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  • 15 Dec 2021 09:16 | Anonymous

    Special Issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).

    Rapid urbanization is one of the most relevant but also threatening trends for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. One prominent aim, SDG 13 Climate Action, is directly related to sustainable urban development. Increases in impervious areas from soil sealing and land consumption by unplanned or informal urban development is weakening the resilience and adaptive capacities not only of the urban systems, but of their environments on which they pose huge pressures in terms of pollution, local climate changes and biodiversity losses. One of the key requirements for sustainable urban systems is therefore to include Climate Action in policies and planning for livelihood and human well-being.

    Vice versa, urban areas are suffering particularly from climate change impacts, considering, for instance, urban heat effects in hot summers, increasing flood risks or long smog periods. Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11) are expected to contribute largely to a bundle of UN SDGs, such as SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing), SDG 6 (Clean water and sanitation), and SDG 15 (Life on Land). The achievement of many of them can be endangered through adverse climate change impacts which provoke water scarcity, critical situations related to portable water, sewage disposal and problems related to waterborne diseases. Additionally, climate change-driven migration can contribute to informal settlements at urban fringes that put undue pressure on relevant services such as the circulation of cool air, water percolation and flood mitigation.

    We are pleased to invite scientists working at the nexus of climate change–urban development–sustainability to this Special Issue which intends to present case studies in different global regions about the interactions of climate change and the achievement of the UN SDGs, particularly in fast growing metropolitan areas, but also with regard to future risks for urban development. This Special Issue also intends to showcase how smart urban planning, improved information and communication policies and governance mixes can help us to mitigate and overcome the negative back-coupling effects of climate change for sustainable urban development.

    In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome, but also perspective and discussion papers. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Climate change impacts on urban sustainable development goals;
    • Climate change risks, threats and chances for sustainable urban development;
    • Climate change and rural–urban migration patterns;
    • Climate trends and urban green, blue and grey infrastructure;
    • Nature-based solutions for coping with climate change in urban contexts;
    • Participatory urban planning instruments to respond to climate change;
    • Sustainable urban governance under future climate conditions;
    • Urban planning and development of resilient cities;
    • Urban dwellers viewpoints on climate change—vulnerable groups.

    Read more on the website of the journal.

  • 8 Nov 2021 14:22 | Anonymous
    We are very happy to share the following information from IALE Europe about the next major Landscape Ecology event in 2022!

    The IALE 2022 European Landscape Ecology Congress will take place from 11 to 15 July 2022, in Warsaw (Poland). The theme of the congress ‘Making the future, learning from the past’ highlights the potentials for shaping and co-creating the future landscape with a landscape ecological perspective by reflecting what we can learn from the past. 

    Call for Abstract is open now! 

    The list of symposia has been updated by all symposium organisers while new ones have been added to the list. We will welcome a wide variety of interesting, engaging and challenging topics. More than 30 symposia will be organised, structured in ten thematic groups. The description of the symposia as well as the submission procedure can be found on the website.

    The submission deadline is 28 January 2022, notification about acceptance will be sent at 1 March 2022. The congress will be organised in the physical format that is safe for the participants. We are looking forward to your participation in the congress and hope to welcome you all in Warsaw.

    More information:
  • 8 Nov 2021 14:15 | Anonymous

    The journal Socio-Ecological Practice Research (SEPR) plans to
    publish a special issue (SI) in 2022 on Nature-Based Solutions (NBS). The theme is Socio-ecological perspectives on nature-based solutions (NBS).

    Submit prospectus (the 200-250 word) before or by December 15, 2021. A decision will be made within two days after your prospectus is received.

    The complete Call for Prospectus (CFP) is available on this website of the journal.

  • 4 Nov 2021 09:26 | Anonymous

    The lastest IALE Bulletin - Volume 39 No. 3 | November 2021 - is online. Featured in this issue:

    • The Manifesto on the Future of the European Landscape
    • Competitive call to support for IALE Chapter and Working Groups
    • A Special Thank You Note
    • IALE Conferences: #IALE_Nairobi_2023 and IALE 2022 European Landscape Ecology Congress

    Download the Bulletin here.

  • 29 Oct 2021 14:21 | Anonymous

    The IALE Executive Committee has unanimously voted to support the Manifesto on the Future of the European Landscape. The Manifesto calls attention to the dynamic circumstances that European landscapes have experienced since 2000. The Manifesto is a commitment to landscape-based policy to safeguard the dynamic identity and diversity of European landscapes. The Manifesto is the result of consultations among the landscape community, following the UNISCAPE Conference “Cultivating Continuity of the European Landscape”, in October 2020. The Manifesto was launched at an international event on 22 October 2021 in Florence, Italy. IALE supports the Manifesto because it can serve as a valuable template for a process and a product that could be emulated throughout the world to support policies that protect the identity and diversity of landscapes.

    Read the Manifesto on the Future of the European Landscape (UNISCAPE Webpage)

  • 29 Oct 2021 14:20 | Anonymous

    The IALE Diversity & Inclusion Committee would like your feedback on a Draft Meeting Code of Conduct:

    We would like feedback and comments from as many IALE members as possible, and we still have only heard from a few so far. Please submit your comments by 15 November via this form: PwpV6wPe6 

    The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to outline the acceptable and unacceptable behavior at the World Congress and all other IALE-sponsored meetings and events, whether virtual in person. We propose that all attendees at future IALE World Congresses will be required to agree to this code of conduct before attending. In addition, as a condition of receiving IALE funding for meetings, regional chapters will be required to agree to the code of conduct and to share it with their meeting attendees.

    We will edit and update the draft based on your feedback.

    The IALE Diversity & Inclusion Committee:
    Jen Costanza, Chair

    Dolors Armenteras, Monika Engerer, Sima Fakheran, Laura Farwell, Amy Frazier, Somayeh Mohammadi, Joy Obando, Markéta Šantrůčkovas, Rob Scheller

  • 29 Oct 2021 14:15 | Anonymous

    The 6th issue of PANORAMA (October 2021) - the  Newsletter of the Indian Regional Association for Landscape Ecology (IRALE) - is online.

    Topics of the current issue: The 1st Annual IRALE Symposium | Terai Arc Landscape | The Gangetic Plains.

    Download IRALE News 6 here.

  • 24 Sep 2021 17:20 | Anonymous

    Christine Fürst has been appointed editor-in-chief of Land (ISSN 2073-445X, IF 3.395, CiteScore 3.0). Christine was IALE President from 2015 to 2019. Read more on her goals for the further development of Land here.
    The IALE community congratulates you on your new position and wishes you every success!

  • 24 Sep 2021 16:45 | Anonymous

    The aim of the workshop “Empowering wellbeing and health through nature: inspiring good practices and initiatives across Europe”, organised as part of the EU Regions Week, is to inspire with best practices and tools on how to improve regional and municipal policies to protect nature and its services. It will also explain the importance of active political and societal actions for its protection as well as new initiatives that focus on the role of social innovation and entrepreneurs in bringing the benefits of nature to society.

    Through the experience and knowledge gained by partners from four Interreg Europe projects related to nature conservation and the ERAMUS+ Green4Care project, the workshop will focus on providing some key insights into inspiring good practices at regional and municipal level, and lessons learned from the cooperation between various regions within Europe. 

    Find more information at Renatur @ European Week of Regions and Cities | Interreg Europe and in this PDF.

  • 24 Sep 2021 16:37 | Anonymous

    Anita T. Morzillo and Jennifer A.M. Koch are the guest editors of the latest special issue in our flagship journal Landscape Ecology entitled "Strengthening bidirectional linkages between social and ecological systems in landscape ecology".  Find more information in the attached Call for Papers




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