The Symposium will take place in Reggio Calabria (Italy) from 26 to 28 May, 2020.

The 4th edition of the International Symposium “New Metropolitan Perspectives” faces the challenge of local development’s innovation dynamics and its complexity putting humankind at the centre of the scientific debate, towards reclaiming that “man is the measure of all things”.   

In partnership with Rhegion United Nations 2020-2030. Territories and cities, material and immaterial heritage, resilience and transformations in the perspective of the 17 Sustainable Development UN Goals.

The Call for Papers’ deadline is 31th January 2020.

The symposium is jointly promoted by the LaborEst and the CLUDsLab Laboratories of the PAU Department, Università Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy, in partnership with a qualified international network of academic institutions and scientific societies.

It is part of the TREnD (Transition with Resilience for Evolutionary Economic Development) Research Project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions – RISE 2018.

Accepted papers will be published in Smart Innovation, System and Technologies (2190-3018) by SPRINGER. The books of this series are submitted to SCOPUS, EI-Compendex and Springerlink.



November 28th, 2019 Session submission deadline
November 28th, 2019 Paper submission deadline extended to January 31th, 2020
March 23rd, 2020 Notification of acceptance to authors
March 23-30, 2020 Registration and payment
May 26-28, 2020 Symposium

To download the call for papers, click here.
To download the template packet, click here.
To download the session proposal form, click here.
To download the Rhegion announcement workshop, click here.