SURE 2020/21 Chair's acknowledgements 


Dear Participants,

thank you for your contribution to Third World Conference of the Society for Urban Ecology, which was joining over 300 participants online and onsite from 36 countries and 6 continents.   In the participants’ opinion, we have had three very rewarding days, filled with interesting plenary keynote, high level of sessions with quality of presentations. Thank you for your cooperation in taking care of the time frame of your speeches, which was a real challenge. We have had many interesting discussions with people all over the world, and we hope you have as well. Your presence helped to make this event a success and your passion for urban ecology helped make our time together both productive and insightful. This confirms our belief that it was worth taking the organizational effort to consolidate the  Society for Urban Ecology position in urban ecology.

We invite  you to watch the photo report from the  SURE 2020/21 Conference

SURE2021 Photo galery
(password will be sent by email)


We are very pleased to invite scientists, practitioners, and policy-makers interested in relations between socioeconomic and ecological components of urban systems to attend The 3rd World Conference of the Society for Urban Ecology 2020/21. As you probably noticed the Conference has to be moved by one year because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, but we are convinced, it will be an exciting event.

After the successful previous conferences in Berlin (2013) and in Shanghai (2016) we will meet on 7 to 9 July 2021 in Poznań, green and health-oriented city, with one of the highest quality of life indexes in Poland.

The conference programme covers a wide range of topics related to urban ecological aspects and social components interdependencies in cities.

The leading concept of the SURE2020/21 conference in Poznań is to provide the welcoming forum for scholars, experts and business and administration professionals to present their research and discuss the ideas, concepts, experiences and different points of view.

As organizers we will do our best to make the conference affordable for participants from all different parts of the World.

For SURE you can expect a very stimulating, fruitful and enjoyable time.
We warmly welcome you to Poznań - Save the date: 7-9 July 2021!


prof. Juergen Breuste
SURE President


prof. Andrzej Mizgajski
Conference Chairman


Conference Topics

  • The metabolism of urban ecosystems

  • Ecosystem services of all ecosystem types - data, indicators, bundles, synergies and trade-offs

  • Biodiversity in urban areas

  • Social awareness of urban ecosystems

  • Ecology of degraded areas

  • Life quality in cities

  • Green infrastructure in the urban areas

  • Nature based solutions for cities

  • Urban water planning

  • Waste management in urban social ecological systems

  • Food production in cities – urban agriculture

  • Developing of low-carbon cities

  • Dynamics of urban landscapes

  • Cities between sprawl and compaction

  • Urban development versus sustainability

  • Urban transition towards the eco-cities

  • Urbanization and its changes in global perspective

  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation in cities

  • Smart Cities

  • Nature protection in urban areas


The 3rd World Conference
of the Society for Urban Ecology


The following renowned scientific journals offer special issues for the conference contributions:

Call for Session and Workshop Proposals

For more information contact Katarzyna Fagiewicz,

Call for Session Proposals

Sessions provide the platform to discuss interesting topics of the conference. The proposed sessions can take traditional forms with 4-5 talks concluding with an in-depth discussion of a specific topics. The available time is 1,5 hour.

The session proposals should refer to the Conference Topics.

The session organizers/chairs are requested to prepare the general concept of the session (200 – 300 words), to invite speakers for their sessions, and to ensure that the registered speakers will submit abstracts before the deadline.

Please submit your session proposal via the dedicated submission platform.


   Registration form (MS Word 62 KB)

Deadline: 1 December 2020

Call for Workshop Proposals

Work­shops are in­ter­ac­tive ses­sions that re­quire the ac­tive cooperation of par­tic­i­pants. It should be the time to elaborate ideas for new research projects, for building concepts of new publications, as well as for dissemination and co-creation of new approaches in urban ecology as the field of research and implementation.

The workshop organizers/facilitators are requested to prepare the scenario of the workshop, including a description of objectives and expected outcomes (200 - 300 words).

The available time is 1,5 hour, however, in justified cases the Conference Organizers can extend the time to 3 hours.

Please submit your workshop proposal via the dedicated submission platform.


   Registration form (MS Word 62 KB)

Deadline: 1 December 2020 

New Important Dates 2020/21

2020   NOV
2020   DEC
2021   FEB
2021   MAY
2021   JUL
2021   JUL


Scientific Committee

Jürgen Breuste - University of Salzburg, Austria - Chairman

Martina Artmann - Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Germany

Marcus Collier - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Dagmar Haase - Humboldt University Berlin, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany

Cigdem Coskun Hepcan - Ege University, Izmir, Turkey

Cecilia Herzog - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Cristian Ioja - University of Bucharest, Romania

Tomasz Kaczmarek – Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland

Junxiang Li - East China Normal University, China

Zhiyun Ouyang - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Salman Qureshi - Humboldt University Berlin, Germany; Pakistan

Henry Garay Sarasti - EcoNat, Colombia

Barbara Szulczewska - Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland

Organizing Committee

Andrzej Mizgajski – Conference Chairman

Katarzyna Fagiewicz – Conference Executive Manager

Leszek Kasprzak

Andrzej Macias

Paweł Churski

Janina Borysiak

Konstancja Fedeńczak

Damian Łowicki

Daria Łechtańska

Piotr Lupa

Lidia Poniży

Małgorzata Stępniewska

Angelika Stępowska

Karolina Sulich

Iwona Zwierzchowska

Honorary Patronage