SDRN Events

Find details about upcoming and past events relevant to sustainability research and policy here. Use the left sidebar to explore events by theme.

Seventh International Symposium on Energy

By Robert Lyons on 27th March 2017
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Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 17:30 to Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 17:00

Manchester

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 17:30 to 21:00

London

More than half of the 7.5 billion people on the planet now live in cities. Air pollution, overburdened infrastructure, biodiversity loss, and climate change currently threaten sustainable urban growth. How can we meet the needs of growing urban populations without sacrificing the natural environment and future sustainability?

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Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 13:30 to 17:30

London

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 09:30 to 19:00

London

This year's LowCVP annual conference will coincide with the publication of new transport and environment strategies for the capital. It will focus on how city-level policy needs to adapt to tackle the twin challenges of climate change and air pollution in an era of ‘mobility revolution’.

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Cities - adaptation without mitigation is immoral

By Robert Lyons on 17th May 2017
Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:30

London

From growing populations, climate change, environmental risks and increasing dependencies of infrastructure systems, an invited expert panel will debate some of the most pressing challenges of the 21st Century; and consider how we can create and manage truly sustainable cities.  

Smart Sustainable Cities 2017 – Viable Solutions

By Robert Lyons on 14th March 2017
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 09:00 to 18:30

Utrecht

Urban greenspace – space for nature and people?

By Robert Lyons on 11th April 2017
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 16:30 to 19:30

London

This first joint BES Scottish Policy Group and ESCom Scotland event will discuss whether urban greenspace in Scotland is meeting our social, economic and biodiversity needs. Are the provision and management of greenspace on track to contribute to the delivery of our Biodiversity 2020 priority aims?

Healthy Buildings Conference and Expo 2017

By Robert Lyons on 17th January 2017
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 09:00 to 17:00

This Conference and Expo will explore the extent to which careful product selection can have a positive influence on occupant health. The Conference is particularly aimed at architects, designers and product specifiers, but is highly relevant to building clients, policy makers and product suppliers. The event should also appeal to anyone with an interest in the relationship between buildings and human health.

Smart Cities UK Conference 2017

By Robert Lyons on 17th January 2017
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 08:30 to Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 15:45

London

Across the UK we are seeing more and more examples of smart city transformation. Key 'smart' sectors utilised by such Cities include transport, energy, health care, water and waste. Against the current background of economic, social, security and technological changes caused by the globalization and the integration process, cities in the UK face the challenge of combining competitiveness and sustainable urban development simultaneously.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:00 to 17:30

County Hall, Westminster, London

Post Brexit, there is an emerging policy direction that puts infrastructure investment in the centre of an activist fiscal policy and the re-invention of industrial strategy. This is all framed around delivering fairness and inclusion to heal the social chasm revealed by the Brexit vote. 

This raises a huge range of new questions for infrastructure policy makers, strategists and deliverers such as:

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