The University of Corunna committed to the-coproduction of knowledge for reducing the the ecological footprint of Europe.

 

The afternoon of 3 March, the international workshop “Dialogues on Theoretical Development and Modeling towards Sustainability” ended at the UDC. This two-day workshop, brought together some thirty sustainability experts. From different disciplines among Social Sciences as Economy, Political Sciencies and Psychology but also from Computer Engineering and Industrial Ecology, the positions were brought together to keep on working in the European Research Project GLAMURS, coordinated by Prof. García Mira and which will finish in 2016.
During the 3rd of March session, the discussions focused on how to integrate the work developed by some of the 11 Universities involved within the project. More specifically, the work revolved around a survey design, one agent-based model and the econometric analysis, all of which will be outcomes of the Glamurs project and developed during the next steps of it. These three tools will also be crucial to understand the drivers of the sustainable lifestyles already present in the seven european regions Glamurs is focused.
Throughout the project a deeper knowledge will be achieved on some outstanding initiatives in the transition to sustainable lifestyles in Europe. These include some initiatives from Aberdeen (UK) working to reduce its oil dependence; Renewable-energy cooperatives in central Germany; Ecovillages in Timis (Romania), agroecological initiatives near Rotterdam and the region of Lazio (Italy).Likewise, the People-Environmet Research Group, from the UDC, will study some initiatives from Galicia working in sustainable food and clothing.


Aside from researchers working at the University of Corunna, the theoretical meeting sessions of this international workshop engaged expert researchers from the following Universities and Research Centers : University of Bath (UK), James Hutton Institute (Scotland, UK), University of Roma Tre (Italy), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway), and Universidad de La Laguna (Spain, Canary Islands) .


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