"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)
"Then I say the Earth belongs to each generation during its course, fully and in its right no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its existence"

Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789

Abstract deadline (archival) October 15, 2017
Reduced fee request October 28, 2017
Fees due – archival papers, reduced fee October 28, 2017
Fees due – membership waiver October 28, 2017
Visa requests and visa fee settlement October 28, 2017
Archival full paper November 15, 2017
Abstract deadline (conference) November 30, 2017
Full fee for conference papers December 20, 2017
Conference full paper January 9, 2018
Corporate fee deadline December 20, 2017
Draft online digital proceedings January 19, 2018
The Conference January 28-31, 2018
Final online digital proceedings March 8, 2018
Submission of papers to special issues depending on the journal


Benchmarking the performance of cities across energy, water and environment systems
related metrics presents an opportunity to trigger policy learning, action, and cooperation to bring cities closer to sustainable development.