Call for proposals
Cities and regions are facing a transition from industrial economy, society, city and government, to creative and knowledge-based ones. The mere lay-out of the city – in almost every respect – and its government are the results of past developments. Present policy issues, however, transgress territorial borders, which implies that addressing them requires innovative and adaptive cross-border co-operation. They also have to deal with the existing economic, societal, and physical context, while they – at the same time – necessitate smart approaches and smart solutions.
How can we understand – and assess – the relationships between ‘old’ and ‘new’ characteristics of cities and regions? Can ‘old’ strengths contribute to the emergence of ‘new’ strengths? Are relations adversary or supportive? Or do we rather need destruction of old structures and a creation of new ones? What kind of transformations do we witness, and what kind of transformation do we need, evolution or replacement? These, and other intriguing questions are the topics of the 2018 EURA Conference.
The city of Tilburg – host to the conference – exemplifies the topic, as a former industrial city itself.
Paper proposals to no less than nine tracks are welcome! We aim at discussing hidden social, economic, ecological, geographical, spatial, and governmental strengths in order to solving urgent problems in cities and city-regions, and their relevance to those futures.
14.12.2017 Call for abstracts open
31.01.2018 Deadline paper proposal submission (Dedline extendet to 23.02.2018)
14.02.2018 Information on paper proposal acceptance submitted before 31st January
14.02.2018 Registration and payment open
14.02.2018 – 15.05.2018 Early registration
09.03.2018 Information on paper proposal acceptance submitted before 23rd February
11.03.2018 Deadline Abstract submission
15.05.2018 – 10.06.2018 Late registration
01.06.2018 Deadline full papers