Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development, Committee of Geographical Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences and Polish Geographical Society are organizing international conference WARSAW REGIONAL FORUM 2019 - "Towards spatial justice - territorial development or marginalization".
The subject matter of the conference concerns theoretical and methodical as well as practical aspects related to the idea of spatial justice. The following topics are expected to be held at the conference:
* Spatial justice in theory and research concepts;
* Methods and tools for measuring spatial justice, territorial cohesion and marginalization;
* Delineation of growth and marginalized areas;
* Mobility and accessibility in relation to spatial justice;
* Approaches to counteract territorial marginalization;
* Development inequalities in the European Union in light of the Cohesion Policy after 2020;
* Territorial inequalities in urban structure;
* Spatial planning as a way for counteracting marginalization;
* Public benefit services as a determinant of marginalization.
On behalf of Organizing Committee
Prof. Jerzy Bański (Chair)
Prof. Tomasz Komornicki (Scientific Secretary)
Dr. Konrad Czapiewski (Conference Secretary)
Denis Cerić (Conference Secretary)
We are now accepting proposals for the International Conference on Water, Informatics, Sustainability and Environment iWISE2019, hosted on August 07-09, 2019 at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Global Warming Global Responsibility
The overarching theme for this year’s iWISE conference is climate change and global warming, with the organizing themes of water, informatics, sustainability and environment guiding the discussion. As opposed to merely taking stock of the current climate crisis, the aim of the conference is to provide a forward-looking appraisal of technologies and innovative solutions that can be harnessed to reverse the calamitous trajectory on which we find ourselves.
Keynote speakers will accentuate the core themes of the conference, and breakout groups along the four themes and tracks (see below) will provide space for participants to delve deeper into topics through lively discussions.
We welcome proposals from a diverse range of people, not merely academics, to reflect the heterogeneous makeup of our attendees and the conviction that we must work together to overcome this enormous and pressing challenge. In past years, we have been privileged to have attendees representing a broad variety of constituencies, including government organisations, NGOs, and private initiatives. We look forward to welcoming an ever-more diverse set of attendees at this year’s conference.
Important Dates and Links
Abstract submission deadline; June 30, 2019
Early bird registration fees CAD$ 550 - Ends April, 01, 2019, then CAD$ 650 thereafter
Registration deadline for non-presenting guests: July 20, 2019
Registration deadline for presenters: July 12, 2019
Cancelation policy: available here
Canda travel and visa information: available here
Frequently asked questions: available here
Proposal submission website: www.iwiseconference.com
THEMES AND TRACKS
NB: While themes are intended to contour the course of the conference, tracks are indicative only.
Water Resource Management
Wastewater treatment and management
Oceans and Coastal Systems
Extreme weather events
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
The Internet of Things (IoT)
Environmental modelling and mapping
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Sustainable Cities (inc. transportation)
Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Environmental Legislation and Policy
Population and Environment
WISE2019 OFFERS THE FOLLOWING
2 days of engaging breakout sessions that will reignite passion for innovation and showcase current research and practices
Technical workshops and themed sessions which will serve as an excellent opportunity to connect with colleagues and exchange ideas. It will also help in gaining valuable expertise needed for decision-making on implementation of green practices; such as using eco-efficient technology, managing the carbon footprint, and supporting the climate change resilience
The Ottawa Sustainability Tour; a very attractive social activity that reflects the sustainability sense of the National Capital Region. Tour is offered as part of our partnership with the Ottawa Biosphere Eco-city Council
Digital and hard copies of conference publications including program, flyers, and book of abstracts will be distributed to all participant
Publication of selected papers in the International Journal of Environment and Sustainability (ISSN 1927-9566)
We are looking forward to welcoming you at iWISE2019 this summer in Ottawa.
W. A. Eldin
Dear university staff,
I am contacting you on behalf of the European Commission. The application window for the 2019 European Social Innovation Competition is now open and I think students at your university would be very interested in participating.
Successful applicants will receive training from experts and a chance of winning one of three 50,000 EUR prizes.
This year’s theme is “Challenging Plastic Waste” - all you need to apply is an idea for how we can reduce the amount of plastic waste that society produces.
For more details and to apply, please see the competition website: https://eusic.challenges.org
Now here’s where we request your support. Do you have a university / departmental newsletter or social media presence?
We would really appreciate it if you could post information about the competition on any of your channels. You can find all relevant material here.
Alternatively, we would be happy to tailor the material to fit your institution’s style – please just let me know.
Thank you in advance for you support.
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