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  • 1. ICARUS Workshop Information Workshop on Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation: Theory and Cases Dates: 11-13 February 2010 Venue: The Beckman Institute University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Illinois Host: Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy (SDEP) Initiative About ICARUS ICARUS, The Initiative on Climate Adaptation Research and Understanding through the Social Sciences is an effort to bring together scholars, researchers, students, decision makers, and activists interested in working on adaptation to climate variability and change. Members of the initiative are particularly interested in social-scientific and humanistic approaches to understanding climate-related vulnerabilities, risks, and human and ecosystem responses to vulnerability and risks over time and across scales. The research and practical interests of ICARUS members are wide and broad ranging, and the Initiative aims to serve as a forum for discussion, exchanges, and interactions among members and others interested in climate variability and change. Over the coming years, ICARUS will be organizing a series of workshops on critical areas for climate and society studies. The first of these workshops is on Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Theory—see below. For more information on ICARUS, see our web page: http://www.icarus.info/. WorkshopBackground This first ICARUS workshop, organized by Arun Agrawal, Maria Lemos, Benjamin Orlove, and Jesse Ribot, will be held at the University of Illinois from 11-13 February 2010. This workshop is part of two linked ICARUS workshops on vulnerability and adaptation. The first will be on ‘Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation: Theory and Cases’, to be held 11-13 February 2010 at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. The second will be on ‘Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation: Methods and Cases’, and will be held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, from 1-3 April 2010 (dates for the second workshop are not yet fixed). These workshops follow an initial planning meeting held at SNRE at the University of Michigan in Winter 2009. They are a part of a series of meetings sponsored by the newly established ‘Initiative for Climate Adaptation Research and Understanding through the Social Sciences’ –
  • 2. ICARUS. ICARUS intends to further the conversation and research on the subjects of climate vulnerability and adaptation. We are particularly interested to draw young scholars and advanced graduate students into the discussion, and welcome proposals to write and present theoretical and case-based papers at the workshops. A subset of papers presented at the first workshop will be invited for discussion at the second meeting after they have been revised by their authors in consultation with advanced scholars working on climate change. Vulnerability and adaptation have emerged as key concepts in the social science literature on climate change. Both concepts have long inter-linked histories. Scholars of development and of crisis working on acute disasters and slowly unfolding hunger, famine and dislocation have contributed insights on the meanings and drivers of vulnerability. Development of systematic ideas about adaptation continues to occur in a variety of fields – in both the ecological and the social sciences. The ways these writings are applicable to understanding and intervening in climate-related stress, crisis and response remains a vigorous arena of discussion. In recent years there have been many calls (by IPCC, NSF, Stern Review and others) for greater social science engagement in climate research. ICARUS responds to these calls. At the first workshop we will hold several panels on “Theorizing Vulnerability and Adaptation” to help improve the understanding of these two inter-related concepts, identify theoretical frontiers, and to build frameworks and approaches that move beyond what is currently available. Panels will also feature empirical cases that help interrogate and illuminate these concepts. Some of the major themes around which we expect papers include:  Frameworks for understanding vulnerability and adaptation,  Forms, causes, and outcomes of vulnerability and adaptation,  Contextual conditions that affect vulnerability or the prospects for successful adaptation, with a particular focus on local particularities,  Politics, policies and policy processes relevant to vulnerability and adaptation,  Types of private and civic action to reduce vulnerability and support adaptation. Selected papers from the workshops will be brought together to produce one or more edited volumes and/or special issues of journals. Coherent groupings of papers will also be invited to participate in a series of ICARUS panels at the Second International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions (ICID), a Rio+20 preparatory meeting focusing on climate and vulnerability issues to be held in Fortaleza, Brazil 16 to 20 August 2010. The ICARUS workshops are sponsored by the Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy (SDEP) Initiative of the Department of Geography, School of Earth Society, and Environment and Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois and the International Forestry Resources and Institutions research initiative (IFRI) and the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) of the University of Michigan. The workshop organizers have a small pool of funds to support participation in the two ICARUS meetings at University of Illinois and University of
  • 3. Michigan. Support will also be available from the ICID organizing committee for participation in the ICID 2010 conference. Those interested in participating in the workshop and contributing papers on theories, frameworks, and empirical applications of the concepts of vulnerability and adaptation should consult the ICARUS web page. The application deadline for the February 2010 workshop has passed. For clarifications and information on ICARUS, contact ICARUS@icarus.info. Hotel, Transport and Entertainment Information The Great Metropolis of Urbana-Champaign, Illinois For February 11-13 2010 ICARUS workshop The ICARUS Conference Venue The conference will be held at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois in Urbana,Illinois. The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is an interdisciplinary research institute devoted to leading-edge research in the physical sciences, computation, engineering, biology, behavior, cognition and neuroscience. The Institute's primary mission is to foster interdisciplinary work of the highest quality, transcending many of the limitations inherent in traditional university organizations and structures. The Institute was founded on the premise that reducing the barriers between traditional scientific and technological disciplines can yield research advances that more conventional approaches cannot. More than 600 researchers from 40 University of Illinois departments as far-ranging as psychology, computer science, and biochemistry, comprising 13 Beckman Institute groups, work within and across these overlapping areas. The building is magnificent and offers more than 200 offices; specialized, state-of-the-art laboratories and other facilities; and meeting areas. The Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy (SDEP) initiative, which is sponsoring the upcoming ICARUS meeting, is the latest program added to the Beckman Institute. Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 405 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 USA Tel: (217) 244-1176 Fax: (217) 333-2922 (http://www.beckman.illinois.edu/index.aspx). Accommodations Rooms have been reserved at the Hampton Inn and at the Illini Union. You will have to make your own reservations. The deadline for reserving a room under the group rate is 15 January 2010. Below is information on these hotels and instructions on how to reserve. The Hampton Inn is just across the street from the Beckman Institute. The Illini Union is a ten minute walk from Beckman.
  • 4. Hampton Inn Champaign/Urbana 1200 West University Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 Tel: 217-337-1100/ Fax: 217-337-1143 Hampton Inn is located just across from Beckman Institute. Website: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=CMIILHX Rate per night: $89.00 + $9.79 (tax) = $98.79 per night Group name for reservations: ICARUS OR DEP Illini Union 1401 West Green Street Urbana, IL 6101 This is about half mile from Beckman Institute Reservation need to be made through Marsha Dunlap mldunlap@illinois.edu due to the limited number of available rooms. Rate per night: $109.00 + $11.99 (tax) = $120.99 per night http://union.illinois.edu/services/hotel/default.aspx Transport Flying into Champaign Illinois Make reservations to fly into Champaign, Illinois. The airport code is CMI. The airport is a 15 minute taxi ride from the conference venue and hotels. CMI airport is served only from Detroit, Chicago and Dallas Fort Worth. The only choice of airline is Northwest (now merged with Delta) and American Airways. If you are flying from abroad on a carrier Bus from Chicago Shuttle services include: LEX Shuttle has pick-up points in Chicago (around 13 options) as well as Bloomington, Indianapolis and comes directly to the UIUC campus. A round-trip fare from Urbana-Champaign to Chicago is between $70 and $100 depending on your pickup point. Reservations are required as walk-ons offer no guaranteed seats. http://www.lincolnlandexpress.com/index.php. The trip will take around 3.5 hours. Mega Bus – Trips from Union Station in Chicago to IL Terminal in Champaign are available at a much lower cost than other providers but does not have a very flexible schedule. One way fares may vary between $ 1 - $ 16. (It costs $1 when booked for return and ordered way in advance.) http://www.megabus.com/us/ Illini Shuttle serves Chicago and universities like Eastern Illinois, Illinois State, Purdue University, Western Illinois. They run shuttles made by a Mercedes-Benz! Average price for a two-way trip between Chicago and Urbana-Champaign is between $ 80-100. Reservations are required. http://www.illinishuttle.com/ Suburban Express offers reliable weekend scheduled services (Thu-Mon) from various UIUC points to various Chicagoland suburbs. Fares start at $20 each way when ordered online way in advance. http://www.suburbanexpress.com/indexuiuc.html
  • 5. Greyhound Lines runs frequently between Chicago and Champaign-Urbana. http://www.greyhound.com/home/ (Please note that the shuttles may not drop you near your hotel. If that is the case, you can either take the cab or CUMTD bus). Train from Chicago Urbana-Champaign is on Amtrak system. Tickets cost around $13 (one-way) if booked in advance. It takes around 2 hours and 50 minutes (in the rare event that there are no freight trains slowing you down) from Chicago to reach the IL Terminal in Champaign. The station code for Champaign-Urbana is CHM. Here are the daily arrival/departure times: Northbound: 6:10 am (train 58), 10:14 am,6:49 pm Southbound: 11:25 am, 6:15 pm,10:34 pm (train 59) You can make reservations at: http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/HomePage Driving to Urbana Champaign If you are close enough to drive, we will presume you know the way. If not, it is a long drive! Transport between airport and hotel Go Green Taxi service to and from airport: 217-721-5533 http://www.gogreen1.us/home.html The cost is $10 per person. Call in advance to let them know when you will be arriving. Moving within Urbana-Champaign Bus Using Urbana-Champaign’s award-winning bus system can be a cheap way to move around locally. The adult fare for the city routes is $1.00. On-campus routes are free for everyone, including visitors - no fare or ID required. Information about the bus service can be found at the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD) web site. Hard copies of the bus schedule are available on any of the CUMTD buses. http://www.cumtd.com/ YellowCheckered Cab: (217) 355-3553 Orange Taxi: (217) 367-8888 LocalEntertainment http://the217.com/ — website with calendar of events locally. http://www.champaign411.com/ — website with local information A few bands and shows that will be playing during our conference:
  • 6. NOMO (with special guests) — The band plays music drawing from African polyrythms and American free jazz. $8 cover When: Thurs, February 11, Late show 9.30 pm Where: Canopy Club, 708, S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana,61801 Roses and Saké — High-energy rock music $7 cover When: Fri, February 12, Early show 6.30 pm Where: Canopy Club, 708, S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana,61801 The Rocky Horror Picture Show $15 cover When: Sat, February 13, Early show 8.00 pm Where: Canopy Club, 708, S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana,61801 Zorbas Thursday Night Jazz $ 3 cover When: Thurs, February 11, 2010 Where: Zorbas Restaurant, 627 E Green St Champaign, IL 61820 Jonathan Keeble,flute (Faculty performance—could be dangerous) When: Fri, February 12, 2010, 7.30 pm Where: Foellinger Great Hall Krannert Performing Arts Centre The Krannert Performing Arts Center is the country’s premier university-based performing arts complex. Performances and programs at Krannert feature innovativeness and creativity of artists of the new generation alongside the world’s most beloved living masters. Link to Krannert February Calendar Program: http://www.krannertcenter.com/makeplans/calendar.aspx What’s on at Krannert during your stay? Thursday 11 Feb Killer Joe When: Thu, February 11, 2010, 7:30pm – 7:30pm Where: Studio Theatre,500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana,IL 61801-3788 Description: By Tracy Letts Robert Quinlan, director When detective and part-time contract killer Joe Cooper knocks on the Smith family’s trailer door, carnage isn’t far behind him. Savagery and hilarity dog the Smiths’ scheme to grab easy insurance money through murder. Joe’s the man for the job, but the Smiths can’t pay his fee without some creative financing. The casual and callous approach toward violence in American society is brought to the fore in this brutally funny play. This play contains adult themes.
  • 7. von Stade When: Thu, February 11, 2010, 7:30pm – 7:30pm Where: Foellinger Great Hall, 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801-3788 Description: Jake Heggie, piano A monumental career ends with Flicka’s last tour across her favorite stages. Sultry, breezy, and infinitely warm, her singing and her presence have indelibly marked the world of music. In this unforgettable evening, she’ll showcase her versatility, charm, and glorious voice. Friday 12 February Dance for PD When: Fri, February 12, 2010, 10am – 10am Where: Dance RehearsalRoom (Level 2), 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801-3788 Description: Mark Morris Dance Group, Unity Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Carle Clinic, Dance at Illinois, and Krannert Center Marianne Jarvi and Kate Kuper,instructors Beverly Hillmer, accompanist This workshop originated by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group will provide symptom relief for patients with Parkinson’s disease and focuses on improving mobility, flexibility, balance, range of motion, mood, and overall quality of life. Caregivers and friends of patients are welcome to join in this free movement session with live music led by Marianne Jarvi and Kate Kuper of Dance at Illinois. Killer Joe When: Fri, February 12, 2010, 7:30pm – 7:30pm Where: Studio Theatre,500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana,IL 61801-3788 Saturday 13 February Killer Joe When: Sat, February 13, 2010, 7:30pm – 7:30pm Where: Studio Theatre,500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana,IL 61801-3788 UC Hip Hop When: Sat, February 13, 2010, 9:30pm – 9:30pm Where: Stage 5, 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801-3788 Description: It’ll be a house party when UC Hip Hop brings b-boying, emceeing, and deejaying to Stage 5. Japan House. Houses informal and formal Japanese tea rooms constructed by Japanese artisans,and surrounded by Japanese-style gardens. Tea ceremonies are held every other week throughout the year ($5, reservations required). +1 217 244-9934 LocalRestaurants We will provide phone numbers and addresses before the conference dates.
  • 8. Champaign locations: Downtown – Champaign down town is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel or a 5 minute ($5) taxi ride. Bacaro (it hasn’t got its own website but many reviews are up there on the net) 113 North Walnut Street, Champaign, IL (217) 398-6982 Most expensive in town. Good but way overpriced. Cafe Luna 116 North Chestnut Street Champaign, IL (217) 356-5862 http://www.luna-cu.com/ Best food in town. Expensive, but well priced. Kofusion One East Main, Downtown Champaign (217) 531-1166 kofusion@kofusion.com http://www.kofusion.com/ Reasonable. Japanese mixed with American and it is a bit like con-fusion. But it is worth a try. Carmon's 415 N Neil Street (Neil at Washington) Champaign, IL 61820-3617 (866) 492-4241 carmonsrestaurant@att.net http://www.carmonsrestaurant.com/ Moderate. French cuisine. Does crêpes and all kinds of main course. Escobar's 6 East Columbia Ave., Champaign, IL 61820 (217) 352-7467 http://www.escobarsrestaurant.com/Welcome.html Moderate. Upscale mexican. Urbana locations downtown – Urbana down town is about a 10 minute taxi ride (about $8) from the hotel. The Courier Café 111 N Race St Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 328-1811 http://www.couriersilvercreek.com/couriercafe/ Inexpensive burgers…. Siam Terrace
  • 9. 212, W. Main Street, Downtown Urbana,IL 61801 Tel: 217-367-THAI siamterrace@yahoo.com http://www.siamterrace.com/ Inexpensive V. Picasso (it hasn’t got its own website but many reviews are up there on the net, even snapshots of the menu card!) 214 West Main Street, Urbana, IL 61801-2622 (217) 328-0122 Expensive and variable quality. Place is new and is trying—they need to learn about timing. Other Locations Very affordable eateries and fast food joints like Chipotle, Panera, Antonio’s, Noodles & Company can be found on Green and 6th Streets, Champaign. These are 10 minutes walk from hotel. Also try: Timpone’s (Italian) (710 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana,217-344-7619—15 minute walk),  Good reputation for home made pasta,but their pasta is soft. Bombay Indian Grill (403 E Green St, Champaign, 217-344-3380—10 minute walk), The Bread Company (706 S Goodwin Ave,Urbana—15 minute walk) Dos Reales (near Hampton Inn-1106 West University Avenue, 217-328-0411—5 minute walk). Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano (2235 S. Neil St., 217-356-4300—taxi ride)  Best Italian in town (not saying much) but a bit far. Weatherand Clothes The February weather is cold in Urbana-Champaign. The temperature in February can range from a high of 62° F (16°C) to a low of -2° F (-19°C), but expect it to be on the lower end. Snowfall for the month is usually between 2 inches to 5.5 inches and precipitation is of 1.68 on average. Warm clothing is a must. http://www.atmos.uiuc.edu/weather/

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