Scope of the ICSU 2010

Papers relating to all aspects of sustainable development, operation and management of urban areas are invited and papers directly addressing issues created by urbanization are particularly welcome. The following topics grouped under three sub-themes are not exhaustive and papers which fall within the general theme of sustainable urbanization will be considered for presentation and for publication in the conference proceedings.


  • Urban planning for sustainability
  • Urban informatics for sustainability
  • Management of urban systems
  • Life-cycle engineering of urban infrastructure
  • Land economics for urban development
  • Sustainable urban buildings
  • Sustainable urban housing provision
  • Sustainable urban transportation
  • Urban safety and security
  • Transition from rural to urban living
  • Healthy and quality urban living
  • New concepts for urban sustainability


  • Climate change and its effects
  • Effect of urbanization on environment
  • Monitoring of environmental changes
  • Urban pollution control
  • Urban noise control
  • Healthy indoor environment
  • Urban wastes treatment and recycling
  • Conservation and reuse


  • Efficient use of energy in the built environment
  • Energy efficient design of urban infrastructure
  • Energy efficient transportation
  • District energy systems
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Alternative energy technologies


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