6b. Nexus Relations and Dynamics

Track chairs:

Martina Keitsch, martina.keitsch@ntnu.no

Nuno Martins, afonsonunohenriquemartins@gmail.com

Bijay Singh´╝îbjlals@gmail.com


Goals and objectives of the track


Sustaining resources for the future means for urban and rural development contributing to long lasting interactions between societal stakeholders and their environments. These interactions are based on responsive planning and design of settlements and infrastructure, and managing resource use with social cohesion, work opportunities and cultural harmony. Besides the discussion of key concepts, methods and applications of rural-urban nexus and dynamics, the goal of this track is to approach lessons learned from both conceptual reflections as well as high-tech and low-tech researches and projects. Contributions will allow to identify opportunities and constraints and to discuss options for urban-rural relationships to advance sustainability.


Contributions from the followings areas are sought-after


  1. Conceptual dimensions of rural and urban nexus.
  2. Planning and practice of urban-rural exchange related to land use, water, energy, transport and waste management.
  3. Eco-city and- settlement planning for the urban-rural nexus.
  4. Political, social, and organizational conditions and boundaries for urban and rural connectivity.
  5. Social impacts of urban-rural dynamics in work, health and education.
  6. Local Green Growth and participation of indigenous communities as perspectives for interrelated rural and urban development.



Track Outcome

The main outcome of this track is to share knowledge and experiences on possibilities and challenges of rural-regional-urban collaborations and dynamics towards sustainable societies. Further, we invite researchers, decision-makers and practitioners to address critical issues on sustainable urban and rural (development) nexus at local, regional and national levels.

You may submit your abstract by visiting the Ex Ordo abstract submission system (you will be required to setup an account first): http://isdrs2019.exordo.com
Deadline for abstracts:  15 December 2018 31 January 2019