The 7th International Sustainability Transitions (IST) Conference will take place on September 6-9, 2016 at the Wuppertal Institute in Wuppertal, Germany.
Following the theme of IST 2016 “Exploring Transition Research as Transformative Science“ we want to focus on impact- and solution-oriented research approaches enabling transitions in practice. We invite contributions that address the following questions: How can we assess the societal impact of transition research? What are common challenges, best practices and future prospects in transdisciplinary research approaches, such as real-world laboratories, LivingLabs, transition experiments etc.?
We invite contributions focusing on key issues in the field of sustainability transitions research: the role of cities and geography of transitions, governance of transitions, transitions towards a sustainable economy, global perspectives on transitions, innovation and institutional change, modeling transitions - and all issues linked to the research agenda of the Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN).
Among the conference contributions, papers will be selected for a Special Issue in the journal Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (EIST).
For more information see the attached Call for Papers, which can also be downloaded at the conference website: www.ist2016.org
directs research at the Energy Trans Lab