EcoDesign 2015: 9th Intl Symp on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing (Dec 2015, Tokyo Japan)

Dates: 2-4 December 2015
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 April 2015

The purpose of EcoDesign 2015 is to bring together worldwide professionals interested in advancing the state of the art in EcoDesign for exchanging knowledge that encompasses a broad range of disciplines among various distinct communities.

In the EcoDesign 2015, the latest issues on EcoDesign are discussed. Professionals from industry, research laboratories, consulting, government, and academia are encouraged to attend.

See the website for further details.

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (Dec 2014, San Francisco USA)

Dates: 15-18 December 2014
Location: San Francisco, USA
Website: Abstracts submission website
Deadline for submissions on abstracts: 6 August 2014

NOTE: Although targeted primarily at scientists, I am posting this CFP because it relates to policy and organizational design, decision-making, and other areas of interest to designers and design researchers.

The Union of Concerned Scientists is seeking abstracts for three symposia at this year’s American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting from December 15-18 in San Francisco. I hope that you and other members of the UCS Science Network will consider submitting an abstract.

If you are attending or interested in attending AGU this December, please review the sessions below. All abstract submissions are due by August 6.

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Conference on Product Lifetimes And The Environment (PLATE) June 2015, Nottingham (UK)

Dates: 17-19 June 2015
Location: Nottingham UK
Deadline for submissions: 8 September 2014


Call for Papers 

Nottingham Trent University is pleased to be hosting the first international conference to examine Product Lifetimes and the Environment in the context of sustainability. This ground breaking event will include keynote presentations, discussion, debate and workshops, an exhibition and gallery of artefacts, and a gala dinner.

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SESDE 2013: The International Workshop on Simulation for Energy, Sustainable Development & Environment


The International Workshop on Simulation for Energy, Sustainable Development & Environment (SESDE 2013)

September 23-25, 2013
Athens, Greece

Key Dates
Extended Abstracts, April 15h 2013
Acceptance Notification, May 15th 2013
Camera Ready Papers, June 15th 2013

ISI Indexing

The SESDE  proceedings will  be submitted to Thomson ISI.

Workshop Aims
The International Workshop on Simulation for Energy, Sustainable Development & Environment (SESDE2013) is focusing on using M&S in applications related to Energy, Sustainability and Environmental Issues.
Scientists and Subject Matter Experts in these sectors are invited to present innovative papers. The application of M&S to this sector represents a major opportunity considering the nature of the complex systems related to these issues that need to be studied and analyzed.
Topics of interest

• Climate change
• Conservation
• Energy
• Environmental degradation
• Environmental health
• Genetic engineering
• Intensive farming
• Land degradation
• Soil
• Land use
• Nanotechnology
• Nuclear issues
• Overpopulation
• Ozone depletion
• Pollution
• Water pollution
• Air pollution
• Reservoirs
• Resource depletion
• Consumerism
• Fishing
• Logging
• Mining
• Toxins
• Sustainability
• Transportations
• Waste

Detailed topics description and current list of tracks/workshops at

Contact and Information
For further information please contact Alberto Tremori (, Francesco Longo ( or 

We look forward to welcoming you in Athens, Greece

Best Regards,

SESDE 2013 Organization Committee

3rd Intl Conf on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses (July 2011, Brazil)

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
21-22 July 2011
Deadline for abstracts: 14 June 2011

The Climate Change Conference and its companion journal are devoted to any person with an interest in, and concern for, scientific, policy and strategic perspectives on climate change. This conference examines evidence of climate change, its natural and human causes, its ecosystemic impacts and its human effects.

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8th Intl Conf on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability (Jan 2012, Vancouver Canada)

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
10-12 January 2012
Deadline for abstracts: 19 May 2011

This year’s Sustainability Conference will take place in Vancouver, Canada at the University of British Columbia, Robson Square. A satellite campus of the University of British Columbia, UBC Robson Square is located in downtown Vancouver.  The largest city on Canada’s west coast, Vancouver is dedicated to incorporating sustainability in all of its practices, making it the ideal city to discuss the themes of the conference.

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The Death and Life of “Social Factors” (Apr 2011, California)

The Death and Life of “Social Factors”
Reexamining Behavioral and Cultural Research in Environmental Design
College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA
April 29 – May 1, 2011
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 November 2010

Ever since William Whyte observed New Yorkers taking lunch breaks in urban plazas and Amos Rapoport demonstrated the role of social and cultural factors in shaping traditional houses, research on the two-way relationship between people and the environment has been part of the field of environmental design, including architecture, landscape architecture, and planning. This interest in the social quality of space has been taken up by many different researchers, from New Urbanists to sociologists such as Elizabeth Shove and Simon Guy. Meanwhile, theoretical and methodological developments in our field, such as Clare Cooper Marcus’s study on Easter Hill Village or Christopher Alexander’s pattern language, set grounds for our own and other disciplines, respectively. Throughout the last 40 years, psychologists, behaviorists, sociologists, anthropologists, and historians, among others, have contributed to a body of knowledge applicable to design at many scales through a broad spectrum of methodological and theoretical orientations.

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