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7th Sustainable Places! - Cagliari 2019

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Join the 7th edition of Sustainable Places!
Europe’s #1 destination for dissemination of research, collaboration, networking and the creation of market opportunities

Conference Scope

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 Places is captured directly in the name. It involves designing, building and retrofitting the places we live and work in a more sustainable way.


Conference Concept

Sustainable Places prides itself on being an ideal platform for the dissemination of research, the conduct of 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-organized workshops are held on conference topic areas. The venue is available all week (free of charge) for project meetings and side events.


Sustainable Places consist of:

  • Keynote speakers
  • Technical paper sessions
  • Thematic workshops & EU project clustering
  • Exhibition area (posters, brochures, and prototypes)
  • Local area visits
  • Excellent people, collaboration and discussion

Conference Topics

Each year, Sustainable Places features topics that are shaping how we think about buildings and the built environment. In this 7th edition of Sustainable Places will have thematic sessions on topics currently resonating in Sardegna this year.

  • Island Sustainability
  • Investing in EE Retrofit
  • Smart Cities
  • Sustainability Protocols
  • Demand Response

Beyond the thematic sessions listed above, SP2019 will continue to be open to all topics related to building sustainability and most often reflect priorities reflected in the European Commission Societal Challenges and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In past editions of Sustainable Places, several examples of technical contributions and/or workshops have included:

  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • Smart grids and demand response:
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Energy storage 
  • District heating and cooling
  • Nature based solutions
  • Circularity
  • Digitalization and technologies to reduce the energy performance gap 

Download the call for proposals

To accommodate scheduling and preparation of the agenda, all CfPs must be received by 10 May. Registration and preparation of papers will be up through the event.


SP2019 Venue
Lazzaretto Cultural Center
Via dei Navigatori, 1, 09126 Cagliari CA.


The municipal city hall and University of Cagliari can provide spaces for project meetings, parallel sessions or locations for special requests / events. We invite everyone to make the most of Sustainable Places 2019.

Special requests, project meetings or events all week long free of charge.


Publication Opportunities

Non peer-reviewed technical papers (4-6 pages in length) will be published in Open Access MDPI Proceedings.
Select papers will be considered for publication in a peer-reviewed special issue of MDPI Buildings.

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Contact Name:
Omar Caboni
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