Stefano Saloriani

08/03/2021

#20 Temporary uses 2

Please, stop turning the temporary into tokenism

EURA Conversations Post #20 – 8 March 2021
by Sara Caramaschi, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy

As discussed by some, the reconceptualization of temporariness will be among the many post-pandemic challenges to consider. Following the COVID-19 outbreak, a common response has been to mobilize a variety of temporary arrangements as ad hoc physical solutions.… Read the rest

03/03/2021

Cities and Communities beyond Covid-19?International Webinar

What can cities and communities learn from Covid-19?

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About this Event

This international webinar will bring together political and civil society leaders from cities at the hotspot of Covid-19, such as Bergamo (Italy), Bristol (UK), London (UK), and Milan (Italy) by sharing insights and by reflecting on the recently published book by Professor Hambleton. We will discuss together how to go beyond Covid-19 and build more equitable, sustainable and resilient cities for a post-Covid-19 world

Speakers:

Councillor Dr Bruno Ceccarelli, City Councillor of Milan (Italy)

Councillor Dr Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor of Bristol (UK)

Councillor Georgia Gould, Chair of London Councils, Leader of Camden Council and Ward Councillor Kentish Town (UK)

Dr Giuseppe Guerini, President of Cooperatives Confederation of Bergamo (Italy)

Professor Robin Hambleton, Emeritus Professor City Leadership, UWE (UK)

Moderator: Dr Alessandro Sancino, Director, Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area, The Open University and Associate Professor, University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy)

Register your place

This international webinar is organised by the Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area of the Open University in cooperation with the PUPOL International Academic Network

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23/02/2021

#19 Temporary uses 1

Are temporary uses back in town?

EURA Conversations Post #19 – 22 February 2021
by Robin Chang, Department of European Planning Cultures, TU Dortmund University, Germany

Temporary uses were alternatives to conventional and rational planning, but are now recognizable ways to collectively produce and maintain space while claiming rights. As zones of social transitions, they enable individuals with shared values and interests to catalyse change through simple rearrangements and designs.… Read the rest

08/02/2021

#18 Distancing

Distancing

EURA Conversations Post #18 – 8 February 2021
by Henrique Dorneles De Castro, UFRGS Geography post-graduate program, Observatório das metrópoles, Núcleo Porto Alegre, Brazil

It might be the pessimist geographer in me, or maybe it is because I live in Latin America, but I not only share Filipe Teles’ (Conversation 3) concerns about social distancing becoming the next pandemic, I indeed think this is a very possible path for post COVID-19 cities.… Read the rest

01/02/2021

The 8th Winter School on Research is postponed until December 2021

this is to inform you about the 8th Winter School on Research Methodology.
The organizing committee with the WSRM Network decided to postpone the 8th school until December 2021. 
 
The decision was taken considering the current situation and the mood of the event. Indeed, the pandemic seems to be an ongoing problem and this could not permit to discuss and reflect in the usual relaxed atmosphere. 
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01/02/2021

EURA 2021 – Online conference on “Contradictions Shaping Urban Futures” | 6-7 May, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EURA 2020 conference planned for Oslo last June was cancelled.  This was a disappointment to all of us, but EURA is bouncing back with an online conference on the same topic on 6-7 May 2021.

The 2020 conference received a lot of papers, especially within Track 2: Sustainable vs unsustainable urban development and growth vs de-growth. … Read the rest

25/01/2021

#17 Remember Teaching?

Remember Teaching?

EURA Conversations Post #17 – 25 January 2021
by Alistair Jones, De Montfort University – Department of Politics, People and Place, UK

As I sit back to reflect upon my teaching experiences over this academic year, I try to count the number of silhouettes I have taught, the number of breakout rooms in which tumbleweed has rolled, and the number of silhouettes who have remained in the virtual classroom long after it has concluded, ignoring requests to leave the room.… Read the rest

13/01/2021

#16 Learning from 2020

Learning from 2020

EURA Conversations Post #16 – 11 January 2021
by Ignazio Vinci, University of Palermo

A few weeks ago, a column in Time magazine was accompanied by an eloquent drawing: in it, a big red X overlapped the number 2020 and, just below, an inscription said ‘The worst year ever’. There are many reasons to recognise that the Time’s statement isn’t without foundation.… Read the rest

14/12/2020

#15 Media responsibility?

Media responsibility?

EURA Conversations Post #15 – 14 Dec 2020
by Cristiana Rossignolo

Politecnico di Torino, Torino

I would like to contribute to this series of EURA Conversations by suggesting that the Covid-19 pandemic has shown how important it is for all of us to give “good” information. Nevertheless, I am not going to tell you about the proliferation of news about the pandemic, ranging from scientific and objective data to images on long ambulance queues in front of hospitals.… Read the rest

30/11/2020

#14 Safe or free?

Safe or free?

EURA Conversations Post #14 – 30 Nov 2020
by Marta Lackowska

University of Warsaw, Poland

Safety and freedom have always been qualities expected from and connected to cities. In ancient and medieval times, city walls were a symbol of shelter and protection from external threats. They signaled a territory governed under a rule of well-known law.

Yet, at the same time, since the development of the ancient polis, citi-zens probably expected more freedom in the urban context than in the rural one.… Read the rest

16/11/2020

#13 Working together

Instruments and relations between different levels of government

EURA Conversations Post #13 – 16 Nov 2020
by Cristina Stănuș

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

A previous piece in this series (Conversation 1, Robin Hambleton) has emphasized the role of cities / local governments in responding to the current crisis, while another (Conversation 9, Ivan Tosics) has argued that cities are sometimes not in a position to handle complex and simultaneous crises.… Read the rest

02/11/2020

#12 Urban uncertainty

Can urban design be “Covid-safe”?

EURA Conversations Post #12 – 2 Nov 2020
by Inigo Lorente Riverola

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid,
Madrid

More than a century and a half ago, Doctor John Snow uncovered the linkage between cholera and the urban infrastructure by tracking and mapping infections and deaths in London’s Soho, which constituted a milestone of what we call GIS (Geographic Information Systems) today.… Read the rest