International Summer School 2014

International Summer School 2014


Rheims University, France, 22-26 June 2014

Organized Jointly by
IRCS - International Research Center on Sustainability
SENSE - Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment

60% interactive courses / 40% tutorials / cultural program

This course is specifically designed for doctoral students, post-docs and young scholars who wish to further explore urban sustainability, discuss cutting-edge research with peers and established scholars alike and develop specific skills such as presenting their own research, developing abstracts and discussing the research of other scholars in the make.


Cynthia Ghorra-Gobin (CNRS, France) - Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard Kennedy School, USA) - Harini Nagendra (ATREE and Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India) - Rajendra Pachauri (TERI, India) - Antoine Picon (Harvard School of Design, USA) - Ignacy Sachs (EHESS, France) - Nikos Salingaros (University of Texas, San Antonio, USA) - Massimo Sargolini (University of Camerino, Italy) - Bernardo Secchi (IUAV, Italy) - François Mancebo (University of Reims, France)


Jesús Rosales Carreón (Utrecht University, Netherlands) - Guillaume Faburel (University of Lyon 2, France – to be confirmed) - Matthijs Hisschemöller (IVM-VU Amsterdam, Netherlands) - Eva Niesten (Utrecht University, Netherlands) - Eddie Soulier (Technological University of Troyes, France – to be confirmed) - Graciela Schneier Madares (CNRS, France) - Grimonie Bernardeau (Reims Metropole, France) - Jon Marco Church (University of Reims, France)


Impact of smart grids - Urban metabolism - National and regional energy - GHG emission mitigation goals - Innovation systems - Sustainable urban water management - Citizen participation - Role of citizens and citizen groups - Grassroots movements - Conditions for sustainability transitions - Urban sprawl - Shrinking landscapes - Science, technology and cities


Urban Studies - Regional Planning - Geography - Sociology - Political Science - Economy - Environmental Sciences - Sustainability Science - any discipline related to cities and sustainability


Jon Marco Church - Organizer -