Sustainable Cities Conference Call for Participation

Conference organizers are open to proposals on a range of topics, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives. Examples of possible topics include:

  • New York City as a model for responses to climate change, resiliency strategies, and potential strategies
  • The role of metrics and indicators in sustainable urbanism
  • Connecting quantitative approaches to understanding climate risk to policy decisions
  • International governance on climate change and, conversely, the role of subnational governance
  • Governance and transparency, as well as participatory planning resident inclusion, and the potential for citizen scientists
  • Moving toward the decaying infrastructure transition, the role of new technologies, financing, access to public transportation, private and emerging mass transit solutions, and the link between urban transit and jobs
  • Technology and smart city responses to climate change – including artificial intelligence and the role of big data as a tool for policy and research
  • Increased population, urbanization, and natural resource management, including open space and access to parks and natural resources as well as biological services
  • Sustainable or green finance, including obstacles and new models of financing for green projects, as well as the potential for creative public-private partnerships
  • Urban environmental challenges, including solid waste, wastewater/stormwater management, air quality, Superfund and toxics remediation and land use
  • Urban inequality, social justice, social inclusion, and community involvement/participatory decision-making
  • Environmental justice, disparate impacts, access to assets, environmental inclusion
  • Land use, environmental management, green buildings, and ecological design
  • Disaster preparedness and resiliency
  • Sustainable energy systems, including grid and integration issues as well as the role of renewable energy

View the Submission Process and Deadlines

Contact Us

David Heston
Program Coordinator
Office of the Provost

Tel: 718-817-2608

Email: sustainablecitiesconference@fordham.edu