SURE Pre-Conference Summer School
"Urban Ecology in Practice: transdisciplinarity and major frontiers for cities in 2050"
30 June – 5 July 2020 in Berlin, Germany
Organizer: Dr. Salman Qureshi (
Co-organizers: Prof. Dr. Dagmar Haase, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Breuste
Venue: Institute of Geography, Humboldt University of Berlin, Rudower Chaussee 16, 12489 Berlin, Germany
Time: 30 June – 5 July 2020 in Berlin, Germany.
  • Cities, morphological dynamics and resource competition
  • Nature-based solutions – trauma, health and reparation through nature
  • Urban agriculture, green roofs, vertical greening and food security
  • Environmental social movements and conflicts: climate change policy
  • Cities, technological innovations, design and telecoupling
  • Remote sensing and GIS application in urban environment
  • Urban ecological modelling and geostatistics
Target audience: MS/PhD students, Postdocs and professionals engaged in city planning and decision making around the world (max. 40 participants)
Pre-requisite for participants:
  • interest in quantitative and qualitative analysis of complex land systems
  • Interest in science-practice interfaces
  • Basic knowledge in ArcGIS
  • Personal computer (laptop) with ArcGIS installed
Fee: SURE Members: €250, Non-members: €300
The fee should be paid in advance as bank transfer to the following bank account by 10 May 2020: Bank account details:
Account title: SURE Summer School 2020
IBAN: BE69 9670 5032 5178
  • Please write your “full name” and “Summer School Berlin” as purpose (reference) of transfer (e.g. Last Name_First Name_Summer School Berlin).
  • The fee includes coffee breaks, refreshments, lunches and teaching/learning material.
  • Fee also includes the travel to and from excursion sites.
  • Students from less developed economies can apply for a discount. They are required to submit an application together with the registration form. The decision for fee discount will be made on case-by-case basis.
Accommodation and travel recommendations from Berlin to the SURE Conference 6-8 July 2020 Poznan, Poland (announcement beneath)

More information about the summer school you find at our SURE webpage:

For registration, please complete the form and send it to the organizers ( by 30 May 2020.