This conference is the yearly traditional scientific event organized by Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest. It is envisaged as a significant international event to cover a wide range of geographic topics and themes intending to raise debates inside the vast approaches of research and teaching geography. The conference aims to stimulate debate inside each suggested thematic pillar by inviting speakers from higher education, school education and research oriented institutions or environments.

In highlighting examples of good practice, research state of the art and showing novelty through teaching, the conference provides a high profile platform to advance the evidence base for a wide range of themes from physical and human environment, territorial, natural, economic and social changes and challenges within the variety of different environments.

The current landscape transformations are the result of changing relationship between an urban and rural way of life and their related forms of land organization given the natural/physical environment, global changes, economic crisis, environmental crisis, water crisis and global warming. Significant patterns of natural and human environment determined or generated specific spatial dynamics related to the changing nature of geomorphic processes, demographic, economic and social processes, recent climatic/weather changes and not ultimately water resource supply aspects, landscape and environmental challenges in the light of sustainability.

This international conference will examine all the recent dynamics in terms of natural and human geographical environment following both territorial and socio-economic challenges in relation to globalization process, global changes and new environmental approaches. It will specially focus on new geographical approaches of researching, teaching and understanding: land, people and environment.



Invitation for the Conference

Dear Colleagues,

We have the pleasure to announce that the Department of Human and Economic Geography in behalf of Faculty of Geography - University of Bucharest is organizing its annual conference on :

“Understanding Land, People and Environment: Research and Teaching perspectives in Geography ”

The organizing institution envisage the event as an attempt to provide an open forum for geographers and specialists from its related fields, to present and discuss the most recent aspects in several sub-fields of geography research and teaching wise for both higher and school education.

The event is expected to provide a fertile environment for debating relevant geography theoretical, philosophical and methodological issues, in addition to considering policy dimensions, forecasting, project implementing and educational reform challenges both in the Romanian and other European countries.

The event will be held in Bucharest, Romania, November 10- 11, 2012, within the premises of the “Casa Universitarilor”, Bucharest, Sector 1, 46 Dionisie Lupu, Romania.

Hoping you will find our event of scientific interest and challenging, we look forward to seeing you all in Bucharest!

The organizing committee

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