20 World Social Science Fellows in the area of sustainable urbanisation

The ISSC is proud to announce the selection of twenty talented early career scientists as World Social Science Fellows to take part in the second in a series on Sustainable Urbanisation in Taipei, Taiwan from 2 to 8 November 2014.

This century will be the century of the city. And Fellows will take part in intense debate and discussions on rapid growing urbanities and their physical expansion, a discontinuous, scattered, and low-density process that is fundamentally unsustainable. Fellows will attempt to address these complex dynamics at a seminar that will rearticulate the various disciplinary contributions into interdisciplinary perspectives, spanning across the social, economic, political, cultural, physical and environmental dimensions of transformations in urban contexts. And formulating the new, cross-cutting priorities that should lead future research agenda on transformations to sustainability in urban contexts.

The seminar is being organised by the ISSC in collaboration with the IRDR-ICoE, Academia Sinica and National Taipei University, in partnership with the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) and the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change project (International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, IHDP).