20th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management
The 20th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) will be held at Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany from June 8-13, 2014.
For the conference, which also serves as the venue for the annual meeting of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR), we expect an attendance of more than 400 research scientists, government agency managers, graduate students, non-profit employees, and private consultants from the fields of natural resource management, social sciences and environmental planning as well as urban and regional planning.
Challenges of Urban and Rural Transformation
For centuries, one of the visible signs of the interdependence of natural resource management and societal processes was the relationship between urban and rural areas. Natural products and services were provided by rural areas, in exchange for labor, trade and cultural services offered by the urban areas.
Current megatrends such as climate change, urbanization, energy demand and an increasing land-use competition lead to spatial transformation all around the globe and to a state of transition. This transformation affects both rural and urban areas and requires changes on all levels of society, economy and politics.
The 20th ISSRM will put a focus on these changes, their societal impacts and the potential to mitigate their effects on natural resources and humankind. Under the conference theme, we are seeking organized sessions that fall under the following focus areas:
- social impacts and human dimensions of natural resource management
- conflicts from climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, land-use changes and renewable energies
- ecosystem services and their evaluation
- recreation and tourism
- protected area management
- smart resource management
- local and regional development (ecological, economic and social impacts)
- building culture and urban planning
- incorporating uncertainties and risk management into environmental planning and resource management
- governance models for spatial transformation
- collaborative stakeholder processes
We also welcome proposals for additional topics that fit under the auspices of the ISSRM! Please read the following procedures carefully before submitting your proposal.
Institute of Environmental Planning (IUP), Leibniz University of Hannover (LUH)
Sylvia Herrmann and Eick von Ruschkowski – IUP
Conference Organizing Committee:
Ulrike Grote (Chair for Environmental Economics, Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade, LUH)
Christina von Haaren (Chair for Landscape Planning and Nature Conservation, IUP)
Sylvia Herrmann (Landscape Management and Rural Development, IUP)
Frank Othengrafen (Chair for Regional Governance, IUP)
Claudia Palmas (Renewable Energies, IUP)
Michael Reich (Chair for Nature Conservation and Landscape Ecology, IUP)
Eick von Ruschkowski (Human Dimensions of Nature Conservation, IUP)
Frank Scholles (Regional Planning and Regional Science, IUP)
Jörg Schröder (Chair for Regional Building and Urban Planning, Department of Urban Design and Planning, LUH)
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