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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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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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PhD course, “Niches in transition arenas: Critical perspectives”

Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies invite you to the PhD course “Niches in transition arenas: Critical perspectives” to be held in Lund Sweden 29-31 August 2016. The course provides PhD candidates with a critical perspective on niche characteristics in transition arenas and an in-depth investigation of the “socio” part of “socio-technological” systems, in order to capture and analyze persistent … 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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PhD Course: Theories of Nature – Anthropocenic Views (11-13 April)

In the course we will discuss how theoretical understandings of nature have evolved in four research areas: evolution, ecology, geomorphology/soils, and agriculture (as the nexus of the three former). Informed by this, we will also discuss and scrutinize the concept of the Anthropocene and discuss its implications for understandings of nature. The course is organized as a three-day workshop where … Continue reading



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Professional and Amateur Urbanism in our Urban Age

Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) invites you to a public lecture by Andy Merrifield: Professional and Amateur Urbanism in our Urban Age Time: 10 – 12 am, April 7th, 2016 Venue: Ostrom Room (3rd Floor), Josephson Building, Biskopsgatan 5, Lund Description: “In 1970, the French philosopher Henri Lefebvre proposed a hypothesis: the complete urbanisation of society. In 2006, … Continue reading



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A report on the course “Critical Urban Theory in Practice” Module I

Mumbai, India 4-8 of January, 2016 Report by Dr. Maryam Nastar, LUCSUS The joint Phd Course, “Critical Urban Theory: Citizenship, Marginalities, Livelihood Struggles and Innovations in Practice”, is organized by Campuses of Right Livelihood College (RLC), Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and its Centre for Livelihoods and Social Innovation (CLSI). During the first module of the course, … 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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Living cities: Biosecurity in the neoliberal city

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Invited Speakers in Human Geography: Living cities: Biosecurity in the neoliberal city Professor Juliet J. Fall Département de géographie et environnement, Université de Genève 9 November 2015 at 13:15 “Sky High”, 5th floor, Department of Human Geography, … 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: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/12/07/opinion/sunday/exposures-detroit-by-air-alex-maclean.html 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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