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Pathways to Resilient Zero Carbon Cities (RZCC-2021)
Organised by Zero Carbon Lab, School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire
Dates: 12-13 July 2021
Venue: virtual conference
About the conference
Due to the increasing risks from global warming, optimising our cities to cut carbon emissions to zero before 2050 is seen as one of the prerequisites for a sustainable world. In response to this challenge, a number of world cities have declared carbon emergency and an aspiration to achieve zero emissions, in some cases as early as 2030, but there are no clear pathways towards that goal. Simultaneously, all cities have been caught unprepared by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, testing their resilience to extremes. As the worldwide urban population is expected to grow to nearly 70% by 2050, there is an overwhelming case for improving our future by transforming cities into resilient zero carbon communities.
The conference gathered together an international audience of researchers, designers, experts, and policy makers to provide a forum for exchange of knowledge in the complex issues of multiple pathways towards resilient zero carbon cities.
Publication of outputs
We are working with Frontiers in Built Environment on a Special Issue entitled
'Pathways to Resilient Zero Carbon Cities', guest edited by Prof Lubo Jankovic and
Dr Silvio Carta, where authors will have an opportunity to publish their papers.
The papers submitted to Frontiers will be published subject to a further peer review
by the journal and in accordance with their terms and conditions. The Special Issue was
launched on 1st July 2021 and it is located within the journal's 'Urban Science' section. Please see details here.
The conference is organised by Zero Carbon Lab, School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire
Conference Chair: Professor Ljubomir Jankovic, University of Hertfordshire
In association with ASHRAE UK London & South East Chapter