Correction: EURA Roundtable at AESOP Congress in Prague

Correction: In the last newsletter that was sent out to members, it was stated that the EURA Roundtable entited Creating policy spaces for innovation would be hosted on 13 July at the 2015 AESOP Congress in Prague. The correct buy ciprofloxacin date for the roundtable discussion is in fact 16 July.

Please note this correction if you are intending to attend the roundtable discussion hosted by Robin Hambleton, Valeria Fedeli, Ivan Tosics, and Karsten Zimmermann, and Sandro Balducci.

2015 EUROLOC/EURA & Cost Summer School

In 2015, the EUROLOC and EURA Summer School on “INNOVATIONS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT” will be co-organized by:

  • Prof. Dr. Nikos Hlepas,
  • Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Getimis (University of Athens),
  • Prof. Dr. Kristof Steyvers,
  • and Prof. Dr. Henk van der Kolk (EUROLOC/EURA),
  • and the COST Action “Local Public buy adderall online Sector Reforms (LocRef)” (Prof. Sabine Kuhlmann, Christian Schwab from the University of Potsdam)

 It will take place in Spetses, Greece from September 13th to 17th, 2015

Application deadline is June 30th, 2015

View the Call for Applications for further details.


2014 Conference Updates

EURA-UAA Joint Conference 2014: ”City Futures III”

Cities as Strategic Places and Players in a Globalized World

Paris-Ile de France, 18-20 June 2014

New information is up on the Upcoming Events page.

Conferences, Symposiums, buy drugs no prescription Colloquiums and more!

Information about other relevant conferences have also been added to the Other News & Events page.

EURA in 2015

Upcoming information will soon be available about EURA’s 2015 conference!

AESOP-IFHP Lecture Series, Lecture 6: Professor Cliff Hague at the Univarsity of Latvia, Riga

 Professor Cliff Hague

A Christmas Carol: the Ghosts of Planning, Past, Present and Future

13th December 2013, 10:30

University of Latvia, Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences,
Alberta iela 10, Room 313, Riga

Register here to the event. (There is NO registration fee)

Download the POSTER and INVITATION.


This is the sixth event in the Lecture Series by well-known planners, policy-makers and other ‘urban thinkers’, which is being organised by AESOP and IFHP in the framework of respectively the Silver Jubilee (2012) and Centenary (2013). The lecturers have been asked to present their ideas on ‘new vision’ for planning and territorial development. The lecture will be rounded off with a question and answer discussion with the audience.

The Lecture:
A Christmas Carol: the Ghosts of Planning, Past, Present and Future

“You will be haunted”, the Ghost told the Planner, “by Three Spirits. Expect the first when the bell tolls. Without their visits you cannot hope to shun the path I tread.” The air was filled with phantom planners, wandering hither and thither in restless haste and moaning as they went. The misery with them all was, clearly, that they sought to interfere, for good, in human matters, and had lost the power…

As Christmas approaches the ghosts of Planning Past, Planning Present and Planning Future will visit the AESOP-IFHP lecture on 13 December. The First Spirit, “like a child: yet not so like a child as like an old man”, the Ghost of Planning Past will show you dream-like Cities of Tomorrow, revealing hopes and joys and cares buy isotretinoin long forgotten: garden cities and cities of towers, cars racing along fly-overs, reconstruction of war-damaged cities, places for the people designed by experts and shaped by modern technology and ideas. “Strange to have forgotten it for so many years” observed the Ghost. “Let us go on”.

The Ghost of Planning Present comes clothed in one simple green robe but with shining icicles. Around its middle is a belt but the sword is eaten with rust. It will show you cities of today, austere places and palaces of plenty, where planners speak a new language of “delivery and outcomes”, “carbon-neutral”, “territorial cohesion” and “impact assessment”. The Ghost reveals a boy and a girl. “This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both.” On the boy’s forehead is written “Doom”.

The last of the spirits shows Planning Future and a Tomorrow for Cities. “They scarcely seemed to enter the city; for the city rather seemed to spring up about them…” whether as leaky hovels built from garbage or virtual spaces captured and negotiated on what was once called a telephone. Could the place-managers steer the cities through their recurrent crises? “I would do it” said the Planner, “if I could”. “You can”, said the Ghost. “Your skill is in building a practical vision for any place, knowing what makes that place special and what people share there. You can’t do it all yourself, you’ll need to do some things differently, but you have a part to play.”


International conference on “The Role of Europe’s Industry in the 21st Century”

 The Institute of Economics, Zagreb (EIZ) is organizing an international conference on

The Role of Europe’s Industry in the 21st Century

21 November 2013

The conference intends to bring together experts from academia, international institutions, central banks, government institutions and the private sector to discuss the future of industry in the European buy medications online us Union and South East Europe.

Invited Speakers:

  • Jože Damijan, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Antonio Andreoni, Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, the United Kingdom

Conference Venue:
The Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Trg J. F. Kennedyja 7, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia.

More information:

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



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.

More detailed Call & Information here!


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?


– abstract to be received by: 15 December 2013 

– reply from the scientific committee by: 31 January 2014

– symposium: 9–11 April 2014



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:


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