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INGA webinar to explore the use of interdisciplinarity for sustainable transitions

Addressing complex global problems in local ways can be challenging, particularly when operating in an uncertain political environment. 'Interdisciplinarity', or the process of combining academic disciplines together in new ways, is fast becoming recognised as a vital element to address complex problems and provide sophisticated responses. But reaching the effective level of interdisciplinary cooperation requires thoughtful facilitation, openness and reflection between those who work in the public and private sectors.

To overcome these barriers, the International Network of Green Agents (INGA) will host a webinar on 10 November 2017, 12.00-13.30 CET, which will focus on catalysing collaboration and using interdisciplinarity for sustainable transitions.

The webinar will feature stories from professionals, who will share their experiences of dealing with collaboration and interdisciplinarity within the field of sustainable development and sustainable cities.

Invited speakers will include: Michael Damm, Head of Sustainability and Devlopment, Department of Environment and Energy Planning, Aalborg Kommune (Denmark); Dr. Stephanie Lavau, Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Environmental Practice at the University of Melbourne (Australia); and Marian Barquin, Head of Ihobe Climate Change Department, Basque Country. Early registration is advised, as places are limited.

For more information and to register for the event, click here.Image copyright: sourced from Flickr more   25 October 2017 Vicenza joins ICLEI to support sustainable urban planning ambitionsThe northern Italian city of Vicenza has joined ICLEI "“ Local Governments for Sustainability. Situated in the Veneto region between Verona and Venice, the city of Vicenza wishes to connect, learn from, and exchange with other cities in Europe on creating a more sustainable future.

The city, which was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994, has a particular emphasis on sustainable urban planning, and is looking forward to collaborating with a wide-range of partners as part of European projects.

Mr Antonio Marco Dalla Pozza, Town Councillor for Urban planning and Sustainability, said: "Vicenza is more and more involved in becoming a sustainable city, working towards an environmentally, socially, and economically healthy and resilient habitat for its citizens. By joining the ICLEI network we aim to actively engage with our peers, have access to the latest information and ideas that shape the sustainability landscape, and become well equipped to develop and implement integrated solutions that advance our sustainability goals.

"We have also decided to join ICLEI to enable our administration to create and design new European projects, which will allow us to implement our capacity building in developing Sustainable Urban Planning Policies."

For more information, visit Vicenza's official website (in Italian).Image copyright: sourced from Flickr more

» Publication Date: 27/10/2017

» Source: Iclei Europe

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