Evolving Cities & Towns Conference ICEC 2023 - University of Southampton

Evolving Cities & Towns Conference ICEC 2023 - University of Southampton


12 September 2023


14 September 2023
University of Southampton and Hybrid

International Conference on Evolving Cities & Towns (ICEC 2023)

University of Southampton, hybrid, 12-14 September 2023

The 4th International Conference on Evolving Cities and Towns (ICEC 2023) will take place as a hybrid event at the University of Southampton, UK from the 12th – 14th September 2023. The aim of ICEC2023 is to present recent research and development related to cities and their evolution, debating the steps needed to propel cities towards healthier, low carbon pathways.

ICEC 2023 aims to bring together leading academics, policy-makers, regional and non-governmental organisations and the private sector to debate the major role of cities and towns in tackling the climate crisis and accelerating the transition to net-zero carbon.


For the 2023 conference we are organising the programme around three ‘meta’-themes that cut across our established eight conference topics. 


This theme is centred around inspiring stories of impact and innovation in cities and towns from around the UK and the world. The theme seeks to learn from leading responses to the challenges of the 21st century, highlighting the potential scale and pace of change.

This theme is intended to open up a discussion around the frameworks within which we understand human (and non-human) flourishing within cities and the value we place on different aspects of the built and natural environment and systems as we transition to net-zero.

The final theme will be centred around collaboration and co-creation. Recognising the urgency of the net-zero challenge, this theme will examine how relevant stakeholders can engage in the creation and implementation of processes and solutions.

More information and registration visit the Evolving Cities website