Call for Papers, “Cities and Regions” symposium, Paris, April 2014

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

METROPOLITAN AREAS AND REGIONS: FROM COMPETITION TO COMPLEMENTARITY? CONVERGING VIEWS FROM FRANCE AND ITALY

9–11 APRIL 2014, PARIS

In a context marked by ever more discussions and reforms concerning metropolitan structures in Europe, this international symposium seeks to contribute to the contemporary debate on the relationships between regional and metropolitan tiers of government. Its aim is to combine and contrast the territorial standpoint with that of public policy, in particular through comparisons between France and Italy. Organized by the École Française de Rome, in partnership with the Géographie-Cités mixed research unit (Université Paris-7 Diderot, Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, CNRS) and Lab’Urba (Université Paris-Est), and with the collaboration of the Universities of Rome and Turin, this symposium will bring together lecturers and researchers from the fields of geography, urban planning, history, and the political and social sciences, as well as political leaders and technical experts in metropolitan and regional planning.

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KEY THEMES

Papers should correspond to one of three key thematic categories.

  1. Lived space, institutional boundaries and questions of identity: a geographical history of regional and metropolitan structures

  2. Metropolitan governance, planning and development

  3. What are the roles of the capital city regions?

DEADLINES:

– abstract to be received by: 15 December 2013 

– reply from the scientific committee by: 31 January 2014

– symposium: 9–11 April 2014

 

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

The symposium seeks to bring together PhD students, lecturers and researchers from the fields of geography, urban planning, history, and the political and social sciences, as well as political leaders and technical experts in metropolitan and regional planning. Authors are invited to submit an abstract of 2,500 to 3,000 characters:

 

Proposals for papers should be sent as attachments via email to the following address:

metrop-regio.efr@parisgeo.cnrs.fr

 

Locations: Université Paris-7 Diderot and the École d’Urbanisme de Paris (Université Paris-Est)

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