Cities and Climate Conference 2017
19-21 September 2017, Potsdam (Germany)
Cities are one major focal point of human culture, the global population further consolidates into cities and in parallel they are major emitters and therefore a relevant component of the global climate problem. While cities are characterised by an overwhelming complexity they are also threatened by climate impacts. Thus, it is a challenge to develop cities into entities, which consume fewer resources, emit less CO2 and pollution, be more resilient to the impacts of climate change, and be more sustainable in general.
However, there are potential synergies and conflicts in the objectives of mitigation, adaptation, and sustainability strategies. These are no more vivid than in urban areas, where they play out through land use, infrastructure systems, and the built environment.
This conference will explore the latest advances in research and practice addressing climate change in cities, including issues of infrastructure, planning, governance, economics of adaptation, risk management, and their possible trade-offs and synergies with mitigation and sustainability objectives. Invited speakers will complement the conference program.
“Climate and Cities Conference 2017” is the final conference of the RAMSES project and open to submissions from all relevant fields. RAMSES stands for Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for citiES. Science for cities in transition.
Felix Creutzig, Berlin, Germany
Richard Dawson, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Shobhakar Dhakal, Pathumthani, Thailand
Efren Feliu, Bilbao, Spain
Graham Floater, London, United Kingdom
Francois Gemenne, Versailles, France
Alistair Hunt, Bath, United Kingdom
Jürgen Kropp, Potsdam, Germany
Koen de Ridder, Antwerp, Belgium
Paty Romero Lankao, Boulder, USA
Gerardo Sanchez Martinez, Bonn, Germany
John Schellnhuber, Potsdam, Germany
Alberto Terenzi, Freiburg, Germany
Annemie Wyckmans, Trondheim, Norway
The conference will be held in Potsdam at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) which is located on the Albert Einstein Research Campus Potsdam, Germany (http://www.pik-potsdam.de). The conference venue is not far from Potsdam city centre, very close to the famous historical sights and monuments, and approx. 35 km from Germany's capital - Berlin centre, which is easily accessible via local transport after a 30min ride. A list of suggested accommodations, close to the conference venue, you may find below.
The program of the conference consists of multiple topics in a broad, but clearly climate related program. However, the program committee is open for session suggestions (firstname.lastname@example.org). If sessions are suggested the proposers are expected to chair and organise of the respective session.
Information for Authors
Abstracts should not longer than 800 words. All submitted abstracts/papers needs to be clear, authentic and follows ethical guideline of scientific publishing.
List of topics
Early registration: €200
Late registration: €250
Student registration: €100
Local Organising Committee
Jürgen P. Kropp
Registration will open soon!