Urban ecology has matured over the past decades and has become an organized and modern discipline. Enough research and application in urban ecology is occurring to justify an international congress that is independent of other conferences. In the past 10 years, smaller symposia and conferences have been held at the World Congress of Landscape Ecology in 2007 and 2011, etc as well as at conferences of the National IALE Chapters.
Why having the Congress in Berlin? Berlin is the city where urban ecology emerged especially under the inspiration and direction of Prof. Dr. Herbert Sukopp. To understand how urban ecology will advance, the Congress will be held in the place where urban ecology emerged as a discipline. Moreover, today – more than 20 years after the political transition in Germany, Berlin offers a lot to be seen and to be studied, from project to city level. This is an invitation to study processes and patterns of both urban development and urban ecology at “living places” during field trips. The local host, the Institute of Geography of the Humboldt University of Berlin (in personae Wilfried Endlicher), was the coordinator of a nearly 10-year graduate school about “Urban Ecology”.
The Congress will be hosted by the Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, at the following venue:
– Erwin Schrödinger Congress Centre, Berlin
NOTE: Now the conference will only be held at only one venue for the ease of participants. This Congress Center is just next to the Geography department of the Humboldt University of Berlin.
All the delegates are responsible to make their own arrangement of accommodation during the conference. List of the hotels below are just some suggestions due to their proximity with the conference venue. The delegates are free to make their choice.
Airport Hotel Adlershof
We have received special rates from the Airport Hotel Berlin for the delegates of the SURE Congress. This Hotel is situation exactly in the next building to the Geography Department. Therefore, it will among the most easiest and favourite of the accommodation for the participants.
- Single Room: €61/room/night excluding breakfast
- Double Room: €72/room/night excluding breakfast
- Breakfast: €12/person/day
Booking: By email to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention the keyword “SURE 2013″ to get the discount/special rates.Read More