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The 10th annual edition of Sustainable Places (SP2022) will be a hybrid event, from 6th September to 9th September, with the in-person sessions hosted in Nice, France.  

SP2022 Call for proposals (CfP) is now available !

Reserve now your slot for a collaborative workshop, paper, project presentation or poster

Conference Scope

Sustainability targets and climate change objectives cannot be met without addressing buildings and the built environment at the building, district and urban scale to include our transport and energy infrastructures. Renowned for showcasing results coming out of the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme via the participation of cutting-edge research and innovation projects, the scope of Sustainable Places is captured directly in its name. It involves designing, building and retrofitting the places we live and work in a more sustainable way.

Conference Concept

Sustainable Places prides itself on being an ideal platform for the dissemination of research, the conduct of workshops, EU project clustering and networking between stakeholders of all types. SP2022 will be held over four days in a hybrid (digital + in-person) event format. Between opening and closing keynote sessions, parallel technical sessions and project-organized workshops will explore the various conference themes. Given world events we encourage submissions on technology transfer, renewable energy implementations and energy security with the aim of facilitating actions that increase the rate of renovation and renewable energy implementations.

Conference Themes

Each year, Sustainable Places features topics that are shaping how we think about buildings and the built environment. Across all editions, Sustainable Places is open to all topics related to building sustainability and most often reflect priorities reflected in the European Commission Societal Challenges and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

For SP2022, the following list of themes are non-exhaustive and the conference program will be created according to accepted proposals received.

  • Sustainable Construction & Renovation
  • Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Urban Transition
  • Digitalization, Smartness & Artificial Intelligence
  • Facilitating the energy transition: Policy, Finance, Training
  • Sustainable Urban Renewal & Cultural Transformation
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Decarbonization & Circularity
  • Resilience and Energy Security

Publication Opportunities

Non peer-reviewed technical papers (maximum 4 pages in length) are completely optional, can be submitted by any SP2022 contributor, and referred to as ‘conference papers’. The template for SP2022 ‘conference paper’ submissions will be available shortlyAs a reference, please feel free to peruse the previous SP Proceedings editions from SP2021, SP2020SP2019SP2018, and SP2017

The post-event book of Sustainable Places 2021 has just been released and is available here. You will find it in English and Italian and what it does is to narrate the two half-day workshops held in Rome at the EUR dedicated to “Ideas and Solutions for a Cultural Transition in the name of Smart Cities”. A similar post-event book will be produced for this new 2022 edition.

Sustainable Places 2021 post-event book

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Sponsorship Opportunities

SP2022 sponsors have the opportunity to position their brand in this unique event at the crossroads of European Research and market implementation in the sustainable built environment. The sponsorship program is available for download : 🇬🇧 English version | 🇫🇷 Version Française. This year’s sponsors will benefit from increased visibility with conference growth, professional media coverage, profile appearance in the agenda and post-event book, coverage in the conference newsletter, coverage in social media and allocation of a digital booth during the event on the event platform Hopin. Sponsorships are also possible for the social program and meal events. Sponsorships make possible to increase event user experience and to invite additional guests or participants to the event that our core audience are trying to reach.


The 2022 Sustainable Places Conference will be held at the exquisite ​​Centre Universitaire Méditerranéen ( CUM ). Created in 1933 with Paul Valéry, as its first administrator, it remains today a unique institution, offering a rich cultural panorama through literature, philosophy, history, arts, and sciences. The Centre Universitaire Mediterranean is a unique institution, with an amphitheatre considered the most beautiful in France. Images provided by Ville de Nice. 

Gala Dinner at Le Negresco

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the SP conference we have arranged the gala dinner to be at Le Negresco hotel on the Promenade des Anglais. Le Negresco has been a quintessential monument of the French Riviera for over a century, owing its well-earned reputation to the hotel’s notable collection of artwork and period furniture with over 6,000 references. From salons dedicated to Louis XVI or Napoleon III to Venetian “Street Art” rooms, guests can discover a unique selection of French artwork from the 17th century to present day. The hotel has obtained the European Eco-label, “Living Heritage Company” certification , and is also recognised as a part of UNESCO “Nice Patrimoine Mondial”.

Every in-person registration comes with one gala dinner ticket included. We welcome guests of delegates to join the SP2022 gala dinner, extra tickets will be available to purchase on the conference registration page.

Partnership with OKKO Hotel

We have arranged for a €95/night special guest rate at OKKO Hotel in Nice, breakfast included. This brand new 4-star hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Grand Arénas, the Côte d’Azur’s new international business district, very close (10 minutes walk) to the airport. The tram will connect you to the conference venues and to the city’s main landmarks. A limited number of rooms with this rate have been booked and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. We advise you to book your stay as early as possible, given that September is high season for tourism.

To book and receive the special guest rate, please email or call +33 4 86 80 29 30 (Contact : Arthur Delestre) and mention that you’re attending Sustainable Places. Private project meeting rooms (up to 35 persons) can be arranged at a special rate of 130€ for half-day use. Please contact the hotel as early as possible since available slots are limited.

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