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October 2015 Newsletter

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The Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) Project is currently in a synthesis phase, reflecting on the last ten years since the project began in 2006.  As part of these efforts, we have put together this survey to better understand UGEC’s contribution to and broader impacts on research and practice communities worldwide. We anticipate that it will take 30 minutes of your time to complete.  Although you are by no means obligated to answer ever question, the more you complete will be of great benefit to us. Your responses will inform future research directions and operations of the project moving forward into the next phase.  

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to fill out this survey

Thank you, 

UGEC International Project Office and Scientific Steering Committee

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Upcoming Articles (Subject to Change):

Andrea Lampis - National University of Colombia
Felix Olorunfemi - Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research
Noriko Kano - Padeco Co., Ltd.
Ayyoob Sharifi - Global Carbon Project
Grace Oloukoi - Lead City University

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Future Earth Updates

iLEAPS Special Issue on Asia

The Integrated Land Ecosystem Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS) invites short articles for its November 2015 special issue newsletter.

For the next issue of iLEAPS News, to be released in November 2015, iLEAPS seeks contributions in form of short articles in relation to three themes: air pollution, urbanization and land cover change in Asia. Contributions should have a length of 1,000-1,500 words. They should include up to two illustrations, a photo and a short introduction of the author. They must be written in English, in a style easily accessible to policymakers and the wider public.

Paper Submission must be sent to:

Deadline for Submissions: October 15

Going the Extra MILE, Exploring Urban Environments in Durban, South Africa

A Photo Essay by Alisa Zomer, Yale University
Recent Calls for Publications & Abstracts

AAG 2016 Session: Smart + Sustainable? A critical look at digitally-enabled green urbanism - Deadline: October 9, 2015

Conference: 2016 Berlin Conference on Global Environmental Change - Deadline: October 30, 2015

Call for Session Proposals: The 23rd Pacific Science Congress: Science, Technology and Innovation: Building a Sustainable Future in Asia and the Pacific - Deadline: October 31, 2015

New Journal: "Urbanisation" - Deadline: November 1, 2015

Call for Manuscripts: CROP International Studies in Poverty Research Prize 2015 - Deadline: November 30, 2015

Expression of Interest to Present and Participate: Modeling urban health and well-being: Communicating results for policy and action. - Deadline: December 5, 2015

Special Issue: "Urban Resilience and Urban Sustainability: From Research to Practice" - Deadline: May 31, 2016
Recent Publications

Gurney, K.R., Romero-Lankao, P., Seto, K.C., Hutyra, L., Duren, R., Kennedy, C., Grimm, N.B., Ehleringer, J.R., Marcotullio, P., Hughes, S., Pincetl, S., Chester, M.V., Runfola, D.M., Feddema, J.J. & Sperling, J. (2015). Climate change: Track urban emissions on a human scale. Nature, 525, pp. 179 - 181.  doi:10.1038/525179a

Muis, S., Güneralp, B., Jongman, B., Aerts, J.C.J.H. & Ward, P.J. (2015). Flood risk and adaptation strategies under climate change and urban expansion: A probabilistic analysis using global data. Science and The Total Environment, 538. pp. 445 - 457.

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Upcoming Events
Positions Available

Portland State University - Director, PSU Institute for Sustainable Solutions - Deadline: October 13.

Global Land Project - New Executive Officer at Project Office in Bern, Switzerland - Deadline: October 17

Florida State University - Assistant Professor in Human Geography - Deadline: October 26

Rutgers University - Tenure-track position in Human-Environmental Geography - Review of Applications begins on October 26.

Indiana University - Assistant Professor of Climate Change and International Studies - Deadline: October 31.

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change - Two PhD positions in economic growth, climate change, inequality and sustainable development - First screening of applications after October 31

West Virginia University - Assistant Professor of Geography - Human Geography, Sub-Saharan Africa - Review of Applications begins on November 8.

Boston University - Two positions in the Department of Earth & Environment - Deadlines: November 10 & November 15.

Concordia University - Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Science of Environmental Change, Sustainability and Resilience - Deadline: November 15.
This survey aims to establish the current 'state of play' of institutional climate change adaptation planning in the tertiary sector globally, with a focus on Australian universities and tertiary institutions. The research is being conducted at RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia), funded by the university's Sustainability Committee, and is being undertaken by the RMIT Climate Change Adaptation Program. 

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