New special issue in Land Use Policy journal
A new special issue titled "Market-based land-use tools for ecosystem services supply in urban and peri-urban areas" is available in Land Use Policy journal. Dr. Enzo Falco and Dr. Davide Geneletti are the guest editors.
This Virtual Special Issue aims to cover empirical applications of tools and practices such as Transfer of Development Rights, Purchase of Development Rights and other market-based land use tools (e.g. land value capture, voluntary land-readjustment, swapping of development rights) that are adopted to explicitly plan and implement nature-based solutions in urban and peri-urban areas in order to increase the supply of different ecosystem services: e.g. micro-climate regulation (urban heat island, run-off mitigation), recreational and cultural services (open and green spaces).
Tentative timeline and deadlines are:
Abstract Submission: June 30th, 2021.
Abstract Selection: July 20th, 2021.
First Deadline for article submission: December 20th, 2021.
Final deadline for article submission: February 28th, 2022.
More information can be found here.
Davide Geneletti receives Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Davide Geneletti has received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his research work in the area of landscape planning. The prizes are awarded every year to internationally renowned academics in recognition of their accomplishments in research. The independent body that selects the award winners is comprised of around 22 academics from all disciplines.
Award winners are also invited to conduct a research project of their choice at a research institution in Germany in cooperation with specialist colleagues there, to promote international scientific cooperation. Davide Geneletti has been invited to chair the Opening Ceremony of the Annual Assembly of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation on 23 June, which will also be attended by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and by the 2020 Nobel Prize Laureate for Chemistry, Emmanuelle Charpentier.
For more information visit the website of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Davide Geneletti is among the three winner of the "City Innovative Thinker Award"
Davide Geneletti, Associate professor of the University of Trento, is among the three winners of the “City Innovative Thinker Award”, promoted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Pandemic Response CoLab, in the framework of The Post-COVID-19 City challenge. The challenge aimed at driving multidisciplinary thinking and collaboration around urban design for the post-COVID-19 city. The Pandemic Response CoLab of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence help individuals and groups work together to solve practical problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic. More information can be found here.
New PhD positions available
Interested in interdisciplinary research on Ecosystem Services, Nature-based Solutions, Sustainability Assessment, Urban Planning?
Apply to our new PhD Programme “Sustainability: Economics, Environment, Management and Society” (https://www.unitn.it/drss/susteems)
Deadline for applications: 26 May 2021.
Post-doc fellowship available
Post-doc fellowship to work in a research project on Ecosystem services and Nature-based solutions for pandemic and climate-resilient cities.
Apply here by May 13: https://www.unitn.it/en/ateneo/bando/67853/department-of-civil-environmental-and-mechanical-engineering-call-for-the-selections-for-the-awardin