The third ESRC eco-city research seminar assesses the challenges involved in achieving effective leadership for sustainable urban development in different national and sub-national governance and policy contexts. These challenges will be analysed through a comparison of four EU countries: Germany, France, Sweden and the UK, with contributions from academics and practitioners about eco-city and eco-town developments in each of these countries. The policy processes that shape these eco-city and urban developments will be explored, with close attention to questions of national policy frameworks, local leadership and public accountability.
Participants are invited to present papers/posters, take part in the round-table discussion, and engage in networking. If you wish to present a paper, or poster, please email [email protected].
Convenors: D Greenwood, A Franzén, L Yu
Eco-city politics: national policy, local leadership, public accountability
|9.30am||Registration & tea/coffee|
|10am||National policy, local leadership, public accountability: conceptual perspectives
The multilevel governance of climate change in cities
Governance, steering and the evaluation of policy frameworks
|11am||Local Leadership; with a focus on Sweden and Germany
Critical conditions for local governments' engagement in sustainable development initiatives
Eco-city governance in Vaxjo and Sweden
Policy and local leadership in Freiburg, Germany
|1pm||Lunch (with poster presentations)|
|2pm||Emerging Policy Frameworks; with a focus on France and the UK
From design briefs to sustainable communities to localism - has shifting policy affected actual development and where will planning priorities lie in the future?
The eco-town experience: The route from policy vision to practical reality
The eco-city initiative in France
Round table, with contributions from Dr Joanna Williams (University College London)and Professor Peter Newman (University of Westminster)
Seminar attendance is free. However, due to the limited number of available places, participants are required to register through the following Eventbrite link.
EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER/PRACTITIONER BURSARIES
Approx. five (post)doctoral bursaries covering travel and accommodation costs are available for each seminar. Recipients will be expected to contribute to the seminars (e.g. acting as discussants, presenting papers, contributing website contents). To apply, please complete and return the form below.