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22-26/06/2014 Summer School on Urban Transitions to Sustainability

International Summer School, Organized Jointly by IRCS-International Research Center on Sustainability and SENSE Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment, Rheims University, France, 22-26 June 2014.

Urban Transitions to Sustainability International Summer School (Rheims University, France, 22-26 June 2014) is organized jointly by IRCS (International Research Center on Sustainability) and SENSE (Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment). This course is specifically designed for doctoral students, post-docs and young scholars who wish to further explore urban sustainability, discuss cutting-edge research with peers and established scholars alike and develop specific skills such as presenting their own research, developing abstracts and discussing the research of other scholars in the make.

Presentation :

IRCS (International Research Center on Sustainability) at Rheims University is hosting a Summer School on Urban Transitions to Sustainability in the framework of the yearly Rencontres Internationales in Sustainability Studies. This summer school is organized jointly with SENSE (The Netherland Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment).

This course is specifically designed for doctoral students, post-docs and young scholars who whish to further explore urban sustainability, discuss cutting-edge research with peers and established scholars alike and develop specific skills such as presenting their own research, developing abstracts and discussing the research of other scholars in the make. The course will take place in an environment that favours mutual learning, exchange and conviviality surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Champagne.

The Summer School is composed of three modules and a high level final conference. The specific topics of each module are the following :

  • Smart grids ;
  • Sustainable urban water management ;
  • Citizen participation.

Each module lasts a full day and is composed of two sessions :

  • Morning session : interactive lectures ;
  • Afternoon session : parallel workshops : Research seminars (participants present their research followed by a discussion animated by an established scholar) ; Tandem discussion (participants present another participant’s research) ; Abstract discussion (participants discuss their abstracts in small groups).

Each participant is expected to attend the morning lectures, as well as present and discuss their research and abstracts in the afternoon workshops.

The final day will be devoted to the participation in the final conference of the Fourth Rencontres Internationales de Reims in Sustainability Studies, which this year also focus on Urban Transitions to Sustainability. Confirmed participants include Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard Kennedy School, USA), Harini Nagendra (ATREE, India, and Indiana University, USA), Rajendra Pachauri (TERI, India), Antoine Picon (Harvard School of Design, USA), Ignacy Sachs (EHESS, France) and Bernardo Secchi (IUAV, Italy).

The summer school will be held at the IATEUR (Institute of Regional Development, Environment and Urban Planning of Rheims University). It will start on Sunday 22 June in the afternoon and finish on Thursday 26 June 2014 in the afternoon, and was planned to allow participants to arrive and leave on the same days.

The summer school fees will cover all standard expenses except travel to Reims.

Lecturers : Cynthia Ghorra-Gobin (CNRS, France) - Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard Kennedy School, USA) - Harini Nagendra (ATREE and Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India) - Rajendra Pachauri (TERI, India) - Antoine Picon (Harvard School of Design, USA) - Ignacy Sachs (EHESS, France) - Nikos Salingaros (University of Texas, San Antonio, USA) - Massimo Sargolini (University of Camerino, Italy) - Bernardo Secchi (IUAV, Italy) - François Mancebo (University of Reims, France)

Trainers : Jesús Rosales Carreón (Utrecht University, Netherlands) - Guillaume Faburel (University of Lyon 2, France – to be confirmed) - Matthijs Hisschemöller (IVM‐VU Amsterdam, Netherlands) - Eva Niesten (Utrecht University, Netherlands) - Eddie Soulier (Technological University of Troyes, France – to be confirmed) - Graciela Schneier Madares (CNRS, France) - Grimonie Bernardeau (Reims Metropole, France) - Jon Marco Church (University of Reims, France)

Contact :

ircs-school@univ-reims.fr

Pre-registration :

If you are interested in attending, please pre-register to this summer school following the link. Actual inscriptions will be opened approximately three months before the event. Pre-registrations help us plan the event and ensure that all those who are interested in attending are informed as soon as inscriptions are opened.

Mots-clés :

Impact of smart grids, urban metabolism, national and regional energy, ghg emission mitigation goals, innovation systems, sustainable urban water management, citizen participation

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