Como segunda sesión de traballo e baixo o título “Experiencias de transformación social en Galicia. Procesos de transición cara economías responsables e estilos de vida sostibles”, o pasado día 5 de Xuño, o Grupo de Investigación organizou un obradoiro  de achega a diferentes iniciativas de economía social que desenvolven a súa actividade en Galicia. A xornada reuniu preto de 30 persoas pertencentes a entidades de economía social  activas no territorio como Fiare, Amarante Setem, Zocamiñoca, A Xoaniña, Millo Miúdo e o Banco de Tempo do Concello de Burela así como profesorado e persoal universitario da UDC. Presentáronse as liñas de traballo do equipo Persoa-Ambiente e a experienza das iniciativas convidadas e estabelecéronse as bases para unha colaboración a longo prazo.

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O pasado día 4 de Xuño a Universidade da Coruña acolleu o Seminario “Universidades en Transición Cara a Sustentabilidade”  ocasión para afondar nos debates sobre a sustentabilidade e as transicións cara a modelos relacionais e de vida que respondan mellor aos criterios ecolóxico e de responsabilidade social e ao que asistiron unas cincuenta persoas e cargos de responsabilidade provintes do mundo académico, sociedade civil e estudantado so o obxectivo de promover e aumentar a eficacia das políticas medioambientais universitarias.

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As grandes organizacións son responsables dunha grande cantidade de emisións de efecto invernadoiro. Estas, orixínanse nos procesos produtivos e mais por efecto de condicionantes externos determinados polas regras de funcionamento do sistema económico no que se atopan insertas as empresas e no que desenvolven a súa actividade. Como resultado das novas normativas estatal e europea, as corporacións teñen comezado xa a desenvolver mecanismos para reduciren o seu nivel de emisións á atmosfera.

Segundo demostrou o Informe Europeo para o Desenvolvemento Sostible de 2009, estas estratexias non son abondo para asegurar un descenso significativo nos niveis de polución. Nese contexto, entre 2011 e 2013 o Grupo de Investigación Persoa-Ambiente participou e coordinou un Consorcio Europeo de Universidades nun proxecto sobre as barreiras  e factores promotores das mudanzas cotiás cara modelos de vida máis sostibles.

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A Coruña, 25-28 June 2013

The organising committee of the International Symposium on ‘Sustainable Environments in a Changing Global Context: Identifying Opportunities for Innovative Spaces and Practices in Contexts of Crisis’ is pleased to announce that the symposium will be held in A Coruña, from the 25th to the 28th of June, 2013. This international symposium is organized by the IAPS (International Association for People-Environment Studies) Networks on “Culture and Space in the Built Environment”, “Housing”, and “Sustainability”, with the objective of bringing together participants from various disciplines with the aim of creating a shared and reflexive space of knowledge and debate on issues relevant to people-environment studies, and, more specifically, to creative solutions to acute problems in times and contexts of crisis. These network events are part of an established tradition of the IAPS community, a tradition that combines presentations of research studies with discussions of theory and applications for the practice of architects, urban designers and planners, psychologists, but also all those interested in the analysis of sustainable and rapidly changing environments from a human perspective. It will be the primary aim of the organizers of this symposium to build on and enhance this tradition.

http://www.iaps2013symposium.org

As LOCAW team did in Romania, the First Workshop on Backcasting Scenarios Development has been organized in Spain. This time the protagonist organization was the University of A Coruña. The researchers had the opportunity to energize a large group of experts related to the institution, as well as the business world of the community that hosts.

Participants are specialists from different disciplines, including architecture, economics, engineering, law, new technologies, artificial intelligence, education or sociology and all of them possess an important background related to the environment.

The workshop started with an explanation about the Back-casting methodology followed by exercise in groups. Many proposals were made by the participants, at least could be identified two main scenarios for the future.

The following exercise will develop the possibilities opened in the present to arrange the scenarios that the University could have achieved by 2050.


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