PLEA Conference

Monday, July 3, 2017 to Wednesday, July 5, 2017
PLEA is a global network that has led a worldwide discourse on sustainable architecture and urban design through its conferences since 1982.
PLEA conferences are highly ranked, attracting academia, architects, engineers and planners with support from industry, cities and governments. Over 700 delegates are expected to attend PLEA 2017 in Edinburgh. PLEA Keynote Speakers are world leading figures who will address the key issues of the day on sustainable and resilient built environment.
PLEA 2017 is being hosted by a consortium of Scottish Universities, the Scottish Government, the City of Edinburgh and Historic Environment Scotland. It will feature over 250 speakers from across the globe, site visits, extraordinary parties and many networking opportunities. PLEA2016: Los Angeles & PLEA2015 Bologna:
Our theme of ‘Design to Thrive – Foundations for a Better Future’ recognises the enormity of the local and global challenges we face in building and refurbishing our buildings, cities and societies to both to minimise climate emissions and to adapt effectively to climate change impacts in each of our own rapidly evolving economies, societies and physical infrastructures.
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