Headed by Université Paris-Est, FUTURE is a 10-year excellence initiative project, funded by the French government. Selected in 2017, FUTURE is a scientific and institutional project developed with higher research and education institutions:
Focusing on the topic "Inventing the cities of tomorrow", the FUTURE Initiative’s project has the ambition to provide knowledges, methods, tools, innovative products and solutions to answer 21st century urban challenges.
The project also entails the creation of a new university from the merger of six of the seven members of the FUTURE project. Gustave Eiffel University will be created on January 1, 2020 and will be in charge of the FUTURE project.
To promote the FUTURE project, an annual and international event is organised as a part of our scientific and institutional dynamic.
A first edition was held at Cité Descartes (East of Paris) on the 23rd and 24th of November 2017, bringing together more than 250 participants around the topic: “Inventing the city of tomorrow”. The main goal of this event was to give a visibility to our project and work on specific topics.
For the 2018 edition, we have emphazised on the link to socio-economic partners with the support of the Descartes Development agency. Ten conferences and nine round tables punctuated these two days devoted to the theme "Innovations and cities of tomorrow" bringing together academics, students as well as representatives of companies and local authorities. These different talks allowed many exchanges around the environmental, climatic, economic and social challenges facing cities and metropolises.
The FUTURE Days 2018 were marked by the participation of several academic and international personalities involved in the city and sustainable development studies: Susan Parnell, University of Cape Town - South Africa, Gabriel Lanfranchi, University of Buenos Aires - Argentina, Naoyuki Yoshino, Keio University - Japan, Nicolas Galarza Sanchez, New-York University - United States, and Yann Grynberg, Nanyang Technology University - Singapore. Socioeconomic partners also presented concrete projects developed around the world. A total of 76 speakers took part in the various debates during these two days.
On the 27th and 28th of November 2019, the third edition of FUTURE Days will focus on the theme Legacy and Future of our Cities. 750 visitors are expected. Over two days, scientists, users, service providers, major groups, start-ups and innovative SMEs, plus academic international personalities of the city of tomorrow will meet for a wide range of organised activities:
The FUTURE Days are year after year a more meaningful International event.
The FUTURE Days 2020 will be the first event organized under the supervision of Gustave Eiffel University. We have the ambition to make this 2020 event a very ambitious one on a scientific and international point of view. The FUTURE Days 2020 aims to provide a forum where scientists can present their work and share vision and ideas with public and private socioeconomic partners.
The world urban research and innovation ecosystem is questioned through several international reports on urban and SDG's challenges: "Science and the Future of cities", Nature Sustainability, 2018; "Global Research and Action Agenda on Cities and Climate Change Sciences", 2018; "The Future is Now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development", UN, 2019, etc.
We want the FUTURE Days 2020 to bring together scientists, public and private stakeholders, students, members of the civil society from all over the world to one meeting covering the main urban issues and to be a major international event in the urban international agenda.
The 2020 motto is: INVENT, BUILD, MANAGE, LIVE IN THE CITIES OF TOMORROW.
Exploring urban challenges entails knowledge production that is innovative and disruptive. Anticipation of complex urban metamorphoses and propositions of breakthrough solutions are needed. Academic, societal and economic partners need to bring about a real paradigm shift in the approach to urban issues.
We propose to academics from all over the world to propose thematic sessions for the FUTURE Days 2020. These sessions have to:
The main scientific challenges that can be addressed are:
This list is not exhaustive and any thematic proposal will be considered carefully.
Session proposals can be submitted from Monday, October 07, 2019 to Friday, January 10, 2020 at 4pm.
When submitting a session, the following points are required:
All the proposals have to be written in English.
|October 07, 2019|
Opening of the call for Special Sessions
|January 10, 2020|
Closure of the call for Special Sessions
|January 10, 2020 January 31, 2020|
Selection of session proposals by the Scientific Committee
|February 03, 2020|
Opening of the common platform for the filing of calls for papers, The conveners of the sessions allow the call to be widely distributed
|April 30, 2020|
Closure of the call for contributions
|June 01, 2020 June 12, 2020|
Assignment of abstracts in the different sessions, the conveners organize the selection of proposals. The Scientific Committee structures the overall programme and interacts with the conveners of the sessions
|June 15, 2020|
Finalization of the program in the sessions. Information to selected researchers