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Henner Busch – PhD dissertation, October 28

Entangled Cities Transnational Municipal Climate Networks and Urban Governance Henner Busch will defend his thesis in Sustainability Science the 28th of October 2017. Faculty opponent: Professor James Evans, School of Environment, Education and Development, Manchester University When: October 28, 10-12 Where: LUCSUS, Jospehson building, Ostrom, 3rd floor, Biskopsgatan 5 Henner’s thesis investigates the impact of transnational municipal climate networks (TMCN) … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral position in the LUCID programme now available

We seek a person with a Ph.D. in one of the following topics: Human Ecology, Human Geography, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Political Science, Sustainability Science or Theoretical Philosophy. The thesis should be closely linked to research in the LUCID programme and focus on theoretical and methodological contributions to the integration of natural and social sciences in order to promote … Continue reading

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Sandra Valencia’s PhD thesis in Sustainability Science – Caught Between Spaces

Sandra Valencia successfully defended her PhD thesis in Sustainability Science, Caught Between Spaces: Socio-Environmental Vulnerability in Formal and Informal Peri-Urban Bogotá and Soacha, Colombia Her doctoral thesis focuses on the peri-urban dwellers, those who live where the city meets the countryside, in Bogotá and Soacha, Colombia. The thesis shows that peri-urbanization influences the wellbeing and vulnerability of peri-urban dwellers who … Continue reading

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Miguel Carter & Ana Terra

The Landless Rural Workers Movement and Agrarian reform in Brazil Presentation and discussion with Miguel Carter and Ana Terra When: April 8, 13:15-15:00 Where: LUCSUS, Wrangel building, Biskopsgatan 5, Lund In his book, Miguel Carter explores the causes of, consequences of, and contemporary reactions to Brazil’s sharply unequal agrarian structure. He focuses on the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST), Latin … Continue reading

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Call for Associate Senior Lecturer

The position includes about 50% research and in addition teaching, supervision and administration. The current research in sustainability science includes both theory and methodology and empirical research. Teaching will be mainly in the Masters program LUMES ( The position may also include assignments as director of studies. A person who holds a doctorate or a qualification equivalent to a doctorate … Continue reading

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New publication – Cascades of green: a review of ecosystem-based adaptation in urban areas

This publication presents a quantitative review of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in urban areas based on a wide examination of the available peer-reviewed literature and, based on this, proposes an integrated framework for urban EbA and specifies three challenges for future research. The paper is the result of an interdisciplinary research and teaching project that connects forces from LUCSUS and the … Continue reading

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The Politics of Natural Resource Enclosure in South Africa and Ecuador

A new LUCSUS publication This publication by Melissa Hansen, Mine Islar and Tosten Krause examines the ways in which states facilitate ‘new enclosures’ of natural resources, and the challenges of this as a strategy of development and environmental sustainability. They argue that enclosures introduce significant changes in property regimes, which redefine conditions for the access and control of land and … Continue reading

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Political Economy – Open lectures 24 Nov. and 4 Dec.

Welcome to our guest lectures in Political Economy! “Crisis and Economic Science: Political Economy vs Neoclassical Economics” Prof. Dimitrios Mylonakis University of Crete When: Tuesday, Nov. 24th, 10:00-12:00 Where: LUCSUS, Biskopsgatan 5, Josephon building, 3rd floor, “Ostrom” “Framing Detroit” Prof. Jamie Peck University of British Colombia and Canadian Research Chair in Political Economy When: Friday, Dec. 4th, 10:00-12:00 Where: LUCSUS, … Continue reading

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PhD course – Political Economy in Sustainability Research

Detroit by Air, Photo Alex S. MacLean, The New York Times- Sunday Review Link: PhD Course – Political Economy in Sustainability Research (7.5-10) ECTS The course is open to all PhD candidates doing research focused on or relevant to sustainability. The course is limited to approx. 15 students (on a first come, first served basis). Course dates Nov. 23-Dec. … Continue reading

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Development Research Day 2015

From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals 14th October 2015 The Research Development Day 2015 is organised by LUCSUS and the theme is From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals. Please mark the day in your calendar! In the morning LU researchers and students will present their research in parallel sessions and in the afternoon internationally renowned researchers … Continue reading

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