"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

"Then I say the Earth belongs to each generation during its course, fully and in its right no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its existence"

Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789




Abstract deadline (archival) December 23, 2019
Reduced fee request January 13, 2020
Archival full paper January 31, 2020
Fees due – archival papers, reduced fee February 7, 2020
Fees due – archival papers in Special Session February 7, 2020
Fees due – membership waiver February 7, 2020
Visa requests and visa fee settlement February 7, 2020
Abstract deadline (conference paper) February 16, 2020
Full fee for conference papers in Special Session February 11, 2020
Full fee for conference papers March 4, 2020
Conference full paper March 15, 2020
Corporate fee deadline February 28, 2020
Draft online digital proceedings March 26, 2020
The Conference  April 6-9, 2020
Final online digital proceedings June 17, 2020
Submission of papers to special issues depending on the journal, but most of special issues will be open only from October 1, 2020



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.