The first International Academic Conference on Places and Technologies was held in Belgrade, in April 2014. The Places and Technologies 2014 was organized by the Belgrade University’s Faculty of Architecture and Faculty of Philosophy and the NGO Urban Lab from Belgrade. The event had an academic nature with the emphasis on new, technologically advanced ways of designing urban spaces. The conference examines the formation and presentation of knowledge on study growth, technologies and the environment, as well as ethical considerations and potential risks, developing solutions, expertise and discussions with respect to strategic environmental problems. The stated objectives point to the necessity of a multidisciplinary approach to this matter, identification and establishment of relationships between issues of technological development, environmental protection and social change. Consequently the conference program and research are based on the knowledge of several academic disciplines: engineering and technical sciences, humanities and social sciences.