From 24-25 April 2014, the 1st ESEIA Conference organised at the University of Twente, NL brought together experts, academics and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines to discuss options and strategies for smart and green innovations in cities and regions. The aim was to link scientific research and practical implementation and to consider and compare transition strategies based on smart and green innovations in cities and regions.
The conference had a multidisciplinary approach and gave a special focus to governance and energy transition. The conference was organised along two tracks in parallel to the two working groups of ESEIA:
- Track1: The bioresource transition in regions
- Track2: The smart energy system transition in cities and regions
The sessions organised in a variety of formats, combined plenary sessions with workshops, panel discussions and poster sessions. Young researchers had extensive space to present on their work.