Call for abstracts: Workshop “Climate Change, Decarbonization and the Urban Energy Transition”

Dear colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to the CliSAP workshop on “Climate Change, Decarbonization and the Urban Energy Transition”, which will be held on October 12th-13th 2017, at the University of Hamburg.

The workshop is aiming for developing key concepts and synthesizing the state of the art of urban transformation processes in relation to climate change, decarbonization and energy transition. In order to promote pathways towards urban energy transition and decarbonization several strategies should be considered. Among those, the production, distribution and consumption of renewable energy are relevant key areas. However there is still a lack of systematic integration of concepts, models and empirical evidence, combined with an insufficient knowledge base and a broad range of uncoordinated and dispersed solutions.

Four research areas will be addressed:
1) Socio-technical and environmental topics of urban energy transition
2) City structure, urban land use and energy consumption
3) Distributional effects of urban energy policies
4) Multi-level models and governance concepts to manage transition processes

In addition to the presentation and discussion sessions, the workshop will include sessions and keynotes by a number of invited speakers, including Derk Loorbach, Janette Webb, Jochen Monstadt, Jonathan Rutherford, Sergio Tirado-Hererro and Stefan Bouzarovski. The outputs of the workshop are intended to be published in a peer-reviewed journal as an edited volume of contributions or a special issue.

Please submit your abstract (call details here) by Wednesday, May 31st 2017 to the workshop coordinator, Tracy Cheung (; acceptance will be communicated by the end of June and registration will open in July 2017. For further information about the workshop and the CliSAP centre please visit the workshop webpage.


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