THIS year’s Pollutec conference and exhibition will once again have a major focus on ‘the sustainable city’. It takes place at Lyon Eurexpo, Lyon, from 2 to 5 December.
The event purports to draw on the expertise of exhibitors to highlight solutions for things like new kinds of energy efficient urban services, and the smart fitting-out of buildings and spaces.
In order to provide the answers, the show is hosting an international symposium, a workshop forum and a visitor trail taking in relevant solutions at the show as well as arranging visits to model sites in the Rhône-Alpes region.
The Sustainable City Solutions symposium, organised in partnership with the ERAI, takes place over 3 and 4 December and features reports from cities such as New York, Sao Paulo, Bristol and Shenyang. It will focus on the theme of financing more economical and sustainable urban projects (with representatives present from the EIB, the OECD and the WBCSF). The programme also includes exclusive presentations of solutions for smart urban monitoring and management.
In parallel, a Sustainable City Forum will host a series of lectures on subjects as varied as the challenges climate change presents for cities, new planning tools, mobility and transport, optimised water management, energy efficiency, high performance lighting, managing building and civil engineering waste, and restoring ecological continuity.
Advances in various high profile projects will also be presented, such as the European Transform project, which aims to support energy planning by modelling the requirements of entire areas. There will also be details of the Greenlys project in Grenoble, covering smart electricity grid usage, active public lighting and new services and mobility practices. In addition, the French Ministry of the Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy will present the results of the “Rethinking cities in a post-carbon society” research programme, with a review of results one year on from its inception. Finally, the show’s TV studio will host a Big Debate on the subject of “the sustainable city as a tool for economic development”, with a presentation of model cities from around the world.