Conferences

In this section, you will find all the information regarding the conferences I am regularly attending. In some cases, I will chair sessions while in others I will have presentations. You will find that information in this page.

FORTHCOMING CONFERENCES

10-14 September 2018 48th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  In times of changing conditions, ecological research is facing new challenges. On the one hand, complexity of the biosphere is increasingly reduced by human activities; on the other hand, human activities aggravate predictability of future developments. This poses new necessities for assessing ecological conditions and for discovering new ecological interrelations, which is reflected by our motto of this year, “Ecology – meeting the scientific challenges of a complex world”.

11-15 December 2017 ESP European conference, San Sebastian, Spain. The 2018 European regional conference of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) will focus on “Ecosystem services in a changing world: moving from theory to practice”. We will host the Session T18b on peri-urban landscapes. If you are interested to submit a contribution feel free to contact me.

25 – 27 November 2018 Urban Transitions 2018 – Integrating urban and transport planning, environment and health for healthier urban living.  Sitges, Barcelona Spain.

April 24-26, 2019 fourth Open Science Meeting of the Global Land Programme (GLP 4th OSM 2019): Transforming Land Systems for People and Nature, Bern, Switzerland. Land use is key for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in an increasingly threatened global environment. Should land system science produce a unifying vision for the planet? How do global narratives for use of land correspond to what people want when striving for access to land across diverse and distinctive regions? How can we support transformations that mutually reinforce global sustainability visions and goals, and people’s aspirations and needs?

 

PAST CONFERENCES

9-13 July 2018 The 25th IAPS 2018 Conference, Rome, Italy. “Transitions to sustainability, lifestyles changes and human well-being: cultural, environmental and political challenges’. I was invited by my friend Dr Nadja Kabish to join an exciting symposium entitled: “Urban green spaces for sustainability transition to health and environmental justice in cities”. I presented an ongoing research on urban health in the Ruhr Area.

17 – 19 April 2018 REGIO RESOURCES 21-2018, Smolenice, Slovakia: Global megatrends and Landscape.  The aim of the conference is to develop creative discussion in the research of assessment of global megatrends and elimination of their negative consequences and impacts on the landscape and society.

11-15 December 2017 ESP world conference, Shenzhen, China. The 9th world conference of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) focused on the role of ecosystem services in ecosystem restoration and nature based solutions in natural, rural and urban areas. We had two interesting sessions: on urbanization and ecosystem services (B10a), and spatial planning and ecosystem services (T14). I presented two papers, one on indicators for cultural ecosystem services, and another one on the assessment of ecosystem services to analyze trade-offs in a protected area in Bangladesh.

24 – 27 September 2017 UFRO – Landscape Ecology conference 2017: The Green-Blue Nexus: Forests, Landscapes and Services. With my dear friends Christine Fuerst, Daniele Larosa and Marcin Spyra we organized a symposium entitled: Sustainable governance of urban landscapes in cross-boundaries contexts. I have also presented a research on green spaces and urban health in the Ruhr area.

12 – 15 September 2017 IALE European congress, Ghent: From pattern and process to people and action. The congress theme reflects that landscape ecology as a meeting point – where pattern and process meet people and action – seen as a way of thinking when dealing with European landscapes. I joined an interesting session on Strategic planning, organized by a very nice team of researchers: Simona Grădinaru, Anna Hersperger, Christian Albert and Cristian Iojă. My presentation was about Ecosystem services and landscape urbanization.

11 – 14 July 2017 AESOP 2017 LisbonSpaces of Dialog for places of dignity: Fostering the European dimension of planning. I had 2 oral presentations, one about metabolism and one on ecosystem services and urbanization.

26 – 30 January 2017 Size of the Society International workshop on linkages between material flows and stocks of socioeconomic metabolism.

4 – 6 May 2017 Resilient Cities 2017 – ICLEI, Bonn, Germany. 8th Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation – Resilient Cities is the global meeting point for the exchange of best practices in urban resilience and adaptation to climate change.

12 – 16 June 2017 World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium. This conference will take place in the beautiful city of Prague, Czechia. WMCAUS is “the meeting point for the Civil Engineers, Architects, City and Urban Planners, and a forum for discussion of the latest findings and technologies in different fields of the Civil Engineering, Architecture, City and Urban Planning.”  I am the chair of two sessions, one about Urban Planning and another one about Urban Heat Islands. Conference program.