Webinar on Zoom, Uppsala

Urban Sustainability in the Global South

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View over roof tops in a poor area in South Africa.

Welcome to a webinar that wants to highlight research on sustainable urban development in the global south. The webinar is open to all interested parties (who have registered), but is primarily aimed at researchers at SLU. SLU Urban Futures and SLU Globals will present a new collaborative project and showcase some ongoing research projects at SLU that connects to urban themes.

Researchers will share perspectives on conducting research in countries in the global south, as well as how their research interacts with the Sustainable Development Goals and urban issues. The highlighted projects will be a springboard into discussions on how SLU can strengthen research capacity on urban sustainability themes. The discussions will leverage SDG11 and reflect upon how the SDGs interconnected around urban themes.  

The seminar will be part of an ongoing series running into 2021, providing an opportunity to engage with researchers involved in urban research in the global south and expand networks to improve this research capacity.  

(Scroll down to see the programme.)

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Time: 2020-12-15 09:00 - 11:00
City: Uppsala
Location: Webinar on Zoom
Organiser: SLU Urban Futures
Additional info:

SLU Urban Futures
Among the four SLU Future Platforms SLU Urban Futures has the mission to strengthen sustainable urban development. The platform aims to identify knowledge needs and strives to develop new research questions addressing the challenges of an urbanising planet.

SLU Global
SLU Global is a unit at the Vice-Chancellor's Office that supports and facilitates the university's efforts to collaborate with low-income countries and regions, based on the Global Goals of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

Read more about the new collaboration project here.


Part 1: 


Introductions from SLU Urban Futures, Nina Vogel and SLU Global, Sara Gräslund. 


About the collaboration, Andrew Gallagher 


Multi-cultural aspects of active aging: A cooperative study between Sweden and IndiaIldikó Asztalos Morell 


What’s to eat? Women, children and the urban food environment: the case of Addis AbabaBeatrix Alsanius 


Research perspectives from Urban and Rural Development, SIANI and SLU Global, 
Alin Kadfak 


short break 


If the gas runs out we are not going to sleep hungry’: Household fuel choice in critically polluted central IndiaPatrik Oskarsson


Urban Green Infrastructure in Ethiopia, and Nature Based Solutions in Latin America, Åsa Ode Sang   


Q&A and discussion 


Part 2: 


Break-out room session 1 – How do urbanization processes connect urban and rural research and what opportunities does this present for the development of an urban sustainability research agenda in the global south? 


Break-out room session 2 – How does SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities) interact with other SDGs and what research opportunities/challenges does this present? 


Plenary & closing 

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