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27/07/2020

#9 Social crisis

To what extent can local governments tackle the social crisis?

EURA Conversations Post #9 – 27 Jul 2020
by Iván Tosics

Metropolitan Research Institute, Hungary

In the opening COVID post Robin Hambleton wrote “Covid-19 discriminates in a brutal way … really hurting the people in society who are already vulnerable.” Yes, the usual statements that ‘everyone is affected’ hide the reality that people face the difficulties from very different positions.… Read the rest

20/07/2020

#8 Urban regeneration

Urban regeneration

EURA Conversations Post #8 – 20 Jul 2020
by Sonia De Gregorio Hurtado

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Along the last months, we have been asking ourselves what changes should take place in the post-COVID city, what themes and approaches we need to put into practice and include in our reflection to emerge stronger from the unprecedented situation that we are facing as European society.… Read the rest

13/07/2020

#7 Community Response

Community Response

EURA Conversations Post #7 – 13 Jul 2020
by Paula Russell

School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin

In the movies the dystopian view of a pandemic and its aftermath is mass unrest, accompanied by a breakdown in law and order. In reality one of the most striking elements of the response to the COVID 19 pandemic is that communities have responded through support and solidarity.… Read the rest

30/06/2020

#6 Healthy public spaces

Healthy public spaces

EURA Conversations Post #6 – 29 Jun 2020
by Marichela Sepe

Italian National Research Council & University of Naples, Italy.

The 2020 public health emergency has interested the whole word and, although in different manner and measure, changed habits and use by people of places and cities. In many countries public spaces became completely empty and new urban landscapes have substituted for the previous one, transforming the private into public.… Read the rest

23/06/2020

#5 Peoples’ responses

People’s responses

EURA Conversations Post #5 – 22 Jun 2020
by Susanne Søholt

Susanne Søholt, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research.

In the first EURA Conversation, Robin Hambleton highlights the importance of good local leadership for handling the corona pandemic.

However, the success of local and national policies to fight back the pandemic depends first and foremost on peoples’ responses to policies restricting their everyday life – every day. … Read the rest

16/06/2020

#4 Cycling

Will pop-up cycling solve our urban mobility problems?

EURA Conversations Post #4 – 15 Jun 2020
by Kartsten Zimmermann

The corona pandemic has a wide range of effects on our cities and many observers speak of cities in crisis. Some of the effects are short term and immediate (closure of shops, bars, schools, museums, collapse of parts of the economy etc.),… Read the rest

18/05/2020

#3 Experimentation

Cities learn and adapt through experimentation

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

18/05/2020

#2 Proximity

What Covid-19 says about the concept of proximity

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

04/05/2020

#1 Leadership

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

12/02/2020

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

08/11/2019

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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11/10/2019

EURA Conference 2020 / CANCELLED

EURA CONFERENCE OSLO 2020 IS 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