1. The publication of a special issue in Landscape and Urban Planning with contributions from workshop participants—Each participant is expected to submit an essay for publication consideration before the workshop. Also included in the special issue will be 3-5 synthesis papers developed by participants from the workshop discussions.
2. The continued formation of an international network for urban ecology and sustainability (INUES) researchers and practitioners.
3. The foundation of an international research institute, Shanghai Institute for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (SIUES), housed at ECNU that aims at fostering trans-disciplinary and multi-national research on important strategic issues in urban ecosystems research and planning.
January 9th, 2012, workshop descriptions and guide for participants sent
February 17th, 2012, abstract due
March 1st, 2012, acceptance letter sent to authors
September 9th, 2012, full essay due
September 19th, 2012, comments on full essay sent to authors
October 9, 2012, revised essay due
October 24th , 2012, arrival and registration
October 25th—28th, workshop
October 29th – 31th, Young Scholar’s Writing and Mentoring workshop
January 9th, 2013, Special Issue essays due