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International congress on sustainability


Between November 2 and 4, the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg (Sweden) organized the Beyond2020 World Sustainable Built Environment congress, in collaboration with UN environment (the United Nations program for the Environment), the CIB (International Council for Research And Innovation In Building And Construction), iiSBE (International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment) and the FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers).

Consisting mainly of speaking sessions, sessions for professionals and panel discussions, it brought together experts from around the world in an online event that covered issues such as densification, energy and emissions, climate change mitigation and adaptation to it, the architectural morphology and performance of buildings, water management or urban design.

IDOM participated in the session on urban design led by Karina Landman, a professor at the University of Pretoria and an expert in Spatial transformation, sustainable neighborhoods and housing, urban resilience and public space.

Victoria Fernández-Añez presented the work developed with Tono Fernández-Usón, in the presentation entitled: “Structuring a new paradigm: from Mixed Use Developments to Integrated Urban Ecosystems”. In it she dealt with the leap from theory to practice and vice versa, when it comes to achieving urban sustainability, defining the concept of Integrated Urban Ecosystems as the tool that IDOM is developing to increase the impact on sustainability at urban level. In addition, she explained the methodology developed and its application in case studies such as the East Dehli hub, in India. From all this, conclusions were drawn for future actions and research.

The event counted on the contribution of researchers from 45 countries who presented more than 300 scientific articles.

November 11, 2020


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Beyond 2020

Beyond 2020 was the culmination of a total of 15 regional conferences that took place between October 2018 and December 2019, with up to 2,000 participants from around the world. Initially it was to be held between June 6 and 9, 2020 in Gothenburg (Sweden), but had to be canceled due to the global situation of COVID-19. The conference finally took place online.