The International Conference on Evolving Cities (ICEC) returns in 2023 in a format that will be conducive to allowing interactions and participation in a healthy and supportive environment. The management team are making every effort to allow this edition of ICEC to be an exciting and productive experience building on the learnings from the previous ICEC 2022 conference.
ICEC addresses energy and cities with a special emphasis on renewable energy and low carbon approaches within, and beyond, city boundaries. The Conference also covers technical and policy solutions needed to achieve energy efficiency, reduced consumption, and thermal comfort. It also feeds into the International Low Carbon City, Neighbourhood, Building Academic Alliance (IAA-LCCNB).
The International Low Carbon City, Neighbourhood, Building Academic Alliance (IAA-LCCNB) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization without any commercial objectives. The aim of the IAA-LCCNB alliance is to support fundamental and applied research related to low carbon cities, low carbon neighbourhood, low carbon buildings for the purpose of promoting a sustainable society and liveable cities through collaboration and cooperation among all members of the Alliance.
Its current members include Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology (Xi’an, China), University of Southampton (Southampton, UK), Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), University College London (London, UK), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Tronheim, Norway), University of Science and Technology of China, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Germany), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), and Université Paris-Est Créteil (France).
The first International Conference on Evolving Cities, ICEC 2019, was held at the University of Southampton in July 2019. The conference successfully hosted around 100 international participants from 22 countries. The conference has also created a platform where international policymakers, for example, the Shadow Energy Minister of the UK and the Director of Renewable Energy in the Ministry of Energy in Kenya, are able to directly engage with academics and industrial leaders. Following ICEC 2019 there have been two further conferences; ICEC 2021, held at the MAST Mayflower Theatre and John Hansard Gallery and ICEC 2022, held at the Centenary Building (B100) at the University of Southampton.