The 12th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference 2006

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Event Date/Time: Apr 06, 2006 End Date/Time: Apr 08, 2006
Registration Date: Mar 06, 2006
Early Registration Date: Jan 31, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 30, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Feb 28, 2006
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Invitation and Call for Papers

The Twelfth Annual
International Sustainable Development Research Conference 2006: With Special Streams on Sustainable Cities, Environmental Policy and Industrial Ecology

April 6-8, 2006 Hong Kong

Conference website: or

„X Aims and Scope
As part of the celebration for our 25th Anniversary, The Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management (CUPEM), The University of Hong Kong, in association with ERP Environment, publishers of the international journal Sustainable Development are pleased to announce the 12th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference 2006. The conference will be held at The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong on April 6-8, 2006.

We are seeking offers of papers from researchers and practitioners in the fields of sustainable development, sustainable cities, environmental policy and industrial ecology (in association with Progress in Industrial Ecology ¡V An International Journal). We are particularly interested in papers that critically assess the progress that has been made in sustainable development research and practice in terms of integrating policy studies and issues of governance and management. Papers may address any relevant area but contributors may find guidance from the list of suggested themes.

„X Suggested Themes
„« Sustainable cities
„« Definitions, concepts and implications of sustainable development
„« Ecological economics and sustainable development
„« Business and sustainable development
„« Sustainable development and urban housing
„« Sustainable development and transport
„« Environmental management and policy
„« Industrial ecology and industrial metabolism
„« Material and energy flow studies and life cycle assessment
„« Industrial symbiosis, eco-industrial parks and eco-industrial networking
„« Cleaner production
„« Global governance
„« Free trade, development and globalisation
„« Voluntary agreements
„« Networks, stakeholder management and sustainability
„« Strategies and policies for sustainable development
„« Indicators of sustainable development
„« Institutional arrangements and the practice of sustainable development
„« Planning and implementing sustainable development and Agenda 21
„« Local action for sustainable development
„« Compact city debates
„« Poverty, population and health promotion
„« Cooperation and alliances for a sustainable future
„« Public-private cooperation
„« Corporate social responsibility
„« The contribution of sustainable investments to sustainable development
„« Education and sustainable development
„« The role of women and minority groups
„« Developing country perspectives and examples

„X Abstracts
Initial abstracts of under 200 words should be uploaded to our conference website between August 1, 2005 - November 30, 2005.

„X Important Dates
„« Deadline for abstract submission: November 30, 2005
„« Notification of acceptance: December 31, 2005
„« Deadline for submission of full papers: Feburary 28, 2006
„« Deadline for early bird registration: January 31, 2006
„« Deadline for registration March 06, 2006

„X Conference Fees
„« Full fee (on or before January 31, 2006) = US$590
„« Full fee (after January 31, 2006) = US$640
„« Reduced rate for students, developing countries and NGOs (on or before January 31, 2006) = US$390
„« Reduced rate for students, developing countries and NGO (after January 31, 2006) = US$440

The conference fee includes:
„« Admission to sessions, workshops and exhibition
„« Conference materials including sample copies of relevant journals
„« Coffee/refreshments, lunch and conference dinner
„« Membership of the International Sustainable Development Society (the special conference membership subscription is US$90, the normal membership subscription is US$100)

„X International Sustainable Development Research Society

The conference in Hong Kong will see the launch of this new Society which aims to build a network of researchers interested in sustainable development. Membership includes a monthly newsletter, access to the Society website with interactive bulletin board and a complementary copy of the international journal Sustainable Development.

„X Registration
On-line registration and submission of full paper will start on the conference website from December 1, 2005. You may also send us your registration form by post or fax. Details and registration form can be found from our conference website. After your registration an invoice will be sent to you by email. Graduate and post-graduate students are kindly requested to indicate their status on the registration form. Students will be asked to show their student card as they register on the conference day. Please also indicate if you are a vegetarian or have special dietary requirements. All speakers are required to register for the conference.

„X Conference Venue and Accommodation
The conference will be held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai, Hong Kong. More detailed information about the conference venue, hotels, and reservation instructions will be available on the conference website in due course. Please note that accommodation costs are not included in the conference fee.

„X Enquiries and Contacts

For further information, please visit the conference website at: or

For enquiries, you may reach us at:

The Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management
Tel: (852) 2859-2721
Fax: (852) 2559-0468


Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong