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

Abba Eban
"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

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Mondello is on Palermo's urban bus network, the service being guaranteed by AMAT. Standard tickets for AMAT city buses have a 1.40 Euros cost (one way) and are valid to reach Mondello. Other ticket types are available here: amat.pa.it/biglietti (in Italian).

Bus no. 806 connects Piazza Don Luigi Sturzo (in the city center, very close to Politeama theathre) to Mondello, with a variable frequency (ranging between 15 and 30 minutes) depending on the period of the year and the hour of the day. Bus no. 806 stops at Teti station which is 700 m from the conference venue.

Timetables available here: amat.pa.it (in Italian). You can also use Moovit transit app: moovit.com

Shuttle bus

A shuttle bus will be available, with one daily run from Palermo centre to the Conference venue in the morning, approximately 1 h before the beginning of registration and morning sessions, and one daily run back from the Conference venue to the city centre 5-10 minutes after the last conference activity (session or panel).

From Palermo city centre (Piazza Sturzo) to the Conference venue:

  • Monday: 7:15
  • Tuesday-Thursday: 7:30

From the Conference venue to the city centre (Piazza Sturzo):
  • Monday, Wednesday: 20:10
  • Tuesday: 14:00 (one of the tour buses will stop at Piazza Sturzo)
  • Thursday: 15:30


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