Workshops

Mapping the Structure and Evolution of Sustainability Science

Date:

December 1, 2010


Meeting Place:

AAAS Headquarters
Revelle Room (Second Floor)
1200 New York Avenue NW, Room 703
Washington, DC 20005

Photos:

group photo

Organizers:

Katy Börner

Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington;
Director, Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center; Curator, Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit, katy@indiana.edu
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Luis M. A. Bettencourt

Research Professor, Santa Fe Institute
Research Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
lmbett@lanl.gov
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Workshop Goals & Agenda:

This workshop brings together sustainability science researchers, academic organizations, and agencies with initiatives in the field as well as data modeling, and visualization experts to discuss the development and structure in sustainability science research. Results from an NSF funded large-scale analysis of sustainability research will be presented that map the field in terms of its time evolution, geographic distribution, and disciplinary reach. We will also discuss current research trends and agency initiatives, disciplinary integration, education and policy connections.

Given the diverse backgrounds of the participants and the goals of the workshop, we will start the workshop with brief self-introductions, followed by two 30 min talks that set the stage for the workshop. The remaining of the workshop comprises of brief presentations and brainstorming and discussion sessions. Both days of this event (Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st) conclude with a working-dinner that includes discussion groups covering challenges and opportunities for the field and its many components – from policy to education and research.

Schedule:

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

7:00pm Dinner at the Marriot Fire and Sage restaurant
775 12th Street Northwest Washington D.C., 20001
(202) 661-8925
Directions

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

9:00am Welcome on Behalf of AAAS (Al Teich)
9:05am Workshop Overview by Organizers (Lua­s M. A. Bettencourt and Katy Katy Börner) slides
9:15am Introductions by Participants (3 mins. per person/organization)
10:15am Break
10:30am

Analyzing and Mapping Sustainability Research" Talks (30 mins. each)

  • Temporal Evolution and Geography of Sustainability Science & Luís M. A. Bettencourt slides
  • Disciplinary Maps of Sustainability Science & Katy Katy Börner slides
  • 11:30am

    Sustainability Science Academic Programs (20 min each)

  • ASU - Global Institute of Sustainability & Sander van der Leeuw slides
  • Columbia - The Earth Institute & Peter Schlosser slides
  • Harvard - William C. Clark slides
  • 12:30pm

    Discussion

    1:00pm

    Lunch

    1:30pm

    "Supporting Sustainability Research" & Talks (20 min each)

  • NAS and Sustainability Science & Marina Moses slides
  • NSF and Sustainability Science & Bruce Hamilton slides
  • 2:30pm

    "Publishing Sustainability Research" & Talks (15 min each)

    • Journals: PNAS & William C. Clark slides
    • Journals: Sustainability & Marc A. Rosen slides

    3:00pm

    Discussion

    3:30pm

    Break

    3:45pm

    Best Ideas - Identify the most promising next steps & Katy Katy Börner

    4:45pm

    General Discussion: Sustainability Science: Quo vadis? – Luís M. A. Bettencourt

    Growth, disciplinary integration, education and policy connections

    5:30pm

    Adjourn

    6:30pm

    Dinner at Againn restaurant
    1099 New York Avenue Northwest Washington D.C., DC 20001
    (202) 639-9830
    Directions

    Participants Attending:

    William R.L. Anderegg

    William R. L. Anderegg

    Department of Biology, Stanford University
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    Nikoosh Carlo

    Nikoosh Carlo

    AAAS Science Policy fellow NSF
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    William C. Clark

    William C. Clark

    Professor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government Member of the Editorial Board, PNAS
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    Ingo Gunther

    Ingo Günther

    Artist, NYC
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    Bruce Hamilton

    Bruce Hamilton

    Program Director, Environmental Sustainability, in the Engineering Directorate, NSF
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    Kathryn Hughs

    Kathryn Hughes

    Program Officer, Chemical Sciences and Technology at The National Academies, Washington D.C.
    PR^2

    Jasleen Kaur

    Jasleen Kaur

    PhD Student, School of Informatics, Indiana University
    PR^2

    Peter Meisen

    Peter Meisen

    President, the GENI Initiative, Global Energy Network Institute
    PR^2

    Marina Moses

    Marina Moses

    Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, Policy and Global Affairs Division, The National Academies
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    Marc A. Rosen

    Marc A. Rosen

    Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
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    Peter Schlosser

    Peter Schlosser

    Associate Director and Director of Research, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, NY
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    Naoki Shibata

    Naoki Shibata

    Assistant Professor, Institute of Engineering Innovation, The University of Tokyo
    PR^2

    Al Teich

    Al Teich

    Director, Science & Policy Programs, AAAS

    Rita Teutonico

    Rita Teutonico

    Advisor for Integrative Activities, Office of the Assistant Director, Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation
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    Stephen Uzzo

    Stephen Uzzo

    VP of Science & Technology, New York Hall of Science
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    Sander Van Der Leeuw

    Sander Van Der Leeuw

    Professor, Arizona State University
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    Interested But Cannot Attend:

    Lynn Davis

    Lynn Davis

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information, USDOE

    Robert Kates

    Robert Kates

    University of Maine

    Pamela Matson

    Pamela A. Matson

    Stanford University

    Romain Murenzi

    Romain Murenzi

    University of Maryland, AAAS-Center for Science, Technology, and Sustainable Development

    Kasey White

    Kasey White

    Center for Science, Technology, and Congress, American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Travel/Housing:

    Room blocks have been set aside for attendees of this workshop at the Hampton Inn Washington, DC - Convention Center
    Google map

    Hotel Address:
    901 6th Street. NW
    Washington, District of Columbia, USA 20001-2646
    Tel: 1-202-842-2500

    Map with the four venues: LINK

    Recommended Reading

    Simon A. Levin and William C. Clark (Eds.) (2009) Toward a Science of Sustainability. NSF Workshop Report.
    Thomas E. Graedel
    and Ester van der Voet (Eds.) Linkages of Sustainability. MIT Press

    Directions:

    Please contact Beth Works at 812/855.5120 or bworks@indiana.edu to make sure you get the special reservation rate for attending the workshop!

    Acknowledgments:

    This workshop is co-sponsored by the AAAS Directorate for Science & Policy Programs and supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CBET-0831636 and the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

    Workshop Sponsors

    Thank you to our generous sponsors: