EURA Conversations Post #3 – 20 May 2020
by Filipe Teles
Filipe Teles, Pro-rector for Regional Development and Urban Policies, University of Aveiro, Portugal, suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic can serve as a catalyst, encouraging cities and local authorities to fast-track urban transformation.
I follow the tone of the previous posts in this new EURA Conversations channel.… Read the rest
EURA Conversations Post #2 – 18 May 2020
by Ignazio Vinci, University of Palermo
As I write these lines, all over the world the Covid-19 pandemic is still disrupting a broad range of aspects we usually refer to as “urban life”. In many countries lockdown will be on the government agenda for weeks, with no expectation for the opening of concert halls and sports arenas, cinemas and museums.… Read the rest
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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