Beyond Planetary Apartheid – International Conference

This conference wants to discuss whether, and to what extent, are the global society and space moving toward a state of generalised and planetary, if creeping, apartheid – borrowing on ideas of Agier (2014), Brenner (2013), and Yiftachel (2009). Settler colonialism is becoming a global and transnational phenomenon (Veracini 2010; Wolfe 1999), apartheidisation represents one of its forms in a continuous relationship with other political forces/processes, and in the consolidation of multiple (in)visible borders.

The set of questions to discuss includes, but is not limited to:

  • What are the political dimensions of planetary apartheid? Is it a (global, locally shaped) political project? Or another dimension of the post-political (Wilson and Swyngedouw, 2014)?
  • Is planetary apartheid the consequence of an excess of human beings with no place in the current socioeconomic system (Bauman 2004)?
  • Or are such different forms of apartheid rather the place where the ‘political’ (cf. Mouffe, 2000) is again alive and kicking, by taking modes and strategies for instance in the form of insurgence (Roy, 2009)?
  • How are contemporary cities being reshaped by processes of in(voluntary) inclusion/exclusion and fragmentation?

When: 9th-11th May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal

Deadline for abstract submission: 1st December 2017

Further information.

 

Call for Abstracts – Planning Africa 2018

Planning Africa is a platform for (re)thinking, discussing and envisaging the outcomes that planners desire for the future. The theme of the 2018 Planning Africa conference is “The Making of Modern African Cities”.

Abstracts should ideally be between 300 to 500 words and submitted on line. Please click here to get more information.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31th of October 2017

Call for papers – Security, Democracy and Cities

The contribution papers will address the co-production of urban security policies and will be based on the topics of the conference programme. Contributions must follow the established format and procedure and be sent in the timefraime given. More information.

Topics are for example:

  • Inclusive qand resilient cities
  • The priority of prevention. Examples of possible topics:
    • Prevention of discrimination, hate and violence
    • Prevention of radicalisation
    • Prevention of reoffending
    • Prevention of organised crime
  • Place and times. Leisure areas, nightlife, transport, large events, shopping areas
  • Role of the local and regional level in the governance of global security

Format: Contributions must be written in English, Spain or French. Between 15.000 and 20.000 characters (spaces included) and an Abstract with 3.000 character in English.

Deadline: 15th September 2017

 

Call for papers – INU Conferece 2017

The topic of this years’ INU Conference in Naples ist ‘Crisis ans rebirth of cities‘.

Topics are for example:

  • New borders and limits of cities
  • Post-catastrophe reconstructions
  • Resilience, circularity ans sustainability
  • Green, blue and mixed infrastructures
  • … and many others

Deadline (Abstract): 1st of September

Deadline (Paper Submission): 10th of November

All other important information are here.

International District Cooling & Heating Conference

The International District Cooling and Heating Conference is an international conference that will discuss key issues to accelerate the development of District Energy to help ensuring that District Energy fulfils its enormous potential. The event will also include the Global District Energy Climate Awards which have offered visibility and recognition to the many communities, cities and campuses around the world that have embraced District Energy as a vital part of   their sustainability planning.

Take a look at: www.idchc.qa

Call for Papers – 2017 Global Cities Forum

To better promote the idea of sustainable and innovative on development, to deliver and achieve the shared goal of “Better City, Better Life”, and to build an international platform of urban governance studies, the Development Research Center of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, and the World Bank will jointly host the 2017 Global Cities Forum between October 28–30, 2017, at Shanghai Jiao Tong University with the theme of “Global City, Smart Governance”.

Further conference information, topics, important information concerning the proposal and all important dates.

Deadline Abstract: 30th of July

Deadline full paper submission: 15th of October

EURA General Assembly elected the new EURA president

The new President of EURA is Valeria Fedeli from the Milan Polytecnic. Valeria Fedeli is Associate Professor at DASTU at Milan Polytecnic and Jean Monnet Professor for EU Urban Policy. She served as a board member for six years and was part oft he organizing team of the EURA conference 2008 in Milan.

Winner of the Young Scholar Award

The committee decided to award two papers authored by emerging scholars. The highest award was given to Victor Osei Kwadwoa and Tatiana Skripka from the Maastricht School of Governance. The title of the paper is „Metropolitan Governance Cooperation and CO2 Transport Emission: A Three-Level Hierarchical Linear Model Analysis“

The recipient of the Young Scholar Award receives a € 1.000 travel grant.

Another young scholar award is given to Adrian Favero, a PhD candidate of the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. The title of the paper is: Political Attitudes among the urban Polish Youth: Assessing the role of the city on support for the European Union. The recipient receives a € 500 travel grant.

The travel grants will allow the winners to participate at the next UAA conference (April 2018 in Toronto) or the next EURA conference in Tilburg in 2018. Warm thanks to the award committee (Kristof Steyers, University of Ghent; Katarzyna Smigiel-Rawska, University of Warsaw; Karsten Zimmermann, TU Dortmund University).

Acknowledgement to the University of Warsaw

The EURA governing board would like thank our colleagues from the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies for hosting the EURA conference 2017. The conference was carefully organized and a great success. We also thank for the warm hospitality.

Supplement for Eura conference 2017

Dear Participants, Dear EURA-ers,

thank you very much for participating in our EURA Conference to Warsaw. We hope that
you had a good time here, on both academic and social dimension (special thanks for
those who joined us on a dance floor on Friday evening). We miss you already!

Personally, I was able to participate in some panels only (obviously, we had six
panels running in paralel, so it was impossbile to see them all) and I have to say
that I have liked most of the papers very much. So I have been very much satified
with an academic level of the Conference.

It was a hard job for us, but we also had a lot of fun and satisfaction related to
beeing with you during those few days.

And we really hope meeting you soon again on various occasions, and especially
during the next EURA meetings. Please do not forget about Tilburg 2018! And those
who have not done it yet, please consider joining EURA as institutional or
individual member (see https://eura.org/).

We had Warsaw EURA conference in 2006 and now in 2017. Perhaps it is time to think
about Warsaw 2028 conference? Please feel invited already!

With the best regards from Warsaw,

Pawel Swianiewicz and the whole organizing team.

P.S. Let me use this occasion to thank publicly once again to the organizing team
from my Department, which was coordinated by Kasia Szmigiel.