Welcome to the ISDRC19 conference website

The International Sustainable Development Research Society aims to promote collaboration and dialogue of a high quality, building bridges between different research communities, and between research and its applications in society. ISDRS also promotes the engagement between communities in developed and developing countries. To this end the 19th annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference (ISDRC19) will […]

Prof Shobhana Madhavan

Shobhana Madhavan is professor emeritus of Business and Environment at the University of Westminster, London. She is an economist with substantial experience of teaching and research in the areas of development, technology, transportation and the environment. Her research includes a pioneering study, using original survey data, of rural travel and transport in Karnataka, India. She […]

Walter Vermeulen

After attending a sustainable development summit, you can visit http://slotsexpert.ca/instadebit-casinos/ to find slots games in various online casinos. You stand to win cash prizes. Walter Vermeulen is an associate professor of sustainable production and consumption at Utrecht University, Netherlands. He is the programme leader of the International Masters Degree on Sustainable Development, which is linked […]

Responsibilities of Track Chairs

Humanity now faces one of its greatest challenges in history – the ever increasingly complex task of dealing with unsustainable social, economic and technocratic development in a globalized world. The last decades of dialogue pertaining to the concept of sustainable development has amounted to mere surface attempts at changing global political and economic systems that […]


ACADEMIC TOURS: The following tours have been identified for the afternoon of Wednesday, 03 July 2013, and can be attended at around R200 per person; depending on interest (please indicate this when registering): Afternoon Tour  iShack The iShack in Enkanini is part of a research project at SUs Sustainability Institute and Tsama Hub which aims […]


Conference Proceedings The Conference Proceedings consists of two components: This document, in hard copy, with the programme and the abstracts  that were received by 28 May ; and Electronic documentation, on the flash disk, comprising of a revision of this document  with additional abstracts received after 28 May as well as the full academic papers. […]

Dr Arne Geschke

Arne Geschke is a post-doctoral researcher at the Integrated Sustainability Analysis (ISA) group at the University of Sydney. Born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1980, he grew up in Hamburg and studied Industrial Mathematics at the University of Hamburg, the University of Technology in Hamburg and at the University of Bath in the UK. Following his […]

Prof Gerald Steiner

Gerald Steiner is a current Visiting Scholar and former Schumpeter Professor at Harvards Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA). He is also Associate Professor of Systemic and Sustainability Management at the Institute for Systems Science, Innovation & Sustainability Research at the University of Graz, and teaches applied innovation processes at the School of Industrial Design […]


FACULTY Faculty of the School of Public Leadership, and specifically from the postgraduate Sustainable Development programme, of Stellenbosch University, and the Sustainability Institute, are responsible for the academic aspects of ISDRC 19. School of Public Leadership The structured, trans-disciplinary postgraduate programme in Sustainable Development has been jointly designed and developed by the School of Public […]


International Organising Committee Prof Alan Brent  Stellenbosch University Dr Josephine Musango  Stellenbosch University Ms Christelle Snyman  ConsultUS Ms Beatrix Steenkamp  Stellenbosch University Mr Pieter van Heyningen  Stellenbosch University Prof Dr Walter Vermeulen  Utrecht University and Stellenbosch University International Scientific Committee Prof Raymond Auerbach  Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Assoc Prof Karl Bonnedahl  Umea University Prof Alan […]

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