The International Conference on Evolving Cities (ICEC2021) took place as a hybrid event (with both online and in-person delegates) in Southampton, UK from 22-24 September 2021. It brought together leading academics, policymakers, and industrialist to debate the role of cities in development, addressing climate change impacts and accelerating our transition to net-zero carbon. Over the course of three days, there were 11 keynotes, 49 oral presentations and 9 posters by delegates from 38 organisations from 19 countries. The themes of ICEC2021, facilitated debate in the most pressing areas facing cities. ICEC2021 was also part of the COP26 supporting events. This document covers the first Volume of submitted peer-reviewed papers for the 2nd International Conference on Evolving Cities (ICEC2021). Articles for Volume 2 are currently under review and will be published soon.
The 3rd International Conference on Evolving Cities (ICEC 2022) had over 150 delegates who participated either online and in-person. The conference chairs would like to take this opportunity to thank the participants for helping to make ICEC 2022 a success.
In the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27 conference in Egypt), ICEC 2022 brought together leading academics, policy-makers, regional and non-governmental organisations and the private sector to debate the major role of cities in tackling the climate crisis and accelerating the transition to net-zero carbon. These issues are reflected in the below conference themes.
Over the course of the three days of the ICEC2022, there were 11 keynotes, 48 oral presentations and 10 posters by delegates from over 60 international and national organisations. Session topics covered planning and policy, low carbon comfort, artificial intelligence, modelling and local/community/municipal responses and solutions to sustainability targets. Participants were able to discuss ways to develop multi-stakeholder partnerships and implement innovative solutions to propel our cities towards healthier and low carbon pathways.
The 4th International Conference on Evolving Cities and Towns (ICEC 2023) took place as a hybrid event with over 150 delegates joining in-person and online at the University of Southampton, UK from the 12th – 14th September 2023. The conference chairs would like to take this opportunity to thank the participants for helping to make ICEC2023 a success.
Over the course of the three days, there were 4 panels including 16 panelists 3 keynotes, 58 oral presentations and 8 posters by delegates from international and national organisations (see ICEC 2023 Book of Abstracts). Day 1 covered collaboration and co-creation with talks around co-design and civic engagement followed by a panel and a collaborative participatory budgeting game. Day 2 focused on frameworks for flourishing with parallel sessions on liveability, cityscapes of change, human-centric equitable infrastructure and energy systems alongisde 2 panels. The conference concluded with talks on inovations in flexibility and retrofitting accompanied by an interactive interview with a Southampton MP and a panle on inspiring change and urban transformation. Over the three days participants were able to discuss ways to develop multi-stakeholder partnerships and implement innovative solutions to propel cities and towns towards healthier and low carbon pathways.