Topic: Sustainability Issues and Challenges for Spatial Planning in 21st Century Cities and Regions. The 8th International Symposium (UPE 8) of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association aims to be a forum for discussing urban and environmental issues.
It's not about virtual energy, it's about real energy. And it will save you travel energy: the Virtual Energy Forum is a two day online-only event focused on how leading companies can adopt better energy management practices to cut cost, while at the same time adopting clean energy alternatives -- presenting alternative energy technologies, policies, and best practices in a live, interactive environment.
Recognized as the energy industry’s premier event, the annual WEEC is one the key opportunities of the year for end-users and decision-makers from business, industry, and government to learn about the newest technologies, hear industry’s leading experts, and network. This year’s event will cover energy efficiency, sustainable technologies, distributed generation, HVAC, building systems, facilities management, renewable technologies, energy service, and power marketplace.
The 8th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities Conference will be held January 22-24, 2009 at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
ASPO-USA hosts their fourth annual "Dialogue with the Experts," a high-level conference to discuss impacts of and responses to a peak in world oil production. ASPO Week will consist of three days of high-level energy discussions, including a pre-conference day, daytime and evening presentations, and mix & meet receptions with speakers and sponsors.
That's "pro" as in for, not as in paid for. This conference, put on by BikeWalk.org, the National Center for Bicycling and Walking, will bring together advocates, officials, planners, and others in almost a week of bike and pedestrian oriented workshops, meetings and presentations.
The Towards Carfree Cities conference series brings together people from around the world who work to promote practical alternatives to car dependence. The conference attracts professionals, advocates, and community leaders who focus on the creation of sustainable transportation systems and on the transformation of cities, towns, and villages into human-scaled environments rich in public space and community life.
"We've got nearly 2 million people living out here in the middle of the desert...maybe this is something planners should be concerned about?" Program Manager Daniel Lerch returns from the APA conference in Las Vegas, where climate change got a little more attention than last year, and peak oil barely any at all.
The Center for Energy, Environment and Economics at the New York Institute of Technology is hosting their third annual conference, titled Energy Shock and Climate Change: Sustainable Solutions for Converging Crises. A full day of speakers and panelists, including Post Carbon Cities' Daniel Lerch, will explore the issues of climate and energy uncertainty.
Presentations and reports presented at the 2007 Challenge of Global Warming and Peak Oil for Local Government conference, sponsored by the Municipal Association of Victoria (Australia), illuminate many aspects of the issue for local governments.