Online Lecture Series: Urban Science and Sustainability

This online lecture series will invite leading experts in urban science, sustainability science, and urban sustainability to give talks for graduate students, early-career scholars and faculty. By sharing knowledge, insights, ideas, and research experiences, participants in the lecture series will be better equipped to join the research effort dedicated to advancing understanding of sustainable urban development in China and elsewhere.


Main Seminars

Speaker Title Time More information
Prof. José Lobo Urban sustainability science: development and opportunity

10:00-12:00, Oct 08 2021, CST

04:00-06:00, Oct 08 2021, CET

19:00-21:00, Oct 07 2021, PDT

Poster

Slides

Video

Prof. Luís M. A. Bettencourt Introduction to urban science: the challenge of sustainable development

10:00-12:00, Oct 22 2021, CST

04:00-06:00, Oct 22 2021, CET

21:00-23:00, Oct 21 2021, CDT

Poster

Slides

Video

Prof. Christopher Kennedy The evolution of cities

09:00-11:00, Nov 04 2021, CST

02:00-04:00, Nov 04 2021, CET

18:00-20:00, Nov 03 2021, PDT

Poster

Slides

Video

Prof. Xuemei Bai Urbanization and urban system sustainability in the Anthropocene

10:00-12:00, Nov 22 2021, CST

13:00-15:00, Nov 22 2021, AEDT

19:00-21:00, Nov 21 2021, MST

Poster

Slides

Video

Prof. Michele Acuto Networking urban innovation in a crisis: reflections from the world’s longest lockdown

10:00-12:00, Dec 07 2021, CST

04:00-06:00, Dec 07 2021, CET

13:00-15:00, Dec 07 2021, AEDT

Poster

Video

Prof. Jianguo Wu Cities, landscapes, and sustainability: an urban landscape sustainability perspective

10:00-12:00, Dec 22 2021, CST

04:00-06:00, Dec 22 2021, CET

19:00-21:00, Dec 21 2021, MST

Poster

Video

Prof. Michael Batty Explaining, Simulating and Inventing the Future City

16:00-18:00, Jan 05 2022, CST

08:00-10:00, Jan 05 2022, GMT

Poster

Slides

Video

Prof. Karen Seto Urbanization and Grand Challenges for Humanity

09:00-11:00, Jan 21 2022, CST

20:00-22:00, Jan 20 2021, EST

Poster

Seto Lab

Prof. Timon McPhearson Urban Futures: Towards a Science of Cities for Resilience and Sustainability

21:30-23:00, Feb 11 2022, CST

08:30-11:30, Feb 11 2022, EST

Poster

Video

Prof.Junfeng Jiao Transportation and Transit Deserts in US Cities

10:00-12:00, Feb 23 2022, CST

19:00-21:00, Feb 22 2022, MST

Poster

Video

Prof.Steward T.A. Pickett Framing Conceptual Advances in Urban Ecological Science as Tools for Sustainability

08:00-10:00, Mar 16 2022, CST

20:00-22:00, Mar 15 2022, EDT

Poster

Video

Prof.Marina Alberti Urban Resilience in an Eco-Evolutionary Perspective

09:00-11:00, May 20 2022, CST

Poster

Video

Prof.Jianguo Liu Global Urban Sustainability on a Metacoupled Planet

09:00-11:00, May 31 2022, CST

Poster

Video

Prof.Robert Dunn A Natural History of the Future

20:00-22:00, June 21 2022, CST

08:00-10:00, June 21 2022, EDT

Poster

Video

Prof.David Y. H. Pui Filtration Solutions for Sustainable Environment

09:00-11:00, July 7 2022, CST

21:00-23:00, July 6 2022, EDT

Poster

Video

Dr. Zhi Liu Infrastructure and Cities

21:00-23:00, August 4 2022, CST

09:00-11:00, August 5 2022, EDT

Poster

Video

Dr. Dajian Zhu Four Decouplings for Chinese Cities’ Green Development

2:00-4:00, September 16 2022, CST

14:00-16:00, September 16 2022, EDT

Poster

Video


Organization and Committees

  • Host institutes: Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Arizona State University; The University of Chicago
  • Scientific Committee: Dr. Yong-Guan Zhu; Dr. José Lobo; Dr. Luís M. A. Bettencourt
  • Organizing Committee: Dr. Wei-Qiang Chen; Dr. José Lobo; Dr. Tao Lin; Dr. Lulu Song; Dr. Yupeng Liu; Dr. Tianming Chen; Ms. Xiaohui Lu

Appendix: Three principal goals of the lecture series

  • Educationally, they will introduce students to the research frontiers in urban science and urban sustainability science in China and worldwide. By sharing knowledge, insights, ideas, and research experiences (albeit remotely), participants in the lecture series will be better equipped to join the research effort dedicated to advancing understanding of urbanization and socioeconomic development.
  • The second objective is to facilitate the development of research dialogues and collaborations about urbanization in China and more generally, about urban sustainability science.
  • Thirdly, if the online series is assessed to be successful, it can be the basis for designing an in-person Winter School on Urban Sustainability Science to be held at the Xiamen campus of the IUE in 2022.