Science & the Sustainable City

Science and the Sustainable City Summit

Springer Nature held the Science and the Sustainable City Summit in Singapore in July 2018.

This flagship meeting, co-located with the World Cities Summit, brought together global experts to discuss and collaborate on solutions to the challenges of sustainable development in cities against the backdrop of climate change, population growth and soaring energy and water needs. 

We are pleased to be able to showcase the keynote and panel discussions here, featuring city leaders alongside solutions providers from diverse fields including planning, construction and technology, as well as experts in ecology and urban development from leading global research institutions.

Science and innovation for sustainability transformation (1/6)

Dr Bernard Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer at IBM, presents a keynote arguing that sustainability, in the broadest sense, is driven by science, technology and innovation.

Putting urban science to work - panel discussion (2/6)

Moderated by M. Contestabile, Chief Editor of Nature Sustainability. With A. Wood, Deputy Lord Mayor for the City of Melbourne, Prof. X. Bai of Australian National University and Prof. M. Acuto from Melbourne University.

Designing a healthy, productive city - panel discussion (3/6)

Mark Fischetti, Senior Editor at Scientific American, moderates a panel discussion on how to design a healthy, productive city. The panel approaches the topic what makes a city healthy and productive from multiple angles.

Singapore as a living laboratory - panel discussion (4/6)

Singapore is a model of best practice in sustainable urban development and offers multiple lessons for urban environments across the globe. A discussion of the strategies and projects that Singapore has developed.

Insights on sustainability: a conversation (5/6)

Mariette DiChristina, Editor-in-Chief of Scientific American talks to Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at-Large with the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the importance of long term planning in sustainable development.

Springer Nature Sustainable Cities Summit: closing remarks (6/6)

The co-hosts of the Springer Nature Science and the Sustainable City Summit, Mariette DiChristina and Ed Gerstner review the discussions from the panels and keynotes.