This PhD course explores the relationship between adaptation and transformation, two concepts that are key to understanding societal responses to climate change. The objective of the course is to engage students with the latest theories, frameworks, approaches and methods for addressing two critical questions in solutions-oriented global change research: What does it mean to successfully adapt to climate change? How can deliberate transformations to sustainability be carried out rapidly, yet in ways that are ethical and equitable?
The Complex Systems Summer School offers an intensive four week introduction to complex behavior in mathematical, physical, living, and social systems for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the sciences and social sciences. The school is for participants who seek background and hands-on experience to help them prepare to conduct interdisciplinary research in areas related to complex systems.
More details available at http://santafe.edu/education/schools/complex-systems-summer-schools/2016-program-info/
The 24th IAPS Conference: The human being at home, work and leisure. Sustainable use and development of indoor and outdoor spaces in late modern everyday life.
Conference on the interrelations between the social, the built and the natural environment, and the impacts on them. The conference theme turns the spotlight on to what is at the core of the bigger issues related to global sustainability – the actions and everyday lives of humans. It is what we do, feel and think every day, that shapes our individual and collective future.
The event will take place at the Faculty of Engineering, LTH, in Lund, 27 June to 1 July 2016,(www.lth.se). The associated Young Researcher Workshop, 26-27 June, will be held nearby, at the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science, at SLU in Alnarp (www.slu.se).