From 2 to 8 November 2014, the ISSC organized the Fellows seminar ‘Sustainable Urbanization — Transformations to Sustainability in Urban Contexts’ in Taipei, Taiwan.  This meeting brought together a diverse group of early career researchers to discuss transitions to urban contexts from a social science perspective. It involved week-long discussions about sustainable urbanisation and the contribution of social science research to sustainable urban futures.  The seminar was organized in collaboration with IRDR-ICoEAcademia Sinica and National Taipei University, and in partnership with the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) and the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) Project (Future Earth Project).

Many of the scholars involved in the seminar also took part in the 2nd Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change, including: Yangfan LiPeter Elias, and Qian Zhang.  The seminar was also taught by UGEC Scientific Steering Committee Members Shu-Li Huang, Peter Marcotullio, Darryn McEvoy, and Roberto Sanchez Rodriguez.

Visit the ISSC website for more details.  Download the concept note and the seminar report.



One product to emerge from the seminar was ‘Dialogues of Sustainable Urbanisation: Social Science Research and Transitions to Urban Contexts’

This 'book of blogs' embraces dialogues on urbanisation processes taking place across the world and what to do about the places we build, and the impacts of human activity on the environment, health and climate.

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