Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference

Sustainable urban ecosystems: challenges and solutions
July 20-22, 2022
About Conference
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference (SSC-2022)
After an interesting experience of online SSC-2020 under COVID-19 pandemic we are glad to get back together and give you a warm welcome in Moscow on July 20-22, 2022. Even though COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted in many countries, some limitations with international traveling unfortunately remain or even get stronger. In this regard, the conference will be held in a hybrid format to provide a floor to speakers who will not make coming in person.
Searching for solutions of the environmental problems of modern megapolises will be the key point of the conference.
Urbanization is a global tendency. Up to 70% of the world population is projected to live in cities by 2050. How will this rapid urbanization alter the face of the world? What are the environmental, economic and social challenges of the megacities’ expansion? What are the smart solutions to adapt to global changes and make life in cities safe, comfortable and sustainable? These and other important questions are addressed by the conference SSC-2022.

SSC conference is organized each second year in Moscow – the largest European megapolis. SSC conference is a traditional discussion platform for a broad audience, including scientific and research community, municipal services, environmental protection agencies and stakeholders working in architecture, landscape design, development and maintenance of urban green infrastructures. SSC-2022 will remain and strengthen the developed interdisciplinary status of the meeting. It will address the current challenges for sustainable urban development, including pollution, climate change and health risks with especial focus on the impact and consequences of COVID-19. A particular focus will be given to solutions aiming to reach sustainability: climate adaptation measures, smart technologies to monitor and manage urban soils and green infrastructures and nature-based solutions

This year’s theme for the conference will be «Sustainable urban ecosystems: challenges and solutions». Megapolises are complex ecosystems. Air and water quality, vegetation and soils in megapolises are exposed to anthropogenic influence. Studying negative environmental consequences of the anthropogenic and technogenic pressures is among the key tasks of urban ecology and environmental impact assessment. Advanced approaches and smart technologies to monitor, model and assess environmental consequences and risks in megapolises will be widely discussed at the conference. Successful experiences of sustainable urban development and nature-based solutions to support climate adaptation, carbon neutrality and human health will be presented.
SSC Conference
Searching for solutions of the environmental problems of modern megapolises
Keynote Speakers
Round Tables
Venue (RUDN University)
The conference will be hosted by the Smart Urban Nature center of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University). It is a principal unit for fundamental and applied research. It is also an inter-university and international platform which unites leading experts from various fields and backgrounds: scientists, economists, engineers, representatives of politics and business.
Keynote Speakers

Prof. Riccardo Valentini

RUDN University, Nobel Prize Laureate for Peace as the IPCC member

Prof. Peter Groffman

CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, Brooklyn College, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Prof. Maria Ignatieva

The University of Western Australia, Australia
Ilya Zalivukhin
Yauza group, Russia

Prof. Yakov Kuzyakov

Georg-August University Goettingen, Germany / RUDN University, Russia

Prof. Jean Louis Morel

University of Lorraine
Dr. Diana Dushkova
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany / RUDN University, Russia
Dr. Alexander Chernokulsky
A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Dr. Denis Vinnikov
RUDN University, Russia
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