EURA Conversations Post #31 – 18 October 2021
by Gabrielle Thongs, Department of Geography, the University of West Indies
A cool ocean breeze, the slow rustle of the coconut tree, and the gentle rhythmic call of a kiskadee. Those are the sounds that usually wake me in the morning. Since the beginning of the pandemic, though, those soothing sounds have been replaced by the loud, jarring sirens of ambulances.… Read the rest
EURA Conversations Post #30 – 06 October 2021
by Ignazio Vinci, University of Palermo
In May 2020 we started EURA Conversations with the aim of stimulating a critical debate on the future of cities during one of the hardest challenges experienced by urban communities for decades: the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, 26 scholars from across the globe have contributed a wide range of personal views on how cities were experiencing these traumatic events, how people’s everyday life and needs were changing under these unexpected circumstances, and the directions undertaken by local governments to reimagine both the social and material structure of cities.… Read the rest
EURA has a new Youtube channel! Check it here
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to distance, but it has not stopped our desire for research, discussions, and debates.
Speeches, conferences, and other events that concern the whole EURA world can now also be found on our new Youtube channel.
The protagonists will be teachers, students, and professionals who will have a new space to tell their experience and their point of view on urban issues.… Read the rest
HERE all the information
The Universitat de Barcelona (UB) is offering 16 “María Zambrano” grants to hire international talent in political science and related disciplines.
These grants are aimed at researchers with a postdoctoral career of (minimum) 24 months in universities or R&D centres outside their doctoral institution.
Grants will be 1-to 2 year
contracts, with a total gross monthly amount of 4,000€, plus a unique initial payment of maximum € 3,500 for travel and first accommodation costs.… Read the rest
New challenges for urban mobility in the city of Palermo, Italy
EURA Conversations Post #29 – 12 July 2021
João Igreja, University of Palermo
As pointed out by the United Nations, the ongoing health crisis has expanded to “a crisis of urban access, urban equity, urban finance, safety, joblessness, public services, infrastructure and transport” with severe effects on wellbeing and quality of life.… Read the rest
COVID-19 and the movement to tackle racial inequality
EURA Conversations Post #28 – 05 July 2021
Robin Hambleton, University of the West of England, Bristol
In June 2020 the links between the COVID-19 calamity and a renewed campaign to end racism in the modern world came together at a dramatic public protest here in Bristol, of which more in a moment.… Read the rest
Rewilding the Post-Covid City
EURA Conversations Post #27 – 21 June 2021
Siân Moxon, Centre for Urban and Built Ecologies, School of Art Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University
COVID-19 stems from our mistreatment of wildlife, but wildlife could ultimately profit, if the pandemic prompts us to rethink our relationship with nature and plan a green recovery. This is especially true in cities, where urban rewilding is critical to rebuilding healthy, resilient communities.… Read the rest
Call for Research Funding
The Department of Architecture of Urban Studies of the Politecnico di Milano (DASTU), with the contribution of Associazione di Fondazioni e Casse di Risparmio Italiane SpA (ACRI) announces the call for n. 7 Visiting Young Investigator in the context of the Planning for Social Justice Conference that will be held the first week of October 2021.… Read the rest
COVID-19 – a view from Trinidad and Tobago
EURA Conversations Post #26 – 7 June 2021
Julia R. Kotzebue, habitant at the Institute of Geography at the University of Hamburg, and guest researcher at the Department of Geography at the University of West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
At the beginning of this year, when many European countries and especially their cities were confronted by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), praised Keith Christopher Rowley, Prime Minister of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for the health protecting measures and leadership his government had introduced to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.… Read the rest
Jonathan Davies, Professor of Critical Policy Studies at De Montfort University will be presenting his new book. Between Realism and Revolt: Governing Cities in the Crisis of Neoliberal Globalism (Bristol University Press) explores urban governance in the “age of austerity”, focusing on the period between the global financial crisis of 2008-9 and the beginning of the global Coronavirus pandemic at the end of 2019.… Read the rest
The 6th DOKORP will take place on February 14 and 15, 2022, in German and English language, and hopefully in attendance.
The title is:
Spatial planning and development, despite guiding principles to the contrary, contribute locally and globally to social processes that exceed the planet‘s carrying capacity and distribute burdens and opportunities unequally.… Read the rest
How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect the use of public space?
EURA Conversations Post #25 – 24 May 2021
Evangelia Athanassiou, School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Research on public space was already proliferating long before the COVID-19 pandemic started. And so were worries regarding the erosion of its true function as a democratic space accessible to everybody as well as projections of “the end of public space”.… Read the rest