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Urban transitions to sustainability

International Summer School

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Published on Wednesday, May 07, 2014 by João Fernandes

Summary

Urban Transitions to Sustainability International Summer School (Rheims University, France, 22-26 June 2014) is organized jointly by IRCS (International Research Center on Sustainability) and SENSE (Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment). This course is specifically designed for doctoral students, post-docs and young scholars who wish to further explore urban sustainability, discuss cutting-edge research with peers and established scholars alike and develop specific skills such as presenting their own research, developing abstracts and discussing the research of other scholars in the make.

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Presentation

This course is specifically designed for doctoral students, post-docs and young scholars who wish to further explore urban sustainability, discuss cutting-edge research with peers and established scholars alike and develop specific skills such as presenting their own research, developing abstracts and discussing the research of other scholars in the make.

Organization

  • IRCS International Research Center on Sustainability
  • SENSE Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment

60% interactive courses / 40% tutorials / cultural program

Lecturers

  • Cynthia Ghorra-Gobin (CNRS, France)
  • Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard Kennedy School, USA)
  • Harini Nagendra (ATREE and Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India)
  • Rajendra Pachauri (TERI, India)
  • Antoine Picon (Harvard School of Design, USA)
  • Ignacy Sachs (EHESS, France)
  • Nikos Salingaros (UT San Antonio, USA)
  • Massimo Sargolini (University of Camerino, Italy)
  • Bernardo Secchi (IUAV, Italy)
  • François Mancebo (University of Reims, France)

Trainers

  • Graciela Schneier Madares (CNRS, France)
  • Matthijs Hisschemöller (IVM‐VU Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Eva Niesten (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
  • Jesús Rosales Carreón (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
  • Grimonie Bernardeau (SIABAVE, France)
  • Jon Marco Church (University of Reims, France)

Topics

  • Impact of smart grids
  • Urban metabolism
  • National and regional energy
  • GHG emission mitigation goals
  • Innovation systems
  • Sustainable urban water management
  • Citizen participation
  • Role of citizens and citizen groups
  • Grassroots movements
  • Conditions for sustainability transitions
  • Urban sprawl
  • Shrinking landscapes
  • Science, technology and cities

Disciplines

  • Urban Studies
  • Regional Planning
  • Geography
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Economy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Sustainability Science
  • any discipline related to cities and sustainability

Information

www.sustainability-studies.org/ircs-school

Contact

ircs-school@univ-reims.fr

Inscriptions

If you are interested in attending, you must inscribe yourself as soon as possible. Inscriptions are on a first-come-first-serve basis. The deadline for inscriptions is

22 May 2014.

Your enrolment will be confirmed upon receipt of your payment. If you have already pre-registered, please notice that you need to go through the inscription process and submit your payment in order for your participation to be confirmed. Inscriptions must be submitted on the following website:

http://colloques.univ-reims.fr/colloque/inscriptionEtape1.jsp?locale=en&semId=IRCS-14

Places

  • Rheims University
    Reims, France (51)

Date(s)

  • Sunday, June 22, 2014
  • Monday, June 23, 2014
  • Tuesday, June 24, 2014
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014

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Keywords

  • smart grids, urban metabolism, national energy, regional energy, mitigation goals, innovation systems, sustainability, urban, water management, citizen participation, citizen, citizen groups, grassroots

Contact(s)

  • Sophie Deraeve
    courriel : sophie [dot] deraeve [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Sophie Deraeve
    courriel : sophie [dot] deraeve [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Urban transitions to sustainability », Miscellaneous information, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, May 07, 2014, https://calenda.org/284378

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