Date and Time: 
Fri, 02/05/2021 - 8:00am - 4:00pm


Keynote 1: Lesley Green (University of Cape Town), anthropologist and environmental humanities scholar, author of the recent book Rock | Water | Life which examines the interwoven realities of inequality, racism, colonialism, and environmental destruction in South Africa.

Keynote 2: Simone Farresin (Eindhoven Design Academy, NL), co-founder of Formafantasma design, and co-leader of the GEODesign masters course; co-curator of the exhibition ‘Cambio’ at the Serpentine Galleries (London). He will speak on "Bringing global ecological concerns into design practice". 

Keynote 3: Jianguo "Jack" Liu (Michigan State University, US), an ecologist focusing on sustainability and global connections and interactions, will speak on “Telecoupling, sustainability and resilience in the post-Covid19 perspective”.  

Keynote 4: Emanuele Coccia (EHESS, France) is a philosopher known in particular for his work on plants and his cross-disciplinary collaborations with architects, artists, and designers. He is the author of The life of plants and Métamorphoses.  He will speak on ecology, the city, and the home.

Keynote 5: Stephanie Hare, technologist, political risk analyst and historian, will discuss the future of cities and her forthcoming book Technology Ethics which explores how 

biometrics and other data central to smart cities relates to our privacy, civil liberties and human rights.


Leading thinkers from fields including philosophyurban ecology, anthropology, art and design will tease out common perspectives and policy applications for resilient and meaningful smart, green, urban futures. 


Dec. 14, 2020

Submissions are being sought for a special issue in the international journal New Sciences and Technologies in Soil Conservation and Eco-Sustainability. Articles exploring the applications of the telecoupling framework specifically are mentioned. The submission deadine is April 30.


Oct. 29, 2020

Telecoupling, , has been included in a new reference work for Geography: The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology

The 15-volume work, published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., both in hard copy and online, is a resource for libraries, geographers, GIScientists, students and academic departments around the globe. Updated annually, encyclopedia is the authoritative reference work in the field of geography.


Sept. 4, 2020

An international group of sustainability scientists work to understand the most effective targets at which to aim to enabling leaders in government, business, civil society and academia to spark transformative changes towards a more just and sustainable world. The work appears in the British journal People and Nature.


Emily S. Klein and Les Kaufman of Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future report on efforts to "put CHANS to work."

They've published an August piece noting that The Pardee Center’s program embodies best practices in CHANS research and they report on efforts in