Cities And Climate Conference 2017

19-21 September 2017, Potsdam (Germany)

Cities are one major focal point of human culture, the global population further consolidates into cities and in parallel they are major emitters and therefore a relevant component of the global climate problem. While cities are characterised by an overwhelming complexity they are also threatened by climate impacts. Thus, it is a challenge to develop cities into entities, which consume fewer resources, emit less CO2 and pollution, be more resilient to the impacts of climate change, and be more sustainable in general.

However, there are potential synergies and conflicts in the objectives of mitigation, adaptation, and sustainability strategies. These are no more vivid than in urban areas, where they play out through land use, infrastructure systems, and the built environment.

This conference will explore the latest advances in research and practice addressing climate change in cities, including issues of infrastructure, planning, governance, economics of adaptation, risk management, and their possible trade-offs and synergies with mitigation and sustainability objectives. Invited speakers will complement the conference program.

“Cities and Climate Conference 2017” is the final conference of the RAMSES project and open to submissions from all relevant fields. RAMSES stands for Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for citiES. Science for cities in transition.

Important Information


Call for Abstracts

 15 April - 25 June 2017

Notification of acceptance

 15 July 2017

Submission of final papers  (optional)     

 31 August 2017

Early registration ends

 15 July 2017

Registration ends

 15 August 2017





Conference fee:

Early registration: €200 

Late registration: €250

Student registration: €100 


Local Organising Committee

Diego Rybski

Christiane Walter

Jürgen P. Kropp

Ephraim Broschkowski


Abstract submission now open! 

Conference flyer

Registration is now open!

Source: RAMSES

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat. 

Start date: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
End date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017