Sustainability and Social Science Research Symposium
426 Thompson St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
The Sustainability and Social Science Research Symposium will be held May 17-19 at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Many scholars perform high quality research on matters related to sustainability. Yet, there are relatively few events where a multidisciplinary overview of research efforts and projects has taken place, and where researchers and scholars from across the spectrum of the social sciences have had the opportunity to come together to discuss research methods, research findings or exchange ideas about on-going and future research opportunities focusing on sustainability.
The aims of the symposium are to provide social science researchers focusing on sustainability an opportunity to present and discuss their work (e.g. empirical work, case studies, teaching and learning innovations, applied projects, etc.); to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of research projects, especially initiatives that have influenced behavior, decision-making or policy; to discuss methodological approaches and projects that aim to offer a better understanding of sustainability across society and economic sectors; and to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for further cooperation.
A further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences on sustainability and social science research. To that end, a peer-reviewed book titled “Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research” will be published, with all accepted papers. This will be part of the award-winning “World Sustainability Series,” published by Springer, one of the world´s top five scientific publishers. Following the themes of previous World Sustainability Series events, this event will also have a focus on work in North America but participants from all regions are invited to attend.