Workshop on Urban Sustainability: Social Actors, Policy and Governance

Tallahassee FL

Hosted by the Local Governance Research Lab
Florida State University

Registeration is Open     (Download the Workshop Program Booklet here. Travel Stipends available for qualified US participants)

One objective of a sustainable and resilient infrastructure is to have a multitude of resources that can be dynamically shared and to incentivize individual and organizational behavior to better meet community needs. While focusing on underserved groups, the intention is to improve overall quality of life and well-being by providing adequate access to infrastructure and services. Inspired by the NSF vision, this workshop proposes convergence research that is built upon trans-, inter-, and multi-disciplinary concepts including two main characteristics: (1) challenges and opportunities stemming from deep scientific questions and critical societal needs, and (2) intensive integration across disciplines. The workshop will bring together political and policy scientists, social scientists, engineers, computer scientists, architects, policy makers, and industry members to address the following and related topics:
• Policy Making and Governance
• Modeling
• Equity in Energy and Sustainability within Cities
• Household Scale Energy Efficiency
• Smart CitiesCity-scale research on sustainable human building ecosystems.
• Human/social behavior combined with engineering & computing
• Economic and social equity and the spatial benefits from sustainability technology
• Disaster Resilience and Sustainability

About RCN Theme III: Social Policy/Impact Modeling

The theme focuses on the understanding of diffusion of design, technology, and behavioral innovations related to building ecosystems and policy impacts on the evolution of human-building ecosystems and the impacts social actors, policy, and program implementation on energy performance at multiple scales.


Sunday April 14th Arrival &
informal get together
Monday April 15th Workshop 8:30-5:00
Steering Committee 5:00-6:00
Dinner 6:30-?
Tuesday, April 16 Workshop 8:30-3:00
Wed, April 17, Optional: FSU Local Governance Lab,
City Policy Research Seminar 9:30-3:30

Please register by March 14th
Register Here
Workshop Location:
Florida State University,
Alumni Association Center
1030 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee
Lodging: Hampton Inn Tallahassee Capitol-University, 824 Railroad Ave,
-Rate available though March 15

Local Contact: Jeongmin Oh,

Contact: Dr. Colin Barrows for travel stipend application at


Urban Sustainability Policy and Governance Workshop
Florida State University, Monday April 15 – Tuesday April 16, 2019

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