The Sustainable Cities Summit is a gathering of visionary leaders, experts, and stakeholders committed to building resilient urban landscapes for energy efficiency and climate change mitigation. In the face of rapid urbanization and the pressing challenges of climate change, this summit serves as a platform to explore innovative solutions, exchange knowledge, and forge partnerships to create sustainable and livable cities for current and future generations.
Cities play a crucial role in addressing the urgent need for environmental sustainability. As urban populations continue to grow, so does the demand for resources, infrastructure, and energy consumption. This escalating urbanization poses significant challenges to our ecosystems, exacerbates the impacts of climate change, and threatens the well-being of urban dwellers.
Recognizing the urgency of these issues, the Sustainable Cities Summit aims to facilitate a meaningful dialogue on how we can transform our cities into resilient and sustainable hubs. By focusing on the twin pillars of energy efficiency and climate change mitigation, we strive to identify and promote strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance resource efficiency, and foster eco-friendly urban development.
During this summit, participants will have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions, attend insightful presentations, and collaborate on practical solutions. We have assembled a diverse range of experts from academia, industry, government, and non-profit organizations, all of whom bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the table. Together, we will explore the latest advancements in sustainable urban planning, green infrastructure, renewable energy systems, and innovative technologies that can help us achieve our goals.
Moreover, this summit will emphasize the importance of nature-based solutions and ecosystem resiliency in urban landscapes. By integrating green spaces, urban forests, and biodiversity conservation, we can enhance the ecological health of our cities, mitigate the effects of climate change, and improve the overall quality of life for urban residents.
The (SCS) conference is an online conference organized by COEUS Institute where all proceedings submitted to it will swiftly be published within three months, where authors can now have their publications featured in Sustainable Landscape and Natural Resources Management (SLNR) book series by Springer Nature.
1. Sustainable Urban Planning
1.1 Integrated urban planning approaches
1.2 Transit-oriented development
1.3 Green building design and certification
1.4 Mixed-use zoning and walkability
1.5 Urban regeneration and brownfield redevelopment
2. Renewable Energy Systems
2.1 Solar energy integration in urban areas
2.2 Wind energy in urban environments
2.3 Geothermal energy utilization
2.4 Biomass and bioenergy solutions
2.5 Smart grid integration and energy storage systems
3. Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Conservation
3.1 Urban forestry and tree canopy management
3.2 Green roofs and vertical gardens
3.3 Rainwater harvesting and stormwater management
3.4 Urban wetlands and ecological corridors
3.5 Enhancing urban biodiversity and wildlife habitats
4. Sustainable Transportation
4.1 Electric vehicle adoption and charging infrastructure
4.2 Cycling and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure
4.3 Intelligent transportation systems
4.4 Carpooling and ridesharing initiatives
4.5 Public transportation improvements and accessibility
5. Circular Economy and Waste Management
5.1 Waste reduction and recycling programs
5.2 Composting and organic waste management
5.3 Circular economy practices in urban areas
5.4 Resource recovery and waste-to-energy technologies
5.5 Extended producer responsibility and product life cycle analysis
6. Sustainable Landscaping Practices
6.1 Water-efficient landscaping techniques
6.2 Native plant selection and biodiversity promotion
6.3 Soil conservation and erosion control measures
6.4 Integrated pest management and organic gardening
6.5 Rainwater harvesting and irrigation systems for landscapes.
7. Green Infrastructure for Urban Resilience
7.1 Green walls and vertical gardens in urban areas
7.2 Urban parks and green spaces as climate buffers
7.3 Green roofs and their benefits for energy efficiency
7.4 Permeable pavements and sustainable urban drainage systems
7.5 Urban agriculture and community gardens for food security and local resilience
8. Climate-Resilient Infrastructure
8.1 Climate-responsive building design and materials
8.2 Adaptive urban infrastructure for extreme weather events
8.3 Flood and sea-level rise mitigation strategies
8.4 Urban heat island reduction techniques
8.5 Resilient water supply and wastewater management systems
9. Community Engagement and Social Equity
9.1 Public participation in urban planning and decision-making
9.2 Education and awareness campaigns on sustainability
9.3 Equitable access to green spaces and environmental amenities
9.4 Affordable housing and energy efficiency initiatives
9.5 Social resilience and community-based climate adaptation strategies
10. Policy and Governance for Sustainability
10.1 Climate action plans and sustainable development goals
10.2 Green building codes and energy efficiency regulations
10.3 Incentives for renewable energy adoption and innovation
10.4 Public-private partnerships for sustainable urban development
10.5 Integration of sustainability into local government policies and practices
Short Paper Submission Deadline
15 Dec 2023
Notification of acceptance/ rejection of submitted extended abstract/ short paper
15 Jan 2024
Start Payment Date
15 Nov 2023
End Payment Date
31 Dec 2023
01 Feb 2024
27 Feb 2024
SLNR book by Springer
15 Nov 2023
The fee covers:
A softcopy of the abstract book
IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate in softcopy
Acceptance Letters in softcopy
Consideration for publishing in the SLNRbook by Springer
Access to conference recordings
Each research paper should have one main author who should pay the full fee (Author fees) regardless of attendance. Co-authors, each, have their own fees to pay to attend the event.
A research paper fee allows only one author, whether main or co-author, to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference Abstract book in soft copy. Extras can be requested for an additional fee.
Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):
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After online registration and payment, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed.
Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full/ extended paper (if submitted) can only be given after the peer review process.
Inclusion in the conference program, acceptance letters issuance and consideration for publication must be preceded by registration and payment completion.
Online Payment (only) should only be completed once a proforma invoice is issued with respective instructions for successful payment.
Your short paper / extended abstract should be 4 – 6 pages long and submitted before the paper submission deadline, in English, and fit within one of the conference topics.
The Extended abstract i.e., the short paper should follow the research paper structure as follows: Abstract (+keywords), Introduction, problem statement, and study aim, Review of the Literature, Methodology, results and conclusion/ discussion, References list using the Paper Writing Template.
The submission (short paper i.e. extended abstract) should be made following the same procedure followed for the abstract or sent to the conference email.
Step 2: Rigorous Peer Review Process (double-blind)
This process can only be initiated after payment completion and confirmation:
If submitted, the extension (short paper) will be preliminarily checked (iThenticate plagiarism/ similarity screening Software, readability, and scope) and it will be peer-reviewed. If similarity issues are detected, the following will apply:
% from all sources: 10-15%
% from one source: 3-5%
Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities
IEREK has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/ taking the ideas and work of other Authors without permission and credit is fraudulent. The Reviewing committee and IEREK employees have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process, on the basis of the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism.
Each paper/ chapter is evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers, after which a final decision by the responsible Editor is made. There is no maximum to the number of times a paper can be reviewed, depending on the quality of the submission.
If your short paper is accepted by the Editors for publishing with comments/ requested modifications, our Editors (publishing department) will contact you once a decision is made and you will be asked to revise and correct it. After resubmission, it will be re-checked. Note: There may be more than one round of peer review and the decision rests with the editors of the title. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion/ rejection from the final publication.
All accepted submissions to the conference, after a rigorous double-blinded peer-review process by the respective and a highly-extinguished Editorial Board, will be published in:
Sustainable Landscape Planning and Natural Resources Management (SLNR), an IEREK Interdisciplinary book series published by Springer Nature.
Sustainable Landscape Planning and Natural Resources Management (SLNR) is a peer-reviewed book series that presents groundbreaking research through the intersection of two main areas that of which are ‘Sustainable Landscape Planning’ and ‘Natural Resources Management’. The series initially covers a wide range of academic disciplines in sustainability, including landscape ecology, green urbanism, urban regeneration, land restoration and renaturation, energy management, and nature conservation. Moreover, it also incorporates the latest developments and research in engineering topics that contribute to more sustainable cities, such as Geosciences, infrastructure, civil engineering, geology, mining, water, and natural resources conservation and management.
By showcasing methods for discovering, managing, and employing natural resources, the series aims to provide approaches that enable the responsible use of these resources. Ultimately, the SLNR series is committed to advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Read More