Insight will be attending this year’s Sustainable Places conference, providing coverage on the latest developments in the field of sustainable built environments and supporting our partner project Sim4Blocks.

Sustainable Places 2019 will take place in Cagliari on the island of Sardinia between 5-7 June, bringing together experts and other stakeholders working towards the common goal of creating a more sustainable built environment to help mitigate climate change and energy use.

Sustainability targets and climate change objectives cannot be met without addressing buildings and the built environment at the building, district and urban scale to include our transport and energy infrastructures.

Renowned for showcasing results coming out of the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme via the participation of cutting-edge research and innovation projects, the scope of Sustainable Placesis captured directly in the name. It involves designing, building and retrofitting the places we live and work in a more sustainable way.

One of this year’s keynote speeches will come from Dr Don McLean, the founder and Managing Director of IES, who will to open this year\’s edition of the conference. He will be talking about the role of simulation and expanding simulation beyond just buildings in a keynote entitled: “Making communities sustainable – a manifesto for saving the planet”. Afterwards, participants can join IES for several workshops and training sessions related to simulation tools developed inside and out of European research.

Sustainable Places prides itself on being an ideal platform for disseminating research, conducting workshops, EU project clustering and networking between stakeholders of all types.SP2019 will be held over three days allowing morning travel on the first day and afternoon travel on the third day. Between opening and closing keynote sessions, parallel technical sessions and project-organised workshops are held on conference topic areas. The venue is available all week (free of charge) for project meetings and side events.

Participants wishing to organise a workshop or present a technical paper are reminded to submit their call for proposals by 10 May so that a slot on the agenda is secured. Find out more here.