Scale and Sustainability
AAG Annual Meeting at Tampa Bay – April 8-12, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS and SESSIONS
At what scale should sustainability be examined? More than a decade ago, the scale of global climate change, impacts, and adaptation was examined by the AAG project on Global Change in Local Places. A major finding was the mismatch between the scale of global knowledge and of local responses. In these sessions, the query is extended to all of sustainable development—the linking of environment and development to enhance human well-being while preserving the life support systems of the planet.
We invite you to organize a session of papers around what you might consider to be an important question related to this theme of how scale matters for sustainability. Such questions might include:
- How do geographic and temporal scales of sustainability relate to each other?
- At what geographic and temporal scales can sustainable development be assessed or its pathways evaluated?
- Where do actions that address the sustainability transition take place and where should they take place?
- What are the scales of the constituents of human well-being?
- How do the scales of the three pillars of sustainable development: environment, economy, and equity differ?
- What ought to be the scales, and units of local, regional, and global sustainability?
- What are good case studies of cross-scale interactions and what do these teach us?
- How does scale and sustainability interact within specific application domains such as climate change, health, agriculture, energy, etc.
- Do global phenomena of economic activity or of technological change shift the scales of sustainability?
- Other key questions addressing Scale and Sustainability
For more information, please feel contact the Scale and Sustainability Theme organizers:
Bob Kates - (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tom Wilbanks - (email@example.com)
Doug Richardson - (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To participate in the Scale and Sustainability sessions, please visit http://www.aag.org/annualmeeting/call_for_papers to submit your abstract or session. When you receive confirmation by email of a successful abstract submission, forward this confirmation to ScaleTheme@aag.org. If you are pre-organizing a session, forward the session confirmation to ScaleTheme@aag.org as well. Thank you!