October 9, 2014 Registration open to the 2nd International Conference: Urban Transitions and Transformations: Science, Synthesis and Policy

 

Cities are both, dosage centers of innovation and loci for a number of environmental problems such as air pollution, pharmacy greenhouse gas emissions and clean water accessibility. But how can we capture the benefits and opportunities of urbanisation, whilst mitigating the negative effects, in order to sustainably transform our urban future? With the majority of future growth expected to take place in smaller to medium-sized cities, particularly in the developing world, this ia a central question. Finding solutions to such sustainability challenges requires collaborative approaches from a diverse group of researchers, funders, practioners, policy-makers and other stakeholders.

In this context, the 2nd International Conference: Urban Transitions and Transformations: Science, Synthesis and Policy organised by the Urbanisation and Global Environmental Change project (UGEC), aims to

  • synthesize our knowledge of the bidirectional interactions between urbanisation and global environmental changes, and to reflect on the key lessons learned.
  • identify transformative pathways for a future urban worls that is increasingly complex and uncertain.

Some of the conference sessions will also be part of the 2nd World Social Science Fellows seminar on Sustainable Urbanisation organised by ISSC. The aim of this seminar is to contribute to the development of innovative research agendas emphasising multidimensional and interdisciplinary approaches, and to provide the Fellows access to cutting-edge research on relevant dimensions of sustainable urbanisation and to a diverse pool of international researchers.

The conference, including the seminar, will take place in Tawai on 2-8 November 2014. For more information visit the homepage for the 2nd international UGEC conference.