ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
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Linking opportunities
The opportunities we identify for the research community (universities, institutes, and individual researchers) on urban sustainability can include:
  • Supporting access to local governments and the sustainable cities community for example Academic Placements (for PhD students and researchers) and Internships for Local Renewables in ICLEI Offices and ICLEI member cities (link to work opportunities), and conferences worldwide.

  • Supporting targeted dissemination of practice oriented research to cities and local governments.

  • Providing access to cutting edge themes.

  • Opportunities for researchers and scientist to discuss perspectives and assessments on current issues of urban sustainability and city strategies (e.g. Resilient Cities's Reality-Check workshops), and the potential to develop and assess new and conventional approaches to local action to assert most effective mechanisms.

  • ICLEI to be part of large research projects, their design and application process.

  • Widening the urban sustainability network of experts and practitioners through workshops, conferences, exchange, and dialogs.

  • Active contribution to and acknowledgment in ICLEI information products, such as ICLEI Case Studies (even for students) (link), Briefing Sheets (link), Global Reports (link), and Papers (link).