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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.

Next meeting of Working Group Ecocities on 5th September 2019

The Working Group Ecocities will have its next meeting during the workshop.

3rd World Conference of the SURE 6-8 July 2020 Poznan, Poland


Venue: Collegium Iuridicum Novum of Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Andrzej Mizgajski (SURE Advisory Board Member) and Katarzyna Fagiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznán

Cooperation: SURE

Partners: Municipality of Poznan, Association of Polis Cities, Poznan Science and Technology Park

After the succesfull previous conferences in Berlin (2013) and in Shanghai (2016) we meet on 6 to 8 July 2020 in Poznań, green and health-oriented city, with one of the highest quality of life indexes in Poland.

The conference programme covers a wide range of topics related to urban ecological aspects and social components interdependencies in cities.

The leading concept of the SURE 2020 conference in Poznań is to provide the welcoming forum for scholars, experts and business and administration professionals to present their research and discuss the ideas, concepts, experiences and different points of view.


Registration 1st November 2019, 12:00

Call for sessions 1st November 2019

Last day of early registration: 29th February 2020

Last day of standard registraion: 31st April 2020