Acknowledgement to the Tilburg Center for Regional Law and Governance (TiREG) at Tilburg University

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.

Healthy City Design (HCD 2018)

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

Call for Abstracts – ECCA 2019

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


Thank you for the EURA Conference 2018 in Tilburg

The European Urban Research Association would like to thank the Tilburg University and Tilburg Centre for Regional Law and Governance (TIREG) for hosting the annual EURA conference 2018. Special thanks goes to Prof. Martijn Groenleer, Ass. Prof. Linze Schaap and the whole Tilburg team (students with red shirts in particular). Our special word of gratitude goes to the key note speakers, panelists, track chairs and discussants who contributed so much and enabled fruitful debates.

EURA governing board is looking forward to see you all in Dublin for the City Futures Conferences in June 2019.

“GROWING BAD? The Regional Sub-Urban Housing Challenge”

The symposium with workshops on housing for urban planners and researchers will be held in Aachen, Germany in September 6th-7th, 2018.

The two-day scientific symposium will focus on regional housing markets under structural pressures and their implications on suburban development. The aim is to clarify links and interdependencies between the coordination and regional re-distribution of housing demand within the urban and sub-urban context of growing urban areas in industrialized countries. At the same time, it seeks to analytically grasp implications of diversifying functional requirements and forms of accommodation on housing within the existing suburban environment. By asking how to accommodate inhabitants within the competitive setting of urban-suburban settlement patterns, the focus will be on trends that break traditional rules and practices through innovative approaches in regional governance, land and housing estate management as well as urban design.

Deadline Call for Abstracts: 20th June 2018 (500 words)

More information in the flyer.

6th International DHC+ Summer School



The DHC+ Summer School is a week full of intensive training with key re-known
experts and academics in the field of District Energy. The teaching method of the
DHC+ Summer School is based on the perfect combination of theory, practical
exercises and site visits. This year’s programme will focus on the future of district
energy, paying special attention to key innovative trends such as digitalization and
the enhancement of partnerships between participants and industry
stakeholders. More information in the flyer and on the website.

26th August to 1st September in Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Call for Abstracts – Fifty Years of Local Governance 1980 – 2030

The conference seeks to revisit the main research issues addressed by the Commission since the mid 1980s and to explore the current trends and future challenges confronting local governance in the context of the new global urban agendas, namely the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…

Important dates for the submission:

  • Submission deadline for abstracts (2nd Call): 15th June 2018
  • Notification of abstracts acceptance: 20th June 2018
  • Working language of the conference: English (Panels in French can be considered)

The conference will take place at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning
at the University of Lisbon on 4-5th September 2018. For all information take a look at the flyer below.

Second Workshop on Local State-Society Relation in Hydra (Greece) 11 – 12 May 2018

A second workshop of the EURA network on local state-society relation took place on the Greek island of Hydra on the 11th and 12th of May 2018.





The workshop was focused on the preparation of a book in which theoretical chapters as well as country chapters on local state-society relation in Europe will be presented. It will summarize the results of the work of the network reached so far.
Furthermore, the participants started to develop a questionnaire which will be sent to actors involved in selected local state-society network in twenty European countries.
Both drafts of book chapters and a draft of the questionnaire will be discussed at a next workshop in March 2019 which will be organized in Aveiro (Portugal).
The following colleagues participated at the Hydra workshop: Dubravka Jurlina Alibegovic, Koenraad de Ceuninck, Björn Egner, Grétar Eythórsson, Adam Gendźwiłł, Hubert Heinelt, Nikos Hlepas, Allister Jones, Max Kayser, Jakub Lysek, Luis Medir, Carmen Navarro, Werner Pleschberger, Paula Russel, Cristina Stănuş, Pawel Swianiewicz and Filipe Teles.

Call for papers – GAM.15 Territorial Justice

GAM.15 will be dedicated to territorial justice. The notion of territorial justice relates to the spatial dimension of social justice; it refers to a system of spatial planning in which everyone is granted the sameconditions of access to public goods and services (such as transport infrastructures, social services, health care, education, culture, employment) thus enabling access to the advantages of a societal network. As the gap between the richest and poorest members of society widens, a growing gulf between prosperous and relegated territories is physically manifesting itself; even in Europe.

Deadline for abstracts (max. 500 words): 7th May 2018

Deadline for contribution: 3rd September 2018

Click here to read more.

Call for Abstracts – International Health Cities Conference

They are inviting abstracts on the 6 main themes of the conference:

People: a human focus to societal development that prioritizes investment in people to improve equity and inclusion through enhanced empowerment.

Place: the social, physical and cultural environments that align to create a place that is actively inclusive, and that facilitates the pursuit of health and well-being for all.

Participation: ensuring the participation of all individuals and communities in the decisions that affect them and the places they live, work, love and play.

Prosperity: enhanced community prosperity and strengthened assets through values-based governance of common goods and services.

Planet: ensuring that the protection of the planet is at the heart of all city policies, both internal and external.

Peace: promoting peace through inclusive societies that focus on places, participation, prosperity and the planet, while putting people at the centre of all policies and actions.

Submission Deadline: Friday 13th April 2018