The URC 2014 conference brings together international experts and researchers from a broad range of disciplines such as physical- and social geography, planning, landscape ecology, governance, sociology etc. to discuss the topic of dealing with change in the context of urban and regional development in European urban regions.
Recent years have shown an increase in the number of inter- and transdisciplinary research projects, especially on the topic of dealing with the effects of climate change. Other change related issues, such as demographic change and globalisation, show similarities in the way these issues can be dealt with in the context of urban and regional development, making it attractive to approach such questions in an integrative manner. During the conference, the latest research results and experiences from practice will be presented and discussed.
To bridge gaps between the different disciplines, researchers and practitioners that take a social-ecological systems perspective on urban regions are especially invited to submit their abstracts. An important question throughout the conference will be how inter- and transdisciplinary research can foster the transfer of research results and recommendations into practice.
The presentations during the conference will be divided into two tracks:
- Track 1: Challenges to urban development and
- Track 2: Challenges in decision making under change.
Further information can be found on the conference website.