Conference Objective

The pace of urbanization and land-use change is accelerating in many parts of the world, leading to rapidly changing environmental conditions along urban-rural interfaces. In turn, these changing conditions are creating new ecological and societal challenges and opportunities. We seek to bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to share current research results and to identify knowledge gaps regarding the interaction between urbanization, land-use change, and natural resources. In particular, approaches that focus on integrating socioeconomic and ecological research will be highlighted. 

Who Should Attend?

 Individuals/groups with interests in:

  • Environmental/natural resource policy and economics
  • Land-use planning
  • Water, air, and land pollution
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forestry and wildlife management (urban and rural)
  • Ecosystem management
  • Environmental justice
  • Landscape aesthetics, ecology, and management
  • Urban agriculture

Call for Abstracts

Submit your abstract now through this website. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is February 28, 2010.

Conference Program/Schedule

Download the complete conference program here. (PDF) / (DOC)