Upcoming Events


10th Anniversary Workshop of Society for Urban Ecology 5-6 September 2019 in Bucharest

The challenging urban nature and nature’S role in URban challEnges

Venue: University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography, Bucharest, Romania

Organizer: Society for Urban Ecology in partnership with Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies

The workshop will be a part of the ECOSMART 2019 – International Conference – Environment at a CrossrOads: SMART approaches for a sustainable future.

The workshop aims to cover topics related to the use of nature in facing urban challenges, including the application of nature-based solutions, planning for eco, smart, resilient and sustainable cities and environmental conflicts involving green and protected areas.

The workshop is organized with support from the project PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2016-0635 – Nature-based solutions for increasing cities resilience and sustainability, funded by Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI).

The relevant contributions from the workshop can be published in the SURE partner journal Sustainability – Special Issue “Dealing with Environmental Conflicts, edited by Cristian Iojă, Jurgen Breuste and Mihai Răzvan Niță. The fees for publication is the responsibility of the authors (Details about Sustainability fees – 10% for all SURE members).

Registration and fees

The workshop is open ONLY for members of the Society for Urban Ecology. There are no fees for participation at the workshop. Only the fieldtrip in Dobrogea on 7-8 September requires participant fees (more details coming soon).

Registration HERE

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Preliminary schedule

5 September

14.00 – 20.00 – Workshop SURE – 5 September – The challenging urban nature and nature’S role in URban challEnges

14.00 – 15.00 – A decade of results in the Society for Urban Ecology

15.00 – 17.00 – Planning for eco, smart, resilient and sustainable cities

17.00 – 19.00 – Challenges for nature-based solutions application in our cities

6 September

10.00- 13.00 – The great green divide – conflicts involving green and urban protected areas

15.00 -20.00 – Aspects of urban ecology in Bucharest (organised field trip)

We expect your contributions for these sections which can provide a significant support for debates in urban ecology. In each section 1-2 PhD students can present a short talk about the topic.

Symposium of University of Tabriz, 10 – 11 June 2019 2018 in Iran

Urban Green and Climate Change – Challenges for Design and Management

Venue and Organizer: Department of Landscape Engineering, Agricultural Faculty, Tabriz University, Iran

Cooperation with:  Society for Urban Ecology (SURE), University Salzburg, Austria

Symposium organized under the Erasmus+ projects

More information follows shortly


SUNRAISE – SURE Summer School 7-14 July 2019 Salzburg, Austria

URBAN + MOUNTAINS – Sustainable Natural Resource Use in Arctic and High Mountainous Areas

Venue: Salzburg, Austria – Paris Lodron University, Nature Science Faculty Building, Hellbrunnerstr. 34

Organizer: Univ.-Prof. DDr. Jürgen Breuste, Chair Urban and Landscape Ecology, Dept. Geography and Geology, University Salzburg

Cooperation: SURE; UNESCO Geopark Ore of the Alps, Austria (; ERASMUS +; University Salzburg; National Park Berchtesgaden, Germany


  1. The mountain landscape – ecological extrems
  2. Live in the mountains – different living forms and traditions, benefiting from maintaining the landscape
  3. Water from the mountains – urban benefit and risk
  4. Green mountain cities
  5. White mountain cities – new touristic towns in the mountains (summer and winter)
  6. Nature – Conservation and protection, biodiversity target and tourist attraction (National Park Berchtesgaden (Germany) UNESCO Geopark Ore of the Alps)
  7. Cooperative cross border regional mountain management, The Alpine Convention

Fees: No fees for the lectures of the Summer School. Accommodation has to be paid individually.

Further Information

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Lecturers invited from project partners:


  1. Russian State Hydrometeorological University, St.-Petersburg
  2. Gorno-Altaisk State University (GASU), Gorno-Altaisk
  3. Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Krasnojarsk
  4. NGO “Altai-Sayan Mountain Partnership” (ASMP)


  1. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi
  2. Kumaun University (KU), Nanital
  3. Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA)


  1. Royal University of Bhutan (RUB)


  1. Salzburg University, Austria
  2. Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMU), Tartu, Estonia
  3. University Bremen, Germany (lead partner)

SURE 2020 in planning!

SURE president Prof. Dr. Jürgen Breuste visited the venue of the 3rd SURE Congress 2020 in Poznan, Poland, the newly built complex of Collegium Iuridicum Novum of Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan.  Together with the orgaizers, Prof. Dr. Andrzej Mizgajski and Dr. Katarzyna Fagiewicz they discussed organizational aspects of the preparation of the conference and visited the different special options.  The conference building in the heart of the city is an excellent location for big auditoriums and a variety of smaller working group facilities, well equipped with all necessary infrastructure and accommodation localities very near. SURE is happy to get hosted in such a beautiful and attractive environment, supervised for the conference by the experienced team of Prof. Mizgajski.