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July 14, 2015

Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions 2015

The Institute for Renewable Energy of EURAC - Urban and Regional Energy System research group - is glad to invite you to the Conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions 2015.

Date & Venue
19th and 20th November 2015
EURAC research, viale Druso 1, 39100 Bolzano (Italy)
Conference themes:

The conference focuses on innovative planning methodologies, tools and experiences aimed to support the transition of our cities and regions towards a more smart and sustainable dimension, approaching different scales, environments and perspectives. Contributions from different research fields dealing with urban and regional planning from the scientific as well as the professional community are welcome.

Sub themes:

The conferees are invited to develop their contributions within the four proposed subthemes. ​


Energy planning for cities and regions: from strategies to actions. How to couple the energy-climate goals with the development or renovation of the built environment and how to tackle the vulnerability to climate change. 

KEYWORDS: smart energy, low carbon cities, mitigation and adaptation, resilience, urban and regional energy planning, urban ecosystem services.

Smart and sustainable technologies, big data, integrated infrastructures and mobility management: challenges and opportunities for urban and regional planning, from holistic geospatial tools to innovative apps and internet of thinks. 

KEYWORDS: sensors, GIS, big data, remote sensing, standards, statistics, interconnections, app, key performance indicators.

Benefits, costs and opportunities of urban transition toward a more smart and sustainable dimension: accounting and assessment of values and trade-offs within the decision making processes. 

KEYWORDS: financial assessment, multi-criteria, green economy, investments, market, intangibles, co-benefits, assessment methodologies and techniques.

Governance for smart and sustainable growth: fostering place-based policy-making, active and effective stakeholders’ participation, co-production and public-private partnerships. 

KEYWORDS: participatory governance, local partnerships, implementation effectiveness, policy innovation, smart communities, barriers to implementation.


We are accepting abstract submissions for conference and poster presentations from 30th June until 30th July 2015.
Permission to publish the abstract of the paper in the conference program is implied. The conference will be held in English.

Payment of the registration fee is required for inclusion in the schedule and proceedings.

Everyone who is listed on the conference programme and who wishes to attend the conference needs to register and pay in full before attending the conference. Co-authors also wishing to attend and present must register separately.

Registration deadline for attenders is on 30th October 2015.

Registration for the event is now possible. Find more details here.
For further questions please contact the conference organizers at the email: