5th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning (Sustainable Developm)
|Event Date/Time: Jul 12, 2011||End Date/Time: Jul 14, 2011|
The conference addresses the subject of regional development in an integrated way as well as in accordance with the principles of sustainability. It has become apparent that planners, environmentalists, architects, engineers, policy makers and economists have to work together in order to ensure that planning and development can meet our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations.
In recent years there has been an increase in spatial problems in many countries that has led to planning crises. Planning problems are often connected with uneven development, deterioration of the quality of urban life and destruction of the environment. The increasing urbanisation of the world coupled with the global issues of environmental pollution, resources shortages and economic restructuring are leading to major crises.
Problems of environmental management and planning are not restricted to urban areas. Environments such as rural areas, forests, coastal regions and mountains face their own problems that require urgent solutions in order to avoid irreversible damage. The use of modern technologies in planning give us new potential to monitor and prevent environmental degradation.
Conference topics include;
- City planning
- Regional planning
- Social and political issues
- Sustainability in the built environment
- Rural developments
- Cultural heritage
- Ecosystems analysis, protection and remediation
- Environmental management
- Environmental impact assessment
- Indicators of sustainability
- Sustainable solutions in developing countries
- Sustainable tourism
- Waste management
- Flood risk management
- Resources management
- Industrial developments