"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
"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
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Abstract deadline (archival) extended to February 15, 2017
Reduced fee request April 14, 2017
Archival full paper April 20, 2017
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Abstract deadline (conference) August 30, 2017
Full fee for conference papers September 4, 2017
Conference full paper September 15, 2017
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Draft online digital proceedings September 27, 2017
The Conference October 4-8, 2017
Final online digital proceedings November 15, 2017
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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.