Current Events & News

Program Call: “Actors of Urban Change”

Deadline of application: 13th September 2015
Apply online here.

“Actors of Urban Change” is a Europe-wide program by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with MitOst e.V. It aims to achieve sustainable and participatory urban development through cultural activities. This is carried out by strengthening the competencies for cross-sector collaboration among actors from the cultural sphere, the administration, and the private sector who form teams of three committed to implementing a project in their city. Using culture as a tool and context, the projects might address a broad range of social, political and environmental challenges related to urban change.


Head of Department -Project Developer – Urban Design & Planning -NTNU

The faculty has a strong ambition to develop urban research and education for sustainable cities and communities that can contribute to a low carbon society. We are looking for a Head of Department of Urban Design and Planning willing to take the lead in this strategic field. This is a full time 4 years position.


CuriousU, The Summer School Festival

Enschede, The Netherlands: 11-16th August, 2015

Deadline for Registration: 1st July
Please send contact details for registration to the course leader here.


Special Issue in Raumforschung und Raumordnung:                                         “Metropolitan Governance and Spatial Planning. International Perspectives”

Raumforschung und Raumordnung is the leading German journal in the field of spatial planning and territorial development. Six issues per year are published, the publisher is Springer. The Journal accepts contributions in English.

Call for Papers now open!

Deadline for submission: 15th June
Notification of acceptance: 25th June
Deadline for submission of full paper: Autumn 2015
Publication of the Special Issue: Summer 2016


3rd ISA Forum of Sociology: “The Futures We Want: Global sociology and the Struggle for a Better World“

Vienna, Austria: 10-14 July, 2016

Deadline for the abstract submission: September 30th 2015.

Call for Abstract is now open.

Further information from Research Committee 19 on Sociology, Social Welfare and Social Policy also available here.


7th Aesop Sustainable Food Planning Conference

Torino, Italy: 8-9th October, 2015

Deadline for the abstract submission: 15th May
Notification of acceptance: 15th June
Deadline for submission of full paper: 20th September

Call for Abstract is now open.


Green Summit 2015

SUFFICIENCIES & ESSENTIALS: FOOD, SHELTER, LIFE, LIFESTYLE

Vaduz, Liechtenstein: 9-10 June, 2015

Registration is now open.


Dortmund Conference on Spatial Planning Research: Spatial Patterns – Structure, Dynamics, Planning

Dortmund, Germany: 22-23 February, 2016

Informational flyers available in Deutsch and English.

Call for Papers is now open.