Urban Environmental Pollution 2013 Asian Edition
Creating Healthy, Liveable Cities
17-20 November 2013, Beijing, China
Dates announced for the 2014 conference
Urban Environmental Pollution 2014 will take place 12-15 June 2014, at the Sheraton Center, Toronto, Canada.
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Following the success of the Urban Environmental Pollution 2012 (UEP2012) conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the organisers are pleased to announce an Asian edition of the conference - Urban Environmental Pollution 2013 (UEP2013) to be held in Beijing, China in November 2013. The conference aims to provide an international forum to explore the urban environment and how we can begin to create a healthy and liveable environment in cities.
International Speaker Line-Up:
, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
, National Research Council (IBAF-CNR), Italy
Zoe G. Davies
, University of Kent, UK
, University of Reading, UK
, School of Public Health Columbia University, USA
, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Francis L. Martin
, Lancaster University, UK
, National Research Council (IPP-CNR), Italy
, Peking University, Beijing, China
, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
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People all over the world are migrating to cities in search of jobs and cultural advantages, especially in Asia. This has resulted in the formation of huge megapolitan areas and surrounding peri-urban environs. In China, a 40 million urban area is planned.
The effects of cities on people are not well-understood. Cities require huge amounts of energy, resulting in large quantities of waste products, causing unsustainable environments. Cities are sources of air, water and soil pollution. Light and noise pollution are now known to adversely affect urban people. The role of urban heat islands and air pollution, PM2.5 and ozone, on human health is beginning to emerge. Lack of green space may have psychological effects for urban dwellers.
We began to explore the nature of the urban environment and pollution on human health and well-being at UEP2010 in Boston in June of 2010. This very successful conference identified many areas of urban life that warranted further investigation. UEP2013 aims to continue the exploration of the urban environment and how we can begin to create a healthy and liveable environment in cities.
- New information about urban environments and how they function
- Pollution problems and possible solutions
- Role of the built environment in alleviating heat islands
- Human health problems and solutions
- Role of vegetation in mitigating urban pollution and human health problems
- Innovative methods for alleviation of urban stress problems