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.

Please save the date: 15th-18th April 2020

EURA Conference 2020 in Oslo

Next year’s EURA conference “Contradictions Shaping Urban Futures” will be held in the Norwegian capital 15th to 17th June 2020. We look forward to seeing you!

The website for the EURA Confernece 2020 in Oslo is online. Visit the website to get more information about the tracks and deadlines.

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). You can also submit several contributions for your own session. Please submit your contributions via the following web portal.

Tracks are:

  1. Neighbourhood development
  2. Urban development
  3. Spatial development and monitoring
  4. International and European perspectives of spatial planning
  5. Planning theory
  6. Mobility and transport
  7. Green and blue infrastructures
  8. Climate change and public health

Further information can be found on the website.

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. Some scholars have warned, however, that decentralization is not without its dangers. For example, local administrations may be understaffed, financially challenged, or feel pressure from local political elites, which can affect the quality of public service provision. There is also a risk of inequality between poorer and richer municipalities. (read more)

Further information, facts and the program can be found here or on the website.

Winterthur, Switzerland: 6th-12th July 2019

Deadline for application: 20th April 2019

City Futures Conference 2019

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

The registration for the conference is online. Register here.

Big Data, Public Management and Governance Conference

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. UAA welcomes proposals for a wide range of topics related to urban communities, policies, and populations.

Participation Formats

To maximize opportunities for everyone, UAA limits individuals to participation (as presenter, speaker or moderator) in one (1) session. There is no limit to the number of research papers/posters for which you are a co-author. Persons in special (sponsored) panels or breakfast roundtable discussions can participate in one additional session.

Types of presentations:

  • Individual research paper presentation: Proposal requires an abstract OR
  • Organized research paper panel: Proposal requires a panel summary, group of 4-5 paper abstracts, and a designated moderator (who may be one of the paper presenters) or
  • Organized colloquy: Proposal requires theme statement & names of 4-5 discussants or
  • Breakfast roundtable: Proposal requires theme statement & names of 1-2 conveners or
  • Poster: Proposal requires an abstract. Best option for persons in early stage of research.

Deadlines:

1st October 2018, 11:59pm Central Daylight Time (CDT) or 4:59am (GMT) – Abstract/Session Proposal Deadline
The online submission site will close at 12:00 am CDT. Acceptance or rejection notices will be sent by October 24.

15th January 2019, 11:59pm Central Daylight Time (CDT) or 4:59am (GMT) – Registration Deadline for Persons with Accepted Proposals
(Note: In order to be placed on the official conference program, an accepted presenter must register by this date to be listed on the program.)

Los Angeles, California, USA: 24th – 27th April 2019

Place: Luskin Conference Center

Urban Affairs Conference 2019 – Call for Participation

 

Los Angeles, USA: 24th-27th April 2019

 

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. UAA welcomes proposals for a wide range of topics related to urban communities, policies, and populations. See sample of accepted topical categories in the link below.

Click here for more information.

Deadlines:

Abstract/Session Proposal Deadline: 1st October 2018

Registration Deadline for Persons with Accepted Proposals: 15th January 2019

Best Paper of a young scholar 2018 goes to Michael A. Strebel from Switzerland

The European Urban Research Association gives a young scholar award for emerging scholars whose work exemplifies outstanding scholarship in urban affairs. The winner is Michael A Strebel, Department of Political Science, University of Zürich. The awarded paper is entitled “Who Supports Metropolitan Reform? Citizens’ Attitudes in Four West European Countries” The paper has been presented in Track 1 “Citizenship in city and region; changing patterns of civic attachment?” of the annual EURA Conference in Tilburg. Michael receives a 1.000 Euro honorarium. The honorarium is a travel grant that will allow the winner to participate at the next UAA conference (Los Angeles) or the joined EURA/UAA City Futures conference in Dublin in June 2019.

Abstract

Keywords: Public Opinion, Metropolitan Governance, Political Integration, Survey Research

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Acknowledgement to Central Eastern University in Budapest for hosting the joined ECPR/LOGOPOL/EURA Summer School

The annual joined summer school took place between the 9th and 13th of July 2018 and was hosted by the Central Eastern University in the centre of Budapest. CEU provided the perfect ambience for stimulating lectures and discussions for 23 PhD candidates and the lecturers. Our special thanks goes to Prof. Pawel Swianiewicz (Warsaw) and Prof. Filipe Teles (Aveiro) and the staff of CEU who organised the Summer Schools in a very thorough way. EURA would also like to thank all the speakers and participants. The summer school has been a great joy and pleasure to all of us. We remain grateful for the hospitality of CEU.