The International Sustainability Congress: City and Society | 2023 will take place between the 19th and the 21st of October 2023, at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS.
The Congress will focus mostly on three topics: Environmental resources and sustainability; Sustainable city for all and Sustainability and society, aiming to contribute to the discussion on the sustainable management of cities and better involvement of society in politics and public administration, in the process of occupying the territory and in mitigating the impacted caused by production in the city.
Theme A intends to encourage the discussion with national and international lecturers about experiences, projects and research on new ways of society interacting with natural resources well as the individual and collective protagonism in the development of an urban and environmental consciousness, in different contexts and levels. Further develop themes of governance, health, education, safety, technologies and communication, social innovation, environment, economic resources, renewable energies as well as new models of urban administration.
Theme B presents the discussion on sustainability in the territory in a democratic way based on debates and experiences in the production and access to housing, public space, mobility and infrastructure and technology. The relation between public policies, the process of occupying the territory and producing social housing, experiences and projects, such as land regularization, sanitation and occupying sensitive environmental areas.
Theme C proposes the presentation and the discussion of national and international experiences, aiming at finding alternatives for funding/benefits of public policies, tax incentives and grants for the implementation of sustainable strategies. Initiatives of governance which articulate social and environmental themes, considering the multiplicity of individuals who operate the city. Reflections on strategies for the future, based mostly on the Objectives of Sustainable Development (ODS).
The initiative is promoted by PUCRS’s School of Technology, PUCRS’s School of Humanities, the Center for European and German Studies (CDEA – PUCRS/UFRGS), the Department of UFRGS’s Graduate Program in Philosophy and the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning (PROPUR/UFRGS) and support from the Instituto do Meio Ambiente at PUCRS (IMA) and the Technical University of Vienna – Austria.
The Event seeks to spread information, experiences and viable solutions, while mobilizing the society so that the implementation of new practices can be discussed.
The International Sustainability Congress: City and Society | 2023 will take place in an in-person format and was preceded by the online event, which took place on November 17th 2022, and had as its main focus the presentation of three lectures and discussions, which were held remotely, exploring the three main themes, in the sense of getting the discussion started and preparing the event scheduled for 2023.
The International Sustainability Congress: City and Society | 2023 is aimed at students, undergraduate and graduate researchers and professionals in the fields of architecture, urbanism, landscaping, engineering, sociology, humanities, geography among other similar fields, public administrators, organized civil society, directly or indirectly related to the event’s main focus.
19 to 21 of October 2023 – Auditorium of Building 32 / PUCRS
|8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.||Registration|
|9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.||Opening of the event|
|10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.||Opening lecture|
|1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.||Lecture Theme A | Environmental resources and sustainabilit|
|4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.||Parallel sessions: presentation of approved papers|
|6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.||Presentation: national and international projects/partnerships|
|9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.||Lecture Theme B | Sustainable city for all|
|1:30 p.m to 3:30 p.m.||Lecture Theme C | Sustainability and society|
|4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.||Parallel sessions: presentation of approved papers|
|6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.||Closing lecture|
|8 a.m. to 4 p.m.||Field trip: presenting practical local and regional experiences|
Hour load: 24h
Certificate: a certificate will be provided up to 30 days after the end of the Congress to everyone with, at least, 75% attendance.
|Deadline for sending the abstracts for the Categories – full article and/or extended abstract (poster)||from April/20 to July/03|
|Return of the acceptance of abstracts for the Categories – full article and/or extended abstract (poster)||until July/17|
|Deadline for one of the project’s authors to sign up for publication and presentation||from April/20 to Agust/04|
|Link available for everyone to sign up||from April/20 to September/29|
|Categories – full article or poster (extended abtract)||until August/31|
It is essential that, at the time of registration, participants submitting papers fill in the mandatory fields (title, author, and coauthors). If they are not completed, it will not be possible to issue the post-event “work certificate”.
The submission for the project acceptance for Categories I and II must be made by the author according to the project submission schedule through the template below.
Project categories: the projects may be submitted in two categories:
CATEGORY I – FULL ARTICLE (COMMUNICATION)
Regarding the finished research, with actual contributions for knowledge on the event’s themes.
The full article must have at least 7 (seven) and at most 10 (ten) pages, including table of contents and bibliography.
The structure of the full article must contain the following mandatory sections:
The presentations will be made verbally in specific thematic sections which will occur simultaneously, in rooms organized by theme. Each author will have 12 (twelve) minutes to present their project.
The formatting of the article must respect the reference presented in this model, with the purpose of standardizing the projects, allowing for their correct edition in the proceedings of the Event.
CATEGORY II – EXTENDED ABSTRACT (POSTER)
Regarding ongoing projects and studies, which still don’t include research results, but that include content which may be discussed in the event.
The extended abstract, in order to be published in the proceedings, cannot be longer than 3 (three) pages, including table of contents and bibliography. The project will be presented in the Event with a poster that must be handed in printed out at the time of registration.
The structure of the extended abstract must contain:
An exposition of the posters will be organized, with a presentation done by the authors in a public section.
The extended abstract submitted for evaluation must use the same template for the full article (above). The poster to be sent in at the time of registration must contain: title of project, authors’ names, institution, mailing address and e-mail address. At the end (lower part) the name of the funding body must be indicated, if there is one. The information must be organized in such a way that the central ideas of the project are easily identified, aiming to use all available resources for the poster to spark the public’s interest.
The poster must be in A1 format (594 x 841mm), with the biggest dimension being verticle (portrait). Use the template below. No poster will be accepted in a different format. It is recommended that it is printed in GlossPaper, high whiteness paper, Sanlux canvas or card. It is mandatory that the poster is submitted with a tubular frame above and below, with a string to hang in the available stands. Use a simple font (lettering) and in a size that allows for quick reading at a distance of two meters. Use the least amount of text and as many images, pictures, tables, graphs and diagrams as possible. It is recommended to use color. For each project, only one poster will be accepted.
For each project, only one poster will be accepcted.
|MODALITY||COST – 1st BATCH
From 04/20 to 07/07
|COST – 2nd BATCH
07/08 to 09/29
|PUCRS students||R$ 150,00||R$ 200,00|
|PUCRS professors||R$ 250,00||R$ 300,00|
|External professors||R$ 300,00||R$ 350,00|
|Stricto students||R$ 200,00||R$ 250,00|
|General public||R$ 300,00||R$ 350,00|
It is crucial that, when signing up, participants whose projects have been approved fill out the required fields. If they are not filled, it will not be possible to issue the certificate after the event.