Sustainable Urbanisation I


From 25-30 March 2013, 19 Fellows and three senior scientists came together in Quito, Ecuador to work on creative, interdisciplinary perspectives on sustainable urbanisation. After six intensive days, they identified four broad thematic areas that can form the basis for new perspectives on urbanisation, what makes it (un)sustainable and how the challenges it raises can be addressed differently. These thematic areas will be further explored  in a book, scheduled to be published in 2014 and with the working title “Untamed Urbanism”. A more detailed report on the seminar can be downloaded from here.

The first seminar in the program took place in Quito, Ecuador in March 2013 and focused on developing new, interdisciplinary perspectives on sustainable urbanization. It was organized by the  ISSC in partnership with the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP) and the  Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP). It was generously hosted by the  Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar, Quito campus.