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Tue, Oct 01



CORTONA ITALY 2024 IMCL conference

"The Ecology of Place: Learning from Nature, Culture, and History" A gathering of city leaders in the beautiful and instructive hill town of Cortona, Italy

Time & Location

Oct 01, 2024, 8:00 AM – Oct 05, 2024, 8:00 PM

Cortona, 52044 Cortona, Province of Arezzo, Italy

About The Event

61st International Making Cities Livable (IMCL) “The Ecology of Place: Learning From Nature, Culture and History” October 1-5, 2024 * Cortona, Italy

THEME: As humanity confronts multiple historic challenges, our settlements and their characteristics are set to play a central role – especially so in a time of historic rapid urbanization.  Our cities, towns and suburbs are where we interact, move about, consume resources, develop and deploy our technologies, and create most of the impacts we are having on Planet Earth. In that sense, our settlements are major contributors to our challenges – but they also offer an important platform for joining up key issues of emissions and contamination, resource use and depletion, and ecological destruction, as well as opportunities for equitable human development, health, and well-being.

Following our highly successful 2023 conference in the UK, the International Making Cities Livable (IMCL) invites you to share your work, meet and discuss with others, and join in this collaborative platform for “learning from nature, culture, and history.”  We will gather policy leaders, practitioners, community leaders and top scholars, to share lessons and discuss potential collaborations.  We will gather key partners from a number of countries to share their knowledge and collaboration. A major aim of the conference will be to serve as a “springboard” toward new research, new collaborative action, and new ways of communicating and driving the necessary transition ahead.

Our venue for the conference is the beautiful city of Cortona, Italy, centrally located between Milan and Rome, and approximately 60 kilometers southeast of Florence.  There is excellent rail service from Milan, Rome, Florence or Bologna, with a short bus ride up to the hill town from the station. Cortona offers a splendid case study of contemporary innovations in agriculture, land use, urban regeneration, and sustainable economic development at a range of urban scales, as well as powerful lessons about the continuing relevance of nature, culture and history in our work. There will be ample opportunities for study trips to explore complex (and useful) patterns of urban growth, public space, and place management.

NOTE:  In spite of inflation, we have not raised the registration fees since 2019!

EARLY BIRD RATE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $595.00 USD (Approx. 552 EUR)

DISCOUNT RATE (Within 90 days of conference)  . . . . . . . . .    $695.00 USD (Approx. £553.00 GBP)

FULL RATE (Within 30 days of conference)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $745.00 USD (Approx. £593.00 GBP)

DISCOUNT RATE FOR NONPROFITS (Not cities) . . . . . . . . .     $495.00 USD (Approx. £394.00 GBP)

DISCOUNT RATE FOR STUDENTS (Not presenters) . . . . . . .     $225.00 USD (Approx. £179.00 GBP)

(Note: Student ID required)



    Good through 3/31

    +$14.88 service fee
  • CORTONA 2024 Accepted Speakers

    This rate is only for accepted speakers who wish to speak at the 2024 conference. This includes students if they are presenting their work.

    +$14.88 service fee
  • CORTONA 2024 Student Rate

    ID required. Please note that if you are an accepted abstract presenter you are not eligible for this rate, even if you are also a student.

    +$7.38 service fee
  • Cortona Early Bird 2

    Good through 8/1

    +$17.38 service fee



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