This year’s topic is: Is Local Always Better?
All over the world, local authorities are significant players in the provision of public services. In recent decades, decentralization has become an important reform strategy in many countries, usually with the support of international organizations. Traditional sources suggest that efficiency and quality gains in the provision of public services are achieved through decentralization, along with greater expectations for accountability and responsiveness. Some scholars have warned, however, that decentralization is not without its dangers. For example, local administrations may be understaffed, financially challenged, or feel pressure from local political elites, which can affect the quality of public service provision. There is also a risk of inequality between poorer and richer municipalities. (read more)
Further information, facts and the program can be found here or on the website.
Winterthur, Switzerland: 6th-12th July 2019
Deadline for application: 20th April 2019
Deadlines for registration: 1st March 2019 (Early Bird Registration)
The registration for the conference is online. Register here.
About the Conference
Over a three-day period, researchers, graduate students, policy advocates, service providers, and others will present their analyses, experiences, and actions related to urban communities. In addition to formal presentations, the conference provides opportunities to network with attendees from around North America, Europe, Asia, and other parts of the globe, as well as professional development workshops and mobile tours to enhance the learning experience. UAA welcomes proposals for a wide range of topics related to urban communities, policies, and populations.
To maximize opportunities for everyone, UAA limits individuals to participation (as presenter, speaker or moderator) in one (1) session. There is no limit to the number of research papers/posters for which you are a co-author. Persons in special (sponsored) panels or breakfast roundtable discussions can participate in one additional session.
Types of presentations:
- Individual research paper presentation: Proposal requires an abstract OR
- Organized research paper panel: Proposal requires a panel summary, group of 4-5 paper abstracts, and a designated moderator (who may be one of the paper presenters) or
- Organized colloquy: Proposal requires theme statement & names of 4-5 discussants or
- Breakfast roundtable: Proposal requires theme statement & names of 1-2 conveners or
- Poster: Proposal requires an abstract. Best option for persons in early stage of research.
1st October 2018, 11:59pm Central Daylight Time (CDT) or 4:59am (GMT) – Abstract/Session Proposal Deadline
The online submission site will close at 12:00 am CDT. Acceptance or rejection notices will be sent by October 24.
15th January 2019, 11:59pm Central Daylight Time (CDT) or 4:59am (GMT) – Registration Deadline for Persons with Accepted Proposals
(Note: In order to be placed on the official conference program, an accepted presenter must register by this date to be listed on the program.)
Los Angeles, California, USA: 24th – 27th April 2019
Place: Luskin Conference Center
Los Angeles, USA: 24th-27th April 2019
Over a three-day period, researchers, graduate students, policy advocates, service providers, and others will present their analyses, experiences, and actions related to urban communities. In addition to formal presentations, the conference provides opportunities to network with attendees from around North America, Europe, Asia, and other parts of the globe, as well as professional development workshops and mobile tours to enhance the learning experience. UAA welcomes proposals for a wide range of topics related to urban communities, policies, and populations. See sample of accepted topical categories in the link below.
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Abstract/Session Proposal Deadline: 1st October 2018
Registration Deadline for Persons with Accepted Proposals: 15th January 2019
The European Urban Research Association gives a young scholar award for emerging scholars whose work exemplifies outstanding scholarship in urban affairs. The winner is Michael A Strebel, Department of Political Science, University of Zürich. The awarded paper is entitled “Who Supports Metropolitan Reform? Citizens’ Attitudes in Four West European Countries” The paper has been presented in Track 1 “Citizenship in city and region; changing patterns of civic attachment?” of the annual EURA Conference in Tilburg. Michael receives a 1.000 Euro honorarium. The honorarium is a travel grant that will allow the winner to participate at the next UAA conference (Los Angeles) or the joined EURA/UAA City Futures conference in Dublin in June 2019.
Keywords: Public Opinion, Metropolitan Governance, Political Integration, Survey Research
The annual joined summer school took place between the 9th and 13th of July 2018 and was hosted by the Central Eastern University in the centre of Budapest. CEU provided the perfect ambience for stimulating lectures and discussions for 23 PhD candidates and the lecturers. Our special thanks goes to Prof. Pawel Swianiewicz (Warsaw) and Prof. Filipe Teles (Aveiro) and the staff of CEU who organised the Summer Schools in a very thorough way. EURA would also like to thank all the speakers and participants. The summer school has been a great joy and pleasure to all of us. We remain grateful for the hospitality of CEU.
The European Urban Research Association would like to thank Tilburg Center for Regional Law and Governance (TiREG) at Tilburg University for hosting the EURA conference 2018. EURA is greatly indebted to the TiREG team for making the conference possible. The EURA governing board wishes to especially thank Dr. Linze Schaap and Prof. Martijn Groenleer from TiREG as well as to all the other speakers, panel chairs and students assistants. The city of Tilburg and the Province of Brabant also contributed much to make the conference an event of great joy and pleasure.
In less than 200 years, the proportion of the world’s population living in cities has grown from 5 per cent to more than half. As our planet urbanises, how do we promote sustainable development, wellbeing and inclusive growth in creating cities and communities that are resilient, equitable and fair to all?
Healthy City Design 2018 (HCD 2018) International Congress & Exhibition is a global forum for the exchange of knowledge on the research, policy and practice of designing healthy and sustainable cities and communities.More information about the sessions and the speakers are available in the Preliminary programme.
For online registration and fees, please click here. Early-bird discounts are available until 6 September 2018, along with special discounts for public-sector delegates.
Date: 15th-16th October 2018
The 4th European Climate Change Adaptation conference will focus on six themes:
- Data, methods and approaches in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction
- Co-production of knowledge, solutions and services
- Communication, data-sharing and decision support
- Institutions, governance, citizens and social justice
- Global climate challenges
- Climate risk management and resilience
Full sessions and abstracts can only be submitted online and in English. An abstract may only be submitted once. Abstracts submitted as an oral presentation may be changed to a poster presentation by the Conference Organisation in order to be accepted and included in the programme.Access the online Submission platform and follow the instructions. For your convenience please find the full session and presentation abstract submission guidelines here.
Deadline for Abstracts: 10th October 2018