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Transdisciplinary Socio-Environment Research

Rapid global environmental change and social disruptions call for deep societal transformation. Using transdisciplinary research in collaboration with actors from politics and practice, geographers at the University of Freiburg and various non-academic partners co-develop solutions for direct application that support civil society and public administration to proactively transform their communities.
The complex manifestations and problem constellations of Global Change require rethinking existing policies and planning approaches. This is increasingly important in order to enable societal transformation and shape community action so that negative impacts can be avoided or mitigated. Freiburg's Department of Environmental Social Science and Geography engages with actors from politics, civil society and other scientific disciplines to develop feasible and effective approaches to engender social transformation. Trandisciplinary research projects investigate, for example, the effects of climate change on health systems and the transformative potential of co-creative urban planning approaches.

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