"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987

"If there are to be problems, may they come during my life-time so that I can resolve them and give my children the chance of a good life."

Kenyan proverb


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Paper deadlines
Archival abstract submission - final deadline July 5th, 2023
Archival manuscript upload July 31st, 2023
Abstract (conference paper) in Special session October 16th, 2023
Abstract (conference paper) December 1st, 2023
Conference full paper December 15th, 2023
Payment deadlines
Reduced fee for all papers (obligatory to request)* September 6th, 2023
Full fee for archival papers September 6th, 2023
Visa fee settlement October 15th, 2023
Full fee for conference papers in Special Session November 15th, 2023
Sponsorship package fee December 14th, 2023
Full fee for conference papers December 14th, 2023
Other deadlines
*Request for reduced fee August 2nd, 2023
Membership waiver registration October 14th, 2023
Visa request October 15th, 2023
Top up to regular onsite fee December 14th, 2023
Fee type changes, cancellations December 14th, 2023
Final online digital proceedings January 29th, 2024
Submissions of papers to special issues depending on the journal
Conference starts January 14th, 2024
Conference ends** January 17th, 2024
** check the schedule page (when available) for more details

Benchmarking the performance of cities across energy, water and environment systems
related metrics presents an opportunity to trigger policy learning, action, and cooperation to bring cities closer to sustainable development.