Coastal Cities Summit 2012

Coastal ecosystems are among the most productive on earth; approximately 2.8 billion people – over 40% of the total global population – live in coastal cities. We face significant present and future challenges in managing the natural assets of coastal regions as the planet’s population is projected to reach over eight billion people by 2050. This has significant implications for the coastal environment, for ecosystem stability, human health, and sustaining economic vitality. Invaluable ecosystem, societal, and economic assets need to be considered carefully in balance with coastal development, urban sprawl, and coastal pollution

It is with this in mind that the Coastal Cities Summit 2012 would take place. The following themes will be explored in the context of global climate change:
1. Budgeting for Smart Development under a Changing Climate
2. Urbanization, Population Growth and Vulnerable Communities
3. Maritime and Port Security
4. Coastal Energy Alternatives

So who should attend?
Local city leaders and policy makers, scientists, practitioners, NGOs, graduate and undergraduate students, and the public concerned about coastal cities and regions. The organizing committee hopes to offer AICP CEUs, CLEs, and other relevant CEU.

Call for Abstracts, Workshops & Session Topics is open until October 30st 2011!

Emphasis is made on case studies, best practices, and solutions in the following thematic areas:
1. Budgeting for Smart Development under a Changing Climate
2. Coastal and Port Security
3. Coastal Energy Alternatives
4. Urbanization, Population Growth and Vulnerable Communities

Presentations and workshops should address one or more of the following:
· Environmental Challenges (e.g., natural disasters; man-made disasters; global climate change impacts, conservation of natural resources, environmental degradation )
· Social Challenges (e.g., population growth; vulnerable communities; societal fragmentations)
· Economic Challenges (e.g., public budgets; private expenditures; income-generating sources)
· Public Policy Challenges (e.g., maritime and port security; infrastructure; freshwater and sanitation; resource management; social policy)

Types of submissions:
1. Proposals for panels, workshop sessions and session leads.
2. Abstracts for individual presentations focusing on case studies highlighting solutions.
3. Keynote, Plenary, and Panel Sessions.
4. Posters

Submissions should not be more than 250 words for individuals or 800 words for panels and workshops.  Include contact information (name, affiliation, address, phone, and email) for individual participants. Also include experience that you will bring to that session.

For more information, please follow the link below.

Start date: 
Monday, April 22, 2019
End date: 
Monday, April 22, 2019