Trial lectures for the position as “Professor in sustainable urban governance - for the transition to low-carbon and resource efficient economies."
On 9 November, two trial lectures will take place for the position as “Professor in sustainable urban governance - for the transition to low-carbon and resource efficient economies." The trial lectures will be held in Palaestra at Lund University at 08:30 - 10:00.
As part of the recruitment process for the position as Professor in sustainable urban governance - for the transition to low-carbon and resource efficient economies at the IIIEE, the Academic Appointments Board at LU/LTH has decided to call Kes McCormick and Jenny Palm to trial lectures on the subject: ”My vision of future research in the area of sustainable urban governance – for the transition to low-carbon and resource efficient economies”. The lectures will be held in English.
Target Group: Inspirational lecture aimed at researchers and doctoral students at the institute, all of whom have different subject orientations. The lecture should not address a specific course, but span over questions engaging several subject areas. Other academic staff and students at the master level are also invited to attend the lecture.
9 November, at 08:30 - 09:10
Kes McCormick is an Associate Professor and Assistant Head at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden. He is also an International Fellow at the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL) at Melbourne University, Australia. With a background in political science and environmental science, he engages in a combination of research, education, communication and innovation activities.Broadly speaking he works in the fields of sustainability and governance with a strong focus on urban contexts. Specifically, his main interests are how to catalyse sustainable urban transformation, accelerate the implementation of renewable energy technologies (focusing on bioenergy and biofuels for transport) and energy efficiency improvements (focusing on buildings), and promote education for sustainability. He has participated in European, Swedish and Australian research and innovation projects, and since 2004, he has produced over 90 publications in a diversity of formats and presented at 40 international conferences and events.
9 November, at 09:15 - 09:55
Jenny Palm is Professor in Technology and Social Change. Her research area is energy systems where she conducts interdisciplinary research combining STS theory with analysis of planning process, governance, technology diffusion and end-users. Objects of study are urban infrastructure such as district heating systems, low-energy buildings and passive houses, building refurbishment, and sustainable everyday life. Making these elements more sustainable is put in a broader socio-cultural, planning and governance context.