The 9th annual edition of Sustainable Places (SP2021) will be a hybrid event, from 28th September to 1st October, with the in-person sessions to be hosted in Rome, Italy.
SP2021 is gathering more than 150 European projects representing €850 million in R&D and 1500 research performing organizations.
Sustainable Places prides itself on being an ideal platform for the dissemination of research, the conduct of workshops, EU project clustering and networking between stakeholders of all types. SP2021 will be held over four days in a hybrid (digital + in-person) event format. Between opening and closing keynote sessions, parallel technical sessions and project-organized workshops will explore the various conference themes. A particular highlight of SP2021 will be two full morning plenary sessions moderated by PPAN focusing on Smart Cities, Smart Districts and perspectives from the real estate sector in facilitating the energy transition.
Sustainability targets and climate change objectives cannot be met without addressing buildings and the built environment at the building, district and urban scale to include our transport and energy infrastructures. Renowned for showcasing results coming out of the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme via the participation of cutting-edge research and innovation projects, the scope of Sustainable Places is captured directly in its name. It involves designing, building and retrofitting the places we live and work in a more sustainable way.