Cooperation with Tabriz University Iran in Urban Ecosystem Management
SURE is supporting research and education in urban ecology and urban ecosystem management and its application in practice together with interested universities and research partners worldwide.
To promote this SURE president Prof Dr Jürgen Breuste, University Salzburg, Austria, and SURE treasurer Prof. Dr. Cristian Ioja, University Bucharest, Romania, were invited to visit University Tabriz, Iran, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Landscape Architecture.
Dr. Akbar Rahimi already visited several SURE events before in Salzburg and in 2018 in Salzburg and the SURE Summer School in Hildesheim, Germany. Salzburg University initiated also an ongoing ERASMUS+ students and staff exchange.
For SURE the idea is supporting Tabriz University, one of the leading universities in Iran, to become the first Iranian university teaching “Urban Ecosystem Management” in special courses. Prof. Breuste and Prof. Ioja gave several lectures in Tabriz University and additionally in Shiraz University on the subject. Special attention was given to the practical implementation of such knowledge in urban green planning of Tabriz municipality. This was discussed in a special workshop in the green department of Tabriz municipality and in site visits of the biggest green project in Tabriz, Enali Park.
Die SURE delegation was especially receipted by the vice-mayor of Tabriz who expressed to develop the cooperation with SURE by an institutional SURE membership of Tabriz municipality.
As first step “Urban Agriculture” was identified as common research subject with Tabriz University. For spring 2019 a common workshop in Tabriz/Resht on Urban Agriculture is foreseen.
All SURE members who are interested are invited to join the cooperation. They can contact SURE president Prof. Breuste (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fig. 1 Announcement of Ecology & Urban Landscape Workshop in Tabriz University
Fig. 2 Workshop on Urban Ecosystem Management in Tabriz Municipality
Fig. 3 Visit of urban green project Enali Park in Tabriz
Fig. 4 SURE President Prof. Breuste receiving a present in the municipality of Tabriz