Meeting 3: Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities

Marriott Chattanooga Downtown (map)

An ad hoc committee will conduct a study by using examples from metropolitan regions to understand how sustainability practices could contribute to the development, growth and regeneration of major metropolitan regions in the United States. The study will provide a paradigm that incorporates the social, economic, and environmental systems that exist in metropolitan regions that are critical in the transition to sustainable metropolitan regions. This paradigm could then serve as a blueprint for other regions with similar barriers to and opportunities for sustainable development and redevelopment. As part of its evidence-gathering process, the committee will organize a series of public data-gathering meetings in different metropolitan regions to examine issues relating to urban sustainability.

New York Scientific Data Summit (NYSDS)

New York University, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium (map)

The New York Scientific Data Summit (NYSDS) aims to accelerate data-driven discovery and innovation by bringing together researchers, developers and end-users from academia, industry, utilities and state and federal governments. Jointly organized by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Stony Brook University (SBU), and New York University (NYU). The theme of this year's conference is "Frontiers in Scientific Data."

Bristol Festival of Ideas/ Festival of the Future City

The Festival of the Future City will have a major programme of work that looks at the future city; not just in sustainable and resilient terms, though that’s a key part, but in all aspects of city life, living, working, educating, playing and developing (as these all, directly or indirectly, contribute to resilience and sustainability). This will include themes on the good city; the smart city; the art city; the creative city; the media city; the city of education; higher education and medicine in city economies and life. It will look at ageing city populations; cities for all citizens; house prices and impact on culture; immigration and the city; the city builders of the future; fairness and the city; inequality and the city; culture and the city; legibility and cities; playable cities; city philanthropy; financing the future city; media and the future city; the smart city; technology, privacy and security issues; and more.