Abstract Topics

Abstract Topics

BiodiverCity
  • Urban ecology
  • Water and ecology as urban conditions
  • Nature-driven urbanism
  • Nature-inclusive design & planning
  • Balancing the urban and the natural
  • Birds, insects and flowers first
  • Measuring biodiversity in urban environments
  • Bridging the urban-rural divide
  • Urban forestry
  • Food forests
  • (urban) Landscape management approaches and monitoring
  • Green infrastructure
  • Biocultural diversity
  • Systems approaches to urban change
  • (Re)vitalizing urban soils
  • Solutions for competing underground infrastructures.
  • Topics that are not mentioned here but are in this field of research are welcome!

Circular City
  • Low-carbon & renewable energy systems
  • Circular water
  • Energy efficiency & residual energy use
  • Biobased materials and products
  • Reuse and recycling of materials and products (Cross laminated timber etc.)
  • Phosphorus, urban landscape system and the built environment
  • Nitrogen, urban landscape system and the built environment
  • Sustainable food systems
  • Material passports, assessments and classifications
  • Urban metabolism and urban homeostasis
  • Measuring circularity and the circular economy
  • Food-energy-water-space nexus
  • Topics that are not mentioned here but are in this field of research are welcome!

Healthy City
  • Clean and healthy air, water and soil
  • Reducing noise pollution
  • Nature inclusiveness and the effect on people’s health
  • Informal communities
  • Equity & social inclusion
  • Social-ecological inclusive urbanism
  • City-regional food system and local diets
  • Heat island effects, heat waves, resilience and health
  • Resilience in the built environment to COVID-19 and other virus infections
  • Biking, walking and health
  • Topics that are not mentioned here but are in this field of research are welcome

Resilient City
  • Resilient coastal landscapes and urban deltas (delta urbanism)
  • Resilient port and harbour transformations
  • Resilient communities
  • Adaptive urban landscape planning and design
  • Nature-based solutions linked to urban design and resilient urban development
  • Designing green space in high-density environments
  • Critical infrastructure and extreme events
  • Landscape-based regional urban development and climate adaptation
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Topics that are not mentioned here but are in this field of research are welcome!

Cross-cutting theme - Governance & transitions
  • Transformation processes: governance and economics
  • ICTs and data monitoring data and internet of things
  • Education, communication and awareness
  • Participation & co-creating urban transformations
  • Integrating disciplines and knowledge sectors with new thinking and innovation
  • The Cross-cutting themes should be linked to one of the other four main themes to make it cross-cutting!