Upcoming Events


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


Symposium of SURE South Asia Chapter 13- 16 December 2018 in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Sustainable cities by biodiversity and ecosystem services

As session of the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2018 (ICSBE 2018)

Venue: Earl’s Regency Hotel in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Organizer: SURE South Asia chapter

Organizing Committee: Dr. Lalitha Dissanayake – University of Peradeniya, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Breuste, Salzburg University

The special session on Urban Landscape and Ecological Planning aims to bring together leading academics, scientists, researchers and practicing engineering to share their experience and research outcomes in the area of urban landscape and ecological planning that includes a board of applications to engineering practice.  This event will also provide an excellent opportunity for researchers and practicing engineering to discuss new developments and engineering challenges encountered in the planning, construction and life cycle maintenance in urban landscape and ecology.

We invite participants to apply for an oral or poster presentation with a abstract of maximum 250 words until 31st May 2018.

Kandy photo J. Breuste 2017

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.


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