive solutions for climate action, adaptation to environmental risk, and access to shelter and services
Recognizing, capturing, and engaging spontaneous solutions for sustainability and resilience
Supporting participatory decision making
Evolving healthy culture in lifestyles and behaviours
For more information, please contact EWS2019-speakers at icsevents.com.
Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for Ecocity World Summit 2019. The deadline for all submissions is April 1, 2019. The Program Committee will review abstracts on a rolling basis with notifications on acceptance and rejection in the program from April 1, 2019 onwards. In all cases, the decision of the Program Committee will be final.
All accepted submissions will be assigned to the appropriate session for an oral/ poster presentation, workshop/ field trip. Full details of session days, times and status of abstract (oral vs poster) will be issued on June 3, 2019.
Abstract Submission is now open!
You should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submitting your abstract. If you do not, please contact us at EWS2019-speakers at icsevents.com.
A paper presentation refers to a developed theoretical topic, policy area, an ongoing project or program evaluation suitable for publication in an academic journal. Presenters from any organizational setting are welcome to present an academic paper. Paper presentations will have the following characteristics:
A practitioner oral presentation provides a structured format to a group of experts wanting to present on a common topic for the purpose of accelerating action towards ecocities. Expertise is broadly defined to include, but is not limited to, urban professionals, Indigenous leaders, community activists, public officials, scholars, artists and entrepreneurs.
Presentations should engage the conference audience in critical reflection and discussion on key issues. Professional presentations should have the following characteristics:
Limited spots are available for workshops or field trips. These sessions provide an opportunity for a group of interested delegates to be engaged in intensive discussion and activity on a particular topic. They can feature educational material with a focus on emerging trends, promising practices, applied research and replicable programs. In addition to building new knowledge, workshops and field trips can educate delegates on particular skills that can be used in a practical setting such as participatory research methods, community engagement strategies, use of social media, mobile applications, building local ecocity food systems, ecocity finance and ecocity design.
These sessions may be structured in a form of a crafted panel, a dialogue or debate, case studies and interactive activities. Workshops and field trips should have the following characteristics:
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