Int. J. of Energy Prod. & Mgmt., Vol. 6, No. 1 (2021)
With the main objective to preserve our delegates’ well-being, but also with the belief that the scientific community should not be stopped, WIT decided that Sustainable City 2020 should not take place as scheduled in Rome, Italy, but take place as an online event instead.
The conference was organised by the Wessex Institute, UK, represented by Professor Giorgio Passerini, of the Marche Polytechnic University, Italy and Member of the WIT Board of Directors and by the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Italy, represented by Professor Stefano Ricci.
The conference, which started in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2000, is well-established and always attracts a wide international spread of delegates.
The Sustainable City Conference addresses the multidisciplinary components of urban planning, the challenges presented by the increasing size of the cities, the number of resources required and the complexity of modern society.
The conference was opened with a presentation of the Wessex Institute followed by an opening address by the Conference Chairman, Professor Stefano Ricci, to the Sustainable City Conference Series, welcoming delegates to this year’s online event.
There were a series of invited lectures on advanced topics of research and applications, as follows:
“Temporary transformations to access and experience sustainable city public spaces”, Danila Longo, University of Bologna, Italy
"Methods to generate an expected turning traffic flow matrix for road junction analysis", Antonio Pratelli, University of Pisa, Italy
“The future of dwelling: rocking the house-boat”, Camilo Cerro, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
“Urban tools and good practices: realizing sustainable public spaces”, Marichela Sepe, University of Naples, Italy
“Preservation of company towns in Mexico”, Alejandro Acosta Collazo, Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, Mexico