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张晓玲: Remaking Sustainability Science: new context, new challenges
发布日期:2017-09-05  字号:   【打印

报告时间:2017年9月10日(星期日)9:00

报告地点:管理学院三楼 第三报告厅

  :张晓玲 副教授

工作单位:香港城市大学

举办单位:管理学院

报告人简介

张晓玲,香港城市大学副教授(Tenured, 终身教职),博士生导师。2010年博士毕业于香港理工大学,并于2011年执教于香港大学,后加入香港城市大学。目前,兼任SCI期刊Journal of Cleaner Production的主题编辑,以及多个SCI/SSCI 国际期刊的编委和审稿专家。主要研究方向为大数据视角下的可持续发展科学,区域可持续发展与转型,能源经济及管理策略等。围绕相关研究,已在Scientific Report等国际学术期刊上发表SCI/SSCI论文120余篇。获香港城市大学校长嘉许奖(President Award)和青年杰出研究学者奖(Outstanding Research Award for Junior Faculty),曾应邀赴剑桥大学等海内外多所知名高校访问交流。 


报告简介

The Sustainability Science field draws upon scholarly attempts from multiple academic corners, e.g. to rethink the interactions between nature and society, between the global and the local, and between science and technology, etc. Inherently heterogeneous, if not fragmented, in scope and practice, the kaleidoscope nature of the “field” of sustainability science worries researchers and scientific practitioners in the past decades. It is therefore found that the fundamental questions regarding what the field of sustainability science is meant, how it is practiced, and how it should be pursued in future remain unresolved. Moreover, in light of the notable gap between rhetoric and practice in sustainability science, we may ask: is the lived field of sustainability science truly a “science”? Compared with conventional scientific fields, what are the commonalities and distinctions of sustainability science? Or does sustainability science indeed necessitate a redefinition of “science” . This article attempts to contribute to the ongoing debate by interrogating these questions. This research will elaborate on the major types of inquiries undertaken; the topical areas examined, and research methodologies and methods employed in the field. After revealing a time-geography of the evolution and current development of the field of sustainability science, enlightening the discussion of the major promises and drawbacks of the field, we reflect on two important questions critical to the future development of the field. Firstly, we ask the hard question whether sustainability science is a genuine “science” or merely a discursive invention. Secondly, we try to contextualize the proposition of a new science called sustainability science since 2001. Emphatically, the kaleidoscope outlook of the field, we argue, is rather consistent with the paradigm shift of the general field of sciences towards heightened sensitivity to complexity, uncertainty, and heterogeneity.


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