The Society for Urban Ecology (SURE)
The 3rd SURE World Conference was a Great Success

The 3rd SURE World Conference was a Great Success

Events 2021

Between 7 and 9 July 2021, the 3rd SURE World Conference under the topic “Cities as Socio-Ecological Systems” took place in Poznan, Poland. Organized as a hybrid event due to the current pandemic restrictions, over 300 participants online and onsite from 36 countries and 6 continents participated at the conference.

In the participants’ opinion, the SURE had three very rewarding days, filled with interesting plenary keynotes and sessions covering a high diversity of topics, including:

– Ecosystem services of all ecosystem types – data, indicators, bundles, synergies and trade-offs

– Biodiversity in urban areas

– Social awareness of urban ecosystems

– Ecology of degraded areas

– Life quality in cities

– Green infrastructure in the urban areas

– Nature based solutions for cities

– Urban water planning

– Waste management in urban social ecological systems

– Food production in cities – urban agriculture

– Developing of low-carbon cities

– Dynamics of urban landscapes

– Cities between sprawl and compaction

– Urban development versus sustainability

– Urban transition towards the eco-cities

– Urbanization and its changes in global perspective

– Climate change adaptation and mitigation in cities

– Smart Cities

– Nature protection in urban areas

The SURE family had many interesting discussions with researchers and participants of all over the world confirming that urban ecology is a recent topic that achieved already a lot to strengthen the sustainable development in, of and for cities, although there is also still a lot do. We thank all participants and in particular the organization team – Katarzyna Fagiewicz – Conference Executive Manager under the lead of Andrzej Mizgajski with the support of Iwona Zwierzchowska from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland for making this event a great success.

This great event makes us already now very much looking forward to the next SURE Congress 2025 taking place in Istanbul/Izmir, Turkey.

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