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Conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions 2019 – call for proposals

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The call for abstracts for the 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions 2019 (SSPCR 2019) is finally open.


Following the success of the last years, Eurac Research is organizing a new edition that will be held on December 9-13, 2019 in Bolzano (Italy), with a theme of “Turning visionary approaches into planning policies and tools”.


SSPCR 2019 aims to answer the question on how can we maximize the impact of academic research, the scaling-up and replicability opportunities of pilot projects, and the added value of local bottom-up initiatives, in relation to complex challenges posed by the smart city/region approach?


Therefore, building projects that wish to put their work in a larger (urban or regional scale) will find in this conference the right audience.


The call for proposals is articulated in six thematic tracks:


Track 1 - shaping the climate and energy transition: clean energy and robust systems for all

Track 2 - urban (big) data: challenges for information retrieval and knowledge discovery

Track 3 - new value propositions in times of urban innovation ecosystems and sharing economies

Track 4 - dissolving borders: towards integrated territorial approaches, from smart cities to smart regions

Track 5 - thriving governance and citizenship in a smart world: environments and approaches fostering engagement and collaborative action

Track 6 - future mobility: autonomous vehicles or empowered pedestrians and cyclists?


Deadline for proposals submission: July 15, 2019


After the conference, the Scientific Committee will review submitted papers and select those worthy of publication. The conference proceedings are published by SPRINGER and indexed in SCOPUS database. Open Access publication option will be available.


See Results of SSPCR 2015 and Results of SSPCR 2017 as an example.


For more information, please visit the conference website at