The 12th Annual
International Sustainable Development Research Conference 2006
April 6-8, 2006 Hong Kong  Second Call for Papers

Aims and Scope

As part of the celebration for our 25th Anniversary, The Centre of Urban
Planning and Environmental Management (CUPEM), The University of Hong
Kong, in association with ERP Environment, publishers of the
international journal Sustainable Development are pleased to announce
the 12th Annual International Sustainable Development Research
Conference 2006. The conference will be held at The Hong Kong Convention
and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong on April 6-8, 2006.

We are seeking offers of papers from researchers and practitioners in
the fields of sustainable development, sustainable cities, environmental
policy and industrial ecology (in association with Progress in
Industrial Ecology - An International Journal). We are particularly
interested in papers that critically assess the progress that has been
made in sustainable development research and practice in terms of
integrating policy studies and issues of governance and management.
Papers may address any relevant area but contributors may find guidance
from the list of suggested themes.

Suggested Themes

     * Sustainable cities
     * Definitions, concepts and implications of sustainable development
     * Ecological economics and sustainable development
     * Business and sustainable development
     * Sustainable development and urban housing
     * Sustainable development and transport
     * Environmental management and policy
     * Industrial ecology and industrial metabolism
     * Material and energy flow studies and life cycle assessment
     * Industrial symbiosis, eco-industrial parks and eco-industrial               
     * Cleaner production
     * Global governance
     * Free trade, development and globalisation
     * Voluntary agreements
     * Networks, stakeholder management and sustainability
     * Strategies and policies for sustainable development
     * Indicators of sustainable development
     * Institutional arrangements and the practice of sustainable               
     * Planning and implementing sustainable development and Agenda 21
     * Local action for sustainable development
     * Compact city debates
     * Poverty, population and health promotion
     * Cooperation and alliances for a sustainable future
     * Public-private cooperation
     * Corporate social responsibility
     * The contribution of sustainable investments to sustainable               
     * Education and sustainable development
     * The role of women and minority groups
     * Developing country perspectives and examples


Initial abstracts of under 200 words should be uploaded to our
conference website between August 1, 2005 -
November 30, 2005.