4TH URBENVIRON INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT NITERÓI 2010


Niteroi, Brazil - October 18-21, 2010

 

THE SEMINAR

Sustainable Cities for the New Millennium

International seminars belong to the strategic activities of the URBENVIRON International Association for Environmental Planning and Management (www.urbenviron.org) and gathers scientists, scholars, planners, policy makers, students and citizens in general around the knowledge production and the exchange of information and experiences about a previously defined theme, before each biennial Congress.

 

In line with the Urbenviron Congress Cairo 2011, this 4th International Seminar on Environmental Planning and Management – Urbenviron NITEROI 2010 – focuses SUSTAINABLE CITIES FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM.

 

The Seminar is hosted by the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) under organizational responsibility of the School of Engineering and the URBENVIRON Association.

 

VENUE
School of Engineering of the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Rua Passo da Pátria 156, Bl. “D”, 3rd floor, Niterói - RJ, Brazil.

 

COORDINATORS
Anna Virginia Muniz Machado, Fluminense Federal University
Ana Lúcia Torres Seroa da Mota, Fluminense Federal University
Sueli Corrêa de Faria, Urbenviron International Association

 

LANGUAGE
English

 

PROCEEDINGS
Full papers will be published in the ISBN registered Seminar Proceedings. Important to be noticed:
• Best papers are intended to be published by the Emerald's International Journal Management of Environmental Quality (MEQ), ISSN: 1477-7835.

 

BEST POSTER AWARD
by URBENVIRON International Association for Environmental Planning and Management.

 

DISCUSSION TOPICS

1) Environmental Governance at the Local Level:
- Theoretical approaches and methods 
- Challenges of environmental governance
- Social determinants of environmental governance
- Institutional organization, political tradition and local context 
- Regulatory framework
- Urban planning as an instrument of local governance
- Capacity development of local authorities and civil society organizations
- Successful experiences

2) Planning for Vulnerabilities:
- Theory and models for sustainable cities: eco-village, low carbon city, and others
- Sustainable urbanization: concepts and implementation
- Methods of environmental planning
- Environmental risks: assessment, responses and information
- Sustainable infrastructures, green technologies, eco-technologies

3) Energy and cities sustainability:

-  Energy management
-  Alternative sources, new technologies
- Successful experiences
- Networking on sustainable energy

4) Water Management:
- Water resources management 
- Regulatory framework
- Policies and evaluation studies
- River basin territorial planning
- Successful experiences
- Networking on water management

5) Environmental Sanitation:

- Water supply, water treatment, water distribution
- Urban wastewater treatment, disposal, reuse and sludge management
- Solid waste collection, treatment, disposal, recycling, reuse and recovery
- Local and regional environmental sanitation planning 
- Urban drainage
- Soil contamination, brown fields
- Successful experiences
- Networking on environmental sanitation.