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Green infrastructure strategies and lighting: ecological solutions for cities and territories

Stratégies d'infrastructure verte et d'éclairage : solutions écologiques pour les villes et les territoires

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Published on Tuesday, October 27, 2015


The International SD-Med 2015 (Sustaible development in Mediterranean) Meeting is part of the UNESCO Conferences in the framework of the International Year of Light 2015. It will be entitled: Green infrastructure and lighting strategies : Nature-based solutions for cities and territories. The meeting has been placed under the aegis of the UNESCO and the Greek Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism.



Nowadays, cities and territories have to adapt to Green Infrastructure (GI), considered by the EC as a real European "Success Story". Nature-based solutions are often cheaper, more resilient and more effective in the long term, they can create jobs and economic growth. In addition, green infrastructure is now being recognized for its value as a means for adapting to the emerging and irreversible impacts of climate change. Consequently, some local governments have adopted green infrastructure as a hedge against climate change risks, particularly if the strategies result in multiple other benefits.

Thus, let's start from today, on the occasion of the International Year of Light 2015, with Green Infrastructure and Lighting Strategies, in the framework of the GI, ecosystem services and conservation of biodiversity in the city and in the rural space as well. Road infrastructure, maritime infrastructure, green and blue infrastructure in cities which means innovative ways of coexistence of Nature with urban space and the built environment.             

To open a wide public discussion on these issues, the International Meeting “Green Infrastructure and Lighting Strategies. Nature-based solutions for cities and territories” to be held in Athens on 10,11 & 12 December 2015 under the aegis of the UNESCO and the Greek Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism,  is calling for contributions that is papers on research and technological development in the following areas :

1st Thematic unit : Green Infrastructure and ecosystem services

  • Green Infrastructure: importance, current reality and perspectives
  • Strategies for transitioning from Gray to Green Infrastructure
  • Green Infrastructure and ecosystem services
  • Green Infrastructure and biodiversity conservation
  • Nature-based solutions which promote “Green Infrastructure”
  • Road Infrastructure and “GI” : current evolutions in Europe
  • Maritime and Port Infrastructure and “GI” – Dredging
  • Green Infrastructure and protected areas “Natura 2000”
  • Using “Green Infrastructure” for flood prevention
  • National and regional strategies of Green and Blue Infrastructure
  • The economics of Green Infrastructure – Public-Private partnerships  for implementing and maintaining GI
  • Business and biodiversity: business opportunities through natural capital

2nd Thematic unit : Green Infrastructure and the city

  • Built environment/buildings and “Green Infrastructure”
  • Urban heat islands and energy in the city
  • Green Roofs and Green vertical walls
  • Green Infrastructure and water sensitive design
  • Green Infrastructure in cities: from monitoring to implementation, evaluation and decision making tools
  • Green Infrastructure and climate change adaptation
  • Lightscapes and Nightscapes in the city – LED street lighting
  • Light and safety in the city
  • Innovative Green infrastructure examples in econeighborhoods

3rd Thematic unit : Lighting strategies and techniques towards a Green Infrastructure

  • Energy-efficient and low-cost lighting
  • Green Lighting, technologies and good practices
  • Innovative lighting applications and light technologies
  • Investments in “Green Infrastructure” and “Green Lighting”
  • Light pollution, implications, measuring methods and troubleshooting techniques
  • Relevant European programmes and their outcomes

4th Thematic unit : Cultural heritage, archaeological sites and green lighting

  • Lighting design of archaeological sites
  • Lightscapes and cultural/archaeological sites
  • LED and low-cost lighting in archaeological sites
  • Lighting and works of art
  • Lighting and museums
  • Presentation of realised restoration works in archaeological sites – Emphasis on lighting

Submission guidelines

Please submit your abstract in the format specified below through the email: contact@sd-med.org to the attention of  Dr Stella Kyvelou and/or Mrs Maria Papadaki. The submission of the abstracts is now open.

Deadline: 30 October 2015

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Content
  • Full title
  • Author names as well as the corresponding author’s full address and contact details
  • Keywords (3 keywords at least)
  • Purpose of the work – methodology – scientific results


  • One A4 page with coordinates -full title, name, affiliation, address, electronic address and quick summary (at least 500 words text) plus one A4 page (optional) with references
  • PDF format
  • Please make sure that only low resolution figures are included in the abstract

Language: English or Greek and exceptionally French

Selection criteria

The abstracts will be evaluated by the International SDMed experts Panel. The acceptance or refusal of the abstract will be based on several criteria such as innovative value, context, quality of expression and appropriateness to the  International Meeting’s aims, theoretical and practical implications. The scientific committee will take a decision as to the presentation framework of the contributions (oral,poster)

Full papers

Due to time constraints, it will be possible for the full papers to be submitted after the completion of the conference in order to be included in the electronic and/or printed version of the Conference Proceedings.


Papers will be presented during oral and poster sessions.For each presentation,10-12 minutes will be available.

General Information

The official conference languages are English, Greek and exceptionally French. Authors will be notified regarding the acceptance of their abstract for an oral or a poster presentation by November 9, 2015. By submitting a full paper the authors agree that the paper can be included in the conference proceedings either on hard-copy or in electronic form (e-book).

Registration fees

  • 1. Registration fee has been set to 150 € for all participants, professors, researchers and other presenters - Early registration (before November 16th 2014) : 120 €  -  Late registration (after November 16th) : 150 €
  • This fee gives access to all Conference sessions, to the cultural events, to the Conference material and to the coffee cards for all three days of the Conference.
  • 2. Registration fee for accompanying persons and the public : 40 € People in this category will have access to all Conference sessions, cultural events and to the Conference material.
  • 3. There will be no fee for graduate students : People in this category will have access only to the conference programme. 

For all enquiries, please contact the managers of the International Meeting on the phone/fax +30 210 9236206, +30 210 9221066, email: contact@sd-med.org

Contact person : Mrs Maria Papadaki

Organising Committee

  • Stella Kyvelou, Panteion University, ex.ESPON2013 Contact Point  
  • Anastasios Tassopoulos, Panteion University
  • Nikitas Chiotinis, TEI of Athens
  • Margarita Karavassili, CISD

Scientific Committee

  • Georges Prevelakis, Univ.Paris I-Pantheon Sorbonne
  • Maria Gravari-Barbas, Univ.Paris I-Pantheon-Sorbonne 
  • Edith Fagnoni, Univ. Paris IV-Pantheon-Sorbonne 
  • Charles LeCoeur, Univ.Paris I-Pantheon-Sorbonne
  • Grigoris Tsaltas, Panteion University (tbc)
  • Ismini Kriari, Panteion University
  • Ilias Beriatos, University of Thessaly  
  • Sophia Avgerinou-Kolonia, National Technical University of Athens (tbc)
  • Avra Kyriopoulou, Association of Greek Urban and Spatial Planners (tbc)
  • Antonia Moropoulou, National Technical University of Athens
  • Vassilis Tsihrintzis, National Technical University of Athens  
  • Ioannis Kalavrouziotis, University of Patras, Hellenic Open University
  • Lydia Sapounaki-Dracaki, Panteion University
  • Olga Papadaki, Panteion University
  • Nikitas Chiotinis, TEI of Athens
  • Demosthenes Davvetas, IESA, Paris
  • Georgios Politis, National Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Stefanos Karagiannis, Panteion University
  • Antonis Rovolis, Panteion University
  • Christos Ladias, Panteion University
  • Vassiliki Delitheou, Panteion University
  • Maria Sinou, TEI of Athens
  • Margarita Karavassili, CISD
  • Stella Kyvelou, Panteion University, ex.ESPON2013 Contact Point


  • Fondation Michalis Cacoyannis, 206 rue Pireos
    Athens, Greece (177 78)


  • Friday, October 30, 2015


  • infrastructure verte, éclairage, solution écologique, territoire, patrimoine, ville, écoquartier


  • Stella Kyvelou
    courriel : skyvelou [at] icloud [dot] com
  • Ioanna-Vasiliki Pothitaki
    courriel : ioanna [dot] pothitaki [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Ioanna - Vasiliki Pothitaki
    courriel : ioanna [dot] pothitaki [at] gmail [dot] com


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« Green infrastructure strategies and lighting: ecological solutions for cities and territories », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, https://calenda.org/342950

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