top of page


Call For


Image by Scott Graham

The University of the West Indies, Mona - Western Jamaica Campus hosts the second Caribbean Sustainable Cities Conference from November 16 - 18, 2022 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. 


The 2022 edition is set against the backdrop of unprecedented global shocks caused by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


The three thematic areas captured in the GS2 sub-title – Go Green. Go Safe. Go Smart are Environmental Sustainability, Safety and Security, and Technological Transformation. Particularly in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s conference will focus on the fundamental shift towards the centrality of digital technology in responding to the transformation and sustainability of cities in the Caribbean region. 


Hence the GS2.2022 theme: Adaptability and resilience – Technological transformation driving change and sustainability in communities and cities.


In the context of this conference, a sustainable city is one that is purposefully designed to be resilient in all dimensions of development as it seeks to make life and living better for its current population without compromising the promise of future citizens to realize their full potential in a safe, secure and inclusive environment.


The conference invites individual abstracts, panel proposals, and full papers, technical presentations and exhibitions on Sustainable Cities and Communities with special focus on the environmental, security and technological implications of making our cities green, safe and smart.


Some questions to consider are:

  • What is the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on our social, economic and environmental sustainability as Small Island Developing States?

  • What new enabling policies, programmes, and projects on digital transformation are emerging to ensure sustainability of health and education systems across our communities and cities?

  • What new enabling policies, programmes, and projects on digital transformation are emerging to support the promotion of safe, secure and inclusive communities and cities?

  • How do leaders and managers of city development across the Caribbean apply digital technology to accelerate progress towards overall health and well-being?

  • What new strategies and approaches are emerging to protect the soundness of education at all levels across our communities and cities?

  • What overarching strategies are emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic for health emergency preparedness and investments in promoting social and economic well-being at all ages and across all groups?

  • Has the global trend towards SMART city designations left the Caribbean in an untenable and disadvantageous position?

  • Are cities becoming more or less communicative with the application of contemporary technology to the management of city life in such areas as security, health, energy, and transportation?

  • What are the sustainable development imperatives for the Caribbean in the promotion of ICTs, the expansion of ICT infrastructure, increased access to information and knowledge, and meeting the fundamentals of an Information Society?


Submission Guidelines

Please send a 250 word abstract with 6 – 8 keywords and the thematic area addressed by the proposed presentation. Include a separate cover page with title, name, institutional affiliation, a 150 word bio, and contact information (Email, Telephone, and Fax).


NEW! Deadline for submission 

Full scripts: Monday, November 7, 2022 

Presentations: Monday, November 14, 2022 


bottom of page