7th International Sustainability Transitions (IST) Conference

The 7th International Sustainability Transitions (IST) Conference will take place in Wuppertal, Germany from 6 to 9 September 2016. The IST Conference will be hosted by the Wuppertal Institute, in cooperation with the Center for Transformation Research and Sustainability (TransZent) at the University of Wuppertal.

The conference is the annual platform for sharing 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.

The theme of IST 2016 is “Exploring Transitions Research as Transformative Science” and we aim to focus on impact and solution-oriented research approaches that enable transitions in practice. We invite contributions that address the following questions:

  • How can we assess the societal impact of transitions research?
  • What are the common challenges, best practice 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, such as urban transitions, the geography of transitions, the governance of transitions, business and entrepreneurship perspectives on transitions, innovation and institutional change and transition modeling – as well as all issues linked to the research agenda of the Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN).

For further information please see the attached Call for Papers, which can be downloaded from the conference website.

We want to make IST 2016 a very practical transition experience and we would be delighted to welcome you to Wuppertal and to our urban real-world lab with its many exciting projects and initiatives. We look forward to an engaging and impactful IST 2016.

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