Building Sustainable Societies

BSS First International Conference 2014 – Call for Papers

Date: 30th June – 2nd July 2014

Register to attend the Conference

As part of an emerging research agenda at the University of Leeds, this conference will bring together a global network of academics, practitioners, students and policy-makers to explore the concept of social sustainability.

Building Sustainable SocietiesExploring Social Sustainability in thought, policy and practice

Building Sustainable Societies

Exploring Social Sustainability in thought, policy and practice


Social sustainability is the least developed of the ‘three dimensions’ of sustainability (environmental, economic and social) and the relative lack of understanding of the social dimension provides a tremendous opportunity for social scientists and colleagues in other disciplines to contribute to defining and refining a shared understanding of this emergent concept.

We invite proposals for standard paper presentations, discussion papers, poster sessions, workshops, roundtables or colloquia, addressing social sustainability as it may be linked to one of the following themes:

  • Sustainable Care
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Sustainable Consumption
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Sustainable Health
  • Sustainable Justice
  • Sustainable Policy & Practice
  • Sustainable Security
  • Sustainable Work
  • Evaluating Sustainability

Postgraduate students are encouraged to submit proposals and will be invited to participate in themed events. The deadline for the next round of the call for papers is 28th April 2014 with all abstracts peer-reviewed.

Please send your proposals of 200 words to

We see this conference as a wonderful opportunity to develop international networks in the field of social sustainability research and hope that you will join us all in Leeds, UK for this vital discussion.

Further calls and confirmed Keynotes will be announced in due course.

We look forward to receiving your proposal!


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