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May 2016 Newsletter

A Decade of Urbanization and Global Environmental Change
Future Earth Updates
Upcoming Events

The 23rd Pacific Science Congress: Science, Technology and Innovation. Building a Sustainable Future in Asia and the Pacific
Taipei, Taiwan, June 13 – 17, 2016

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, August 7 – 12, 2016

33rd International Geographical Congress
Beijing, China
August 21 – 25, 2016

Urban Transitions 2016
Shanghai, China
September 5 – 9, 2016

Mistra Urban Futures welcomes you to the conference, entitledRealising Just Cities – Co-production in Action. The conference addresses the emerging field of trans-disciplinary co-produced knowledge and research for sustainable and just urban transformations. The principal research activities of Mistra Urban Futures, with its five local interaction platforms, form a point of departure for the conference.

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Urban Transitions 2016 will highlight the latest research and practice towards developing an urban future that is more economically competitive, sustainable and resilient, equitable and inclusive, and digitally supported.

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Apply to host a network, side, or parallel event at the Habitat III 3rd Preparatory Committee Meeting, July 25-27, 2016 in Surabaya, Indonesia.  Deadline: June 15, 2016

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Recent Calls for Publications & Abstracts

Call for Contributions: Special Issue of Sustainability: "Urban Resilience and Urban Sustainability: From Research to Practice" - Deadline: May 31, 2016

Call for Papers: Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice - Deadline: September 2, 2016

Call for Abstracts: Special Issue of Environmental Research Letters: "Focus on Cross-scale Feedbacks in Sustainable Land Management" - Deadline: November 30, 2016
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Deadline for inclusion in the next newsletter is June 30.

Nature-based solutions for cities: A new tool for sustainable urban land development?

Dagmar Haase
The science and practice of urban planning in slums

Jose Lobo
The informal as the "city" in urban Africa: Experience from Kampala

Shuaib Lwasa
The 2011 Thai floods: An urban political ecology analysis

Danny Marks
Rapid urban growth in mountainous regions: The case of Nainital, India

Prakash Tiwari & Bhagwati Joshi
Transforming desert playgrounds into urban oases

Jennifer Vanos & Robert Brown
Other Recent Publications
Ahmad, S., et al. (2016). Delhi's land cover change in post transit era. Cities, 50, pp. 111-118. (Link)

Eakin, H., et al. (2016). Cognitive and institutional influences on farmers’ adaptive capacity: Insights into barriers and opportunities for transformative change in central Arizona. Regional Environmental Change, 16(3), pp. 801-814. (Link)

Seto, K.C. & Ramankutty, N. (2016). Hidden linkages between urbanization and food systems. Science, 352(6288), pp. 943-945. (Link)

Shi, L.D., et al. (2016). Roadmap towards justice in urban climate adaptation research. Nature Climate Change, 6(2), pp. 131-137. (Link)

Solecki, W., et al. (2015). A conceptual framework for an urban areas typology to integrate climate change mitigation and adaptation, Urban Climate, 14, pp. 116-137. (Link)

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