Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 - the 2021 Urboretum Symposium Centres and Peripheries: Reconfiguring Post-COVID-19 Urban Landscapes.
Registration required. Register. (Online. Free. Translated in English & French)
Leading thinkers from fields including philosophy, urban ecology, anthropology, art and design as we tease out common perspectives and policy applications for resilient and meaningful smart, green, urban futures.
The Covid-19 pandemic is entangled with landscapes, globalization, and connections and has tested economies, love, and solidarity. What seemed to be a secure vision of the future – urban, smart, green, connected, equitable – has been called into question. Have cities become more risky? Have rural spaces become more valuable? Are global connections an increased threat, or the key to improved resilience?
Keynote 1: Lesley Green (University of Cape Town), anthropologist and environmental humanities scholar, author of the recent book Rock | Water | Life which examines the interwoven realities of inequality, racism, colonialism, and environmental destruction in South Africa.
Keynote 2: Simone Farresin (Eindhoven Design Academy, NL), co-founder of Formafantasma design, and co-leader of the GEODesign masters course; co-curator of the exhibition ‘Cambio’ at the Serpentine Galleries (London). He will speak on "Bringing global ecological concerns into design practice".
Keynote 3: Jianguo "Jack" Liu (Michigan State University, US), an ecologist focusing on sustainability and global connections and interactions, will speak on “Telecoupling, sustainability and resilience in the post-Covid 19 perspective”.
Keynote 4: Emanuele Coccia (EHESS, France) is a philosopher known in particular for his work on plants and his cross-disciplinary collaborations with architects, artists, and designers. He is the author of The life of plants and Métamorphoses. He will speak on ecology, the city, and the home.
Keynote 5: Stephanie Hare, technologist, political risk analyst and historian, will discuss the future of cities and her forthcoming book Technology Ethics which explores how biometrics and other data central to smart cities relates to our privacy, civil liberties and human rights.
Past Coupled Human and Natural Systems Events
April 24-26 - Emergent Effects in Telecoupled Systems: Challenges and Lessons for Governing Local Land-use in a Globally Connected World, 4th Open Science Meeting - Global Land Programme, Bern, Switzerland
April 9 - Telecoupling Toolbox: Integrated Cloud-based Tools for Sustainability Science, United States Chapter of the International Association of Landscape Ecology, Annual Meeting, Fort Collins, CO
Feb, 17 - Sustainable Development Goals: New Science Balancing a Hyperconnected World, American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
Sept. 3-5 - Telecoupled flows across scales, Global Land Programme 2018 Asia Conference - Transitioning to Sustainable Development of Land Systems through Teleconnections and Telecouplings, Taipei, Taiwan
Sept. 3-5 - Hidden impacts of telecoupled food production and consumption, Global Land Programme 2018 Asia Conference - Transitioning to Sustainable Development of Land Systems through Teleconnections and Telecouplings, Taipei, Taiwan
Sept. 3-5 - Global Land Programme 2018 Asia Conference - Transitioning to Sustainable Development of Land Systems through Teleconnections and Telecouplings, Taipei, Taiwan
April 10 - Telecoupling Framework: Concepts, Applications and Hands-On Exercises with the New Cloud-Based Telecoupling Toolbox, US-IALE 2018 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
April 9 - Telecoupling for Sustainable Development and Conservation Across Local to Global Scales, US-IALE 2018 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
Dec. 13 - Carl Folke -- Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture,
Social-ecological systems, resilience thinking, and sustainability: Reconnecting development to the biosphere, Kellogg Center Lincoln Room, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Dec. 11-15 - AGU Fall Meeting Session: Interdependence of Coupled Human and Natural Systems around the World, New Orleans, LA
April 12-13 - Fate of the Earth -- Climate-Food-Energy_Water Nexus, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing, MI
April 10 - Telecoupling People and Landscapes among Distant Places around the World, USIALE Conference, Baltimore, MD
April 9 - Workshop: Applications of the Telecoupling Framework and Hands-on Exercises with the Telecoupling Toolbox, US International Association of Landscape Ecology (USIALE), Baltimore, MD
Dec. 7 - GSO Seminar Series: Fulfilling our Collective Goals In a Divided World, Natural Resources Building, East Lansing, MI
Dec. 15 - Telecoupling at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Telecoupling sessions, Moscone, Convention Center, San Francisco, CA
Oct. 24-27 - Global Land Project 3rd Open Science Meeting “Land system science: understanding realities and developing solutions”, Beijing, China
April 3 - US-IALE Workshop: Telecoupling Framework for the Landscape Ecology Community, USIALE Annual Meeting Land Change Workshops, Asheville, NC,
Aug. 14 - Impacts of natural disasters on telecouplings, Ecological Society of American Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
Aug. 12 - Telecoupling: A new frontier of research on coupled human and natural systems, Ecological Society of American Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
May 21 - Promises and Perils of Telecouplings for Global Sustainability, Stockholm, Sweden
July 5 - Telecoupling framework for studying cross-border and cross-scale interactions - ALE World Congress, Portland, Oregon
April 1-2 - Fate of the Earth Symposium, Environmental Science & Policy Program, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing, MI
Jan. 26-28 - Global Conference on Inland Fisheries, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy
July 16-19 - Global Fair and Workshop on Long-Term Observing Systems of Mountain Social-Ecological System, The Mountain Research Initiative, Reno, NV
May 19 - US-IALE Annual Symposium - Telecouplings: Challenges and Opportunities for the Landscape Ecology Community - Jack Liu, US-IALE, Anchorage, Alaska
May 18-22 - Symposium on "Cascading Thresholds in Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS) and the Emergence of Wicked Problems", 2014 Annual Symposium, U.S. Regional Association (International Association for Landscape Ecology), Anchorage, AK
April 25 - Sociology Seminar Series: Thomas Dietz - "Rethinking Sustainable Development: Coupled Ecological and Social Change", East Lansing, MI
Mar. 28 - Future Infrastructures for Meeting Energy Demands - The Helmholtz Alliance - ENERGY-TRANS” - Pia-Johanna Schweizer, East Lansing, MI
Mar. 3 - Guest lecture by Tiejun Wen: China’s Eco-Civilization and Sustainable Development: Characteristics and Challenges, MSU Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, the Detroit Chinese Business Association and the MSU-China Entrepreneur Network. East Lansing, MI
Dec. 9-13 - Two different Symposia on “Coupled Human and Natural Systems”, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA
Aug. 8 - Symposium on "Ecological Sustainability in a Telecoupled World", Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN
Dec. 3-7 - CHANS-Net Workshop, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA
Dec. 3-7 - Four different Symposia on “Coupled Human and Natural Systems and Global Change”, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA
Dec. 6 - Ecology seminar and book signing at University of Georgia: Sources, Sinks and Sustainability, University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, Athens, GA
May 16-17 - Workshop on "Land Change Meta-analysis", Global Land Project, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
April 21 - The Temporal and Spatial Scales of Global Climate Change and the Limits of Individualistic and Rationalistic Ethics, South Kedzie Hall, MSU campus, East Lansing, MI
April 15 - Coupled Human and Natural Systems: From Local to Global, LTER Seminar Series, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station Auditorium, East Lansing, MI
April 5 - Conservation as Human-Nature Relationship: Art or Science? International Center, MSU campus, East Lansing, MI
Feb. 21 - Social Networks and Sustainability, AAAS Annual Meeting -- Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Feb. 20 - Modeling Across Millennia: Interdisciplinary Paths to Ancient Socionatural Systems, AAAS Annual Meeting -- Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Feb. 20 - The Challenge of Measuring Sustainability, AAAS Annual Meeting -- Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Feb. 19 - Resource use and ecological resilience in a tropical socio-ecological system, AAAS Annual Meeting -- Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Feb. 18 - Telecoupling of Human and Natural Systems, AAAS Annual Meeting -- Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Feb. 18 - Mapping and disentangling human decisions in complex human-nature systems, AAAS Annual Meeting -- Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Oct. 17-19 - Symposium on "Coupled Human and Natural Systems in China and Nepal", Global Land Project- Open Science Meeting, Tempe, AZ
April 14-18 - Nine different symposia on “Coupled Human and Natural Systems” Research, 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington DC
April 15 - Symposium on "Frontiers in Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS): Current Progress and Future Opportunities", National Science Foundation headquarters, Arlington, VA
April 12-16 - Symposium on "Complexity in Human-Nature Interactions across Landscapes", US-IALE 2009 Annual Symposium, U.S. Regional Association (International Association for Landscape Ecology), Snowbird, UT
April 12-16 - Workshop on "Challenges and Opportunities in Research on Complexity of Coupled Human and Natural Systems", US-IALE 2009 Annual Symposium, U.S. Regional Association (International Association for Landscape Ecology), Snowbird, UT