2020 Online Meeting

IGU Urban Geography Commission annual ONLINE meeting

August 24th- 26th 2020

FREE OF CHARGE

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URBAN CHALLENGES IN A COMPLEX WORLD

The focus of this year:

Cities Facing Migration Pressure

- Role of Universities in Promoting Urban Health and Well-Being: Research, Awareness, and Outreach

Schedule: Brussels Time

 

Sunday, 23rd August 2020

15:00 – 16:00 IGU Urban Commission – Steering Committee & Organizers

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Monday, 24th August 2020

ZOOM: room BYBLOS

Meeting ID:  663 479 8557

 

11:00 – 11:20 Official Conference Opening Ceremony

Prof. Céline ROZENBLAT –Former President 2016-2020 of the IGU Urban Commission:

Urban Challenges in a Global World.

Vice-President IGU

 

Prof. Maria-Jose PINEIRA MANTINAN – New President of the IGU Urban Commission 2020-2024:

Re-Thinking cities and the urban: from the global to the local

 

Prof. Liliane BUCCIANTI BARAKAT – Organizer of the Beirut meeting 2021

 

11:20 – 11:55: PLENARY CONFERENCE 1

Prof. Franz W. GATZWEILER Cancelled

Replaced by: Celine Rozenblat: Urban systems health and well-being Resilience in an international and interdisciplinary perspective

 

 

11:55 – 12:30: PLENARY CONFERENCE 2

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Hany AYAD, Alexandria University, Department of Architecture

Advancing research and co-production of knowledge on the urban environment in Alexandria and Beirut: past and current collaboration

 

12:30 – 13:30 COFFEE BREAK ON YOTRIBE 

 

 

15:10 – 15:20 COFFEE BREAK ON YOTRIBE 

 

15:20 – 16:40: Paper Session 2 Urban Heritage and Conservation

ZOOM: room BYBLOS

Meeting ID:  663 479 8557

Chair: Ruben LOIS GONZÁLEZ

 

15:20 – 15:40 Makram CHEHAYEB, Jihad FARAH

Digital tools and participatory urban heritage assessment: opportunities and limitations of a mix methodology through the case of a Beirut neighbourhood

 

15:40 – 16:00 Bhanwar VISHVENDRA RAJ SINGH

Future Challenges and Priorities of Urban Heritage Conservation: A Case Study of Udaipur City, India

 

16:00 – 16:20 Benedito OLIVEIRA

The Archaeological Park of Morro da Queimada, Ouro Preto, MG - Brazil

 

16:20 – 16:40 Ines GRIGORESCU, Cristina DUMITRICA

The adaptive (re)use of former communist industrial sites in Bucharest (Romania). Between urban development and heritage conservation

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Tuesday, 25th August 2020

ZOOM: room BEIRUT

Meeting ID:  663 479 8557

 

11:00 – 11:35: PLENARY CONFERENCE 3

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Prof. Anna KRASTEVA, Dep. of Political science, Bulgaria

President of Policy and Citizens' Observatory: migration, digitalization, climate

Contrasting Flows & Pulsating Cities: Balkan Migrations Between Refugee Flows and Successful Integration

 

11:35 – 12:10: PLENARY CONFERENCE 4

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Liliane BUCCIANTI BARAKAT, Univ. St Joseph, Beirut

Lebanon: land of departure or land of exile?

 

12:10 – 13:30 COFFEE BREAK ON YOTRIBE 

 

13:30 – 14:30: Paper Session 3 Cities facing migration pressure

ZOOM: room BEIRUT

Meeting ID:  663 479 8557

Chair: Liliane BARAKAT

 

13:30 – 13:50 Stéphanie CHEBLI LABAKI

Evolution of territories and identities through time, space and societies. The case of two regions in the middle mountains of Lebanon “Baabdat” and “Choueir”

 

13:50 – 14:10 Elyzhar MERH, Liliane Buccianti BARAKAT

The Repercussions of the Current Economic Crisis in Lebanon on its Domestic Labor Migrants

 

14:10– 14:30 Dima EL KHOURI

Funding “resilience” in response to the Syrian refugee crisis: a critical consideration

 

14:30 – 14:40 COFFEE BREAK ON YOTRIBE 

 

 

15:40 – 15:50  COFFEE BREAK ON YOTRIBE 

 

15:50 – 17:10: Paper Session 5 Urban governance, planning and participative democracy

ZOOM: room BEIRUT

Meeting ID:  663 479 8557

Chair: Maria Jose PIÑEIRA MANTIÑÁN

 

15:50 – 16:10 Rubén BOGA GONZÁLEZ, María ROMAR GÓMEZ

Strategic Planning and Governance in the border: the case of the Galician-Portugal Eurocities

 

16:10 – 16:30 Ruben Camilo LOIS GONZÁLEZ, María José PIÑEIRA MANTIÑÁN

Housing and housing policies in Madrid in the light of real estate crisis, protest and new regulatory policies

 

16:30 – 16:50 Natacha AVELINE-DUBACH, Guillaume BLANDEAU

The changing governance of the transit-related land value capture system in Hong Kong

 

16:50 – 17:10 Rozana DARWICH

Strategic Spatial planning “à la Libanaise”: Old wine in new bottles?

 

17:10 – 17:20 COFFEE BREAK ON YOTRIBE 

 

Wednesday, 26th August 2020

ZOOM: room BAALBECK

Meeting ID:  663 479 8557

11:00 – 11:35: PLENARY CONFERENCE 5

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Dr. Ghaleb Faour, Director of the National Centre for Remote Sensing, CNRS

Urban Expansion in a Fragile and Conflict-Affected Country: The Case of Lebanon between 1963 and 2017

 

11:35 – 13:00 COFFEE BREAK ON YOTRIBE 

 

13:00 – 14:00: Paper Session 7 Complex urban systems and processes of cities’ transformation

ZOOM: room BAALBECK

Meeting ID:  663 479 8557

Chair: Markus HESSE

 

13:00 – 13:20 Markus HESSE

Housing (in) the relational city: nodes of global value chains, hot-spots of local conflict

 

13:20 – 13:40 Laila ESTEFAN-FUENTES, Manuel SUÁREZ-LASTRA, Genaro Javier Delgado CAMPOS

From functionalism urban models to placemaking interventions. Mexico city’s urban nodes

 

13:40 – 14:00 Marie SEVENET, Andreas HUBER

Towards a better understanding of mobility patterns: a methodology using smartphone sensors, canvas of Social Practice Theory and Time Geography

 

14:00 – 14:10 COFFEE BREAK ON YOTRIBE 

 

14:10 – 15:10: Paper Session 8 Complex urban systems and processes of cities’ transformation

ZOOM: room BAALBECK

Meeting ID:  663 479 8557

Chair: Markus HESSE

 

14:10 – 14:30 Andrea FERLONI

Socio-technical transitions as a coevolutionary process: the role of space in the emergence of electric vehicle inventions

 

14:30 – 14:50 Meiqi JIAO

The Evolution of Technical Corporation Networks of Belt and Road Cities: Evidence from the PCT Application Data

 

14:50 – 15:10 Mikhail ROGOV

Macro-level of urban resilience: a reconfiguration of multinational firms’ networks in Russia during the economic crisis of 2014-2016

 

15:10 – 16:30: Paper Session 9 New concepts and methods in urban studies

ZOOM: room BAALBECK

Meeting ID:  663 479 8557

Chair: Manuel SUAREZ

 

15:10 – 15:30 Amine SEMAANE, Viana HASSAN

A Triple Bottom Line analysis of the SMART CITIES MEDITERRANEAN CLUSTER in Lebanon and Malta

 

15:30 – 15:50 Makram CHEHAYEB, Abdul Menhem KOBEISSI

An objective assessment of Urban Life Quality in Chiyyah neighborhood- Beirut Southern Suburb-Lebanon using Geographic Information System (GIS)

 

15:50– 16:10 Victor Reyes, Manuel SUAREZ

Firm survival and road type location preference, evidence from Mexico City

 

16:10 – 16:30 Michael RAFFERTY

Maintaining unsustainability: a relational-comparative assessment of rapid urban transformation in Beirut and Dublin

 

16:30 – 16:40 COFFEE BREAK ON YOTRIBE 

 

16:40 – 17:20: IGU Urban Commission – Business Meeting - OPENED TO EVERYONE WILLING TO PARTICIPATE TO THE FUTURE OF THE COMMISSION

ZOOM: room BAALBECK

Meeting ID:  663 479 8557

  • Discussion on the future work of the commission
  • Conference conclusions
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