Integrated Sustainable Cities

"Integrated thinking for sustainable cities and communities"

4 & 5 December 2017   Curtin University, Perth

         Hosted by Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute

Special thanks to everyone who helped and contributed to making this conference a fabulous success!

  In the recent decades, cities have become prominent actors in the promotion of sustainable development policies. Today, at the start of the 21st century, more than one 
  out of every two inhabitants of the planet lives in a town or city: that irreversible momentum means that by 2020, there will be 19 mega-cities of more than 10 million
  inhabitants, including 12 in Asia. While technology can achieve all sorts of feats, we must model the city of tomorrow on criteria other than the infinite availability of energy
  and resources. We must innovate and design urban space as an aggregate of systems than talk to each other. The core values of a sustainable city are linked to its
  capacity to adapt and be transformed over time, to its high quality of use and life, to economies made by its residents, by the fluidity of its networks, by its safety, and by its
  sharing of space.

 Keynote address by H.E. Jigmi Y Thinley former Prime Minister of Bhutan
  It's a great honor to have with us the  former Prime Minister of Bhutan Jigmi Thinley to make a presentation on Gross National Happiness (GNH) and to
  share with you results about GNH. The concept of GNH has often been explained by its four pillars: good governance, sustainable socio-economic
  development, cultural preservation, and environmental conservation. Lately the four pillars have been further classified into nine domains in order
  to create widespread understanding of GNH and to reflect the holistic range of GNH values. The nine domains are: psychological wellbeing, health,
  education, time use, cultural diversity and resilience, good governance, community vitality, ecological diversity and resilience, and living standards.

The United Nations has recently adopted the notion of 'happiness' as a development indicator in its 9th Millennium Goal, inspired by Bhutan's
policy of Gross National Happiness (GNH), as an alternate form of development measure.

Chairman's Welcome Message:
  The Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute is very excited to be hosting the international conference on Integrated Thinking for Sustainable Cities and Communities.

  With the UN Sustainable Development Goals leading a global transformation in how we think about our cities and communities, having this conference in Perth is a very
  timely and anticipated event which will give us the opportunity to be creative, innovative and dedicated to a new way of seeing and planning for the future. We welcome
  you to be part of this conference and share your experience, research and vision for the sustainability of our cities and communities.

                    Professor Dora Marinova
                     Director Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute

Sustainable Integrated City 2016 Global Conference, Daegu - Korea 1 & 2 November 2016
With the theme "New Challenge for Integrated Sustainable Cities"has completed successfully In Daegu Korea on 1 and 2 November 2016. There was significant response from academia and industry both home and abroad and has already created a unique and effective platform to bring together a wide spectrum of academic researchers and industry experts from home and abroad to share a common vision of addressing Sustainable Urbanism can be implemented in cities, towns, and neighbourhoods through coordinated leadership and communication.. This allows the participants to exchange ideas, disseminate information, learn about best practices and success stories in order to to promote urban sustainability, recognising this unique opportunity that comes with rapid urbanisation around the world.  The event was Supported by: 1- Korea Planning Association 2- Korean Society of Transportation 3- Korea Association of Geographic Information System 4- Association of Korea Local Government Studies 5- Daegu Gyeongbuk Development Institute 6- Gyeongbuk Women`s Policy Development Institute.

Sustainable integrated cities 2017 Global Conference, Perth - Australia 4 & 5 December 2017
The conference theme;  "Integrated thinking for sustainable cities and communities"
Facilitating knowledge-sharing among participants and city leaders  on policy reform and innovation to inform and inspire climate action - the Global Knowledge Platform will provide access to cutting-edge tools for countries and cities to pursue aspirations for creating smart and sustainable cities of the future;
  • Developing and deploying common standards and tools, that will help enhance credibility, transparency and usability of cities’ commitments for environmental sustainability;
  • Enhancing the capacity of city leaders to develop and execute city-wide low-carbon plans; and
  • Providing finance for selected urban infrastructure across a range of sectors like for example transport, energy, buildings, waste and water.

Integrated Sustainable Cities 2017 Global Conference will bring with it a special focus on engaging all levels of government and community,
and universities:
  • Research;
  • Education;
  • Policing programs;
  • Policies and management strategies;
  • Technological developments in the field;
  • National and international keynote speakers;
  • Oral and poster presentations;
  • Expansive stakeholder exhibition; and
  • Workshops and interactive symposia.
To share knowledge, facilitate learning, and disseminate research findings, this component will help build a city-to-city network for sustainable urban development.
Using an integrated management approach based on governance, sustainable urban
development, value, and quality principles.

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Progress in achieving sustainable development
goals within their own boundaries

Towards sustainable infrastructure for low-income communities.

Sustainable Integrated Cities topics:

  Important dates:

  • How to make a city smart?
  •  Sustainability in a smart city
  • Urban design innovation for smart cities
  • City Infrastructure
  • Demographic change and liveability
  • Sustainable development housing affordability
  • Sustainable improvements
  • Financing city development
  • Sustainable environment, transport, housing and service
  • Political governance and city form
  •  Integrated urban development
  • Integrated transport

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 August 2017
  • All Authors Notification: 15 September 2017
  • Author Registration Deadline: 02 October 2017
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: 16 October 2017
  • Full Papers (if accepted by Peer Reviewers) required: 31 October 2017
  • Draft Program released: October  2017
  • Deadline for speaker registration: 16 October 2017
  • Conference Date: 4 &5 December 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 August 2017
  • All Authors Notification: 30 September 2017
  • Author Registration Deadline: 02 October 2017
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: 16 October 2017
  • Full Papers (if accepted by Peer Reviewers) required: 30 October 2017
  • Draft Program released: October  2017
  • Deadline for speaker registration: 16 October 2017
  • Conference Date: 4 &5 December 2017