The GSSS provides an intensive two-week program on urban sustainability. This school is available for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, scientists, policy makers, and business professionals. The school is for participants who seek background and hands-on experience to help them prepare to conduct interdisciplinary research in areas related to urban sustainability.
The school is organized around a set of interdisciplinary, cutting-edge lectures and discussions that will focus on many interdependent aspects of cities, starting with the nature of their social and economic networks and their role in economic growth and human development, their demands on resource consumption and the characteristics of new technologies that may shift the balance between the benefits and impacts of development. The school will provide an empirically-based assessment of the challenges to sustainability connected to cities and create an integrated view of what it would take for emerging scientific perspectives and new technologies to solve the issue of sustainable development of human societies.
Additional information regarding logistics, faculty, and program schedule can be found on the GSSS wiki.
Applicants are welcome from all countries. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Enrollment is limited.