Opportunity: Transformations 2017 Call for Papers

6th October 2016

The overarching theme of this conference is ‘sustainability transformations in practice’. Important advances about transformation across different disciplines are already …

The overarching theme of this conference is ‘sustainability transformations in practice’. Important advances about transformation across different disciplines are already emerging, such as from the arts, humanities, social science and different scientific fields, including social-ecological resilience research, social-technological transitions research, development studies, and research focusing on social innovation. However, transformation is an inherently practical endeavour, and many of the most exciting innovations for change are emerging from practice, such as changes in routines, policies, norms and behaviours and wider attempts to encourage change. This can include diverse approaches that aim to enhance adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, address biodiversity, social justice, water, food security challenges and many other aspects relating to sustainability.

 

In many cases practical and academic knowledge are developing independently, rather than informing each other. Greater cross-fertilisation of transformation research and practice across different communities and across different strands of research is important. Transformations 2017 therefore seeks to bring together different kinds of knowledge to accelerate learning about, and help facilitate, fundamental changes in people-planet relationships.

Transformations 2017 warmly invites submissions for presentations, practice sessions and workshops from any practical sector, organisation or academic discipline interested in being part of the dialogue that encourage significant changes towards enhancing environmental and social sustainability related to one of the broad themes of the conference.

 

Submission Deadline: 31 October

More information here.

 

 

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