Sustainable Development and Planning 2018

Development and planning issues, which affect both rural and urban areas, are present in all areas of the world. The acceleration of urbanization has led to environmental degradation and loss of quality of life. Urban development can also worsen the problems faced by rural areas, such as forests, mountainous regions, coastal areas and many others. Taking into account the interaction between different regions and developing new methodologies for monitoring, planning and implementing innovative strategies can offer solutions to mitigate environmental pollution and unsustainable use of available resources.

Planners, environmentalists, architects, engineers, policymakers, and economists need to work together to ensure that planning and sustainable development can meet our current needs without compromising the capacity of future generations.

Energy-saving and environmentally friendly construction approaches have become an important part of modern development, with particular emphasis on optimizing resources. Planning plays a key role in ensuring that these solutions, as well as new materials and processes, are incorporated as efficiently as possible.

The Sustainable Development and Planning 2018 conference will bring together academics, policy makers, practitioners and other stakeholders from around the world to discuss the latest developments in this field. The conference will discuss new academic findings and their application to planning and development strategies, assessment tools and decision-making processes.

Some of the Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at the conference.

  • Regional planning
  • City planning
  • Sustainability and the built environment
  • Cultural heritage
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental policies and planning
  • Education for sustainable development
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Resources management
  • Impact assessment of urban expansion
  • Sustainable supply chains
  • Rural developments
  • Sustainable solutions in emerging countries
  • Transportation
  • Energy resources and savings
  • Urban utility networks
  • Climate change
  • Urban mining
  • Urban architecture
  • Waste management

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International Low Impact Development Conference

The International Low Impact Development Conference highlights interdisciplinary practice, research and implementation of Low Impact Development (LID), Green Infrastructure (GI), Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD). The focus will be on using our past and present knowledge of LID to refine management programs, design practice, and operation and maintenance in the future.

The Conference is organized by members of the ASCE-EWRI Urban Water Resources Research Council who are leaders in the development of LIDs and green infrastructure technology. This conference provides a national forum to present the latest developments, technologies and case studies related to LID and green infrastructure technology. The International LID Conference will highlight new and ongoing work that includes research, development, and community adoption of LIDs throughout the United States and internationally.


1° Congreso Argentino de ASAGAI

The Argentine Association of Geology Applied to Engineering (ASAGAI), Argentine National Group of the International Association for Engineering and the Environment (IAEG), invites you to participate in the Congress to be held on 22, 23 and 24 August 2018 in the city of San Luis, in the province of the same name.

The Association, created in 1975, organized in September 1981 the First Symposium of Geology Applied to Engineering and after the XI Symposium of Geology Applied to Engineering and the Environment, held in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires in 2015, decided that the event organized every three years modify its name according to the hierarchy that it has reached over time.

It is a new stage that is opening up, that of the ASAGAI congresses, with the particularity that the first one will take place in the same area as the 1981 Symposium: the City of San Luis.

Geology Applied to Engineering is defined in the statute of the International Association for Engineering and the Environment (IAEG) as “the science of research, study and solution of environmental and engineering problems arising as a result of the interaction between geology and human activities and works, as well as of the prediction and development of measures to anticipate or correct geological hazards”.

Geology Applied to Engineering includes: “the definition of the geomorphology, structure, stratigraphy, lithology and aquifers of geological formations, the chemical and hydraulic properties of all materials involved in construction, resource extraction and environmental modification; the assessment of the hydrological and mechanical behaviour of soils and rocky massifs; the prediction of changes in the above properties over time; the determination of the parameters to be taken into account in the analysis of the stability of engineering works and land; the maintenance and improvement of the environmental condition of the land”.