Guiding research on the interactions and feedbacks between urbanization and global environmental change

  

Urbanization

+1 480 965-6771

Arizona State University

Global Institute of Sustainability

PO Box 875402

Tempe, AZ 85287-5402

U.S.A.

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Today, more than half of the world's population lives in cities. It is clear that the development of urban areas holds the key to many of the challenges faced in interactions with environmental change, raising issues that have not yet received adequate attention. The IHDP Urbanization and Global Environmental Change project (UGEC) seeks to provide a better understanding of the interactions and feedbacks between global environmental change (GEC) and urbanization at the local, regional and global scales through an innovative conceptual and methodological framework. To capture the benefits of urbanization and mitigate as well as adapt to negative environmental and socioeconomic impacts, a stronger collaboration between academics, political decision-makers and practitioners is encouraged.

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Recent Publications

 

Blog Entries from the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Project

Opinion Editorial

The Urban Problem

The Urban Problem

The UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability released its report last week. Based on it, experts from IHDP’s Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Project (UGEC) argue: Understanding urban development and how its components interact with the environment are key for creating successful guidelines aimed at achieving global sustainability.

7 January 2012 | Read more

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Events from UGEC

Conference | Call for Abstracts

Deltas in Times of Climate Change II International Conference

24-26 September 2014 | Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Call Deadline: 15 March 2014

The International conference ...

Conference | Call for Abstracts

UGEC Conference Call for Abstracts EXTENDED!

6 - 8 November 2014 | Taipei, Taiwan

Call Deadline: 27 April 2014

The UGEC Project is ...

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Opportunities from UGEC

Conference | Call for Abstracts

UGEC Conference Call for Abstracts EXTENDED!

6 - 8 November 2014 | Taipei, Taiwan

Call Deadline: 27 April 2014

The UGEC Project is pleased to announce that the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to April 27, 2014.  

The aim of the 2nd International UGEC Conference on ‘Urban transitions and transformations: Science, synthesis and policy’ is two-fold:

1.) Synthesize our knowledge of the bidirectional interactions between urbanization and global environmental changes, and to reflect on the key lessons learned.

2.) Identify transformative pathways for a future urban world that is increasingly complex and uncertain.

The UGEC Project invites you to submit an abstract. |Read more

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