EURA Conference 2020 / CANCELLED


Dear participants,
the corona virus situation has made the planning and the implementation of the upcoming EURA2020 conference quite uncertain both for you and for us. Oslo Metropolitan University is following the official recommendations of the Norwegian authorities.

Due to the strict restrictions on events, gatherings and travel in Norway and in other countries, we have made the difficult decision to CANCEL this year’s EURA Conference in Oslo.… Read the rest


3rd edition of Mentor&Student Research Lab – the Public Spaces of Tomorrow

Call for mentors, PhD candidates and students!
Join the 3rd edition of Mentor&Student Research Lab – the Public Spaces of Tomorrow to be held at the Gdansk University of Technology (Poland) in coopration with ISOCARP (the International Society for City and Regional Planners)
which is a platform for research cooperation and work in the international team on a research project to enrich Public Space Planning & Design Manual with new recommendations to be used worldwide!
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EUROLOC PhD Summer School 2020 / CANCELLED

CANCELLATION of the 25th EUROLOC SUMMERSCHOOL (Utrecht, The Netherlands: 6th-12th July 2020)

It is with great regret that we have to inform you about our decision to cancel the EUROLOC Summer School 2020 at Utrecht University. Due to the current corona crisis, there are too many uncertainties to guarantee a successful international event with participation from all over Europe. We therefore decided to call off the summer school.… Read the rest


Extending Call for Papers for the 2020 Annual Virtual Conference of the AAPA

Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Association for Public Administration has decided to hold the 2020 AAPA Annual Conference as a virtual conference on September 25, 2020. 

This decision was made after consultation with our co-hosts, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The most important thing for AAPA is the health and safety of our members and participants, and a large off-line gathering would have been logistically difficult to carry on without endangering the wellbeing of our participants.… Read the rest


PhD position within “Cities as learning innovation ecosystems – the role of ICT to support learning within and across cities”Call for applications 2020 now open!

About the position

We have a vacancy for a PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science. The PhD position is within “Cities as learning innovation ecosystems – the role of ICT to support learning within and across cities”.

Transformative processes within cities and urban contexts have been in focus for some time now and has been a part of the European and Norwegian research agendas.… Read the rest


A new book on Cities and Communities Beyond COVID-19

How local leadership can change our future for the better

What are the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for cities and communities?  In a new book, to be published on 16 October by Bristol University Press, Professor Robin Hambleton, a Past President of EURA, suggests that local leadership can help societies recover from the pandemic and address modern societal challenges.

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A new book: Close Ties in European Local Governance – Linking Local State and Society

As a first result of the EURA Working Group on Local State-Society Relation in Europe a book on ‘Close Ties in European Local Governance. Linking Local State and Society’ has been edited by Filipe Teles, Adam Gendźwiłł, Cristina Stănuș and H. Heinelt which was published by Palgrave Macmillan (see

In September 2020 a survey started focused on the members of institutionalized local state-society relations descripted and characterized in this book.… Read the rest


Summer School on ‘Local government in motion – Local innovation in changing contexts’ | 2021

Date: September 13 to 16, 2021
Location: Chania (Crete/Greece) at the Center of Mediterranean Architecture (KAM) (the former Arsenali Veneziani)
Course directors: Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Hlepas and Prof. Dr. Björn Egner

Course Description
The 2021 summer school is aimed at doctoral and advanced students in master’s programmes who want to answer the question of why innovation has been achieved in certain cities (and not in others).… Read the rest


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


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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Cities and Communities beyond Covid-19?International Webinar

What can cities and communities learn from Covid-19?


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


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)

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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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Confronting COVID, Racial Injustice, and Economic Inequality

Friday, April 23, 2021 | 9am – 6pm | All times Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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