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Participate In Our Collective Dictionary On & Beyond Interdisciplinarity

Participate in our collective dictionary on & beyond interdisciplinarity

Agree with a given definition, or add an alternative. (Deadline: June 24th 2016).

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New Web Section: Intrepid STSM’s Blog

New web section: Intrepid STSM's Blog

Intrepid Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are almost completed. Check lastest post from our Intrepid…

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Let’s Co-create A Visual Library On  Inter/transdisciplinarity!

Let’s co-create a visual library on inter/transdisciplinarity!

Intrepid COST Action is looking for photos that represent interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. Thanks for…

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Conference: Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice

30th August – 1st September 2017

Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR)
University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

“In many cases practical and academic knowledge are developing independently, rather than informing each other. Greater cross-fertilization of transformation research and practice across different communities and across different strands of research is important.”

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The Med.Net 03 Resili(g)ence International Forum, organized by Architecture and Design Doctorate, UNIGE, is contextualized within an investigative framework –MED.NET– on research topics and meetings regarding the Mediterranean multi-city and its bond with the new relations “city-territory-landscape-architecture” declined by advanced standpoints (see Med.Net, Med.Cities e Med.Net 02.Eu, 6T’s. Intelligent Coast/s). The KAAU project, a relational platform between universities (research units) and entrepreneurial industry (dynamic companies), derived from Erasmus Knowledge Alliances, which aims to encorauge exchange, training and dissemination spaces related with advanced knowledge and innovation in the fields of urban planning, sustainable development and new technologies.

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Symposium RESPONSIVE CITIES, URBANISM IN THE EXPERIENCE AGE Call for Papers and Projects is now open!

The ‪#‎IAAC‬ #Barcelona Symposium RESPONSIVE CITIES, URBANISM IN THE EXPERIENCE AGE Call for Papers and Projects is now open!
How can we design and plan ‪#‎receptive‬ and ‪#‎reactive‬ spaces? What is the‪#‎future‬ for our ‪#‎design‬ tools and planning processes, as well as the educational models surrounding ‪#‎urban‬ sciences?
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to share your thoughts on the topic, participate in the call for Papers and Projects!
Submissions deadline: 15th of July 2016

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Innovative Approaches to Interdisciplinarity in Planning Education - Building Capacity to Respond to Interconnected Contemporary Planning Challenges


Teaching in the broad field of planning is one of the main activities of AESOP Member Schools. Thus, in 2002, AESOP introduced a prize (http://www.aesop which recognizes and encourages Excellence in Teaching. Through this award, AESOP celebrates and disseminates innovative practices in teaching in its Member Schools.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Nurturing solidarity in diversity: an interdisciplinary colloquium

University of Antwerp, November 23-24 2016

 Keynote speakers

  • Halleh Ghorashi (Full Professor in Diversity and Integration, Free University of Amsterdam)
  • Sharon Todd (Full Professor in Education and Interculturalism, Maynooth University)
  • Jonathan Darling (Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Manchester)
  • Roberto Gonzales (Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education)
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Realising Just Cities – Co-production in Action

19–20 September in Gothenburg, Sweden

Mistra Urban Futures welcomes you to the conference, entitled Realising Just Cities – Co-production in Action. The conference addresses the emerging field of trans-disciplinary co-produced knowledge and research for sustainable and just urban transformations. The principal research activities of Mistra Urban Futures, with its five local interaction platforms, form a point of departure for the conference.

The conference programme will reflect the trans-disciplinary research ethos of Mistra Urban Futures, and the invited speakers will contribute academic and non-academic perspectives on co-production research methodologies and experience.

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Call for papers for a Special Issue: "Transformative Research and Development in Urban and Regional Environments - The Role of Science, Methods and Transdisciplinarity"


Edited by Susanne Elsen (1), Roland W. Scholz (2,3), Gerald Steiner (2), and Stefan Zerbe (1)
1 Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (campus Brixen), Italy
2 Danube University Krems, Austria
3 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

Important dates: The deadline of submission is September 30, 2016. The Special issue is scheduled as Volume 3 in July 2017.
Please submit at

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Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Urban Space, International Conference

Florence,  June 27th – 28th 2016

The organizers invite submissions for 20-minute presentations to be delivered in English.
Please send a 300-word abstract, contact details and a brief bio by Monday, 15 February 2016 to the session organizer(s) and to the conference email address The conference will host eight sessions.
Abstracts should specify the conference session to which they intend to participate.

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Urban Futures: Leading Interdisciplinary Efforts in Urban Sustainability

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2016 Annual Conference of the EU-SPRI Forum: Exploring New Avenues for Innovation and Research Policies

Organized by CIRCLE, Lund University, Sweden on June 7-10, 2016

The key objectives of the conference are to provide a forum for scholars interested and active in the areas of research and innovation policy analysis to exchange ideas and present findings across disciplinary boundaries as well as interaction between researchers and policy-makers/politicians. Participants from all countries and from any relevant disciplines are welcome to submit paper abstract proposals! Accepted proposals will be the basis for presentations at the conference. (Full papers are not to be submitted.) We expect about 150 – 200 participants.

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Joint Call of the JPI Urban Europe, supported by the European Commission

JPI Urban Europe’s fourth call – the ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures (ENSUF) – supported by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme, is open as of December 16.

Three call topics are defined:

  • Concepts and strategies for smart urban transformation, growth and shrinkage
  • New dynamics of public services
  • Inclusive, vibrant and accessible urban communities

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Eleventh International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science

Imperial College London, London, UK
2-4 August 2016

Founded in 2006, the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences examines the nature of disciplinary practices in the study of society and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of “real world” applications of social research and theory. The Eleventh International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences will be held at Imperial College London, London, UK, 2-4 August 2016. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

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Call for sessions for the 2016 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference

Urban Geography Research Group (UGRG)is pleased to announce that the call for sessions for the 2016 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference is now open.

The conference will be chaired by Professor Peter Jackson (University of Sheffield) and has ‘Nexus Thinking’ as its theme. The conference will be held at the Royal Geographical Society in London, on Wednesday 31 Aug to Friday 2 September (with an opening reception on Tuesday 30 Aug).

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COST Actions are considered "highly interdiscplinary"

The first 40 Actions funded under the COST Association show a highly interdisciplinary nature, with almost half of the Actions being related to two or three main OECD fields of Science and Technology.

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Nature’s  Special Issue On Interdisciplinarity

Nature's special issue on Interdisciplinarity

Nature’s special issue probes how scientists and social scientists are coming together to solve the grand challenges of energy, food, water, climate and health. This special scrutinizes the data on interdisciplinary work and looks at its history, meaning and funding.

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3rd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2016)

Cambridge, Massachussets, USA – 14-16 September 2016

Venue: Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA

Following-up the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20):

Call open:

Registration open:

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