UGEC featured in recent ASU New article

Arizona State University news has published an article on the recent award given to UGEC and the Stockholm Resilience Centre by Future Earth.  It highlights the contributions of UGEC SSC members Patricia Romero Lankao (NCAR) and David Simon (Royal Holloway, University of London and Mistra Urban Futures) as well as outlining the two year visioning process.  This includes the formation of an Urban Transition Team (led by Drs. Romero Lankao and Simon) and the creation of a comprehensive, edited publication that will “detail the many conceptions of the term ‘urban’.”

An excerpt:

The team will work cooperatively with Thomas Elmqvist of the Stockholm Resilience Centre on a comprehensive workshop series. By convening practitioners from an array of disciplines, the series will articulate best practices for fostering inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations. This will enhance the effectiveness of the new project, which will be built within the Future Earth framework.

“We’re excited to broaden the initiative by incorporating more of the natural sciences – areas like ecology, climatology and urban health management – into our knowledge base on urbanization and global environmental change,” says UGEC’s Executive Officer Corrie Griffith. “Adequately addressing these complex urban sustainability challenges really demands this integrative approach.”

You can read the full article here: “Award helps ASU advance urban, environmental solutions”