Sustainable Habitat and Cities

Tech4Dev 2018 welcomes, in particular, proposals to organize sessions and events with creative formats and innovative approaches to generating discussion.

Submissions should emphasize the value of technological innovation while also acknowledging the limits of technology in generating inclusive social and economic development.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Technological innovation as both the cause and effect of urban development
  • Adaptive urban design: Smart cities (e.g., case studies, business models, and innovative applications)
  • Smart sensor-based networks and applications
  • Capacity building of local government practitioners: Social inclusion and mobility

Crosscutting Themes (applicable to all core thematic areas):

  • Strengthening the research-policy nexus in the implementation of the SDGs
  • Opportunities and Challenges in Quality (Rigorous) Impact Evaluations: Lessons from the academia and the field
  • Development Engineering: Training Global Engineers
  • Open science: an opportunity for the Global South?
  • Heart Money – the role of venture capitalism in enabling social outcomes
  • Blockchain and the BoP: a disruptive technology for economic inclusion?
  • Development Engineering in the Private Sector
  • Building bridges among global high-tech hubs in the African context