I was intrigued by this gathering which is intended to develop cities along more sustainable lines:
Future Cities 2009 will help you to strengthen and practice democracy at the local level to move our society toward a greener, more peaceful future. If you want to learn more about making the shift from carbon and nuclear energy sources to renewables and conservation, from war spending to a peace economy, from sprawl to greener transportation and development practices, from nuclear proliferation to global elimination of nuclear weapons . . . then Future Cities 2009 is for you!