Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainability in an Urbanizing World

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The International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change creates the first opportunity for a joint meeting and discussion between international scholars and practitioners who work at the interface of urban areas and global environment change. Our main goal is to promote a stronger collaboration between academics, political decision-makers, and practitioners, acting at local, regional, and global scales in order to capture the benefits of urbanization, as well as mitigate and adapt to global environmental and socioeconomic change and its impacts.

The UGEC Conference will work closely with the Global Land Project (GLP) Open Science Meeting, held October 17-19. GLP is a joint research project for land systems for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP). Both conferences will be held back to back with one overlapping day, in which the two programs will focus on the themes surrounding the urban, land, and climate change interface.

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