BCIT and Ecocity Builders invites abstract submissions for Academic oral paper presentations, poster or Practitioner Proposals at Ecocity World Summit 2019. Practitioner Proposals comprise of either 1) an oral presentation, or 2) a workshop or field trip or training session.
The overarching conference theme is “Socially Just and Ecologically Sustainable Cities” with three sub-themes addressing:
1. Climate Action
2. Circular Economy
3. Informal Solutions for Sustainable Development
Socially Just and Ecologically Sustainable Cities
Building and operating cities in balance with nature
Biomimicry and regenerative design
Managing human impacts to ensure ecological integrity is maintained
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
Role of the public realm to support community participation and development
Urban alignment with ecosystem services
Working within ecological limits and systems interdependence
Role of city as interface between climate action and impacts
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Accounting for consumption-based emissions (not just production)
Resilience and adaptation across the spectrum of biophysical conditions (air, water, soil, resources/materials, energy, food)
International migration resulting from dislocation of people (climate refugees)
Clean technology solutions for efficient and renewable energy
Community mobilization 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 socio-economic pathways
Bioregional approaches to local provisioning
Informal Solutions for Sustainable Development
Limited administrative capacity to respond to multitude of issues
Role of informal settlements as spaces of innovation to drive solutions for climate action, adaptation to environmental risk, access to shelter and services
Recognizing, capturing and engaging spontaneous solutions for sustainability and resilience
Support for participating in decisions
Evolution of healthy culture in lifestyles and behaviours
Permaculture in practice
The conference structure is based on the International Ecocity Standards There are 18 standards grouped into four categories that will comprise the four concurrent tracks for the conference as follows:
For further 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 onwards. In all cases, the decision of the Program Committee will be final.
All accepted submission 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 will open on September 19
Once you submit your abstract you should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, 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:
Limited spots are available at the conference 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.
They have the following characteristics:
Workshop and Field Trip Abstract Submission
Please ensure the following rules are met when submitting an abstract:
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