1. Systematic Approaches to Sustainability
  2. Sustainable University Campuses
  3. Assessment Methods and Tools 
  4. Sustainable Urban Districts Retrofitting
  5. Policies & Regulations for a Sustainable Built Environment
  6. Urban Infrastructure for Post-Carbon Cities
  7. Decision Making Methods and Tools at Urban Scale
  8. Sustainable Districts: Case Studies
  9. Buildings for Post-Carbon Cities

Papers by theme



Wed 17 Feb 2016: Welcome gala (evening)

Thu 18 Feb 2016: Full day conference, Conference dinner

Fri 19 Feb 2016: Final conference day (morning)

Programme in detail


Before the event, participants will submit their abstracts, which will be reviewed by the scientific committee and developed in full draft papers before the event.

At the event, all papers will be presented and reviewed during the parallel sessions, organized as topic-specific workshops to exchange experiences and opinions among participants.

After the event, participants will review their papers according to the session outcomes, and will submit them for final review. The finalized and approved papers will be published online, and the best will be selected for participation to WSBE17 in Hong Kong.



The conference will be held in the Politecnico di Torino Lingotto halls. The Lingotto building, designed by the engineer Mattè-Trucco for FIAT, was at the time of its opening the largest car factory in the world, with its avant-garde structure with five floors of concrete and a world-famous test track on the roof (popularized by the movie The Italian Job). In the eighties, the structure was retrofitted following an international architectural competition, won by Renzo Piano, to host a modern complex with concert halls, a theatre, a convention centre, shopping arcades and a hotel. The eastern portion of the building hosts a part of the Politecnico di Torino facilities, with state of the art lecture rooms and a main hall designed again by Renzo Piano.

Lingotto is but one of the great sights of Torino, a city with thousands of years of history, world-class museums, a rich industrial past and a remarkable academic tradition. The city of Torino is at the forefront of urban transformation, with long term projects of post-industrial redevelopment and a strong focus on sustainability.



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An all around sustainable event: free for students (including PhDs), affordable for all.

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