22 May 2017
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Campus), Vienna, Austria

5th Viennese Talks on Resilience and Networks - Resilience of Place: Networking in an age of division

The 5th Viennese Talks on Resilience and Networks under the title: “Resilience of Place: Networking in an age of division” will explore and discuss the important issues related to resilience of place, in particular, the apparent divide between urban and rural experiences and perceptions.

Progress toward sustainable development requires contributions and coordination from both locales. Invited speakers will focus on the following critical topics:

  • Building diverse, cross-scale community networks within sustainable places
  • Recognizing place as a resource for experimentation of responsive variety to provide solutions for ecological balance
  • Learning and exploring how to overcome the perceived divide

The Event takes place on Monday, the 22nd of May 2017 from 9:00am – 5:00pm at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Campus). Participation is for free, but we kindly ask you to register till the 12th of May: .  

Invited Speakers:

The morning session of the day contains talks of our speakers. After a lunch break, we will continue with an interactive participatory impact analysis.

The 5th Viennese Talks on Resilience and Networks are organized by Brian Fath (IIASA and Towson University), Harald Katzmair (FASresearch) and Fred Luks (Vienna University of Economics and Business). 

Viennese Talks on Resilience and Networks

Resilience is about the capacity to deal with change and continue to develop. Resilience research is an ascendant paradigm aiming to model and understand the structural features of systems that determine the capability of organisms, ecosystems, societies, enterprises, economies etc to adapt to and shape changes. Network theory provides a robust language to better describe and understand those features.

The series of workshops brings together ecologists, economists, policy makers, sociologists, consultants and social entrepreneurs to exchange perspectives on the value and potential of resilience and network thinking for our highly volatile and unstable world.

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Advanced Systems Analysis

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