Organized by IGU-Commission on Health and the Environmet, Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest, Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy.

Postponed for 2021

Conference aims to focus on a wide diversity of approaches and topics, such as the conventional field of Geography of Health and Healthcare, theoretical and methodological perspectives of health and wellbeing, environmental health, health mapping and spatial analysis, access to medical services; it is aiming at exploring further perspectives on social solidarity and commoditization of medical services also attempting to find smart solutions to improve population health and access to healthcare.

The scientific event is intended for researchers, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and health practitioners interested in sharing their ideas on health, healthcare and the environment before the 34th IGU Congress, which is being held from August 16, 2021 in Istanbul. In this context, the topics of the conference are integrated in the broader research area of Global Environmental Change (Future Earth: Research for Global Sustainability).

Main themes:

  • Climate change and human health;
  • Health systems responsiveness to changing social and natural environment; 
  • Health and wellbeing; healthy ageing, mental health and disability
  • Urban Health, health inequalities and spatial justice;
  • Health care provision and access medical services;
  • Disease surveillance, health information availability: connected, smart and mobile healthcare. 

Submissions of abstracts for oral presentations and posters addressing these issues as well as other issues related to theoretical, empirical, methodological or epistemological aspects of Health and Medical Geography are welcomed.

We invite as well submissions from both those working within and outside of geography as a discipline.

The 2nd International Conference on ”Re-shaping Territories, Environment and Societies: New Challenges for Geography” Bucharest, 16-17th of October 2020

The scientific event will be held in Bucharest, October the 16  – 17th, being organized by the Department of Human and Economic Geography, University of Bucharest under its broad but actual theme: ”Re-shaping Territories, Environment and Societies -New Challenges for Geography” (ReTES). The event is planned to run within the premises of University of Bucharest.

The main purpose of ReTES is to extend the way of ‘doing’ geography at University of Bucharest –by covering a wide range of topics and themes driven by the changing paradigm: Geography is about ‘space’ and ‘place’!  Geography is about human and economic development in 3D spatial transformations: density, distance and division. Geography is also about the world not being flat in the same way society it is not even!   Does this mean that Geography could shape spatial destinies? 

The second purpose of the scientific event is to create and facilitate a supportive environment for exchanging ideas and best practices between the applied and didactic research sectors, both in the university and the pre-university environment.

The hosting department aims ReTES as a provider of a discussions forum for geographers and all the specialists in the related fields.

The main pillars of discussions are:

1) Physical and human landscapes in urban and rural areas

  •  Geomorphic spaces, persisting landscapes, rising densities and convergence in living standards

2) Weather, Water and Climate:  Living sustainable, spatial disparities and persisting divisions

  • Climate change, resilience and disaster/risk management, spatial inequalities and falling disparities

3) Ecosystems, biodiversity and sustainable resource management: concentrations, convergence, and integration

  • Sustainable development policies of Coastal Environments, Coastal Morphology Ecosystems, Environments of Sedimentary processes:  institutions, infrastructure and interventions

4) Geography, Globalization and Smart Development

  • Demographic divide, migration and health
  • Tourism, competitive identity, places and destination development
  • Cities, urbanization, planning
  • Geopolitics, European policies and regional development

5) Teaching Geography: Trends, Frontiers and Barriers

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