DLGS Winter School, Dec 15th, 2023
Urban Futures - Shaping Sustainable Cities
Are you a young researcher passionate about cutting edge research at the cross section of sustainability science and spatial planning? Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) invites you participate in our exciting Winter School programme. This is your chance to engage with leading scholars and experts in the field of sustainability science while enjoying a unique academic and cultural experience. The DLGS Winter School offers unique opportunity to dive into topics related to sustainable urbanism, spatial planning, and the role of technology in shaping future cities.
Why participate in the DLGS Winter School?
Welcome and Introduction
Saal and IOER Library
Saal and IOER Library
Following the conclusion of the winter school, a dinner event for all participants is planned at a restaurant in Dresden's historic city center. Attendance at the dinner is voluntary and incurs no costs.
Venue: The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) is a renowned non-university research institution focusing on spatial sustainability science. Situated in the captivating city of Dresden, it provides an excellent venue for a PhD winter school, blending academic training with the winter charm of Dresden's historic streets and vibrant Christmas market.
Participation Fee: Participation in the DLGS winter school is offered at no cost. Acceptance of the abstract confirms your participation. However, participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation.
Workshop:‘Out of sight, out of mind’ – promoting sustainability in urban planning through representations
Hanne Cecilie Geirbo (Associate Professor in Sustainability Transitions; Oslo Metropolitan University)
The workshop aims to uncover the transformative power of representations in shaping our perceptions and behaviours toward a sustainable future. We will explore how the representations we use, like maps and digital tools, aren't just instruments but powerful lenses that influence our worldview. We will discuss how conventional representations may perpetuate the divide between humans and nature, potentially leading to unsustainable living. Prof. Geirbo, with expertise drawn from pioneering a solar electricity grid in a remote Bangladeshi village, illustrates how alternative representations can inspire sustainable living and societal progress. The workshop also delves into urban development, navigating the complexities of integrating street trees into cityscapes and learning how innovative representations can harmonize urban environments with nature, enriching well-being and sustainability. Lastly, it aims to dissect everyday apps like Google Maps, unveiling their impact on decision-making and encouraging critical thinking about the information they convey.