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XXXVI Latin American Studies Association Congress, 23-26 May 2018, Barcelona

XXXVI LASA Congress (Latin American Studies Association)

Centre Convencions International, Barcelona, Spain

Important Dates :

Deadline to submit proposals : September 7, 2017, 5 pm EDT
Congress : 23-26 May 2018

Call for papers :

Between the different sections there is one about "Cities and Urban Studies":
Proposal forms and instructions will be available on the LASA website: http://lasa.international.pitt.edu.
No submissions by regular mail will be accepted. A confirmation email will be immediately sent once the proposal is submitted successfully. Otherwise, contact the LASA Secretariat before the deadline for confirmation

For more details : Https://lasa.international.pitt.edu/eng/congress/upcoming-congresses.asp

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4th PlanoCosmo International Conference, 2-5 April 2018, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Important Dates

Abstracts: 31 August 2017
Notice of Abstract Acceptance: 31 September 2017

Optional:
Deadline for Full Paper Submission (1st draft): 30 November 2017
Notice of Selected Papers for the journal or proceedings: 31 December 2017
Deadline for Full Paper Submission for Proceedings (Final version): 31 January 2018

Registration Deadline: 15 January 2018
Preliminary program announcement: 28 February 2018
Conference dates: 2-5 April 2018

Abstract submission

http://www.conftool.net/planocosmo2018/

Conference venue

Bandung Institute of Technology,
Labtek IXA PWK/SAPPK ITB, Jl Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132 Indonesia

Conference website

http://planocosmo.sappk.itb.ac.id

It is our great pleasure to inform you that the 4th PlanoCosmo International Conference themed “Transforming beyond Borders: Starting the New Urban Agenda” to be held in Bandung, Indonesia, on April 3rd to 5th, 2018 has been launched. This event aims to bring together researchers, academics, and scholars all around the world to discuss and exchange ideas regarding the increasingly interconnected urban world, particularly in the context of the New Urban Agenda.

Keynote/ invited speakers

- Prof. Eugenie L. Birch (University of Pennsylvania)
- Dr. Sri Mulyani Indrawati (Ministry of Finance, Indonesia)*
- Prof. Haryo Winarso (Institut Teknologi Bandung)
- Dr. Tim Bunnell (National University of Singapore)

Conference tracks

1. Urban Land and Housing System
2. Peri-urbanization and Regional Policy
3. Regional Innovation and Smart City System
4. Infrastructure and Transportation System
5. Disaster Risk Reduction
6. Environmental Planning and Management
7. Informal Urbanism and Inclusive Development
8. Rural Transformation and Small Town Planning


We aim to create an inclusive forum for professional and academic networking as well as an alternative outlet for publishing your latest work. While paper submission is optional, the accepted papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Regional and City Planning (indexed by DOAJ – green thick – and Google Scholar; accredited by the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education) or will be included in the conference proceedings published in IOP Environmental and Earth Sciences Conference series (indexed by Web of Science Conference Citation Index and Scopus).

If you are interested in proposing side events or special sessions or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at planocosmo@pl.itb.ac.id

 

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IGU Commission 'Geography of Governance' - 2017 Annual Conference - 19 - 21 October 2017 -University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

IGU Commission 'Geography of Governance'
2017 Annual Conference
"Local Governance in the New Urban Agenda"

! ** CALL for PAPERS - new deadline 20 July 2017 ** !

Important dates:
• Submission deadline for abstracts: 30 June 2017 => extended 20 July 2017
• Notification of abstract acceptance: 31 July 2017
• Registration and payment: 1 - 20 September 2017
• PowerPoint Presentation (PowerPoint file): during the conference
• Full paper for publication: date to be announced during the conference

Date:
19 - 21 October 2017

Location
University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

Conference Website:
https://sites.google.com/site/geogov2017conference/

 

Call for Papers

The 2017 Annual Conference of the IGU Commission on ‘Geography of Governance’ (IGU-GoG), organized in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Heritage - University of Salento, will be held in Lecce, Italy, 19 - 21 October 2017.

The Conference aims to explore and to discuss the changes, challenges and opportunities confronting Local Governance in the context of the new urban paradigm associated with the HABITAT III New Urban Agenda, a 20-year strategy for sustainable urbanization, adopted in October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador. 

Considering the commitments for action associated with this new urban paradigm, the Conference aims to address, but is not limited to, the following issues:

(a) The role of local government in the definition and implementation of more inclusive, transparent, accountable, effective and transformational local  policies  for sustainable and resilient urban development.

(b) Sustainable, people-centred, long-term, and integrated approaches to urban development.

(c) New ways to plan,  finance,  govern,  and  manage  cities  and  other non-urban / rural settlements.

(d) Multi-stakeholder, multi-level institutional cooperation among all tiers of government. National urban policies and the changing role of sub-national government in urban development.

(e) The roles of cities/city-regions within transnational / national planning and governance schemes.

(f) Policy transfer across local and city-regional entities.

(g) Global urban policy principles and local governance practices: correspondence and disjuncture.

(h) Alternative visions and alternative models for local governance.

(i) Climate change and the challenges for local governance.

(j) The governance of smart, green and integrated urban transport.

(l) Indicators for the governance of local sustainable development.

We welcome proposals for papers on any of these issues, from different theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. The Conference will be an opportunity for inter-disciplinary discussions on a broad spectrum of innovative research within the field of the Geography of Local Governance.

PARTICIPATION IN THE CONFERENCE & SELECTION CRITERIA

•Participants in the conference are expected to present a paper. For participation without  a paper, please contact us before the registration period. 

•The conference is organized in panels according to topics and issues. 

•All submissions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee for content and appropriateness to this conference.

•The working language of the conference will be English. Translation services will not be provided. 

ABSTRACTS

•All colleagues interested in participating in the conference are invited to submit, by e-mail, an abstract  with aprox. 250 words, by no later than 30 June 2017, to the Conference Convenors. 

•Please, use this abstract  form - download here -

•E-mail: igu.geogov@gmail.com

•If necessary, contact us to discuss any ideas that you might have for a paper on the proposed themes and issues or on  •Successful applicants will be informed by 31 July 2017.

PUBLICATION

• It is expected that a selection of conference papers will be published.

• The selected manuscripts will be double-blind peer-reviewed.

• More information about publication will be given during the conference.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT 

 • Registration & Payment Period: 1 - 20 September 2017

 • Conference fee: 100 Euros (includes participation in the conference, program and abstracts in digital format & 

                                                           coffee-breaks).

 • Payment is made to the Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Salento, Italy.

 • More information on registration will be available in the Conference website after 15 July 2017.

IMPORTANT DATES

• Submission deadline for abstracts: 30 June 2017

• Notification of abstract acceptance: 31 July 2017

• Registration and payment: 1 - 20 September 2017

• PowerPoint Presentation (PowerPoint file): during the conference

• Full paper for publication: date to be announced during the conference

CONFERENCE CONVENORS 

• Anna Trono

       Local Organization Committee, Chair

• Carlos Nunes Silva

      IGU Commission Geography of Governance, Chair

CONFERENCE VENUE

 • University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

 CONFERENCE e-MAIL & WEBSITE

 • Conference e-mail  (IGU Commission e-mail): igu.geogov@gmail.com 

 • Conference website:  https://sites.google.com/site/geogov2017conference/ 

UNIVERSITY OF SALENTO

• Department of Cultural Heritage

      University of Salento,

      Via Dalmazio Birago, no. 64

      73100 Lecce

       Italy

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2018 World Social Science Forum,25-28 September 2018, Fukuoka, Japan

The call for session proposals for the 2018 World Social Science Forum is now open.

The Forum will take place from 25-28 September 2018, in Fukuoka, Japan, on the theme of ‘Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures’.

Key dates:

  • Submission Deadline: 1 September 2017
  • Selection: Proposals will be reviewed by the Scientific Programme Committee (SPC).
  • Outcome: Feedback on session proposals and notifications of acceptance will be sent out to all applicants no later than 30 November 2017.

We are pleased to invite proposals for parallel sessions under the following sub-themes of the Forum:

  • Sustainability and security
  • Cybersecurity
  • Human security
  • Security and the 2030 Agenda
  • Globalization, diversity, and cultures of belonging
  • Development and inclusion in urban and rural areas
  • Gender equality and security
  • Health, safety and biosecurity
  • Freedom, democracy and security

 

An official call for papers will be released by the SPC at a later date.

More information on session formats, as well as on how to submit a session, can be found on the Forum website

We would be very grateful if you could share the news about the Forum and call for proposals with your networks.
We hope to see you in Fukuoka in September 2018! In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact issc@worldsocialscience.org with any questions.

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International workshop on theories and models of urbanization - ERC GeoDiverCity

ERC  GeoDiverCity International Workshop

Thursday 12th and Friday 13th October 2017

Location:  Institute of Complex Systems of Paris-Ile-de-France

113 rue Nationale, 75013 PARIS (métro Nationale Line 6)

You are invited to attend and can find details on our site

The ambition of the meeting is to engage discussion about fundamental questions regarding urban theories and modeling. Invited keynote speeches will be followed each by a roundtable of presentations and discussion.  Related major results from the ERC will also be presented. The intention of the workshop is to summarize the state of knowledge and prepare an agenda for future research.

 

Programme

 

Thursday October 12th

 

9h30-11h – Urban theories and complexity (1)

Keynote: Michael Batty

“Which complexity for urban systems?”

Discussion: Olivier Bouba-Olga: "Innovation, In and Out of the City"

Juste Raimbault: “Complexity, Complexities and Complex Knowledges”

 

11h-11h30 coffee break

 

11h 30-13h – GeoDiverCity: Building models: experimentation of theories and reproducibility

Keynote : Romain Reuillon

“Towards Computer Assisted Modeling “

Discussion around OpenMOLE: Paul Chapron, Guillaume Chérel, Clementine Cottineau,

Mathieu Leclaire, Sebastien Rey-Coyrehourcq

 

13-14 buffet lunch

14h-15h 30 Urban theories and complexity (2)

Keynote: Elsa Arcaute

“Scaling laws, its limitations and performance of cities”

Discussion: Diego Rybski

Horacio Samaniego (with Mauricio Franco and Boris Sotomayor): “Reaching Out” in Larger Cities”

Francisco Maturana: “The Topology of Communicating Across Cities of Increasing Sizes, or the Complex Task of “Reaching Out” in Larger Cities”

 

15h30-16h coffee break

 

16h-17h  GeoDiverCity: Are scaling laws transferable towards urban theories?

Presentations: Olivier Finance and Elfie Swerts

 

17h -18h 30 Urban theories and big data

Keynote: Marc Barthelemy

“Revisiting economics for understanding urban data”

Discussion: Arnaud Banos, Céline Rozenblat

 

Friday October 13th

 

9h30-11h00 Economy versus geography: theories of urbanization and cities development

Keynote: Michael Storper

"The Growth and Decline of Cities:  a perspective from economic geography"

Discussion:  Lena Sanders, Céline Vacchiani-Marcuzzo and Isabelle Thomas

11h-11h30 coffee break

 

11h30-13h GeoDiverCity: Economy versus geography: theories of urbanization and cities development (2)

Presentations: Clémentine Cottineau and Solène Baffi

"What is emerging ? Understanding urbanisation dynamics in BRICS countries through a geographical approach, the case of Russia and South Africa"

 Which theories and models from and for big data?

Presentations:

Thomas Louail :“Denoising data with talk: augmented interviews to better understand spatial behavior”

Robin Cura: “Visual exploration and simulation of large and long data of urban growth”.

 

13:00-14h:00 buffet lunch

 

14h-15h 30 Urban theories and international comparison

Keynote: Fulong Wu

“Urban theories and urbanization processes: is China specific?”

Discussion: Natacha Aveline, Elfie Swerts

 

15h30-17h Concluding round table

International comparisons: harmonization of data, comparability of results, level of universality for theories and models

Eric Denis, Denise Pumain: questions to Elsa Arcaute, Mike Batty, Marc Barthelemy, Michael Storper and Fulong Wu

 

WIT Conferences - Urban Growth and circular economy - Alicante May 2018

1st International Conference on Urban Growth and the Circular Economy

8 - 10 May, 2018, Alicante, Spain

Urban Growth 2018 is organised by the Wessex Institute, UK and the University of Alicante, Spain. It is sponsored by WIT Transactions on the Built Environment and the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning.

The continuing and rapid growth of the cities and their regions of influence has led to the need to find new solutions which allows for promoting their sustainable development

We are pleased to advise that the scheduled assessment by SCOPUS of the WIT Transactions on the Built Environment has now been satisfactorily completed. WIT Volumes will continue to be listed in that important Database.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

  • Infrastructure and eco-architecture
  • Green urban areas
  • Landscape and planning
  • City heritage and its regeneration
  • Quality of life
  • Urban transport
  • Communications
  • Energy systems
  • Water reuse
  • Air contamination
  • Water pollution
  • Waste management
  • Noise pollution
  • Waste water systems
  • Risk analysis
  • Recreation in the city
  • Coastal cities
  • Socio-economic issues
  • Law and regulation
  • Production of goods and services
  • Consumption issues
  • Recycling
  • Urban agriculture
  • Urban mining
  • New design practices
  • Smart technologies
  • Mobility in the city
  • Safety aspects
  • Smart habitats
  • Systems resilience
  • Governance
  • Community participation

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

=> Submit an Abstract


Papers are invited on the topics outlined and others falling within the scope of the meeting. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible. Delegates may also attend without submitting a paper. Submit your abstract online or by e-mailing the Conference Secretariat below.

Irene Moreno Millan
imoreno@wessex.ac.uk

Wessex Institute
Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst,
Southampton SO40 7AA, UK
Tel: +44 (0)238 029 3223
Fax: +44 (0)238 029 2853

 

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Call for Panel Contributions - Knowledge/Culture/Ecologies 2017 Conference in Santiago, Chile

Knowledge/Culture/Ecologies International Conference
November 15-18, 2017 - Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago - Chile.
 

Website of the conference

 

Open Panel - P32 - When anthropology meets geography: discerning locally embedded, yet globally connected socio-territorial struggles

 

Important Dates

April 28, 2017: Deadline for submitting Panel Proposals

May 26, 2017: Deadline for submitting Papers and Audiovisual proposals

June 23, 2017: Confirmation of Acceptance of Panels and Papers

July 28, 2017: Early Bird Registrations close

August 25, 2017: Registrations close

October 2017: Full Program announced

 

Accepted formats

Open Panels: Proposals with a specific theme where individual papers submitted separately are grouped thematically.
Curated Panels: Proposals with four papers and four named speakers with a specific focus. 
Papers: Individual or joint papers that are submitted or included in specific open panels.
Audiovisual: Short films; interactive work; photographic work.
Making/Doing/Experimenting Workshops: sessions showcase alternative and/or hands-on modes of doing research/art/work.

 

The focus of the conference is on six major themes / streams:

  • Socio territorial conflicts & ecologies of social cohesion
  • Anthropocene ecologies
  • Energy ecologies and infrastructures in everyday life 
  • Ecologies of urbanism
  • Decolonial ecological politics & Post-capitalist ecologies 
  • Ecological imaginaries, experimentation & design ecologies

Identities are not only related to politics of assimilation and exclusion in the context of Nation-States, but also shape territorial configuration and arrangements in relation to geographical space. The latter becomes a territory for the accumulation of cultural symbols resulting from the different activities accomplished by a community living in that given space. In order to comprehend what drives various societies in resisting against the dispossession of land, in defending their resources and in opposing the political economies of States, new methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches are needed.
While social anthropology attempts to gain a broader understanding of humankind by means of cross-cultural comparison – initially emphasizing local complexity and ethnography – human geography aims to describe humankind by focusing on the intra- and interconnectedness of space and place.
Hence, an anthropo-geographical approach could provide novel insight for interpreting transformations that occur on multiple scales, while also taking into account the complexity of local relationships and experiences.
In this perspective, the present panel suggests exploring the implications of such an approach, and is interested in empirical and theoretical contributions on the following:
1. The meaning of place and territory in the context of socio-territorial struggles.
How can an object of research be bound to a certain local complexity and specificity while being placed into a broader sphere of analysis, considering at the same time the crosswise intersection between place and space?
2. Local and global dimensions of new social movements.
How could the strategies and impacts of movements that are locally based, but act throughout transnational networks of solidarity against global, yet local capitalist political economies, be described?
3. The relationship between activists and scholars, and their central role in addressing socio-territorial inequality.
How can dialogue be organized so as to foster (co-)production of knowledge?

 

The call for papers and media work closes 26 May, 2017. For further details, please contact us at laura.neville@unil.ch & attilio.bernasconi@unil.ch , or submit directly via the online submission form .

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International Geographical Union, Commission 'Geography of Governance', LOCAL GOVERNANCE IN THE NEW URBAN AGENDA, 19 - 21 October 2017, Department of Cultural Heritage - University of Salento Lecce - Italy

International Geographical Union • Commission 'Geography of Governance' Annual Conference

LOCAL GOVERNANCE IN THE NEW URBAN AGENDA

19 - 21 October 2017 

Department of Cultural Heritage - University of Salento, Lecce - Italy

 

IMPORTANT DATES

 

• Submission deadline for abstracts: 30 June 2017

• Notification of abstract acceptance: 31 July 2017

• Registration and payment: 1 - 20 September 2017

• PowerPoint Presentation (PowerPoint file): during the conference

• Full paper for publication: date to be announced during the conference

 

CONFERENCE e-MAIL & WEBSITE

  

• Conference e-mail  (IGU Commission e-mail): igu.geogov@gmail.com 

• Conference website:  https://sites.google.com/site/geogov2017conference/ 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2017 Annual Conference of the IGU Commission on ‘Geography of Governance’ (IGU-GoG), organized in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Heritage - University of Salento, will be held in Lecce, Italy, 19 - 21 October 2017.

The Conference aims to explore and to discuss the changes, challenges and opportunities confronting Local Governance in the context of the new urban paradigm associated with the HABITAT III New Urban Agenda, a 20-year strategy for sustainable urbanization, adopted in October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador. 

Considering the commitments for action associated with this new urban paradigm, the Conference aims to address, but is not limited to, the following issues:

(a) The role of local government in the definition and implementation of more inclusive, transparent, accountable, effective and transformational local  policies  for sustainable and resilient urban development.

(b) Sustainable, people-centred, long-term, and integrated approaches to urban development.

(c) New ways to plan,  finance,  govern,  and  manage  cities  and  other non-urban / rural settlements.

(d) Multi-stakeholder, multi-level institutional cooperation among all tiers of government. National urban policies and the changing role of sub-national government in urban development.

(e) The roles of cities/city-regions within transnational / national planning and governance schemes.

(f) Policy transfer across local and city-regional entities.

(g) Global urban policy principles and local governance practices: correspondence and disjuncture.

(h) Alternative visions and alternative models for local governance.

(i) Climate change and the challenges for local governance.

(j) The governance of smart, green and integrated urban transport.

(l) Indicators for the governance of local sustainable development.

We welcome proposals for papers on any of these issues, from different theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. The Conference will be an opportunity for inter-disciplinary discussions on a broad spectrum of innovative research within the field of the Geography of Local Governance.

 

PARTICIPATION IN THE CONFERENCE & SELECTION CRITERIA

 

•Participants in the conference are expected to present a paper. For participation without  a paper, please contact us before the registration period. 

•The conference is organized in panels according to topics and issues. 

•All submissions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee for content and appropriateness to this conference.

•The working language of the conference will be English. Translation services will not be provided. 

 

ABSTRACTS

 

•All colleagues interested in participating in the conference are invited to submit, by e-mail, an abstract  with aprox. 250 words, by no later than 30 June 2017, to the Conference Convenors. 

•Please, use this abstract  form - download here

•E-mail: igu.geogov@gmail.com

•If necessary, contact us to discuss any ideas that you might have for a paper on the proposed themes and issues or on other related topics.

•Successful applicants will be informed by 31 July 2017.

 

PUBLICATION

  

• It is expected that a selection of conference papers will be published.

• The selected manuscripts will be double-blind peer-reviewed.

 • More information about publication will be given during the conference.

 

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT 

   

 • Registration & Payment Period: 1 - 20 September 2017

 • Conference fee: 100 Euros (includes participation in the conference, program and abstracts in digital format & coffee-breaks).

 • Payment is made to the Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Salento, Italy.

 • More information on registration will be available in the Conference website after 15 July 2017.

 

CONFERENCE CONVENORS 

 

  • Anna Trono Local Organization Committee, Chair

  • Carlos Nunes Silva IGU Commission Geography of Governance, Chair

 

CONFERENCE VENUE

 

• University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

  

UNIVERSITY OF SALENTO

 

• Department of Cultural Heritage

      University of Salento,

      Via Dalmazio Birago, no. 64

      73100 Lecce

       Italy

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Polarisation, Fragmentation and Resilience: Four Urban Contexts Compared 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2017 Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Importants Dates

Conference Dates: 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2017 (Plenary paper sessions on Day 1 and 2; a study tour on Day 3)
Abstract submission : Deadline: 31 Jul 2017

Paper submission : Deadline: 30 Sep 2017

Conference Website: 
http://hkbulewi.wixsite.com/conference2017

Different economic, social and political trajectories have resulted in varying patterns of spatial fragmentation, which is related to factors such as access to employment, income and wealth inequality, housing affordability, and racial and ethnic segregation, and is informed in major part by their urban morphologies. 

The conference represents an international collaboration to conduct comparative analysis on the nature and manifestations of urban socio-spatial polarisation, fragmentation and segregation in USA, South Africa, Hong Kong and mainland China, with a view to identifying policy initiatives to enhance urban resilience. In addition to paper sessions, a one-day field excursion to public housing estates and other neighbourhoods in Hong Kong will be held.

Specific objectives include:
• To investigate the impacts of economic restructuring on access to and quality of employment, with special reference to the global trajectories of the above four urban contexts and the different experiences of polarisation and fragmentation that have resulted;
• To identify the distinct racial and ethnic dimensions that affect access to housing and employment, such as: in-migration from mainland China and elsewhere in Hong Kong; rapid urbanization in mainland China under hukou delineation; migration of Black South Africans to Cape Town and Pretoria since the end of Apartheid; and the changing patterns of racial segregation and international in-migration in Atlanta, in the context of state policies on migration, housing and employment that either exacerbate or moderate polarisation and fragmentation; and
• To decipher the nature and extent of urban resilience in coping with problems of polarisation and fragmentation.

Conference Venue: 
David C Lam Institute for East-West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Keynote Speakers: 
• Prof Ray Forrest, Chair Professor of Housing and Urban Studies, City University of Hong Kong
• Prof Risa Palm, Provost, Georgia State University 

Abstract Submission:
• Abstract submission (Deadline: 31 Jul 2017)
Please submit abstracts (max 300 words) in MS Word, including title, author name(s) and affiliation(s), abstract text, and keywords. 
Please note that a target of 25 papers is set. Parallel sessions will be avoided to facilitate exchange of views and research findings. 
• Paper submission (Deadline: 30 Sep 2017)
Accepted presenters are expected to submit full papers. Selected manuscripts will be considered to be published as a special issue on “comparative urban polarisation, fragmentation and resilience” in a leading journal.
Please email your abstracts and papers to duhuimin@hkbu.edu.hk.

Conference Registration:
Registration fee: HKD 1100 (USD 150)
The registration fee includes coffee and snacks, lunches, conference dinner and site visit.
Payment of registration fee will be collected on site. 
Depending on funding availability, registration fee may be waived for accepted presenters upon request (ONLY one presenter for one paper).

Organising Committee: 
• Prof Owen Crankshaw, University of Cape Town
• Prof Chrisna Duplessis, University of Pretoria
• Prof Ann-Margaret Esnard, Georgia State University
• Dr Pu Hao, Hong Kong Baptist University
• Dr Adrienne La Grange, City University of Hong Kong
• Prof Si-ming Li, Hong Kong Baptist University
• Dr Cathy Liu, Georgia State University
• Dr Jun Wang, City University of Hong Kong

Sponsors:
• Urban Studies Foundation
• Hong Kong Baptist University

Conference Secretariat:
Dr Huimin Du, David C Lam Institute for East-West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Email: duhuimin@hkbu.edu.hk, Tel: +852 34115337, Fax: +852 34115128

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Urban China and the Challenges of Sustainability – MEDIUM International Conference - 6th-18th June 2017 - Guangzhou (China)

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You are all invited to attend and debate at the second international event organised in the context of the MEDIUM project.

Urban China and the challenges of sustainability
Conference organised by the MEDIUM project Guangzhou, Sun Yat-sen University
June 16th-18th, 2017
Interpretation in English and Chine

While research conducted in the context of the project focus primarily on medium-sized cities, the conference will consider urban China in its diversity, with a great variety of case studies including Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Tianjin, the region of the Taihu lake etc.

It will address the issue of sustainability from a broad perspective, tackling ageing housing, social inclusion, urban governance, environmental sustainability, participatory processes in urban planning, with a multi-disciplinary approach ranging from geography, political science, economy, sociology, computer science, to environmental science etc.

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Second International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities October 4-6, 2017, Puebla, Mexico

Second International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities
October 4-6, 2017, Puebla, Mexico

http://ing.pue.itesm.mx/udms2017/
by ISPRS and UDMS.

Deadline for submitting full papers: March 31, 2017

Extended Deadline : May 15, 2017

Important dates:
- Deadline for full papers: March 31, 2017
- Papers acceptance: April 30, 2017
- Final paper submission: May 26, 2017
- Conference dates: October 4-6, 2017
- Early birth registration: May 26, 2017

A Smart City is defined as a set of instruments across many scales that are connected through multiple networks and provide continuous data regarding people and environment in support of decisions about the physical and social form of the city. This process cannot be completed without technology advancements. Moreover a Smart City cannot be established without a better involvement of citizens (smart people). This conference aims at presenting novel research concerning the use of information and communication technologies in Smart Cities. The second edition intends to further strengthen the communication between senior researchers, students, developers, practitioners and citizens and to establish collaborations on new research topics.

This conference will be jointly organized by the Urban Data Management Society, ISPRS IV/10, IV/6, IV/4 and the local committee located at Puebla by the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), Universidad de las Américas-Puebla (UDLAP), Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Optica y Electrónica (INAOE) and TSystems.

The UDMS (www.udms.net) is a pioneer in promoting information technologies in European cities from early 70s. ISPRS (www.isprs.org) is one of the largest international organization for geospatial technologies.


Tecnológico de Monterrey, also known as ITESM, was founded in 1943 at Monterrey and today it offers about 200 academic programs including international, undergraduate, master and doctoral programs recognized and accredited by different national and international organisms. ITESM has an international strong reputation among employers and is one of the most prestigious universities in Mexico and Latin America. There are about 85,000 students and 9000 professors distributed in 31 campuses throughout Mexico organized in seven National Faculties and 41 research laboratories.

We invite you to submit full academic papers (approximately 6,000 words) to the conference, related to the following themes:

Topics are as follows

Smart data
- sensor network databases
- on-the-fly data mining
- geographic and urban knowledge modeling and engineering
- green computing
- Urban Data Analytics and Big Data
- Big Databases and Data Management (noSQL)


Smart people
- volunteered information
- systems for public participation


Smart city
- system of territorial intelligence
- systems for intelligent management (building, transportation, energy, etc.)
- 3D modeling of cities
- Internet of things
- Social Networks
- Mobility and Transport
- urban dashboard design and implementation
- new style of urban decision-making systems
- geovisualization devoted to urban problems
- disaster management systems.


Submission must be done through: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=udmssdsc-2017

Accepted papers will be published in the ISPRS Archives and Annals.
We aim for the highest
academic standards for this conference, and therefore full papers will be blind reviewed by
three members of the scientific committee.

Organising committee:

David Ricardo Sol Martinez, Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Puebla, Mexico
Ofelia Cervantes Villagómez, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico
Enrique Sucar, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Mexico
David Pinto, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
Juan Manuel Ahuactzin, T-Systems, Mexico

Scientific committee:

Sisi Zlatanova, TU Delft, The Netherlands, Chair
Nader Afzalan, University of Redlands, USA
Giorgio Agugiaro, AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Ken Arroyo Ohori, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Martina Baucic, University of Split, Croatia
Michela Bertolotto, University College Dublin, Ireland
Filip Biljecki, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Omar Boucelma, Aix-Marseille University, France
Azedine Boulmakoul, Hassan II University of Mohammedia, Morocco
Maria Antonia Brovelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
César Cárdenas, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Ofelia Cervantes, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico

 

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conference IGEOS2017 - August 08, 2017 - Bandung

First call paper is already opened. Further information about this conference, please kindly visit:

http://igeos.conference.upi.edu

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Background

The 1st UPI International Geography Seminar (UPI IGEOS 2017) will be held on August 8, 2017, in Bandung, Indonesia. UPI IGEOS 2017 aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Geography, Geography Education, and Geosciences. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Geography, Geography Education, and Geosciences.

Aim and Scope

The UPI IGEO Conference 2017 is the premier interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Geography and Geography Education. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Geography Education
Landscape, Landscape Analysis, and Geoparks.
History of Geography.
Humankind and Environment.
Land Degradation and Desertification.
Geography of Governance.
Geography of Tourism, Leisure, and Global Change.
Hazard and Risk.
Population Geography.
Toponymy.
Urban Commission: Emerging Urban Transformations and Megacities.

 

Economic and Political Geography.
Karst.
Water Sustainability.
Sustainability of Rural Systems.
Health and Environment.
Land Use and Land Cover Change.
Local Development, Marginalization, Globalization, and Regional and Local Responses.
Geographical Information Science and Remote Sensing.
Biogeography and Biodiversity.
Gender and Geography, Indigenous Knowledge, Religious and Peoples' Rights.

ABSTRACT AND PAPER SUBMISSION

[IMPORTANT] To submit an abstract, authors must register first (click here). Then they can submit their abstracts by logging in to this site (menu “Submission System” then “Login”). The manuscript (full paper) can be submitted only after authors submit their abstracts. The whole submission process is done fully online (NOT by email) to guarantee smooth administration. Letter of Acceptance (LoA) and Letter of Invitation (LoI) can be downloaded directly from your account once your abstract is accepted to be presented at the conference.

All full paper submissions to the 1st UPI IGEOS 2017 should only be written in English, and will be sent to at least two reviewers and evaluated based on originality, technical or research content or depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. All accepted and selected papers UPI IGEOS 2017, will be published in Conference Proceeding and Journal Indexed by: SCOPUS and Google Scholar. All selected paper or articles propose to get a digital object identifier (DOI).

REGISTRATION FEE AND PAYMENT

[IMPORTANT] After making the payment, author MUST upload the transfer proof via this website (NOT Email).

Please do a payment via transfer to BNI BANK with account number 0399854129 behalf of Arif Ismail.

International Paper Presenter (Including fee for selected papers of 1st IGEOS proceeding indexed by Scopus)
Fee 300 USD

Indonesian Paper Presenter (Including fee for selected papers of 1st IGEOS proceeding indexed by Scopus)
Fee Rp 2.000.000

Indonesia Participant (Student, Teacher and General)
Before event Rp 350.000
On the spot Rp 500.000

International Participant (Student, Teacher and General)
Before event 50 USD
On the spot 60 USD

ACCOMODATION

Please read carefully about accomodation information. You can see in here.

VISA INFORMATION

Please read carefully about visa information. You can see in here.

ADVISORY BOARD

Prof. Jurgen Heinrich (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Prof. Hartono (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)
Prof. Lynn Paine (Michigan State University, USA)
Prof. Enok Maryani (UPI, Indonesia)
Prof. Darsiharjo (UPI, Indonesia)
Prof. Dede Rohmat (UPI, Indonesia)
Prof. Dede Sugandi (UPI, Indonesia)
Prof. Wanjat Kastolani (UPI, Indonesia)
Prof. Muh Aris Marfai (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)
Prof. Sumarmi (UM, Indonesia)
Prof. Robert Wiley (University of Houston, USA)
Prof. Junun Sartohadi (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)
Prof. Céline Rozenblat (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Prof. Arief Rosyidie (ITB, Indonesia)
Prof. Syafri Anwar (UNP, Indonesia)
Assoc. Prof. Mohammad Zohir Ahmad (USM, Malaysia)
Assoc. Prof. Deasy Arisanty (UNLAM, Indonesia)
Assoc. Prof. Deden Rukmana (Savannah State University, USA)
Assoc. Prof. Delik Hudalah (ITB, Indonesia)
Assoc. Prof. Projo Danoedoro (UGM, Indonesia)
Assoc. Prof. Dasapta Erwin Irawan (ITB, Indonesia)

COMMITEE

Chairperson:
Dr. rer.nat Nandi, MT., M.Sc.

Vice Chairperson:
Dr. Iwan Setiawan, M.Si

Members:
Dr. Ahmad Yani, M.Si
Dr. Epon Ningrum, M.Pd
Dr. Mamat Ruhimat, M.Pd
Dr. Lili Somantri, M.Si

Contact

Email: igeos@upi.edu

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CRUISE-Statistics South Africa Urban and Regional Science Conference 2017, July 3-5, 2017, STIAS, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

DATE
July 3-5, 2017

IMPORTANT DATES
• Submission deadline for abstracts: March 19, 2017.
• Notification of abstract acceptance: March 31, 2017.
• Early bird registration and payment: 1 - 28 April 2017.
• PowerPoint Presentation.
• Full paper for publication: date to be announced during the conference.

LOCATION
STIAS, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.


CONFERENCE E-MAIL & WEBSITE
Conference e-mail: cruiseconference2017@gmail.com
Conference website: http://www.statssa.gov.za/?page_id=9282


ORGANIZATION
The 3rd Biannual ISIbalo CRUISE Urban and Regional Science Conference is jointly organised by the Centre for Regional and Urban Innovation and Statistical Exploration (CRUISE) and Statistics South Africa in conjunction with the Regional Science Association International.


AIM
The conference is aimed at bringing researchers from academia, the private and public sectors and non-governmental organisations together in an effort to present and debate prevalent urban and regional development issues and to share knowledge, viewpoints, methods and research outcomes around six main themes:

  • Theme 1 – Social, economic and structural change in cities and regions
  • Theme 2 – Clusters / corridors / declining / lagging areas
  • Theme 3 – Formal / informal business growth / decline
  • Theme 4 – Mobility / migration / commuting trends and issues
  • Theme 5 – Urban growth / housing trends and issues
  • Theme 6 – Governance / policy issues

Researchers in the fields of Economics, Planning, Geography, Sociology and related Social Sciences are encouraged to participate.


CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Participation in the conference requires an oral presentation of 20 minutes. The conference is organized in panels of 5 papers each. Presentations are selected on content and appropriateness to the conference themes.


ABSTRACTS
The deadline for the submission of an abstract of around 250 words by e-mail is 19 March 2017
Abstracts should be mailed to: cruiseconference2017@gmail.com
• Enquiries: Arul Naidoo, E-mail: ArulN@statssa.gov.za
• Successful participants will be informed by March 31, 2017.


PUBLICATION
Opportunities will be given for publication of collections of approved papers for publication in special editions of journals and an edited book after the conference (publication plan to be announced during the conference).


NETWORKING
The conference is an opportunity for researchers to meet and to discuss future joint research initiatives and opportunities.


REGISTRATION
Conference fee:
- Non-RSAI members: Early Bird registration180 Euros before April 28; 250 Euros after April 28.
- RSAI members: Early Bird registration 150 Euros before April 28; 200 Euros after April 28.
- Participants from Africa: Early Bird registration RZA 1000 before April 28; RZA 1500 after April 28.
• Conference fee includes participation in the conference, programme and abstracts in digital format, Wi fi, secured parking, coffee-breaks and lunch.
Downloadable registration forms: http://www.statssa.gov.za/?page_id=9282


Fees at payable at:
ABSA Bank
Account name: Cruiseconference2017
No: 9326517479
Branch Code: 632005
Swift Code: ABSA ZAJJ

CONFERENCE CONVENOR & ORGANIZATION
Manie Geyer
Centre for Urban and Regional Innovation and Statistical Exploration
Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch, South Africa
http://www0.sun.ac.za/cruise/
Arul Naidoo
Statistics South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa


CONFERENCE VENUE
STIAS Centre
Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch, South Africa


ACCOMMODATION
http://www.booking.com/city/za/stellenbosch.html
http://www.stellenbosch.travel/stay-us

Affordable Stellenbosch University hostel accommodation:
The Director
Commercial Services
Stellenbosch University
Private Bag X1
Matieland 7602
Tel. +27 (0)21 855 2462
+27 0828739497
djma@sun.ac.za

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WIT Conferences - Urban Growth 2018 - 8 - 10 May, 2018 Alicante, Spain

1st International Conference on Urban Growth and the Circular Economy

The continuing and rapid growth of the cities and their regions of influence has led to the need to find new solutions which allows for promoting their sustainable development.

The quest for the Sustainable City has until recently focused on the efficient use of resources with the application of technical advances giving rise to the definition of SMART Cities. The economic model emphasised however is still “linear” in the sense that the design and consumption follows the pattern of extraction of natural resources, manufacturing, product usage and waste disposal.

Submission Information :

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible.
Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be describe in the final paper. Final aceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted for publication must be presented at the conference.
The language of the conference will be English.

For more information visit:
www.witconferences.com/urbangrowth2018

Online submission:
www.witconferences.com/urbangrowth2017

 

About the conference

The continuous growth of urban population has recently given rise to the emergence of a new model which responds better to the challenges of natural resource depletion as well as waste management. This model has been called the “circular economy”. The circular economy is a recent concept based on the reuse of what up to now has been considered wastes, reintroducing them into the productive cycle. The objective of the circular economy is to reduce consumption and achieve savings in terms of raw materials, water and energy, thus contributing to the preservation of resources in order to reach sustainable development. The circular economy has its roots in environmental economics. Its objective is minimising resources in the production of goods and services. The idea is to implement the life cycle of products, services, waste, materials and energy. The concept needs to be imbedded not only in the original design, but also in all process phases and during production, which ought to be as efficient as possible.

One of the most important of these resources is water which is becoming a scarce commodity in an ever expanding world whose population demands a better standard of living. Water is required for agricultural purposes as well as by industry, in addition to its use by the general population. The recycling of water is an essential component of the circular economy. Closely associated to the concept of the sustainable city and the circular economy is the need to develop networks, not only within the City itself but also across other city regions to ensure governance based on cooperation. There is no possibility for the success of a long term economic policy without addressing the problems of natural resources and environmental pollution, which will affect the reuse of materials and products. The current market economy based on a linear model from resource extraction, manufacturing, consumption and waste disposal, has not proved a long term suitable solution, in spite of the substantial efforts made in reducing its environmental impacts. This is largely due to the continuous population growth, in a society that demands high standards of living, thus requiring an ever increasing share of natural resources.

The basis of the circular economy can be summarised as follows:

• Eco-consumption: It starts with the evaluation of the possible environmental impacts of the process.
• Industrial Ecology: The industrial phase is based in the principle of optimisation of components, flow of materials, energy and services.
• Economic Functionality: The process gives more importance to use than possession; ie to the sale of services rather than goods.
• Reuse: Aim to use waste to create new products. This phase also involves the repairs, recycling and value added procedures to prolong the life of any given products or services.

The achievements of the goals proposed by the circular economy require the cooperation of the community, as well as technological changes and advances. The need to base suitable development on the environmental, economic and social points of view, demands an integrated approach to solve the city problems including planning and development.

Urban Growth 2018 is organised by the Wessex Institute, UK and the University of Alicante, Spain. It is sponsored by WIT Transactions on the Built Environment and the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning.

The continuing and rapid growth of the cities and their regions of influence has led to the need to find new solutions which allows for promoting their sustainable development.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

 

  • Infrastructure and eco-architecture
  • Green urban areas
  • Landscape and planning
  • City heritage and its regeneration
  • Quality of life
  • Urban transport
  • Communications
  • Energy systems
  • Water reuse
  • Air contamination
  • Water pollution
  • Waste management
  • Noise pollution
  • Waste water systems
  • Risk analysis
  • Recreation in the city
  • Coastal cities
  • Socio-economic issues
  • Law and regulation
  • Production of goods and services
  • Consumption issues
  • Recycling
  • Urban agriculture
  • Urban mining
  • New design practices
  • Smart technologies
  • Mobility in the city
  • Safety aspects
  • Smart habitats
  • Systems resilience
  • Governance
  • Community participation

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Call for papers : Thematic Session - 6th EUGEO 6th EUGEO Congress - Brussels, September 4-6

Important dates:


2017/04/10 - deadline call for presentation
2017/04/25 - publication of thematic sessions program
2017/05/31 - deadline of the early registration
2017/09/04-06 – congress

Theme 5. Cities - T.S. 5.13.

Thematic Session on Ruins and Vacant Land in Shrinking Cities in Europe
(Chairs: Sarmento, J. & Brito-Henriques, E).


Contemporary urbanity is undeniably marked by the presence of abandonment, ruination and emptiness. The simple passage of time, disinvestment, lack of planning, or real estate speculation, resulted in discontinuous city growth. Vacant lots are now ubiquitous in many European cities and modern ruins have been added to historical ruins (e.g. abandoned manufacturing plants, closed cinemas, derelict barracks, dead malls, unfinished real estate projects), being part of the cityscape. At the same time, spaces of dereliction and ruination are closely related to urban shrinkage, which is nowadays one of the most important urban trends in the developed countries. Urban shrinkage does not only affect small and medium-sized cities that have lost competitiveness with globalization. It also attains dynamic metropolitan areas where the shrinking of the city centres and rust belts occurs at the same time as the extensive urbanization in peri-urban areas.
Contributions from scholars working on the following topics in various historical and geographical contexts are welcomed:

·         Theoretic work on urban derelicts;

·         Shrinkage cities

·         Smart decline;

·         Urban porosity;

·         Dynamics and spatial patterns of abandonment;

·         Potentialities of urban derelicts;

·         Biodiversity and human/non-human interactions in existing ruins, urban hollows and vacant lands;

·         Appropriations, re-significations and social uses of urban derelicts;

·         Strategies and innovative solutions for planning the perforated city using ruins, empty buildings and vacant lands;

·         Experience of Ruins

 

Proposals must include: the name and the affiliation of the author(s), email address for communication, a title in English and possibly in French, one or two session(s) where the author(s) would like to present their paper, a summary (maximum 5000 signs), 1 to 5 key words, the language of the presentation (English or French, with an English powerpoint).

 
More info: https://eugeo2017.sciencesconf.org/user/submit

Submit urban health abstracts now to join top international speakers

Abstract submission deadline approaching: 17 March 2017

ICUH 2017 is the only global conference focused on advancing the health of people living in cities worldwide.

 

Submit abstracts now to join an expert line-up of invited speakers to discuss urban health issues related to the following broad domain areas:

  • Urban governance and equity-oriented policies
  • Understanding and addressing demographic, epidemiologic and societal changes in cities
  • Healthy urban planning, measurement and metrics, data and research
  • Environmental health and urban sustainability
  • Health care in cities - access, services and quality

For further information and to submit abstracts visit: www.icuh2017.org

Proposals are invited for:

  • oral and poster presentations
  • panels
  • pre-conference workshops
  • special tracks

We welcome your participation and hope you will contribute to the programme.

Paula Santana, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Shamim Hayder Talukder, President, ISUH; Eminence, Bangladesh, Conference chairs

Speakers include:

  • Abdelkhamid Aberkane, Mayor of El Khroub and Faculty of Medicine of Constantine, Algeria
  • Hany Ayad, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • Pedro Pita Barros, Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • John Beard, World Health Organization, Switzerland
  • Carme Borrell, Public Health Agency of Barcelona, Spain
  • Waleska Caiaffa, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Jason Corburn, University of California Berkeley, USA
  • Carlos Dora, World Health Organization, Switzerland
  • Alex Ezeh, African Population and Health Research Centre, Kenya
  • Billie Giles-Corti, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Marcus Grant, Advisor to WHO Healthy Cities Programme, UK
  • Niels Lund, Novo Nordisk, Denmark
  • Lidia Morawska, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • K. Srinath Reddy, The Public Health Foundation of India, India
  • Aromar Revi, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, India
  • Richard Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Yongguan Zhu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

 

14th International Conference on Urban Health

Health Equity: The New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals


26-29 September 2017 | Coimbra, Portugal

Abstract submission deadline approaching: 17 March 2017

ICUH 2017 is the only global conference focused on advancing the health of people living in cities worldwide.

Submit abstracts now to join an expert line-up of invited speakers to discuss urban health issues related to the following broad domain areas:

Urban governance and equity-oriented policies
Understanding and addressing demographic, epidemiologic and societal changes in cities
Healthy urban planning, measurement and metrics, data and research
Environmental health and urban sustainability
Health care in cities - access, services and quality

Proposals are invited for:

oral and poster presentations
panels
pre-conference workshops
special tracks

We welcome your participation and hope you will contribute to the programme.

Paula Santana, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Shamim Hayder Talukder, President, ISUH; Eminence, Bangladesh
Conference chairs

Speakers include:

Abdelkhamid Aberkane, Mayor of El Khroub and Faculty of Medicine of Constantine, Algeria
Hany Ayad, Alexandria University, Egypt
Pedro Pita Barros, Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal
John Beard, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Carme Borrell, Public Health Agency of Barcelona, Spain
Waleska Caiaffa, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Jason Corburn, University of California Berkeley, USA
Alex Ezeh, African Population and Health Research Centre, Kenya
Billie Giles-Corti, University of Melbourne, Australia
Marcus Grant, Advisor to WHO Healthy Cities Programme, UK
Bernard Jomier, Deputy Mayor of Paris, France
Niels Lund, Novo Nordisk, Denmark
Lidia Morawska, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
K. Srinath Reddy, The Public Health Foundation of India, India
Aromar Revi, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, India
Richard Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus, University of Nottingham, UK
Yongguan Zhu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


For further information and to submit abstracts visit: www.icuh2017.org

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International Workshop - Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban Planning

International Workshop - Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban Planning :

Registration deadline : June 1st 2017

Workshop : July 6-9, 2017

Organized by the Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies, Faculty of Geography - University of Bucharest and Society for Urban Ecology - South East Europe Chapter.

The Workshop focuses on topics related with:

W1. Evaluating the benefits of Green Infrastructure

W2. Green Infrastructure for ecosystem services

W3. Social and economic aspects of Green Infrastructure

W4. Green Infrastructure and urban resilience

W5. Green Infrastructure management

W6. Decision-making for Green Infrastructure development

No fee is required to participate at the workshop.
Registration deadline - June 1st 2017

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Walk21 Calgary : Abstract Submissions Close in 48 Hours!

Submission Deadline Extended to February 24, 2017! 

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The abstract submission deadline for Walk21 Calgary is two days away!

We welcome citizens, academics, urban planners, health care professionals, and community leaders to submit proposals for the conference program. 

Submission requirements are detailed in the Call for Contributions.

All applicants will be informed of results by March 31, 2017.  

 

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

 

Registration Fees

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Registration will open May 1, 2017.
Please note that three-day passes do not include pre-conference sessions held September 19, 2017. 
Information regarding methods of payment, cancellation policy, and registration requirements will become available in spring 2017.

 

About Walk21 Calgary 

Walk21 Calgary will feature keynote speakers, plenary sessions, symposia, breakout presentations and walkshops in downtown and suburban Calgary.
Delegates will experience Calgary’s emerging walkability, and be exposed to new ideas about how walking can connect people and communities.
We will reflect on the lessons of the past, create new knowledge and examine social dynamics to build momentum for the new walking city.
 

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CRUISE Conference - Stellenbosch University - 3-5 July, 2017

The Centre for Regional and Urban Innovation and Statistical Exploration (CRUISE), Stellenbosch University, is planning its Third Biannual Urban and Regional Science Conference on Urban Systemic Change in conjunction with Statistics South Africa and the Regional Science Association International.

The conference will take place at Stellenbosch University from  3-5 July, 2017.
 
The conference will focus on six broad topics:

  • Social, economic and structural change in cities and regions
  • Clusters / corridors / declining / lagging areas
  • Formal / informal business growth / decline
  • Mobility / migration / commuting trends and issues
  • Urban growth / housing trends and issues
  • Governance / policy issues

 
Kindly submit your abstract to:  cruiseconference2017@gmail.com
More information: http://www.statssa.gov.za/?page_id=9282
 
 

2017 International Conference on China Urban Development, 5 – 6 May 2017, London

 

Abstract Submission

Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words to urbanchina2017@ucl.ac.uk, including corresponding author’s names, affiliation, contact address, telephone, email address.

The abstract submission deadline is 1st December 2016. Please use the subject line: London2017.

Website :

https://urban-china.org/urbanchina2017/

 

Call for Papers

After a period of fast economic growth, China has now entered a stage of slow growth while seeing the continuing momentum of urbanization and profound urban transformation. In addition to longstanding research topics on various aspects of the production of the built environment (such as housing provision, regional development etc.), there is a growing focus on the social challenges of urbanisation and the governance of Chinese cities. In light of the ongoing debate about the limits of universalist theorisations of the urban and the need to engage with the globalisation of urban processes, research on urban China also has implications for the wider academic community and helps the reinterpretation of existing theories.

Consequently, the conference particularly welcomes papers that try to understand China development through a comparative perspective of urban studies. The conference themes include but are not limited to:

    –  Urbanization, governing the future city, and urban transformation
    –  Urban economic, housing, and land development
    –  Urban sustainability and environment
    –  Urban social development
    –  Urban planning and policies
    –  Theoretical significance of China urban development
    –  Comparative urbanism


About the Conference

The International Conference on China Urban Development series was initiated in 2010 and has since become an important platform for fostering academic research, facilitating interdisciplinary dialogue and sharing research findings and experiences with a global academic community on the issues of urbanisation and urban transformation in China. There has been a series of International Conference on China’s Urban Transition and City Planning, which were organised by the same organisers as those of this conference. Following three conferences in Hong Kong and Shanghai and two conferences in Cardiff, UK, the 2017 International Conference on China Urban Development will come to London and is hosted by the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London (UCL). We would like to extend this invitation to scholars around the globe to attend the conference and share with us your research.

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Call for Papers – AAG 2017 Annual Meeting, Boston, April 5th – April 9th, 2017 - CFP Formal and informal dynamics of affordable housing development

 

Call for Papers – AAG 2017 Annual Meeting, Boston, April 5th – April 9th, 2017

Please send your abstracts of 200-250 words to the organizers (sjhe@hku.hk or yhuang@albany.edu) by October 25, 2016.

Please note that October 27 2016 is the official AAG-deadline for abstract submission

Formal and informal dynamics of affordable housing development

 

Session Organizers:

Shenjing He, Department of Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong, email: sjhe@hku.hk

Youqin Huang, Department of Geography and Planning, State University of New York (SUNY), Albany, yhuang@albany.edu

 

      As an important redistributive means to improve the well-being of marginal groups, affordable housing has long been the focal point of academic research and policy making worldwide. The 2008 global financial crisis centralized on housing economy once again brought housing affordability into the limelight of social economic research. The importance of affordable housing concerning homelessness, quality of life, social mix has been widely recognized. In developed countries, affordable housing has been used as a governing and planning tool to address the problems of residential segregation and sociospatial inequality. Nonetheless, after the collapse of the welfare state and the rise of neoliberal policies in advanced capitalist economies, affordable housing development has been subordinated to the imperative of economic growth, and has lagged far behind the pressing needs of the low-income groups.


      In the Chinese context, rocketing housing price in large cities and limited provision of affordable housing have pushed many into despair.  Adding to this problem is the urban-rural dichotomy that institutionalizes and perpetualizes the inferiority of rural migrants in the city, who have amounted to more than 270 million in recent years. Central to the housing affordability problem haunting many Chinese cities is the predominant land revenue-driven urban growth model, or the “land-centred urban transformation” termed by Lin (2007). Against this backdrop, different strategies have been developed both from top-down and bottom-up. On the one hand, the central government has announced an unprecedentedly large-scale affordable housing development plan to construct 36 million units of affordable housing during the12th five year plan (2011 to 2015). On the other, informal housing strategies are thriving on the collective land owned by villagers whose farmland has been encroached by the waves of urban expansion in the past three decades. Urban villages have sheltered millions of rural migrants. Meanwhile, a distinctive mode of semi-illegal housing development, namely small property right housing has quietly taken up a considerably large proportion of existing housing stock.


      Seemingly, these two mechanisms of affordable housing development led by the state and the village collective respectively are targeting different social groups and evolve along parallel paths independent of each other. Existing studies also rarely link these two dynamics together to examine affordable housing development. However, both mechanisms closely hinge upon the dual land system and land provision issues and can actually complement and learn from each other in many ways. We therefore call for papers looking at both the formal and informal dynamics of affordable housing development. We welcome papers addressing (but not limited to) the following issues:


1) To examine the dynamics of formal and informal affordable housing development from both production side and consumption side, i.e. the mechanism of land and housing supply and the different patterns of formal and informal affordable housing consumption;

2) To assess the advantages and problems associated with formal and informal affordable housing development from the perspectives of property rights and transaction cost;

3) To analyze the inter-relationship between the two modes of affordable housing development;

4) To investigate the financing strategies of formal and informal affordable housing provision;

5) To evaluate different impacts of formal and informal affordable housing on residents and communities.

The 2nd International Conference on Urban Environment and Health (ICUEH 2016)

The 2nd International Conference on  Urban Environment and Health (ICUEH 2016)
July 25-27 2016, Suzhou, China

Important Dates:
Conference: July 25-27, 2016
Paper or Abstract Submission Due: March 30, 2016
Early Bird Registration due for Accepted Paper or Abstract: 10 days after acceptance notification
Early Bird Registration due for Audience: May 30, 2016

ICUEH Organizing Committee:
Email: geo_july@engii.org
Tel: +86 132 6470 2250
QQ: 3025797047

All the accepted papers will be published by "Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection"
(ISSN: 2327-4336), a peer-reviewed open access journal that can ensure the widest dissemination of your published work. For more information, please visit: http://www.scirp.org/journal/gep/
You're welcome to submit abstracts for presentation. The abstracts are only used for an oral presentation and will not be published in the conference journal.

This Conference will cover issues on Urban Environment and Health. It dedicates to creating a stage for exchanging the latest research results and sharing the advanced research methods. We would like to invite contributors like you to submit paper to our conference through paper submission system.

If you wish to serve the conference as an invited speaker, please send email to us with your CV and photo.
Benefits of Invited Speakers
• Your latest research results will be shared and acknowledged by scholars around the world.
• The title and abstract of your speech will be posted on the conference website and program booklets.
• The title and abstract of your speech will be published in the journal.
• You can enjoy a 50% discount on the regular registration.

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National Conference on Making Cities Resilient: Post Habitat III, University of Delhi, India

The Department of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi is organizing a National Conference on Making Cities Resilient: Post Habitat III
Conference Dates: 3-4 February,  2017
Venue: Conference Centre, North Campus, University of Delhi

Last date for abstract submission : 31 October 2016

Register and submit the abstract online at the given link : http://www.sbsc.in/national-conference-registration.php

For detail Brochure : http://www.sbsc.in/pdf/National-Conference-SBSC-16-17-Updated-16-Sept-2016.pdf

 

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Conference 2016 Asia Pacific Network for Housing Research (APNHR)

Housing issues in a new epoch of urbanization: challenges andopportunities, 17 - 19 December 2016  Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

 

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline : 30 Sept. 2016
Acceptance of abstracts : 20 Oct. 2016
Early-bird Registration : 20 Oct. - 20 Nov. 2016
Student paper competition full paper submission deadline : 20 Nov. 2016

Please submit your abstract online: http://fac.arch.hku.hk/upad/apnhr/2016-apnhr/online-abstract-submission/

Contact: APNHR2016@gmail.com

Website: http://fac.arch.hku.hk/upad/apnhr/2016-apnhr/

Call for papers

In the Asian Pacific Region, most countries are experiencingunprecedentedly rapid urbanization which brings about quantitative andqualitative changes in the urban realm, while more developed Oceania countriesalso facing new challenges of urbanization such as the influx of overseasinvestment and migration. The advent of a new epoch of urbanization in theregion projects profound influence on a number of housing issues, which bringsboth new challenges such as severe problems of housing affordability andhousing security, and new opportunities such as green housing and healthyliving. It is therefore a high time to revisit some classical housing issuessuch as affordable housing policies, residential mobility, social mix andresidential differentiation under the new circumstances, while inquire intosome emerging housing issues in the region, e.g. global investment and housingmarket stability, financialization of housing market, and post-financial crisishousing security. This APNHR conference will bring scholars from variouscontexts to discuss the common challenges and opportunities we are facing, andgenerate a synergy to devise better solutions and envisage a brighter futurefor housing development in the region.

Student paper competition

Postgraduate students are invited to submit a full paper of 5000-8000 words on any of the sub-themes or related to any special workshops on or before 20 November 2016. The best student paper prize winner will be offered HK$1,500 and a certificate. Runners-up will be offered a HKU souvenir and a certificate.

Sub-themes:
    Housingpolicy and social development
    Globalinvestment, financialization, and housing market stability 
    Affordablehousing and residential differentiation
    Housingpolicy and governance
    Residentialmobility
    Housing and urbanregeneration
    Bigdata in housing research
    Greenhousing and healthy living

Special workshops:
    Highdensity living
    Elderlyhousing
    Privaterental housing
    Urbanhousing policies and governance in Global South
    Housingand Speculative Property Development
    Greenhousing and healthy communities

Keynote speakers:

Mr. Jun Feng, Vice President and Secretary General, China Real Estate Association.Former Chief Economist of the Ministry of Housing and Urban and Rural Construction, former Director of Housing Reform and Development Division, andformer Director of Housing Security Division, the Ministry of Housing and Urban and Rural Construction, China.
Title: Housing policy and its valueorientation in China

Professor Chua Beng Huat, Provost Chair Professor, National University of Singapore.
Title: Blame the Parents: housing affordability and for thepost-baby boom generation

Plenary session speakers:

Professor Si-Qi Zheng, Deputy Head, Department of ConstructionManagement, Hang Lung Center for Real Estate, Tsinghua University
Title: Housing marketconsequences of China's major urban and sustainability policies

Professor Ed Goetz, Director of the Centerfor Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and co-Directorof the University-Metropolitan Consortium; Associate Dean, the Humphrey Schoolof Public Affairs.
Title: The HousingAffordability Crisis in Global Cities

Professor Yosuke Hirayama, Graduate School of HumanDevelopment and Environment, Kobe University
Title: Housing and Competition-oriented Urban Policy in Japan

Organizers:

The Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research
Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning, University of Hong Kong
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Sun Yat-sen University

Supporting organization:

Guangdong Real Estate Association, China

Academic advisory Board:

Prof. RebeccaL. H. Chiu, The University of Hong Kong
Professor Xueqiang Xu, Sun Yat-sen University
Professor Desheng Xue, Sun Yat-sen University
ProfessorLin Liu, Sun Yat-sen University

Organizing Committee:

Dr.Shenjing He (Conference Chair), The University of Hong Kong
Professor Yungang Liu (Vice Conference Chair), Sun Yat-sen University
Professor Jie Chen (Vice Conference Chair), Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Dr.Mandy Lau, The University of Hong Kong
Dr.Xingjian Liu, The University of Hong Kong
Professor Xun Li, Sun Yat-sen University
Professor Suisheng Cai, Guangdong Real Estate Association

Registration fee:

Early-bird (Before 20 Nov. 2016)

Non-Members : US$230 (CNY 1,500)
APNHR Members : US$180 (CNY 1,200)
Full-time Postgraduate Students : US$115 (CNY 750)

On-site

Non-Members : US$280 (CNY 1,800)
APNHR Members : US$230 (CNY 1,500)
Full-time Postgraduate Students : US$140 (CNY 900)


Reminder: Participants may need a visa to visit China, pleaseconsult your local Chinese consulate. The organizing committee can providean invitation letter if needed.

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CfP/Conference - Panacea Green Infrastructure? - Feb 16/17 2017, Essen, Germany

Call for Paper

Panacea Green Infrastructure?
Multidimensional Contributions to Competitive and Livable Metropolitan Regions in Europe.


February 16/17, 2017, Essen (Germany)

The conference will revolve around three key themes/sessions:
1) Social and Health Dimensions of Green Infrastructure
2) Economic Dimensions of Green Infrastructure
3) Ecological Dimensions of Green Infrastructure

Deadline for abstracts: October 24th, 2016
Abstract acceptance notification: November 7th, 2016

Abstract submission requirements
The abstract (maximum 300 words) must be submitted until October 24th, 2016. Please send
your abstract to mario.reimer@ils-forschung.de. A book proposal will be developed following the
conference, including a selection of the presented contributions. The presentations shall have a
length of 15 minutes.


The conference addresses the multiple functions of green infrastructure in the sustainable transformation
of cities. It aims to critically reflect the planning and implementation of green infrastructure in
cities and regions across Europe. Particular attention is paid to the long-term management of green
infrastructure against the background of recent economic trends in spatial development on the one
hand, and new approaches of participation and empowerment on the other. Thus, the conference
aims to introduce the concept of green infrastructure into political debates based on a critical review
of conceptual discussions as well as planning practice.


Session 1: Social and Health Dimensions of Green Infrastructure


Urban green infrastructures throughout the last decades have been proved to play an important
role as natural and social determinants of health. Despite the rapidly growing evidence concerning
specific social and health outcomes, there are still major gaps in knowledge for understanding concrete
pathways and the extent to which green and other urban open spaces may contribute to social
wellbeing and health in cities. The session invites papers that address one or more of the following
topics:


• What are the specific contributions of different urban open spaces (e.g. green, blue, grey spaces)
to social wellbeing and health?
• Which causal relationships between green space availability, accessibility and health can be
observed?
• How can planning and management reflect (or not) evidence about the health values of green
spaces and help to reduce inequalities in health (e.g. as contribution to environmental justice)?
Who are the main actors?
• Which are the evidence gaps for how to design and manage green spaces to maximize health
benefits?


Session Chairs:
Dr. Thomas Classen, NRW Centre for Health, Bielefeld (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Richard Mitchell, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow (Great Britain)
Multidimensional Contributions to Competitive and Livable
Metropolitan Regions in Europe


Session 2: Economic Dimensions of Green Infrastructure


This session focuses on the important insights that economic description and analysis of green
infrastructure can deliver to enable better support for decision making. Of special interest is how
the economic dimensions of green infrastructure relate to on-the-ground investment and delivery,
how roles and contributions of different sectors (public, private, 3rd) shape the final decisions made
for green infrastructure development and how congruence between payers and beneficiaries influences
these processes. This session seeks to go beyond a discussion of methodological issues
towards dialogue on the role of economics in spreading and fostering ecosystem knowledge across
a wider range of stakeholders. The session invites papers that address one or more of the following
questions:


• How is economic valuation used and implemented in green infrastructure planning?
• How is economic evidence perceived and acknowledged in planning processes between
different stakeholders?
• How are economic arguments in green infrastructure provision balanced and used across
different planning contexts?
• What are the main unique selling points of green infrastructure? What is it advertised for, what
arguments are linked with this and do they hold with research results on (economic) benefits of
green infrastructure?
Session Chairs:
Dr. Karsten Rusche, ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development (Germany)
Tom Wild, University of Sheffield (Great Britain)
Session 3: Ecological Dimensions of Green Infrastructure
Green infrastructure is assigned a crucial role for providing ecosystem services to support urban
environmental resilience, in terms of the ability of urban ecosystems to respond to environmental
threats and disturbances and at the same time strengthen liveability in urban areas. Despite an
accordingly growing evidence base of this so called nature-based solutions, implementation has to
face a number of barriers, ranging from transfer gaps from science to practice to inappropriateness
of existing planning procedures/instruments and design approaches. Other challenges may include
conflicts regarding land use decisions, stakeholders’ interests and resources as well as legal and
economic limits. The session invites scientific and applied papers mainly focussing on the ecological
dimensions of green infrastructure, such as enhancing biodiversity, heat mitigation or storm water
management, and addressing the linkages to societal and governance perspectives. Papers should
address one or more of the following issues:
• What are impacts of green infrastructure to enhance environmental resilience in cities based on
multiple ecological ecosystem services, and how are those impacts linked to liveability in urban
areas?
• How can scientific knowledge of the opportunities of green infrastructure to enhance
environmental resilience and liveability be transferred to decision-making, planning and design
practice?
• Which insights into novel planning and design procedures and instruments, participation and
funding models can be derived from case studies?


Session Chairs:
Dr. Stefanie Rößler, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER),
(Germany)
Dipl. Ing. Wiebke Klemm, Wageningen University and Research Center (The Netherlands)


Session 4: Governance Dimensions of Green Infrastructure


As green infrastructure gains momentum and popularity as a means of making our landscapes more
multifunctional, our neighbourhoods healthier and our cities more resilient to climate change, we
need to reflect on how this is achieved for the long term. How can green infrastructure be sustained
for the long term – landscapes, populations and politicians change at varying speeds. What place
is there for green infrastructure on a long-term agenda when short-termism is pervasive in our thinking,
behaviour and political decisions? Funding is crucial but when austerity measures bite, one of
the first casualties is green infrastructure. This session invites papers discussing one or more of the
following aspects of the long-term dimension of green infrastructure provision, planning, design and
governance.


• Which strategies, concepts and instruments for the governance and long-term implementation of
green infrastructure exist in metropolitan regions?
• Who is involved in delivering effective green infrastructure – do local partnerships work or is a
municipal authority with a wider spatial remit better positioned to deliver the ‘greater good’?
• What funding models (e.g. endowments, trusts, contracting-out) work in practice for the longterm?
• How is ‘good quality’ green infrastructure achieved – what does ‘good’ quality mean – the more
ecosystems services the better? The more naturalistic the better?


Session Chairs:
Dr. Nicola Dempsey, Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield (Great Britain)
Dr. Mario Reimer, ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development (Germany)

Call for papers: AAG 2017 - Governing and planning infrastructure funding and financing in global cities


FinGeo Network - DEADLINE: 14 October 2016
American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, 5 - 9 April 2017, Boston, USA.
Session Title: 'Governing and planning infrastructure funding and financing in global cities'

Sponsored by the Economic Geography Speciality Group.

Session Organisers: Peter O'Brien (Newcastle University, UK), Andy Pike (Newcastle University, UK), John Tomaney (University College London, UK) and Phil O'Neill (University of Western Sydney, Australia).


The critical importance of infrastructure to productivity and output growth has been accentuated in the context of globalisation, climate change and the challenge of sustainability, technological advances and shifting social demands. The global financial crisis and economic downturn have focused attention on the role of infrastructure renewal and development in economic recovery and stimulus. New and adapted funding and financing models are emerging, shaped by the 'financialisation' of infrastructure as an alternative asset class. Fiscal consolidation and austerity have reinforced the efforts of governments to reduce expenditure and indebtedness, attract private sector capital, and reduce taxes to stimulate economic activity. At the same time, governing and planning infrastructure funding and financing, particularly in 'large metropolis' in the Global North and South, is emerging as a central and acute issue given the importance of infrastructure renewal and development to managing growth, the role played by larger and aspirant 'world' and 'global' cities in national and international economies, and the ongoing challenge of how best to govern and plan major urban areas. These complex, and sometimes conflicting, inter-linkages have raised the spectre of 'ungovernability' and pose important questions about the respective roles of the state, private and community interests, and the extent to which there is a relationship between 'effective' metropolitan governance and sustainable economic outcomes. This poses new challenges for spatial planning.

This session aims to convene and stimulate an international debate about how to conceptualise, theorise and research empirically the (un)governability of global cities, viewed through the lens of governing and planning infrastructure and the built environment and their funding and financing. Papers are invited to make contributions towards a number of key themes, including:

.               The mechanisms for funding and financing infrastructure in global cities
.               The governability and (un)governability of global cities
.               Global city governance, spatial planning and improved economic performance
.               Institutional models of urban governance in global cities
.               The role of public, private and civic society in governing global cities
.               Global cities as 'national champions': the implications for local and regional development
.               Spatial planning and infrastructure provision

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send a title and an abstract of no more than 250 words to Peter O'Brien (peter.o'brien@ncl.ac.uk) and Andy Pike (andy.pike@ncl.ac.uk) by Friday 14 October 2016.

 

FinGeo – the Global Network on Financial Geography
“The Regional Studies Association Research Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo)”

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fingeonet
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fingeonet/
FinGeo RSA website: http://www.regionalstudies.org/networks/network/financial-geographies-fingeo

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National Conference on Making Cities Resilient: Post Habitat III

February 3rd and 4th , 2017.
Conference Centre, North Campus, University of Delhi

 

FOCAL THEMES

Making Cities Resilient: Post Habitat III


SUB THEMES


 Smart Cities
 Urban Environment and Microclimate Change
 Urban Housing and Slums
 Urban Infrastructure
 Disaster Risk and Urban Sustainability
 Mega Cities
 Marginalized Spaces in Urban System
 Human Health and Well-being
 Urban Governance and Policies


SPECIAL SESSIONS


 Urban Health and Well-being

CALL FOR PAPERS

The organizers invite research papers and posters from all interested academicians and
researchers at the National Conference on Making Cities Resilient: Post Habitat III.
There shall be oral presentations as well as poster presentations in the conference.
Interested author(s) are requested to submit the abstract (not exceeding 300 words) of
their original research contribution through conference emailmakingcitiesresilient@gmail.com
on or before October 31, 2016. The abstract of the
paper should be typed in Times New Roman (12 Font Size) with 1.5 Space with title of
the paper, name of the author(s), affiliation, e-mail address besides the content. Author(s)
will be informed through e-mail about the acceptance of their abstracts by November 30,
2016. Thereafter, the contributors are requested to send their registration fee by
December 31, 2016. Full paper in MS Word format should reach to the Convener by
conference e-mail makingcitiesresilient@gmail.com before December 31, 2016. The
accepted papers will be published as full text in the conference proceedings under
Springer series Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences.


IMPORTANT DEADLINES


Submission of Abstract: October 31, 2016
Intimation of Acceptance: November 30, 2016
Registration: December 01, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Submission of Full Paper: December 31, 2016
Conference Dates: February 03-04, 2017

 


REGISTRATION FEE (without accommodation)
 

On or before 30th November, 2016
After 30th November, 2016

Indian Participants : INR 1500 INR 2000
Research Scholars and Participants from University of Delhi : INR 1000 INR 1500
Institutional/Corporate Delegates : INR 3000 INR 4000
Foreign Delegates : USD 200 USD 250
Registration fee includes conference materials, tea and lunch.

 

Registration is compulsory for all participants. Registration form is available on website
www.sbsc.in. Downloaded and filled registration form can be sent by e-mailmakingcitiesresilient@gmail.com
along with scanned copy of fee transaction / DD in
favor of “Principal, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi”, payable at New Delhi. The
registration fee can also be deposited / transferred online through RTGS/NEFT/Net
Banking. The details for online transfer are as follows:

Bank Name: UNION BANK OF INDIA
IFSC Code: UBIN0570397
Swift Code: UBININBBNDL
Account Number: 355701011012002

 

National Advisory Committee
Prof. R.B. Singh, University of Delhi
Prof. Anu Kapur, University of Delhi
Prof. S. C. Rai, University of Delhi
Dr Anindita Datta, University of Delhi
Dr B. W. Pandey, University of Delhi
Dr Subhash Anand, University of Delhi
Dr Aprajita De, University of Delhi
Dr A. K. Saha, University of Delhi
Dr Anjan Sen, University of Delhi
Mr.Kiran Bhairanwar, University of Delhi
Dr Pankaj Kumar, University of Delhi
Dr Netranand Sahu, University of Delhi
Dr P. K. Pathak, University of Delhi
Dr Amrita Bajaj, University of Delhi
Dr Surender Singh, University of Delhi
Dr Jitender Saroha, University of Delhi
Prof. H. Ramachandran, University of Delhi
Prof. D. D. Sharma, H P University, Shimla
Dr M. R. Bhutiyani, DRDO, Delhi
Prof. V. S. Kale, Pune University
Prof. Anand Prakash, University of Delhi
Prof. Amitabh Kundu, CSRD, JNU
Prof. P. K. Joshi, SES, JNU
Prof. Ravi S. Singh, BHU
Prof. Rana P. B. Singh, BHU
Prof. Surender Agarwal, University of Delhi

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Patron
Dr. P.K. Khurana
Principal,
Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
Convener
Dr. Vishwa Raj Sharma
Department of Geography
vrsharma2002@gmail.com
Co-Conveners
Dr. Poonam Sharma
Department of Geography
poonam.sharma@sbs.du.ac.in
Dr. Kavita Arora
Department of Geography
Kavitajnu07@gmail.com
Dr. Swati Rajput
Department of Geography
swatisush@yahoo.com

Members of Organizing Committee
Dr VAV Raman
Dr Suraj Mal
Dr Kavita Arora
Dr Anil Sardana
Dr Arun Kumar Attree
Dr Suneel Kumar Kashyap
Dr Kulanand Sharma
Dr Arun Kumar Kaushal
Dr Sonika Sharma
Dr Pooja Ananad Gulati
Dr Shikha Gupta
Dr S. K. Sinha
Dr S. K. Bandooni
Dr Ravi Shekhar
Dr V. S. Negi
Dr Vanita Chandna
Dr Anupama Hasija
Dr Anupama Verma

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Cities in shock 1 : The urban traces of terrorist attacks - conference 01st June

Cities in shock
1. the urban traces of terrorist attacks

The conference will take place on the 1st of June 2016 at 19:45 in Brussels, 48 Quai du Commerce 1000 Brussels

Speakers:
Robin Wagner-Pacifici (The New School, NYC)
Sarah Gensburger (CNRS, Institut des sciences sociales du politique)
Gérôme Truc (Ecole Normale Supérieure - Cachan)

Following the Brussels attacks of March 22nd, Bill De Blasio, Mayor of New York City, called his colleagues from Brussels and Paris to an "exchange of experiences" between the three cities.

The aggressions we have witnessed recently were not only directed towards groups or populations ; they targeted cities and what is at their core : the liberal public space and urbanity as a way of life.

Today, these tragic events require dialogical interpretations and explanations, involving specialists from urban research, sociology of terrorism and criminology. The series of conferences cities in shock is an attempt to start such a dialogue between french, belgian and american scholars.

Please find, enclosed, the invitation and the program of this first conference.

Admission is free, by reservation (max 50 participants) to the following address :
info@metrolab.brussels

Info Metrolab
info@metrolab.brussels

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The 2nd International Conference on Real Estate and Urban Economics (REUE 2016)

The paper submission deadline of REUE 2016 has been extended to March 7, 2016.

Conference website: www.engii.org/conf/REUE/2016May/
Conference: May 29-31, 2016
Conference Venue: Nanjing, China
Paper or Abstract Submission Due: January 26, 2016

We invite you to submit or recommend original technical paper to The 2nd Int'l Conference on Real Estate and Urban Economics (REUE 2016) through paper submission system. REUE 2016 will be held from May 29 to 31, 2016 in Nanjing, China. This Conference will cover issues on Real Estate and Urban Economics.

Topics (not limited to)
• Urban economics
• Corporate finance
• Migration of population
• Integration of urban and rural areas
• National central city
• City or metropolitan circle
• Housing system and security
• Housing economics and finance
• Commercial real estate
• Real estate finance
• Leasehold and rental markets
• Financial leverage
• International housing
• Tourism real estate
• Home bias and brokerage
• Mortgage markets

 

Contact
REUE Organizing Committee
Email: eco_may@engii.org
Tel: +86 18627737240
QQ: 3025797047

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Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016

Towards a better urban future in an interconnected age 5-9 September 2016, Shanghai, China

http://www.urbantransitionsconference.com/

Cities are incredibly vibrant centres of innovation, education, employment and commerce. They are the heart of the modern global economy and as such they continue to attract rural migrants seeking a better quality of life for themselves and their families. Today, more than half of the world population lives in urban areas, and each week, the urban population increases globally by 1.3 million.

As we become a mainly urban species, we have significant challenges and exciting opportunities ahead of us, as we try to transition towards more:

    Economically competitive urban futures
    Sustainable and resilient urban futures
    Equitable and inclusive urban societies
    Digitally supported urban futures

Contributions for workshop proposal and oral and poster presentations are invited on each of these themes by the following deadlines:

Workshop proposals: 20 January 2016
Oral and poster abstracts: 3 March 2016

These contributions may be generic in nature or be specific to a particular geographical region, or typologies of city based on population size, economic structure, geography, or other classification scheme; they may be specific to a theme or cut across several themes (examples of cross-cutting themes might include planning and governance strategies, decision support tools, envisioning and transition studies and strategies); and they may also consider particular urbanisation challenges, such as growth and shrinkage, planning and building new urban developments or re-planning and renovating existing ones.

Urban Transitions 2016 will bring together researchers, policy-makers, government representatives and practitioners to review these themes.

Parallel sessions supplemented by large poster sessions will include a number of structured networking opportunities and structured round table discussions to synthesise discussions and make recommendations for the future.

Conference Chair

Karen C. Seto, Yale University, USA
Darren Robinson, University of Nottingham, UK

 

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URBAN DIALOGUES: CREATING INCLUSIVE URBAN SPACES IN UNCERTAIN GLOBAL TIMES

UK coordinator: Dr Sarah Ayres (University of Bristol, UK)
Brazilian coordinator: Professor Clélio Campolina Diniz (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Dates and venue: 3-6th May 2016 at Center for Regional Development and Planning at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horitonte, Brazil

Workshop details:
This workshop will explore the construction of inclusive urban spaces in uncertain global times. One of the major impacts of the global economic crisis is the way it has deepened inequalities at a time when the state’s capacity for public intervention to tackle inequality has diminished. These developments raise questions about what forms of governance step in when the state withdraws and how urban policy can be developed to reflect the interests of all. To address these issues further research is needed to evaluate the opportunities and challenges ahead. There is a need to reflect on the usefulness of previous urban development approaches and explore the potential for alternative structures in both established (UK) and emerging (Brazil) economies. This multi-disciplinary workshop will promote scientific excellence and international collaboration in the field of urban governance with a view to informing future policy in a way that will enrich the lives and wellbeing of all those living in cities.

The workshop is being coordinated by Dr Sarah Ayres (University of Bristol, UK) and Professor Clélio Campolina Diniz (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil) and will have contributions from other researchers, including Professors Roberto Luís de Melo Monte-Mór and Heloísa Soares de Moura Costa (Federal University Minas Gerais, Brazil), and Dr John Harrison (Loughborough University, UK) and Dr Stephen Hincks (University of Manchester, UK).

The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshop early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in a multi-disciplinary setting and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and Brazil. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations. Participants will be selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to pursue longer term research partnerships.

Available funding:
The British Council and Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG) will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop, including accommodation and meals and will provide travel and visa expenses up to £1000 (for UK participants) and £250 (approximately 1400 Brazilian Real for Brazilian participants).

Application and Deadline: The full application from must be completed and submitted by Friday 19th February 2016 to newton-2016@bristol.ac.uk.

Full details about the workshop and the application form can be found here:https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/current-opportunities/workshop-inclusive-urbanisation

Eligibility Criteria:
- Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links application form
- Applications must be submitted before the above deadline
- Participants must be early career researchers: Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience) and having up to 10 years post-PhD research experience.
- Participants must have a research or academic position (either a permanent post, research contract, or fellowship etc) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in Brazil.

The workshop itself is being run by Regional Studies Association (RSA) members from the UK and Latin American divisions and is the result of collaboration facilitated by the RSA in conjunction with the launch last year of the RSA Latin America Division.

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Call for Workshops and Organized Sessions for the second European Social Networks Conference, Paris, June 14-17, 2016

http://eusn2016.sciencesconf.org/

We invite you to submit proposals for organized sessions and workshops for the second European Social Networks Conference, which will be held in Paris from June 14 to 17, 2016 (see http://eusn2016.sciencesconf.org/). This European conference has received a regional endorsement by the INSNA.

You can propose to organize:

* A session, a set of paper presentations centered around a specific theme, for which participants can submit abstracts early March. Organized sessions consist of at least one 2-hour time slot accommodating 4-6 paper presentations.

* A workshop. Workshops are sessions of half a day (3 hrs) or a full day (2 sessions of 3 hrs) focused on teaching attendees specific methods, software or theories. These workshops are not free and require additional payment, namely 37.5 euro for half-day workshops and 75 for full-day workshops (with discounts for students).

Please send your submissions for sessions and workshops NO LATER THAN THE 11TH OF JANUARY, 2016. A call for abstracts will go out a week later. Please do NOT send abstracts for paper presentations and posters before January 19, 2016.

To submit an organized session or workshop, go to:
http://eusn2016.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/3
and follow the instructions.

Decisions will be communicated to the corresponding organizer(s) before January 19.

The call for abstracts, paper presentations and posters will be announced on the SOCNET list in the last week of January. Please check the website http://eusn2016.sciencesconf.org/ for updates regarding the EUSN conference. Do not hesitate to contact us at the email address below for any questions about the submission procedure.

Looking forward to seeing you in Paris next June!

The Program Committee of the EUSN 2016,
Laurent Beauguitte, Emmanuel Lazega, Christophe Prieur, Paola Tubaro
eusn2016@sciencesconf.org

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Call for papers : Regional Studies Association Annual Conference - “Building Bridges: Cities and Regions in a Transnational World”

Call for Papers:
Regional Studies Association Annual Conference,
3rd April, 2016 - 6th April, 2016 Graz, Austria
“Building Bridges: Cities and Regions in a Transnational World”

Special session

PLACE LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY: POWER, INFLUENCE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Session Organisers:    
Andrew Beer (Andrew.Beer@unisa.edu.au), University of South Australia Business School
Markku Sotarauata  (markku.sotarauta@uta.fi) School of Management, University of Tampere

Description:
We invite all colleagues interested in place leadership and its contribution to regional outcomes to submit a paper to this special session, that builds upon the work of the RSA-funded Research Network on this topic.  There is a still small, but growing, body of work on place leadership and the contribution individual – and collective – human agency makes to shaping the future of cities and regions.  The nature of intellectual interest in place leadership has also evolved over the past five years, with an increasing interest in the development of more robust links between theory and empirical observation.   This special session will continue this on-going discourse, seeking contributions that are both case-study based and more systematic. We especially welcome contributions that begin to explore new methods and analytical perspectives.

Possible topics of interest for this special session, but not exclusively, are the following:

• Case studies demonstrating the ways in which leadership has recast the growth trajectories of places;
• Theory building on place leadership;
• Cross regional and cross national comparisons in the articulation of place leadership;
• Issues of measurement in assessing place leadership;
• The relationship between formal power structures and place leadership;
• Local government and place leadership;
• The role of the EU in place leadership;
• Leadership training programs and their impacts;
• The role of scale and the relationship with new forms of government and governance.


Anyone interested in participating in the session should register for the conference before 31  January by visiting http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/building-bridges-cities-and-regions-in-a-transnational-world

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CONFERENCE SMART CITIES: MYTH OR REALITY - JANUARY 14TH

Smart cities have been attracting an increasing amount of interest from politicians, public administrators and the world of business for years. To date, it has proved difficult to distil a precise definition of the concept; however, it seems to be agreed that a smart city is one that efficiently combines high levels of human capital and entrepreneurship, good gover­nance, high technology and big data collection, and a clean environment. And yet, despite the important role that each of these factors plays in meeting recent urban challenges, the smart city concept has been criticized for being overly influenced by attempts to merely create a good urban brand. Academic research has just begun to take a more systemic approach to its evaluations of the phenomenon, but some scholars conclude that making a city “smart” is simply one more policy strategy for mitigating an array of urban problems (from unemployment and neighborhood segregation to industrial decline). But, what exactly makes a city smart? Are smart cities more successful than other cities?

The main goal of the conference is to bring together experts from the worlds of academia, public administration and business to debate the following questions: 1) What is a smart city exactly? 2) If smart cities are better than other cities, what makes them better? 3) How can the collection of big data help create better cities? 4) What type of policies can be designed to create smarter cities?

REGISTRATION HERE

PROGRAM
9:00 - 9:15 Opening
Jordi Alberch , Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Transfer. Universitat de Barcelona
Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal, Director of the Càtedra UB Telefónica Smart Cities

9:15 - 10:00 Keynotes address
“What works for cities: will smart cities help us make better choices?”, Henry Overman (London School of Economics)

10:00 - 11:15 “Smart cities: Myth or reality; what do the academia say?”
“The economic geography of the Internet 2.0: digital social capital and cities”, Emmanouil Tranos (University of Birmingham)
“Smart cities: examples, opportunities and challenges for the urban research”, Daniel Arribas-Bel (University of Liverpool)

11:15 - 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 - 13:15 Panel discussion:
“Smart cities: Myth or reality; what do the main actors say?”
Josep-Ramon Ferrer Escoda, former director Barcelona Smart City; International Advisor, DoxaIS
Jordi Pericàs, Director IT and Corporate Systems, Diputació de Barcelona
Francesc Bert, Client Executive, Cisco Systems
Jordi Marín, General Director Microsoft Catalunya

13:15 - 13:30 Summary & Concluding remarks
Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal

13:30 Lunch


Venue:
Sala de Graus
Facultat d’Economia i Empresa
Universitat de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 690
08034 Barcelona

Sponsored by:
Càtedra UB. Telefónica Smart Cities

Organized by:
Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal
Director of the Càtedra UB. Telefónica Smart Cities

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ICCGI 2016, The Eleventh International Multi-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology

ICCGI 2016, The Eleventh International Multi-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology
November 13 - 17, 2016 - Barcelona, Spain

Sponsored by IARIA, www.iaria.org
ICCGI 2016 Committee: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2016/ComICCGI16.html

Submission deadline: June 27, 2016

General page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2016/ICCGI16.html

Submission page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2016/SubmitICCGI16.html

Call for Papers: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2016/CfPICCGI16.html

Before submission, please check and comply with the editorial rules: http://www.iaria.org/editorialrules.html

Contributions:

- regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]

- short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]

- ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]

- extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]

- posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]

- posters:  slide only [slide-deck posted at www.iaria.org]

- presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted at www.iaria.org]

- demos: two pages [posted at www.iaria.org]

- doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]


Proposals for:

- mini symposia: see http://www.iaria.org/symposium.html

- workshops: see http://www.iaria.org/workshop.html

- tutorials:  [slide-deck posed on www.iaria.org]

- panels: [slide-deck posed on www.iaria.org]

 

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2015 International Conference on Real Estate and Urban Economics (REUE 2015) ( May 24-26, 2015 Beijing, China )

2015 International Conference on Real Estate and Urban Economics (REUE 2015)
May 24 to 26, 2015 in Beijing, China.

Important Dates
Paper or Abstract Submission Due: February 11, 2015
Conference: May 24-26, 2015
Early Bird Registration due for Accepted Paper or Abstract: 10 days after acceptance notification
Early Bird Registration due for Audience: March 25, 2015

Contact Us
E-mail: eco_may@engii.org
Tel: +86 18627737240

This conference will cover issues on Real Estate and Urban Economics. We cordially invite you to submit or recommend papers to our conference through paper submission system.

Topics (not limited to)
• Urban economics
• Corporate finance
• Migration of population
• Integration of urban and rural areas
• National central city
• City or metropolitan circle
• Housing system and security
• Housing economics and finance
• Commercial real estate
• Real estate finance
• Leasehold and rental markets

Call for Speakers and TPC Members
If you wish to serve the conference as an invited speaker or a TPC member, please send email to us with your CV and photo.

Benefits of Invited Speakers
• Your latest research results will be shared and acknowledged by scholars around the world.
• The title and abstract of your speech will be posted on the conference website and program booklets.
• The title and abstract of your speech will be published in the journal.
• You can enjoy a free registration.

 

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2013 AAG Los Angeles

AAG Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, April 9-13 2013

AAG 2013 Annual Meeting

 

 

Session supported by the IGU Urban commission 2012-2016:

http://www.unil.ch/igu-urban

 

Complex Urban Systems

Urban systems have seen radical changes in recent decades and will continue to evolve. National, continental and global urban systems provide the frameworks for analyses of the role and function of twenty-first century cities. Features such as city size, economic specialization, migration and interaction all influence the place of cities within the hierarchy of urban places. Arguably, transport and communication technologies are particularly important to an understanding of the control functions of cities. Obvious questions emerge surrounding processes and differential development paths taken while the role of government and contribution of various actors is increasingly explored. The IGU Urban Commission proposes a session on ‘Complex Urban Systems’ where presentations, debates and international comparisons are identified and where the accelerated growth of a limited number of global command centres in the highly connected world of electronic communications, finance, trade, and rapid travel are discussed. While the main focus is upon places at the upper end of the hierarchy it is also important to consider the impacts of change on smaller, often declining, less well connected places throughout the remainder of the urban hierarchy.

 

Joining the session

Interested participants should

1- send an abstract of max 250 words to celine.rozenblat@unil.ch as soon as possible. We will give quickly our agreement to program it in the session: the committee is composed by 3 members of the IGU Urban commission 2012-2016.

2- register first for the conference and then submit their abstract in the regular way (through the AAG website: http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting/register).

3- Finally send the registration code (PIN) they receive to the Session organizer, celine.rozenblat@unil.ch, no later than 22th October 2012. Please note that the PIN is activated only after Authors have paid the conference fee AND have submitted the abstract. We will then mention all registration codes that will be in our session.

 

 

7th international Conference on Virtual Cities and territories

October 11-13 2011, Lisbon, Portugal

7th International Conference on Virtual Cities and territories

 

 

UK SNA Conference - Greenwich 7-9th July 2011

7th UKSNA Conference to be held at Greenwich (London), 7-9th of July 2011.

 

Abstracts deadline on the 30th of April.
http://www.uksna.org/paper-submissions.html

Each paper session will be a full 30'. We are considering panels on social media, geography, political networks, organisational behaviour, theory and methodology among others. We like to facilitate teams of colleagues that would want to present on a themed panel. Please contact us if you would like to make a 'team submission'.

We are able to offer a number of grants to PhD Students.
http://www.uksna.org/phd-grants.html

We have put online abstracts from the list of short courses that will be offered between the 5 & 6th of July. These include nodeXL, tnet, RSiena, Visone, Gephi and ERGM among others. We also intend to organise a 'state of the art session' as part of the main programme.
http://www.uksna.org/short-courses.html

Abstracts of the keynotes by Mario Diani, Katie Faust and David Knoke to be soon online.
http://www.uksna.org/keynote-abstracts.html

In 2009 the generous hospitality of the Business School of Greenwich University extended to organising a barbeque and jazz band, an active evening entertainment programme, and a keynote delivered over drinks while on a cruise on the river Thames.
http://www.gre.ac.uk/bus/events/uksocialnetworks/venue

Looking forward to your suggestions and input in delivering a vibrant event.
And don't forget submitting your abstract in time.

 

For further informationshttp://www.uksna.org/2011-conference-call.html

 

Dimitris Christopoulos & Bruce Cronin
for the conference academic committee
 

2009 Annual Meeting (Association of American Geographers)

2009 Annual Meeting

March 22-27, 2009 - Riviera Hotel - Las Vegas

Join 8,000 geographers, GIS specialists, and environmental scientists from around the world in Las Vegas for the very latest in research, policy, and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience during the annual conference of the Association of American Geographers, to be held March 22-27, 2009

AAG 2009 Annual Meeting

<b> Global city meeting </b>

 2009 - 7-8th - Abu Dhabi

Global City is the only international forum where public and private leaders exchange best practices and share sustainable urban strategies. This unique networking platform, dedicated to mayors, urban planners, decision-makers and leaders, will be held in Abu Dhabi in April 2009 - for the first time in the Middle East.

www.globalcityforum.com

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