Prize winning art collaboration with students from the BTK University of Art and Design in Berlin in the competition Planetary Urbanism - Critique of the Present
WaterPower Symposium: Transformative Development Pathways - Critical Perspectives on Urbanisation, Land and Water
On 15 - 16 July 2019, the WaterPower Project held its final Symposium at Trier University to connect and reconnect with researchers from the fields of urban and human geography and political ecology, among others. The two days were filled with discussions and debates on current transformations in the context of uneven environments with a strong focus on urban areas in the global South.
Science-Policy Forum in Accra, Ghana
Trier University WaterPower team in collaboration with the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (University of Ghana) organized a Science-Policy Forum on Urban Futures and Water Security in Accra between 1st and 2nd of April 2019. The forum brought together about thirty participants from academia, NGOs, government organization, research institutes, and international organizations to identify and discuss plausible or desirable urban water futures that are situated and adjusted to the specific Ghanaian social, economic and political context.
Student exhibition on Ghana field trip
Our students invite to their exhibition on the Ghana field trip of last summer. The photos will be on display from the 28th of January until the 1st of February in the hall of Sparkasse Trier at Viehmarkt, Trier. The students will discuss topics like urbanism, contested spaces and resources during the vernissage at 6 pm at the 28th of January with anyone who can come around.
Science-policy Workshop in Accra, Ghana
Water and Energy are critical for human well-being and sustainable development therefore they play a key role within the Sustainable Development Goal process. The workshop currently starting in Accra, under the theme The role of Water-Energy interlinkages in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), was formed in cooperation between the Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University and the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS), University of Ghana. It brings together scientist and practitioners to discuss the synergies and interlinkages between the SDG´s 6 and 7, which focus on water and energy.
Trier Summer University 2017: "Decolonizing Urbanism"
The Governance and Sustainability Lab at Trier University was proud to host its first Summer University entitled "Decolonizing Urbanism: Transformative Perspectives" during the week from June 6th - June 12th, 2017. Fifteen advanced doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from around the world traveled to Trier for a week of lectures, discussion sessions, excursions, and other activities.