Greenhouse gas emissions have harmful effects on the quality of life, the economy, the environment and – consequenlty – heritage. Hence one of the most important and urgent problems mankind faces today is climate change, which concerns our cultural and natural heritage. It is crucial to address this issue in all its social, physical and cultural consequences. This can be stressed by the quest of management approaches on international, national and local level. Far-reaching actions are required in order to limit further damages and to adapt the natural and historic environment to make it more resilient. This has significant implications for the management of cultural heritage and for sustainable solutions.
The Cultema Laboratory Network and Graz University of Technology will hold their 1st International Academic Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Heritage in Graz, Austria on February 18 – 20, 2015. The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, researchers, professionals and students from a variety of fields to reach a trans-disciplinary dialogue for resilient and sustainable planning. The goal is to develop strategies and principles, which are related to the impact of climate change on disaster management, adaptation and mitigation.
Conference Domains will include the following topics but are not limited to:
- Zero Emission Technologies
- The Energy Efficiency of Buildings
- Bioclimatic Housing Design
- Resilience of Building Materials
Climate Change and Heritage
- Historic Urban Settings
- Disaster Management
- The Impact of Climate Change on Heritage
- Cultural and Natural Heritage Decay
- Landscape Preservation
Sustainability in Planning and Design
- Urban Planning and Spatial Development
- Design Theories
- Urban Sociology
- Landscape Planning
- Smart Region
- Smart Governance
- Sustainable Living
- Realities and Facts
- Threats and Impacts
- Global Warming
- Economic Effects
- Urban water management
Submissions of abstracts are possible for both plenary (oral presentation) and digital object /poster sessions. Abstracts should be text only and up to 300 words, written in English, using the abstract template. Aside from the abstract, please provide at least 3 key words.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Board of the conference and selected abstracts will be scheduled in the final conference programme that will be available early February 2015 on the CCSH15 Conference website.
Notifications of abstract acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author by 30th September 2014. The author(s) will be required to register for the conference in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final program and conference proceedings.
- US State Senator Marc R. Pacheco – Chairman of the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change & Al Gore Climate Leader, United States
- Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Dr.h.c Harald Kainz – Rector of the Graz University of Technology, Austria
- Dr. Joseph Mantl – spokesman of the Sustainable Future Campaign & Al Gore Climate Leader, Austria