29.05.2017, TBA

17. Jahreskonferenz des Rates für Nachhaltige Entwicklung

04.06.2017 - 07.06.2017, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

RSA Annual Conference 2017: The Great Regional Awakening: New Directions


A ‘Great Regional Awakening’ is underway. There is a growing realisation that regional inequalities have both contributed to, and amplified, the ‘Great Recession’ that shook advanced and emerging economies alike. It is also becoming apparent that the crisis has been having very different impacts spatially. This will only help to further exacerbate uneven economic development, fuelling more trouble down the line. In Europe, major economic fault-lines are re-emerging between and within national economies; between the core and the periphery; between urban and rural areas; between city-regions and within cities themselves. This pattern is replicated elsewhere - in advanced, emerging and developing world. There is an urgent need to re-examine all aspects of local and regional development and how it relates to national and international economic dynamics; and to social, political, cultural, technological and environmental processes. Having spent over 50 years advocating more balanced regional development, the Regional Studies Association is now spearheading a major effort to address these pressing issues in such challenging times.

05.06.2017 - 09.06.2017, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow, Vereinigtes Königreich

3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference

The theme of ECCA 2017 is Our Climate Ready Future. Our vision is that this conference will inspire and enable people to work together to discover and deliver positive climate adaptation solutions that can strengthen society, revitalise local economies and enhance the environment. We will bring together the people who will deliver action on the ground – from business, industry, NGOs, local government and communities – to share knowledge, ideas and experience with researchers and policymakers. Set in the cultural city of Glasgow, at the heart of a city-region that is putting climate adaptation and climate justice at the core of decision-making, ECCA 2017 offers a unique opportunity to visit many innovative local adaptation projects and share experience of how climate adaptation can work in practice.


Quelle: http://ecca2017.eu/conference/

07.06.2017, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden

IÖR-Jahrestagung zum Umgang mit Wasser in der ökologischen Stadtentwicklung

Unter der Überschrift "Wasser in der Stadt, Stadt im Wasser? - Stadtentwicklung zwischen Innovation und Risikomanagement" steht der stadtplanerische Umgang mit der Ressource Wasser im Mittelpunkt der Jahrestagung des Leibniz-Instituts für ökologische Raumentwicklung (IÖR). Welche Anforderungen an eine integrierte Stadtentwicklung ergeben sich? Wie können Kommunen Wasser in der Stadt innovativ nutzen? Diesen und weiteren Fragen gehen die Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler des IÖR gemeinsam mit Gästen am 7. Juni 2017 im Deutschen Hygiene-Museum Dresden nach. 


weitere Informationen unter: https://idw-online.de/de/news671160

14.06.2017 - 17.06.2017, Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Braunschweig, Germany

European Rural Geographies Conference 2017

Following the European Rural Geographies Conference in Nantes (France) in 2014, and a number of bilateral meetings in the decades before, a new tradition of European exchange on rural areas and ruralities shall be established. Therefore, the Rural Geography Group (Arbeitskreis Ländlicher Raum) within the German Association of Geography (DGfG) and the Thünen Institute of Rural Studies are pleased to invite all interested scholars in the field of rural geography and neighbouring disciplines to contribute to and participate in this exchange. The conference language will be English.    


Quelle: https://www.ruralgeo2017.de/

10.07.2017 - 14.07.2017, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

4th PhD Summer School 2017 RESEARCH ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Sustainability and Risks – How to deal with risk issues in sustainability research?



Nothing is as risky as our future. Sustainability serves as comprehensive model to deal with complex and future-oriented risks. And reversely, to promote sustainable development we need to analyse and manage all sorts of risks, be it economic, social or natural risks – or a complex conglomerate of them. In science, we find a whole bunch of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to link sustainability and risks. How can we safely navigate through this extensive field? What are sound approaches of sustainability with regard to risks and vice versa? And how can we empirically assess, manage and govern risks within the framework of sustainable development?

The 4th international PhD Summer School ‘Research on Sustainable Development’ considers questions of conceptual and empirical linkages between sustainability and risk issues. It provides a platform to discuss this topic in a highly interdisciplinary and inspiring atmosphere. The participants will learn how to thoroughly deal with risk issues in their research and acquire a rationalized basis for substantiated scientific contributions. Distinguished guest speakers will give inputs and comment on the participants’ presentations.

The PhD Summer School will be highly interactive. Participants will receive a certificate of participation and 3 ECTS. The course will be held in English.




11.07.2017 - 14.07.2017, Lisbon, Portugal

AESOP: SPACES OF DIALOG FOR PLACES OF DIGNITY: Fostering the European Dimension of Planning

In an uncertain world that is rapidly changing economically, socially and culturally, cities and territories have become the common ground for resilient breakthroughs in the policies and practices of planning and design.

These extreme times urge us to shift towards renewed actions in urban and less urbanised territories. Societal changes, disparities in population growth and incomes and consequential impacts on the sustainability of social services and labour markets, climate change and extreme natural events, complex social-economics trends, challenge us to debate and seek paths that lead to a progressive common future.

The planning and urban minded communities are invited to join efforts under the flag of the next congress topic – SPACES OF DIALOG FOR PLACES OF DIGNITY: Fostering the European Dimension of Planning.

A few of the ideas we may want to provide a platform for discussion include developing people’s wellbeing, promoting integrated and flexible planning approaches, encouraging collective engagement in urban and environmental management, inclusiveness and multiculturalism.

From one of the most western cities in Europe we believe that we may address potential European urban futures and the need for opening effective dialogue and cooperation with other corners of the globe.

13.07.2017 - 15.07.2017, Bangkok, Thailand

Sustainable Development Conference 2017

This highly exciting and challenging international Conference on sustainable development is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others.

More specifically, it targets:

  • Government officials and policy makers: Learn about the best practices, sustainable development strategies and educational systems around the world; network with other policy makers and NGOs working in the field of supporting the sustainable development.
  • NGOs: Network with other international NGOs, possible donors and colleagues from around the world and share your achievements and strategies with others.
  • Graduate students: Meet your colleagues from around the world, make new friends, and improve your knowledge and communication skills.
  • Company representatives: Chance to improve your leadership skills, learn more about the importance of sustainability issues in achieving the high performances of your organization, meet your colleagues, exchange ideas and establish new connections and partnerships.
  • Scholars: Learn some new approaches, hear about others’ experiences and pass on your knowledge and experience on to the others.
  • Others: Interested in making some positive changes around them and gaining new knowledge, skills and friends and becoming more useful to their own communities.

Sustainable Development Conference 2017 will provide unlimited resources and opportunities to interact with prominent leaders in the field and greatly expand on your global network of scholars and professionals.

24.07.2017 - 27.07.2017, Krakow, Poland

The XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress: "Uneven processes of rural change"


The XXVIIth ESRS conference will be held in Krakow, Poland, July 24-27, 2017. The theme for the conference is ‘Uneven processes of rural change: on diversity, knowledge and justice'.

Europe is facing multiple processes of change that affect the rural in many ways: demographic evolutions, migration flows, renewed urban-rural relations, the rise and fall of alternative food networks vis-à-vis the seeming omnipresence of powerful food consortia, the changing power of constituencies of the rural, changing patterns of land use and valorizations of natural resources, rapid technological developments, etc. These change processes do not occur in isolation, but are embedded in a package of often interrelated external meta-trends (such as climate change, geo-politics, global markets) that position rural spaces in broader dynamics and result in uneven processes of change. The European Society for Rural Sociology has explored many of these processes in former conferences.

These uneven processes of rural change are interconnected and multi-level, involving multiple actors and governance approaches. They re-confirm the inadequacy of outdated concepts and dichotomies such as the urban-rural divide, the globalization-localization dichotomy or the disciplinary/academic segmentation of a complex reality. They are no longer able to capture the complex and systemic nature of today's Europe, its countryside and the ongoing processes of change. We can question how we (in our multiple roles as scientists, citizens, policy makers, members of the business community or NGO representatives) can deal with this.


source: http://www.esrs2017.confer.uj.edu.pl/start

30.08.2017 - 01.09.2017, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice

Transformations 2017 is the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences that focuses on transformations towards sustainability: addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing people’s wellbeing, today and in the future, while strengthening the Earth’s support system.

The aim of Transformations 2017 is to develop a better understanding of the practices that facilitate social and environmental transformations at local and at large scales in both developed and developing country contexts.

Transformations 2017 will bridge academic and practical knowledge to develop deeper insights into processes that enhance deliberate transformations. This will include gathering together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines around the world to share cutting-edge research and practices on transformations for sustainability.

  • Call for abstracts: May 2016
  • Deadline for abstract submissions: 2nd September 2016
  • Author notification: 18th November 2016
  • Online registration opens: 18th November 2016
  • Early Bird deadline: 31st January 2017
  • Online registration closes: 31st July 2017
  • Conference: 30th August – 1st September 2017

Source and further informations: http://www.transformations2017.org

11.09.2017 - 15.09.2017, Campus Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany

International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2017

The International Transdisciplinary Conference in 2017 is co-organized by Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany and the Network for Transdisciplinary Research (td-net) of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. The overall objective of the conference is to strengthen communities of transdisciplinary research and teaching, and to create visibility for theoretical, empirical and transformative advances. The focus of the conference is on interculturality. Transdisciplinary research and teaching will be explored as intercultural endeavours concerning epistemologies, world-views, practices, and place-based differences. With this emphasis we want to bring together representatives of different world regions, institutions, cultures, and communities. The conference aims at exploring interfaces and at fostering the potential of transdisciplinarity to deal with heterogeneity and difference.


further information and source: http://www.transdisciplinarity.ch/td-net/Konferenzen/ITD-2017.html

25.09.2017 - 26.09.2017, Berlin

„SustEcon Conference – The contribution of a sustainable economy to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”

On the 25th and 26th of September 2017, an international conference organised by NaWiKo, titled „SustEcon Conference – The contribution of a sustainable economy to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,” will take place at the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany.

The focus of the conference will be on the contribution of the sustainable economy to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This contribution can be observed on a number of different levels: Innovations toward achieving the SDGs are to be as much a topic at the conference as methodological questions about measuring sustainability. In addition to that, the differences between various discourses and concepts and their respective contributions to the sustainable economy are also to feature prominently in the conference. A further topic of interest will be the (political) framework conditions and barriers to a sustainable economy as well as the contribution of science to the SDGs.


Source and further informations: http://nachhaltigeswirtschaften-soef.de/en/sustecon-conference



25.09.2017 - 28.09.2017,

paludiculture conference week „Renewable Resources from Wet and Rewetted Peatlands 2017 (RRR2017)“


Mit der zweiten Ankündigung zur Paludikultur-Konferenzwoche „Renewable Resources from Wet and Rewetted Peatlands 2017 (RRR2017)“ präsentiert das Greifswald Moor Centrum ein vielfältiges Exkursionsprogramm und mit Prof. Ab Grootjans, Prof. Hans Joosten und Faizal Parish prominent besetzte Keynotes.
Die RRR2017 vom 25. bis zum 30. September 2017 bietet eine nationale und eine internationale Tagung, Exkursionen sowie einen Workshop zu Torfmooskultivierung.

30.09.2017 - 05.10.2017, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Deutschland

Deutscher Kongress für Geographie 2017

09.10.2017 - 11.10.2017, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

2017 Lund Conference on Earth System Governance: Allocation & Access in a Warming and Increasingly Unequal World


We invite you to the Lund Conference on Earth System Governance to be held 9-11 October 2017 in Lund, Sweden.

The Lund Conference on Earth System Governance is hosted by Lund University and jointly organised by the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Department of Political Science and the Earth System Governance Project. The conference coincides with celebrations of the 350th Anniversary of Lund University which will add extra festivity to the event.

24.10.2017 - 27.10.2017, Portland, Oregon, USA

ISOCARP Joint Conference "SMART Communities"

ISOCARP and the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association (OAPA) are partnering in 2017 for a Joint International Conference/53rd ISOCARP Congress Portland, Oregon, USA, from 24-27, October 2017.

This will be an outstanding opportunity for leading professionals from the private, public and academic sectors from all over the world to discuss some of the most recent and pressing planning and decision-making issues. This year’s topic —Smart Communities—is relevant for rural towns and major international centers. Together, we will explore how technology is changing our communities, how we can harness the benefits but also address the challenges of rapid change. This partnership between ISOCARP and OAPA occurs at a pivotal time as technology, health, transportation and politics are rapidly shifting how we think even at the local and international level.



14.11.2017 - 16.11.2017, Stuttgart

38. Bundestagung der DLKG "Idylle Ländlicher Raum? - Der Kampf um die Fläche"

Weitere Informationen: http://www.dlkg.org/bundestagung2017.html


Grund und Boden ist nicht vermehrbar. Zum Erhalt dieser existenziellen Lebensgrundlage ist ein nachhaltiger und verantwortungsvoller Umgang zwingend geboten. Dennoch werden allein in Deutschland fast 70 ha freie Landschaft pro Tag für Siedlungs- und Verkehrszwecke „verbraucht". Da es sich beim Flächenverbrauch um ein schleichendes Phänomen handelt, wird es von den Bürgern und vielen Entscheidungsträgern nicht als drängendes Umweltproblem wahrgenommen. Auf der anderen Seite spüren die Akteure im Ländlichen Raum den wachsenden Druck auf die Fläche. Es kommt zu Nutzungskonflikten zwischen verschiedenen Bereichen, wie z.B. Landwirtschaft, Infrastrukturausbau, Bauleitplanung, Erholung, Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege.

Mit der diesjährigen Bundestagung greift die DLKG das Thema „Landnutzung" mit dem Schwerpunkt Reduzierung des Flächenverbrauchs durch intelligente Ansätze der Flurneuordnung und Innenentwicklung auf und schließt damit an die Tagung in Weihenstephan 2016 an. Dabei spielen auch Aspekte wie die Preisentwicklung auf dem Agrarflächenmarkt, der landschaftsbezogene Tourismus und andere Veränderungsprozesse im Ländlichen Raum eine Rolle. Ferner soll die Partizipation bei Entscheidungen über Flächennutzungen als entscheidender Erfolgsfaktor lösungsorientiert diskutiert werden.

27.11.2017 - 29.11.2017,

10th Forum Wissenschaftskommunikation ([Call for Proposals] - Einsendefrist: 21.04.2017)

04.12.2017 - 05.12.2017, Tagungswerk „Jerusalemkirche“, Lindenstraße 85, 10969 Berlin

Statuskonferenz 2017 der "Innovationsgruppen für ein Nachhaltiges Landmanagement"

Was charakterisiert den Weg der Innovationsgruppen bisher? Welche Erfahrungen haben sie sammeln können? Was sind ihre nächsten Schritte? Mit der Statuskonferenz 2017 sollen zwei wesentliche Ziele verfolgt werden: zum einen erhalten die Innovationsgruppen Raum, um ihre Zwischenergebnisse zu präsentieren; zum anderen sollen vorrangig austauschorientierte Formate anregen, Erfahrungen zu teilen und voneinander zu lernen. Damit diese Ziele erreicht werden können, sind die Innovationsgruppen herzlich eingeladen, die Konferenz aktiv mitzugestalten, indem sie Themen und Formate vorschlagen. Das wissenschaftliche Begleitvorhaben wird im Frühjahr auf die Innovationsgruppen zugehen, um Ideen und Anregungen zu sammeln. Die offizielle Einladung erfolgt im Sommer. Bitte merken Sie sich den Termin vor!

Rückfragen und Anregungen können Sie gern an Nadin Gaasch richten: gaasch@zalfgasd221.de,  (033432) 82 211.

19.02.2018 - 23.02.2018, Unversity of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia

PLPR: MIGRATIONS - Impacts, Law, and Spatial Planning