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Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"
Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"

10th-12th December 2018: 2nd Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses, Florence, Italy

It is widely known that matters related to sustainable development, albeit global in nature, are best
handled at the local level. This line of thinking is particularly true to the higher education context,
where the design and implementation of sustainability initiatives on campuses can demonstrate how a
given university translates the principles of sustainable development into practice, at the institutional

Yet, despite the perceived need to discuss approaches and methods to make university campuses
more sustainable, there is a paucity of specific events where a dialogue among sustainability
academics and practitioners concerned with a) research, projects b) teaching and c) planning and
infra-structure leading to campus greening takes place, so as to allow a transdisciplinary and crosssectoral
exchange of ideas and experiences on the issues, matters and problems at hand.

It is against this background that the “2nd Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses”
(SSUC-2018) is being organised by the University of Florence, Manchester Metropolitan University
(UK), the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change
Management” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), and the Inter-University
Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP). The University of Florence was founded
in 1321, is one of the most traditional universities in Italy, and has in excess of 60.000 students.

The theme of the “2nd Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses” is: "Transforming
Campuses Towards Sustainable Development”,
and will contribute to the further development of
this fast-growing field. The event will showcase examples of campus-based research and teaching
projects, regenerative campus design, low-carbon and zero carbon buildings, waste prevention, and
resilient transport, among others. Ultimately, SSUC-2018 will demonstrate the role of Campuses as
platforms for transformative social learning and research, and explore the means via which university
campuses can be made more sustainable.

Letzte Änderung: 05.02.18

An die Redaktion


Dr. Mihaela Sima
Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy
E-mail: simamik(@)