See you online on 18th–19th May 2021!
Amidst our current global crisis, key obstacles preventing a sustainable future are the persistent attitudes, perceptions, technologies and (infra)structures that hinder the radical change into new ways of doing and making living on the planet sustainable. Inspired by, yet not limited to Joseph Schumpeter's concept of creative destruction, the Sustainability Science Days 2021 focuses on the current detrimental structures and behaviours that need to be destructed and eradicated in order to create opportunities for profoundly sustainable solutions, technologies and social innovations to emerge.
In the conference, the underlying premise of creative destruction is discussed especially in the context of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 9 and 11. This comprises building resilient infrastructures, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation (SDG 9) with special emphasis on cities and other kinds of human settlements (SDG 11). Creativity and destruction are indispensable to make communities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
In 2021, the conference will be organized online for the first time. The SSD 2021 Conference aims for a wide coverage and high impact discussions by inviting professionals, scholars, decision-makers, and students from institutions and organizations all over the world to join the conference.