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What does Covid-19 reveal about local leadership?

EURA Conversations Post #1 – 4 May 2020
by Robin Hambleton

Robin Hambleton, Emeritus Professor of City Leadership at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic might remind people of the value of local governance and place-based leadership.

Welcome to the first in a series of weekly posts, all written by EURA members, on various aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic.… Read the rest


EUROLOC PhD Summer School 2020 / CANCELLED

CANCELLATION of the 25th EUROLOC SUMMERSCHOOL (Utrecht, The Netherlands: 6th-12th July 2020)

It is with great regret that we have to inform you about our decision to cancel the EUROLOC Summer School 2020 at Utrecht University. Due to the current corona crisis, there are too many uncertainties to guarantee a successful international event with participation from all over Europe. We therefore decided to call off the summer school.… Read the rest


3rd edition of Mentor&Student Research Lab – the Public Spaces of Tomorrow

Call for mentors, PhD candidates and students!
Join the 3rd edition of Mentor&Student Research Lab – the Public Spaces of Tomorrow to be held at the Gdansk University of Technology (Poland) in coopration with ISOCARP (the International Society for City and Regional Planners)
which is a platform for research cooperation and work in the international team on a research project to enrich Public Space Planning & Design Manual with new recommendations to be used worldwide!
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EURA Conference 2020 / CANCELLED


Dear participants,
the corona virus situation has made the planning and the implementation of the upcoming EURA2020 conference quite uncertain both for you and for us. Oslo Metropolitan University is following the official recommendations of the Norwegian authorities.

Due to the strict restrictions on events, gatherings and travel in Norway and in other countries, we have made the difficult decision to CANCEL this year’s EURA Conference in Oslo.… Read the rest


EURA 2020 – “Contradictions Shaping Urban Futures” / CANCELLED

Next year’s EURA conference – “Contradictions shaping urban futures” – will take place in Oslo, the capital of Norway, June 15 – 17, 2020.

UPDATE – The EURA Conference 2020 has been CANCELLED

The EURA conference is an important meeting point for urban researchers across disciplines. EURA aims to gather urban researchers devoted to international exchange, co-operation and interdisciplinary as well as comparative urban research, and by doing so stimulating and contributing to urban policy debates and development.… Read the rest


Smart Country Convention

Next stop: Smart Country Convention 2019!

Berlin, Germany: 22nd-24th October 2019

The Smart Country Convention brings together all players from the digital economy, politics, administration, associations and science to face the challenges of digitisation. Take your chance to get first-hand knowledge, technology and contacts!

The Smart Country Convention is based on closely interconnected Congress, Workshops, Expo and Networking segments. The curated exhibition area in the CityCube creates a unique event experience.… Read the rest


25th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society GeoMultimedia 2020

150 years of RWTH Aachen University and 1st Aachen Urban Planning Conference.

The REAL CORP 2020 is on the way and will be held in Aachen, Germany, in April 2020. The theme will be: Cities 20.50: Hot & Cool – Shaping smart change for dynamic 21st Century City Regions.

Details on conference topics are going to be announced soon. The Call for Papers will be opened from September 2019 until mid of December 2019.… Read the rest


Dortmunder Conference 2020

We would like to call your attention to the Dortmund Conference on Spatial Planning and Planning Research 2020, which will take place on the 17th and 18th of February 2020 under the theme “Rethinking Spaces – Planning in a Changing World”. Until July, 31th 2019 you can submit an abstract (max. 3,500 characters) or with a concept for a roundtable (max 3,500 characters).… Read the rest


ECPR/EURA PhD Summer School 2019

This year’s topic is: Is Local Always Better?

All over the world, local authorities are significant players in the provision of public services. In recent decades, decentralization has become an important reform strategy in many countries, usually with the support of international organizations. Traditional sources suggest that efficiency and quality gains in the provision of public services are achieved through decentralization, along with greater expectations for accountability and responsiveness.… Read the rest


City Futures Conference 2019

Deadlines for registration: 1st March 2019 (Early Bird Registration)

The registration for the conference is online. Register here.

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Big Data, Public Management and Governance Conference

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UAA Conference 2019 – Call for Paper (49th Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association)

About the Conference

Over a three-day period, researchers, graduate students, policy advocates, service providers, and others will present their analyses, experiences, and actions related to urban communities. In addition to formal presentations, the conference provides opportunities to network with attendees from around North America, Europe, Asia, and other parts of the globe, as well as professional development workshops and mobile tours to enhance the learning experience.… Read the rest