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This forum brings together internationally leading academics, policy-makers and practitioners in discussion about what are 'good governance' principles and lessons for sustainable city innovation. Drawing on recent research and global initiatives, the speakers and audience will explore how good governance can enhance urban sustainability policies and practice, while also considering the limitations of, and challenges for, the transferability of 'good practice' lessons across local, organisational and cultural contexts. 

Economic and Social Research Council

SEMINAR 4

'Good' governance for eco-city innovation: international perspectives

Programme
1.30pm Registration & tea/coffee
2pm Welcome / introductions 
2.15pm ‘Good’ governance for eco-city innovation: a review of principles and practice

Simon Joss, University of Westminster

3pm ‘Good’ governance & urban sustainability: academic and practitioner perspectives

Liza Griffin, University College London
Klaus Heidinger,Siemens Infrastructure & Cities
Yvonne Rydin, University College London
Tadashi Matsumoto, Green Cities Programme, OECD
Hiroaki Suzuki, Eco2 Cities Initiative, World Bank

4pm Roundtable discussion: Speakers in conversation with audience
5pm Tea and Coffee
Poster presentations
6pm GOVERNANCE & SUSTAINABILITY ANNUAL LECTURE

Ecological Footprint Analysis and the Vulnerability of Modern Cities

William E Rees FRSC, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

7.15pm Reception
8pm Close

RSVP

Seminar attendance is free. However, due to the limited number of available places, participants are required to register through the following Eventbrite link.

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EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER/PRACTITIONER BURSARIES

Approx. five (post)doctoral bursaries covering travel and accommodation costs are available for the seminar session. Recipients will be expected to present a poster (5.00pm-5.45pm). To apply, please complete and return the form below.

ESRC seminar bursary application form