Urban topics revised
The ISDRS urban theme features 4 revised topics: 6a now focuses on what triggers transformative urban and regional change - innovation levers. Are you working on initiatives, approaches, techniques or tools designed to reshape development pathways? Get involved!
Special issue forthcoming
We are preparing to publish the outcomes of the 2018 session on urban planning and its challenges (see summary) in a special issue of “Urban Transformations”. If you have additional results to offer, please contact us – full paper submission deadline is 15.1.2019.
Next Conference: Track 6a
We invite contributions from researchers and practitioners working on transformative action for urban and regional sustainability!
Please check the detailed call information on track 6a at the 2019 Nanjing Conference.
Keywords: Leverage points; Transformative capacity; Experiments; Transition Management; Adaptive governance; Design thinking; Social innovation; Local innovation systems; Living Labs; Transition Towns; Grassroots innovation; Biophilic urbanism; Nature-based solutions; Urban tinkering; Tactical urbanism; DIY urbanism;
- Messina , Italy, 2018
- We discussed the tension field between current mainstream planning on the one hand, and pressing requirements for achieving transformative change on the other: How does research address the relation between planning and transformation? How does planning practice affect sustainability transformations? How could future transformative planning research/practice look like? See our summary here.
State of the Art:
This topic group focuses on approaches, initiatives, techniques and tools aiming at holistic innovations (i.e. social, ecological, technological) for urban and/or regional transformation. We are interested in exploring diverse innovation levers such as Transition Management, Urban Living Labs, BiophilicUrbanism or Sharing Cities, among others. Our agenda is to discuss who and what can bring about deep and accelerated change in the cultures, structures and practices that shape today’s unsustainable dynamics of human habitat, and how exactly this can happen.
LinkedIn Discussions in our Topic group 6a
Recent discourses on the ISDRS LinkedIn discussion group: