Advances in Complex Systems:

Addressing the Zero-Emission
Goal for Urban well-being

1-5 July 2024
Villa del Grumello
Como, Italy




Addressing the zero-emission goal for urban well-being
1-5 July 2024 in Como (Italy)

This is the fourth school of a series tackling general properties of complex systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. In this edition the school, we will explore the topic of urban complexity by combining different interdisciplinary approaches to solve current challenges in the organization of our cities. Lectures will tackle the issue of the decarbonization of cities with the aim of reaching Zero Emission goal (target belonging to the EU Mission “100 Climate-Neutral Cities@2030”), addressing the different dimensions composing it. Several topics will be discussed under the overall concept of sustainability, including air pollution, carbon footprint, traffic and mobility, energy systems, ecosystem services, quality of life and of the environment. All these aspects will be interpreted through an integrative complex-systems based perspective. Lecturers will come from different backgrounds including statistics, computer science, urban studies, physics, mathematics and biomedicine. The school is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working in broad range of fields. The school is organized in lectures in the mornings and practical laboratory activities in the afternoons.


The school received financial support from:




                                                         Fondazione                               MUSA                     Department di Fisica                                   IUAV
                                                              A. Volta                                  Project                        Aldo Pontremoli
                                                                                                                                                     University of Milan


A beautiful location

Lake Como School of Advanced studies is located c/o Fondazione Alessandro Volta in the beautiful setting of Villa del Grumello, in Como, Italy

Venue & Accommodation

The Lake Como School of Advanced Studies is an international research facility. We run fellowships, short term programmes on a wide range of interdisciplinary subjects, that share a common focus on complex systems.