The 7th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns “A green and socially responsible economy: a solution in times of crisis?" will focus on governance and finance for sustainable development aiming to find lasting solutions to the current crisis both from an economic and an environmental point of view. During the three-day conference plenary sessions featuring high level speakers and interactive breakout sessions will take place at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), where participants will have the opportunity to mingle with those at the forefront of sustainable thought, practice, policy, and implementation as well as exchange experience and best practices. Following the success of the previous editions, the event aims to gather more than 1000 participants from local and national governments, UN and European institutions as well as NGOs, research institutes and businesses. In addition to the rich programme, workshops on site in the area of Geneva will show the latest innovative activities in urban sustainability.