6th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning (Sustainable Developm)

Venue: Iberostar Kipriotis Panorama & Suites

Location: Kos, Greece

Event Date/Time: May 27, 2013 End Date/Time: May 29, 2013
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The sixth International conference on Sustainable Development and Planning builds upon a series that started in 2003 in Skiathos (Greece), and continued with another four meetings in Bologna (2005), the Algarve (2007), Cyprus (2009) and the New Forest, UK (2011).

Sustainable Development and Planning 2013 aims to bring together scientists and other stakeholders from across the globe to discuss the latest scientific advances in the field, as well as to seek and highlight developments in managerial strategies and assessment tools for policy and decision makers.

The conference addresses the subjects 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 many countries there has been an increase in spatial problems that has lead 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 shortage 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 gives us new potential to monitor and prevent environmental degradation.


85300 Psalidi Kos Dodecanese Greece

Additional Information

Topics include: Regional planning City planning Sustainability and the built environment Cultural heritage Environmental management Resources management Social and political issues Rural developments Sustainable solutions in developing countries Transportation Energy resources Environmental economics Delegates attending Sustainable Development and Planning 2013 will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for possible publication in the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning , one of the Journals edited by the Wessex Institute. Papers presented at Sustainable Development and Planning 2013 will appear in a volume of WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (ISSN: 1746-448X, Digital ISSN: 1743-3541).