Trilateral workshop: Sustainable Pathways and Transformations of Urban Systems
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In the period of 21-23 June, the workshop was held at the University of Hamburg. It forms part of the Trilateral Partnership between the University of Hamburg, Macquarie University and Fudan University. Dr. Ping JIANG, the director assistant, and Miss Xing SUN, a maser student from Fudan Tyndall Centre attended the workshop. The Trilateral Partnership was initiated up in 2013 to strengthen international collaboration and advance innovative research and teaching through interdisciplinary cooperation. Building on previous workshops in Hamburg (May 2014) and Macquarie (Nov 2015), this third workshop aimed to develop further research synergies between researchers in the three institutions.


The workshop discussed the topic of urban transformations in Hamburg, Shanghai and Sydney, alongside an exciting mix of conceptual and empirical contributions. Over the two days we had productive discussions about collaborative research projects and joint publications. We explored the multiplicity of energy transitions in Hamburg, Sydney and Shanghai. On paper these are very diverse cities but we identified some surprising commonalities. We also started to think about opportunities for joint PhD projects – a really great opportunity for any postgraduates interested in international research!