The 7th International Sustainability Transitions (IST) Conference will take place in Wuppertal, Germany from 6 - 9 September 2016.
The conference is the annual platform to share theoretical, empirical and practical advances in the field of sustainability transitions, covering a broad range of areas (e.g. energy, water, mobility, food systems) and disciplinary approaches.
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).
For more information see the attached Call for Papers, which can also be downloaded at the conference website: ist2016.org
We want to make IST 2016 a very practical transition experience and we are pleased to welcome you to Wuppertal, our urban real-world lab with its many exciting projects and initiatives. We are looking forward to an engaging and impactful IST 2016.
Uwe Schneidewind, President of the Wuppertal Institute
Karoline Augenstein & Franziska Stelzer (IST 2016 Organizing Committee)
directs research at the Energy Trans Lab