A Great 2014 ISSRM Conference in Hannover!

  • Thank you to all presenters, trainers, volunteers, and participants for helping to make the 2014 ISSRM Conference such a rewarding event!

    We appreciate you joining us in developing new perspectives for urban and rural transformation as we dealt with complex problems from a variety of fields.  We had over 366 participants from 44 different countries and we had 411 presentations and posters represented at ISSRM 2014.
    This made for a well rounded conference that was a rewarding time for all.

     

    Keynote Audio & Slides:

    Keynote Slides Thomas Heberlein – “Navigating Environmental Attitudes—A Look at the Scientific Watershed”

    Keynote Slides Ernst-Ulrich von Weizsäcker – “Resource management is becoming an exciting challenge for our generation”

     

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    We look forward to seeing you in Charleston, South Carolina for ISSRM 2015!

     

     

     

     

     

    Many Thanks to You for Your Participation,

    The ISSRM 2014-Team

     

     

    That was ISSRM 2014 in Hannover:

    “Challenges of Urban and Rural Transformation”: 366 participants from 44 countries

    The 20th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) was held at Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany from June 9-13, 2014. 366 participants (44% students) from 44 countries came to Hannover Conti-Campus for the conference, which also serves as the venue for the annual meeting of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR). In total 411 presentations and posters were presented by 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.

    The conference was organized by the Institute of Environmental Planning (IUP), the Research Initiative Transdisciplinary Rural and Urban Spatial Transformation (TRUST) and the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL).

    Under the conference theme “Challenges of Urban and Rural Transformation” the ISSRM 2014 did put a focus on these changes and their societal impacts and the potential to mitigate their effects on natural resources and humankind.

    Three keynotes from internationally esteemed colleagues covered questions of resource management in developing countries, the role of attitudes for the decisions of humans with respect to nature, and the increasing societal relevance of sustainable resource management.

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    20th International Symmposium 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 9-13, 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.

    Click here for the ISSRM 2014 Program

    Conference Theme:

    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.

    Organized Sessions

    • Spatial implications of renewable energy siting
    • New perspectives on infrastructures
    • Transformation through planning? The role of urban, regional and environmental planning in shaping (or not) urban and regional changes
    • Grounded Analytical Approaches to Stakeholder Interaction in Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Africa
    • Food security and local development in Eastern Africa
    • Migration, Rural Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management: Taking examples from Asian countries
    • Ecosystem certification: Overcoming the physical, social and economic barriers
    • Human Dimensions of Sustainable Urban Forests: Focussing the Research Agenda
    • Coupled Natural and Human Systems in Fire-Prone Landscapes: Interactions, Dynamics, and Adaptation
    • The involvement of stakeholders in ski development and resource management in mountain environments
    • Participatory monitoring of visitors and visitor impact
    • Social change and wildlife management
    • Impact of invasive species on ecosystem services in large protected areas
    • Public Participation GIS (PPGIS): Applications for Environmental and Urban Planning
    • Innovation groups for sustainable land management
    • Doing Integrative Multidisciplinary (IMD) research on ecohealth & wellbeing in Bekkersdal (Westonaria), South-Africa: Sharing processes and experiences in urban challenges
    • Contributions of Participatory and Collaborative Governance to Sustainable Flood Risk Management

     

    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

     

    The abstract submission deadline for the ISSRM 2014 Conference has been closed January 31st, 2014. We have received more than 450 abstracts for the conference and are expecting a great conference. The reviewing process is currently underway, and all abstracts will be reviewed and authors notified by March 15th. Late submissions can only be accepted on an individual basis and if there is slot availbility in the conference.

     

    Host Institution:

    Institute of Environmental Planning (IUP), Leibniz University of Hannover (LUH)

    Conference Coordinators:

    Sylvia Herrmann and Eick von Ruschkowski – IUP

    Conference Assistance:

    Angelika Lischka and Claudia Palmas – 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)

    Michael Reich (Chair for Nature Conservation and Landscape Ecology, IUP)

    Eick von Ruschkowski (Human Dimensions of Nature Conservation, IUP)

    Jörg Schröder (Chair for Regional Building and Urban Planning, Department of Urban Design and Planning, LUH)

     

    Email Contact: issrm2014@umwelt.uni-hannover.de