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Call for Abstracts “Sustainable City Development: Theories, methods, challenges, and experiences in China and the Nordic countries” PhD Course and Research Workshop
October 28, 2014 - 00:00-October 31, 2014 - 00:00
Sustainable City Development: Theories, methods, challenges, and experiences in China and the Nordic countries
PhD Course and Research Workshop
28-31 October, 2014 at Fudan Nordic Centre and Fudan University, Shanghai
Urban Governance for Sustainable Cities Network (UGN)
Fudan Nordic Centre
NIAS-Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
The Sino-Nordic “Urban Governance for Sustainable Cities Network” gathers researchers working on sustainable city development in China and the Nordic countries. The goal is to generate and share new insights into the fundamental transformation of urban society and how the need for sustainability is addressed and leads to governance innovations in China and the Nordic countries. The Network works through research and PhD training. It was established in 2013 and had its first research workshop in Hangzhou in October 2013.
The second research workshop will be held in Shanghai in October 2014, combined with PhD training. The focus is on environmental and sustainable governance innovations in urban regions in China and the Nordic countries. The aims are:
(1) to present and discuss research results;
(2) to select a number of research papers that will be revised for a final conference in 2015 and which will then be published.
The research workshop is combined with a two day PhD training workshop that will have two keynote speeches from amongst the participants in the research workshop and would then focus on discussing the specific research outputs submitted by the PhD candidates.
The working language of the workshops is English. The maximum length of all papers is 10.000 words (all inclusive).
The PhD course will provide excellent possibilities to develop PhD work in an international, inspiring and multidisciplinary group. The goal of the PhD course is to integrate knowledge and theories from several fields to discuss challenges and experiences that cities face in their attempts to follow a more sustainable development path. The full participation in the research workshop and the PhD training workshop will correspond to a workload of 4 ECTS that will be granted or validated by the University of Turku.
1 April Deadline for abstracts
1 May Approval of abstracts
15 September Submission of full papers
15 October Final program
For more information and submission of abstracts please read the attached documents or click here