Aim and scope
With over half the world’s population now living in cities, urban resilience has become one of the leading global challenges as can be seen in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. Cities are complex networked spaces where access to key services is often unevenly distributed among city dwellers. In light of projected climate change impacts, resource constraints and growing populations, the provision of basic services and commodities such as food, water and energy is increasingly problematic for many cities. The interactions between water, energy, food and environment within cities (termed the urban ‘Nexus’) are seen as key for the development of sustainable and resilient cities. Yet these interactions are poorly understood due to the sectoral approaches to water, energy and food often taken in most urban settings. Through its multidisciplinary nature the ResNexus 2018 conference hopes to provide a means to bridge gaps between Nexus theory and practice by bringing together academics from different disciplines, policy makers, urban planners, and water, energy, food, and environment practitioners in civil society.
Read more about the conference here.
The following dates are important to keep in mind:
- Session proposals and abstract submission deadline: 31st May, 2018
- Notification of acceptance: 2nd July, 2018
- Registration deadline for presenting authors: 27th August, 2018
- Registration deadline for other participants: 15th October, 2018
The ResNexus 2018 conference will be held in the IMPULSE building at Wageningen University & Research in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Click here for more information about the venue.