Congresses and Conventions on future studies

Building the Cities We Want
(Geneva, 27 November 2012)

What are current and future sustainability issues in European cities? In two thematic panels, the fourth UNECE Green Economy seminar presents trends and challenges in European cities related to energy, transport and ageing populations. It will provide the platform for a shared discussion on how to respond to these environmental, social and economic issues in order to achieve sustainable urban development in the wider European region. 

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URKS6 Rethinking Cities: Framing the Future
(Barcelona, 8 - 10 October 2012)

The 6th Urban Research and Knowledge Symposium (URKS6) on Rethinking Cities: Framing the Future seeks to contribute and inform policy choices that can help policymakers manage potential economic efficiency, environmental sustainability and social equity tradeoffs associated with urbanization.  

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3rd CORPUS Mobility Workshop
(Szentendre, Hungary 19 - 20 April 2012)

The focus of the 3rd “Policy meets Research”- Workshop on Sustainable Mobility is on future visions of sustainable mobility and their role in policy planning. 

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Transport Research Arena (TRA) 
(Athens 26 - 29 April 2012)

The Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2012 will serve to enable the exchange of knowledge among those who play an active role in the transport sector and to promote the dissemination of research findings, best practice, and application techniques that have been successfully implemented in some parts of the world

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Smart City Expo
(Barcelona 29 November - 2 December 2011)

SmartCity Expo & World Congress will bring together key speakers and representatives of the organizations with the most innovative ideas in sustainable and environmentally economic growth.

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Global Europe 2050

Global Europe 2050
(Brussels, 28 November 2011 )

Global Europe 2050 conference, organized by European Commission, is presenting the results of a European foresight expert group year-long work. The focus of this expert group was "The World and Europe up to 2050: EU policies and research priorities".

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51st ERSA Congress
(Barcelona 30 August - 3 September 2011)

The main theme of the 51st ERSA Congress organized by the European Regional Science Association, was New Challenges for European Regions and Urban Areas in a Globalised World. Besides the main theme, the congress is open for all issues concerning regional problems. 

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Connecting the city: connecting citizens
(Barcelona 2003)

The Fifth Biennial of Towns and Town Planners in Europe "Connecting the city: connecting citizens" tries to explore the spatial impact of transport and other networks suppliers of resources and tackle the challenges they create for spatial planning. 

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