RCN-SEES: Urban Sustainability Policy and Governance Workshop

Location and Date:

Florida State University
Alumni Association Center
1030 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL

April 15-16, 2019


About The Conference

This NSF-funded Research Coordination Network (RCN) in Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) announces a workshop on Urban Sustainability: Social Actors, Policy and Governance in Tallahassee FL hosted by the Local Governance Research Lab of Florida State University.

The main objective of sustainable and resilient infrastructure is to have a multitude of resources can be dynamically shared and to incentivize individual and organizational behavior to better meet community needs. While focusing on underserved groups, the intention is to improve the overall quality of life and wellbeing by providing adequate access to infrastructure and services. Inspired by the NSF vision, this workshop proposes convergence research that is built upon trans-, inter-, and multi-disciplinary concepts including two main characteristics: (1) challenges and opportunities stemming from deep scientific questions and critical societal needs, and (2) intensive integration across disciplines.

We encourage political and policy scientists, social scientists, engineers, computer scientists, architects, policy makers, and industry members to address the following and related topics:

  • City-scale research on sustainable human building ecosystems.
  •  Local policy adoption and implementation related to sustainability
  • Multi scales for analysis: building, neighborhoods, cities, metros and states
  •  Sustainability considerations in real estate markets
  • Efforts to influence individual behavior related to sustainability
  • Land use regulation, energy and sustainability
  • Human/social behavior combined with engineering & computing
  • Economic and social equity and the spatial benefits from sustainability technology
  • Disaster resilience and sustainability

About RCN Theme III: Social Policy/Impact Modeling
The theme focuses on the understanding of diffusion of design, technology, and behavioral innovations related to building ecosystems and policy impacts on the evolution of human-building ecosystems and the impacts social actors policy and program implementation on energy performance at multiple scales.


For more information regarding deadlines and instructions for paper proposal, please click on this link



Hampton Inn Tallahassee Capitol-University
824 Railroad Ave, Tallahassee, FL
Please reserve using the link http://group.hamptoninn.com/UrbanSustainabilityWorkshop


Important Dates and Schedule 

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019
Workshop Registration Deadline: March 14, 2019

Sunday April 14th: Arrival & Informal Reception
Monday April 15th:

  • Workshop 8:00 am - 5:15 pm
  • Dinner 6:30-9:30

Tuesday, April 16:

  •  Workshop 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wed, April 17, Optional:

  •  FSU Local Governance Lab, City Policy Research Seminar 9:00-3:00

Full Schedule Tallahassee Workshop_Program

Local Contact Information

Jeongmin Oh: jo18g@my.fsu.edu
Jonathan Lubin: jhl09@my.fsu.edu

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