Sustainable Built Environment 2016 - Towards Post-Carbon Cities


18 February 2016 to 19 February 2016


Turin, Italy

The conference “Toward Post-Carbon Cities” will be held in Turin on 18-19 February 2015. The Conference is organized by Politecnico di Torino in the person of Patrizia Lombardi, iiSBE Italia in the person of Andrea Moro, in collaboration with the City of Torino.

New abstract deadline: Friday, the 2nd of October 2015 - SBE16 Torino. By popular request, we have extended the deadline to submit your 250 words abstract to SBE16 Torino!

The event is free for all students, including PhDs.

SUBMIT your 250 words abstract

Key dates

  • 2 October 2015: Abstract submission [updated]
  • 30 October 2015: Acceptance notification [updated]
  • 31 December 2015: Paper submission
  • 18-19 February 2016: Conference
  • 18 March 2016: Revised paper submission
  • 15 April 2016: Publishing of proceedings

Transition toward “post-carbon city” imposes new paradigms in the policy makers agenda. It requires a burst in the carbon-dependency of our urban systems, which has lead to current high levels of greenhouse gases. There is the need for the establishment of new types of cities that are low-carbon as well as environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. In the current transition, new uncertainties and vulnerabilities of cities are emerging, that require an holistic evaluation approach and new integrated collaborative methods and tools with the aim at assisting urban planners, built environment stakeholders and policy makers in their efforts to plan, design and manage post-carbon cities.

To better understand the current situation, the conference “Toward Post-Carbon Cities” will cover several specific themes:

  • strategies for sustainable urban development;
  • sustainable university campus;
  • methods and tools for assessment;
  • decision making methods and tools at urban scale;
  • policies and regulations for a sustainable built environment;
  • training and education;
  • sustainable urban districts retrofitting;
  • sustainable districts: case studies.