Sustainable Development in Building and Environment (SuDBE) 2015)

The 7th international conference on Sustainable Development in Building and Environment (SuDBE) which was hosted by The School of Construction Management and Engineering ( now the School of Built Environment) took place at the University of Reading, Reading, from the 27th - 29th July 2015. The conference was organised in partnership with University of Cambridge, UK and Chongqing University, China. Over the course of two days, over 95 researchers presented their work to an audience of 170 people from 16 countries including China, UK, USA, Australia, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Egypt, Jordan, Serbia and Iraq.

sudbe-group-webThe Opening Session was chaired by Professor Stuart Green (Conference Co-Chair and Head of The School of Built Environment). This was followed by a welcome address from the University of Reading by Prof. Gavin Brooks; Pro-Vice-Chancellor. On behalf of Prof. Baizhan Li and Prof. Stuart Green (both conference co-chairs), Prof. Koen Steemers from the University of Cambridge presented the welcome address from conference Chairs. Following this, Prof Runming Yao led the Keynote sessions and also closed the ceremony at the end of the conference.

The feedback from the participants was that the conference was a resounding success. The conference continues to provide a platform to facilitate meaningful interaction between academics, researchers and practitioners working within the field of sustainability and the built environment.

The closing ceremony featured best paper presentations by Prof. Andrew Baldwin (Chair of the Scientific Committee). Prof Yao (Chair of the conference organisation committee) thanked the participants and conference organisation team. Prof. Hong Liu announced the arrangement of next SuDBE conference; welcoming all participants to Chongqing, China in 2017 for the 8th international SuDBE Conference.

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