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News 14th edition of Ecocity World Summit- 27-29 September 2021

Leading international experts, thousands of innovators, researchers, engineers, designers, policy makers, environmentalists, teachers and students will meet on 27-29 September 2021 online and in-person in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Ecocity 2021 will feature a wide range of sessions, workshops, fieldtrips and other learning opportunities in an innovative hybrid format, showcasing the latest research and developments in urban design and city transformation practices.

Abstract Submission Deadline for all topics: Tuesday, 2 March 2021, midnight CET (23:59).

Abstract Topics

  • Urban ecology
  • Water and ecology as urban conditions
  • Nature-driven urbanism
  • Nature-inclusive design & planning
  • Balancing the urban and the natural
  • Birds, insects and flowers first
  • Measuring biodiversity in urban environments
  • Bridging the urban-rural divide
  • Urban forestry
  • Food forests
  • (urban) Landscape management approaches and monitoring
  • Green infrastructure
  • Biocultural diversity
  • Systems approaches to urban change
  • (Re)vitalizing urban soils
  • Solutions for competing underground infrastructures.
  • Topics that are not mentioned here but are in this field of research are welcome!





Circular City
  • Low-carbon & renewable energy systems
  • Circular water
  • Energy efficiency & residual energy use
  • Biobased materials and products
  • Reuse and recycling of materials and products (Cross laminated timber etc.)
  • Phosphorus, urban landscape system and the built environment
  • Nitrogen, urban landscape system and the built environment
  • Sustainable food systems
  • Material passports, assessments and classifications
  • Urban metabolism and urban homeostasis
  • Measuring circularity and the circular economy
  • Food-energy-water-space nexus
  • Topics that are not mentioned here but are in this field of research are welcome!





Healthy City
  • Clean and healthy air, water and soil
  • Reducing noise pollution
  • Nature inclusiveness and the effect on people’s health
  • Informal communities
  • Equity & social inclusion
  • Social-ecological inclusive urbanism
  • City-regional food system and local diets
  • Heat island effects, heat waves, resilience and health
  • Resilience in the built environment to COVID-19 and other virus infections
  • Biking, walking and health
  • Topics that are not mentioned here but are in this field of research are welcome





Resilient City
  • Resilient coastal landscapes and urban deltas (delta urbanism)
  • Resilient port and harbour transformations
  • Resilient communities
  • Adaptive urban landscape planning and design
  • Nature-based solutions linked to urban design and resilient urban development
  • Designing green space in high-density environments
  • Critical infrastructure and extreme events
  • Landscape-based regional urban development and climate adaptation
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Topics that are not mentioned here but are in this field of research are welcome!





Cross-cutting theme - Governance & transitions
  • Transformation processes: governance and economics
  • ICTs and data monitoring data and internet of things
  • Education, communication and awareness
  • Participation & co-creating urban transformations
  • Integrating disciplines and knowledge sectors with new thinking and innovation
  • The Cross-cutting themes should be linked to one of the other four main themes to make it cross-cutting!

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Geographical coverage Netherlands,
News date 01/02/2021
Working language(s) ENGLISH