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Fall 2020 Activities

Panel Discussion: Envisioning an Anti-racist Sustainable Philly History and Practice for Environmental Justice
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:30 pm - 5:00 EDT

Past Activities

NSF Sustainable Urban Systems Workshop
September 11-13, 2019

Our Health and Our Grid
March 20, 2019
A panel discussion about the impacts of Climate change on public health and our energy infrastructure. Featuring climate, community and public health experts

Agency, Agents and Flows at the Rural-Urban Interface in Changing Amazonia
February 22, 2019
Dr. Eduardo Brondizio, Indiana University, Bloomington

Urban Mitigation of Climate Change: Lessons from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) Reports
January 24, 2019
Dr. Karen Seto, Yale University

Theorizing Urban Agriculture in the Global North and Global South
November 2, 2018
Dr. Antoinette WinklerPrins, National Science Foundation

2018 Annual Benjamin H. Kohl Social Justice Lecture. Riding the Tiger: On Blackness, Place, Vision and Justice
October 19, 2018
Dr. Carolyn Finney

Burned Area Detection Based on Time-Series Analysis in a Cloud Computing Environment
October 8, 2018
Dr. Jesús A. Anaya, Universidad de Medellin

Urban Futures: Green, Sustainable, Just?
February 20, 2018

Symposium on Transdisciplinary Sustainability Science

The symposium took place in March 22-23, 2018. It brought together scholars working on the social, environmental, economic, policy and cultural dimensions of sustainability science to inspire and outline the next frontier of research on sustainability science. The aim of the event was to identify gaps, provide a conceptual framework, and outline a transdisciplinary sustainability science research agenda with key questions and funding strategies for research proposals. The event focused on three themes: i) envisioning sustainable futures; ii) institutional and technological transitions toward sustainability and iii) defining the role of transdisciplinary science and academics on the implementation of transformational policies toward sustainability. Topics discussed included energy transitions and/or socio-technological change; institutional transformations and governance mechanisms for sustainability; urban growth and urban footprint, urban-rural interdependencies; societal values, science communication; ecosystem change; climate, health and wellbeing; food production, consumption and access; sustainable use of water resources; and social, economic and environmental inequalities.