"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
"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives"

Abba Eban

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Abstract deadline (archival) April 30, 2018
Reduced fee request April 26, 2018
Archival full paper May 30, 2018
Fees due - archival papers, reduced fee June 11, 2018
Fees due - membership waiver June 11, 2018
Visa requests and fee settlement July 12, 2018
Abstract deadline (conference) August 28, 2018
Full fee for conference papers September 03, 2018
Conference full paper September 12, 2018
Corporate fee deadline September 03, 2018
Draft online digital proceedings September 25, 2018
The Conference September 30 – October 04,2018
Final online digital proceedings November 12, 2018
Submission of papers to special issues depending on the journal


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.