2015 Conference

The 2015 INSS conference was April 8-10, 2015

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As always, the INSS annual conference was a chance to think more deeply about how we can incorporate social sustainability into our work in a variety of domains (planning, business, government, academic, arts, etc.). We build our meetings around collaborative sessions and network. In 2015, we introduced several big changes, including locations and a more project-focused format.

Pre-conference information


Infrastructure Investment to Create Enduring and Human-Centered Wealth: A Capital Asset Management Theoretic and Analytical Framework

Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy, Ph.D.


Abstract: Viewing the development of towns, cities, nations and regions through the lens of a capital asset management theoretic framework can tell us different stories about the holistic management of capital to create human-centered wealth. This talk presents a capital asset management theoretic framework and analytical model for conceptualizing and evaluating sustainable development. Sustainable development is modeled as a function of an entity’s capital stocks, and the rates of use of these stocks to generate human-centered capital, relative to their rates of regeneration. The framework is applied to selected nations to explore sustainable development risks and opportunities relative to dynamics in human, economic and environmental capital, and to envision infrastructure investment alternatives to create enduring and human-centered wealth.


In 2015, we will have physical conferences in the following 5 sites as well as the option of online participation:

  • Charlotte, NC, at UNCC Center City (Agenda)
  • London, UK, at UC London (Agenda)
  • Lansing, MI, at Michigan State University (Agenda)
  • Phoenix, AZ, at Arizona State University (Agenda)
  • Bend, OR, at Oregon State University at Bend (Agenda)
  • Online (Agenda)

Our format is shifting a bit to include more presentations (see the call for papers below), and to accommodate the multi-site meeting setup. We feel that adding more presentations (including short ones) will provide for greater networking opportunities, as we’ve seen with the previous year’s poster presentations, which we will still include.