Description: Under the supervision of Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson, Clark Miller, and Charles Redman, the Transitions and Implementation Postdoctoral Fellow will work with the UREx SRN Transitions and Implementation Working Group to support research and practice on urban transitions in nine network cities.
Susie Moloney, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, Australia
Marta Olazabal, Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain
Lilia Yumagulova, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Lorenzo Chelleri, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
The question of how to change behaviors, infrastructures, cultures and institutions to move toward the creation of more sustainable and resilient cities has received increased attention among scholars, decision makers and global organizations (e.g., ICLEI, Rockefeller’s 100 Resilient Cities). However, while sustainability and resilience have become core issues for different strands of scholarship and communities of practice, strategies for bridging research and practice in our efforts to affect change towards more sustainable and resilient urban centers remain elusive. This special issue seeks to synthesize state-of the-art knowledge on theories and practices of urban sustainability and resilience. In particular, this special issue invites theoretical and empirical research articles that address the following questions: what are urban resilience and urban sustainability? How do these intersect, complement or contradict each other? What does it mean to have a city that is climate-resilient and sustainable? How one would measure urban resilience and sustainability? How does interdisciplinary research connect to policy-making to affect change towards sustainability and resilience in cities? How can resilience and sustainability be achieved in specific urban sectors such as public health, water and infrastructure?
This special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050) belongs to the section “Sustainable Urban and Rural Development”.
The deadline for manuscript submissions is May 31, 2016.
UGEC SSC Member Darryn McEvoy, along with UGEC Viewpoints author Alexei Trundle, recently led a two day urban resilience and climate adaptation forum in Honiara, Solomon Islands, on August 4-5, 2015. It was sponsored by UN-Habitat and included other experts from RMIT University.
If you are interested in taking part in this workshop, please submit your applications electronically, and in one file, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application file should include:
A CV of no more than 3 pages, including information about education, publications, and work experience.
A concise abstract of the work you would present at the workshop.
An abstract of any publications related to the workshop agenda.
Closing date for applications: September 30, 2015.
GCP has secured funding from Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) and NIES to support participants, including a limited number of young/early-career scientists.
To be eligible for funding, you have to be:
A citizen and resident of one of these countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam; and,
An early career researcher, under 40 years of age, who holds a PhD degree or is a graduate student with an equivalent level of research experience.