Upcoming Dates and Events

Find out about upcoming dates and events within the Competence Field Metropolitan Research.

Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE - 3rd KoMet-Day on December, 6th 2021 - "Smart Metropolitan Solutions - Ways to Climate-Neutral and Resilient Cities"

How can smart city approaches be used to address current challenges of climate-neutral and resilient urban development from a social, technical and ecological perspective? What (un)desired side effects are associated with the smart city concept? How can resilience and sustainability be thought intelligently together? These and other questions will be focused on the conference "Smart Metropolitan Solutions - Ways to Climate-Neutral and Resilient Cities", hosted by the Competence Field Metropolitan Research (KoMet) of the University Alliance Ruhr (University Duisburg-Essen; Bochum and TU Dortmund) in cooperation with the Emschergenossenschaft and Mercator Foundation. The event is part of the 3rd KoMet-Day on December 6, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m.

Against the background of the European Green Deal of the EU Commission and the mission area "Climate-neutral and Smart Cities" of the current HORIZON research programs, "smart" approaches will be analyzed and discussed based on various contributions from science and practice. As in previous years, possible scenarios for the Ruhr region will be discussed at the KoMet Day with different groups of actors from science, economics, politics and civil society.

We are currently planning the conference as a hybrid event, so it is also possible to join virtually.

If you have any questions, please contact the office of the Competence Field Metropolitan Research at metropolenforschung_at_uaruhr.de.

SAVE THE DATE: Clusters and Competitiveness: Building Resilience in Knowledge-based Regions - Hybrid Conference on 23-24 September 2021

Invitation to a hybrid conference with annual meeting of the European Chapter of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Affiliate Networ.

After three decades of academic discourse on, and practical/political experience with clusters and competitiveness, crises and rising challenges pose new questions to scholars and policy-makers alike. Are clusters and cluster policies still relevant to maintain and build more resilient regions? How did they adapt to new challenges, how do they need to transform in the future? Our conference brings academics, policy-makers and practitioners in the field of regional economic development, clusters and competitiveness together to discuss these and related issues.

More details: http://www.geographie.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/forschung/stadt-und-regionaloekonomie/cluster-conference-2021

Participation is free of charge. Register via https://public.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/anmeldung-clusters21 until 01 September 2021. If you plan to attend in presence, please also indicate in which field trip you would like to participate. Until 10 August 2021, you are also invited to upload abstracts for presentations there. For enquiries and further information, please contact Simon Rohde at simon.rohde_at_rub.de.

23.-28.08.2021 - Summerschool Sustainable Mobility in Metropolitan Regions: Best Practices

Are you a student in your graduate studies (preferably in advanced study semesters or with a potential thesis topic), doctoral candidate or a post-doc?

The Centre for Logistics and Traffic at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany will organize a virtual transnational summer school together with the Center for Sustainable Urban Development of the Columbia University (CU) in New York from August 23 to August 28, 2021 (8:00 am EST, 2 pm CEST). The summer school is sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service („Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst“).

With reference to the key topic “Sustainable Mobility in Metropolitan Regions: Best Practices“, you will develop innovative and sustainable mobility and logistics solutions for metropolitan regions. International experts from industry, science and public will provide you with perspectives, approaches and case studies from different research and application fields as basics.

The language of the event is English, and the participation is free of charge. The application deadline is July 25, 2021!

Detailed information regarding the program and the registration you will find at https://ecol-summerschool.net/

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