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CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE | Resilient Cities for Human Flourishing: Governing the Asia-Pacific Urban Transition in the Anthropocene
September 30, 2016
The rapidly changing urbanising societies of Asia and the Pacific have never been more vulnerable or exposed to environmental threats and disasters linked to anthropogenic transformations of nature and the increasingly severe effects of global climate change. Urban transformation in the region has been accompanied by heavy industrialisation and rural to urban migration flows that have generated additional environmental risks through the formation of extended urban settlements, many of which are located at or below sea level along coastlines or in river basins. The expanding ecological footprint of urban energy demands onto rural hinterlands is making cities the primary perpetrators of environmental harm through their emissions of greenhouse gases that substantially contribute to climate change, while at the same rendering urban populations disproportionately vulnerable to climate change-related weather events and rising sea levels. These intersections between the urban transition in the Asia-Pacific and the Anthropocenic moment of planetary environmental disruptions are raising policy questions about how to strengthen resilience in cities through the cultivation of civic cultures centered on social inclusion and a shared identity around environmental responsibility and socioecological justice.
Call for papers deadline: 30 September 2016
More information on the conference and submission of proposals here.
Conference dates: 2-3 March 2017