Chen organizes urban "Beyond Measure" conference
Global change science is by essence multidisciplinary: it grows from the cross-pollination between a broad range of natural and social sciences. But one group of disciplines, the humanities, is often left outside of this conversation. What is their place in the research on global change?
Last month [the blog author] participated in a conference on the idea of Urban 'Beyond Measure' organized by Henrik Ernstson and Jia-Ching Chen at Stanford University. The aim of the meeting was to engage a cross-disciplinary dialogue on the “registers” used to study cities in the global South: anthropologists, sociologists, medical doctors and environmental engineers were asked to reflect on their perspectives and methods to characterize the urban environment.