PET Programa de Engenharia de Transportes - COPPE/UFRJ

First Symposium of International Network: “Michelin Cities”

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21 07 2017 pet noticia first symposium of international network 1

Date: November 29th - December 1st, 2017

Local: Clermont-Ferrand, France

The meeting pretends to become a forum where people from academia, industry and govern-ment meet and share knowledge, experiences and practical skills, attracting on this base a sub-stantial number of contributions from participants from different backgrounds and countries, mainly those where the Michelin company have presence. The variety of topics and experiences is one of the main reasons behind the expected success of this Symposium.

Organised by:

Masison des Sciences Humaines (MSH)
Clermont Auvergne University,


Sponsored by:

Michelin Group
Erasmus + Jean Monnet
Ville de Clermont-Ferrand


Maja GÖPEL, Wuppertal Institute, Germany
Paul JAMES, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
Aleix ALTIMIRAS MARTIN, Universidad Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

Conference Topics

1. Research on the concepts “Sustainable cities, Eco-cities, Smart Cities”
2. Research on methodology for sustainable cities. Papers can be focus on how to measure the ecological, social, political or eco-nomic performances of cities and territories. Methodologies asso-ciated to metabolism (stocks, flows, inputs, output), circles of sustainability, system dynamics or indicators (ecological footprint) are welcomed.
3. Comparative research on Cit-ies or Mega-cities (Alger, Buenos Aires, Kinshasa, London, Mexico, New York, Paris, Quebec, Sid-ney…). Papers focus on results or questions regarding sustaina-ble development: agriculture, biodiversity, climate, corruption, democracy, development in south cities, energy, governance, migrations, mobility, population,
urban cities, transports, water…
4. Research linked to disciplinary (Arts, Archeology, Economics, Edu-cation, Geography, History, Law, Psychology, Sociology…), inter-disciplinary or trans-disciplinary and sustainability… A way to understand the different dimensions of the ob-ject “Sustainable city”.
5. Research on the different fields which are involved in the conceptu-alization of sustainable cities : indus-trial ecology, industrial symbiosis, political ecology, degrowth, urban ecology…
6. Research focus on social innova-tion in sustainable cities and special-ly on the actors (Communities, NGO, Foundations, firms, …). How Education can change behaviours ? How to create new opportunities from sustainability ?

Submission information

The Scientific Committee and the Organization Committee encourage you to submit your abstracts (600 words). The abstracts should be written in English or in French, the official languages of the event. The deadlines are:

  • Abstract Submission: September 20th, 2017 (including: name, first name, institution, email, 600 words)
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: September 30th, 2017
  • Final Paper Submission Deadline: November 25th, 2017

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