iSEE Congress 2018
Oct. 3-5, 2018
Illini Union Rooms A/B/C
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
About the Congress
The purpose of iSEE Congress 2018 is to foster critical thinking on the strategies for meeting our growing urban transportation, housing, and food needs sustainably and for making our cities more resilient to climate change. Cities are the centers of economic activity but also large consumers of energy and water and sources of solid waste, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions across the world. They are hotbeds for poor air quality, congestion, and densified housing, and they are vulnerable to extreme damages to life and infrastructure due to severe weather events. Cities with more green space, permeable surfaces, and disaster-resilient infrastructure emit fewer emissions, thereby benefiting human health and well-being and increasing resilience against extreme weather events. Urban consumption patterns are being transformed with the emergence of ride sharing, e-commerce, smart phone enabled connectivity and demand for green infrastructure.
Previous iSEE Congresses on other grand challenges facing society have been attended by more than 300 faculty, students, and others from across campus — and beyond — each year.
iSEE Congress 2018 is supported by generous funding from several campus academic units.
The organizing committee includes iSEE Associate Directors Madhu Khanna and Ximing Cai, and Illinois faculty members Imad Al-Qadi, Tami Bond, Arnab Chakraborty, Peter Christensen, Julie Cidell, Don Fullerton, Yanfeng Ouyang, Jeffery Roesler, Bev Wilson, and Donald Wuebbles.
Accommodations & More
The Illini Union is located on Green Street, right at the meeting point of Urbana and Champaign. This facility is a warm and welcoming space perfect for soaking in the latest knowledge on how water, agriculture, and energy interact in our world today and in the future.
Address: 1401 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Many of the Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District’s bus routes pass right in front of the Illini Union on Green Street, or stop close by at the Illinois Transit Plaza. The 2 Red, 5 Green, 8 Bronze, 10 Gold, 12 Teal, 13 Silver, 21 Raven, and 22 Illini stop on Green at the newly renovated stops.
Bicycle racks are available, and active transportation is encouraged.
Parking is available at meters in nearby lots and along the street. Please be sure to read the specific instructions of your meter; each street and lot can be slightly different from others nearby.
Nearby eats: In addition to the Union’s own food court and eateries throughout the building, there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat between sessions on Green Street.
Willard Airport (CMI)
The quickest, easiest way to travel a long distance to the iSEE Congress is to fly into Willard Airport (CMI) in Savoy, a five-minute shuttle ride from the I Hotel.