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Annual Conference of the IGU Urban Commission Poznan 2014

The Conference | Invitation | Keynote speakers | Topics | Schedule | Venue | Important dates | Submission of abstracts | Publication of Conference proceedings | Post conference excursion | Registration | Conference fee | Accommodation | Contact
 

The Conference

URBAN CHALLENGES IN A COMPLEX WORLD

August 11th to 14th 2014 in Poznan


http://www.igu-urban.com
 

hosted by
Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management
Adam Mickiewicz University, PoznaƄ (Poland)

 


USEFUL INFORMATION FOR THE POZNAN MEETING

 

Invitation

We are pleased to invite you to participate to the Annual Conference of the IGU Urban Commission which will be held in Poznań, Poland, on 11-14 August, 2014. It will also be an excellent opportunity to discover the beauty and variety of the environment and culture of Central and Eastern Europe.

The main theme of the conference is Cities: Their Distinctive Processes and Problems. While the processes and problems of urban development differ in the various parts of the world, a special focus of this conference will be those that have to be tackled by cities in post-socialist countries, as reflected in its special topic, Restructuring Post-Communist Cities. Apart from it, we invite any contribution that fits with the general theme of the conference or one of the eight specific urban challenges formulated as its topics (see below: TOPICS).

We look forward to welcoming you to Poznań in August 2014!

For more information about the city of Poznan:

Keynote speakers

We are pleased to inform you that we have obtained a preliminary agreement of two scholars to appear as keynote speakers at the conference: Professor Peter Nijkamp and Professor Marek Ziółkowski.

Professor Peter Nijkamp is an economist of worldwide renown, professor of regional economics and economic geography at the Free University of Amsterdam, vice-president of the Dutch Royal Academy, and president of the European Heads of Research Councils, ranked among the top 100 economists in the world according to IDEAS/RePEc. He has published more than 2,000 works, including 40 monographs and 70 books that he has authored, co-authored, or edited. He is in the group of the 50 most frequently cited authors of the world among representatives of all sciences. He has received many awards and distinctions for his scholarly activity, including three titles of a doctor honoris causa. Professor Nijkamp is an authority on spatial economics, especially urban and regional planning, transport systems, mathematical modelling of spatial systems, and a knowledge-based economy.

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Professor Marek Ziółkowski is an eminent Polish sociologist and politician. As a sociology professor at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and worker of the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, he has authored or co-authored some dozen books, including award-winning ones, and many articles, also in urban sociology. As a politician, Professor Ziółkowski was, and still is, a senator of the Polish Republic serving the 6th, 7th and 8th terms of office, and performing the responsible function of a Vice Marshal of the Senate during his first two terms. He is member of many scientific societies at home and abroad. Currently he is vice-president of the European Sociological Society, and in the years 1996-2005 he was an honorary consul of the French Republic in Poznań.

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Topics

Special topic:

Restructuring Post-Communist Cities: Processes and Problems

The organisers invite also contributions on any of the following topics:
– Technological Innovation and Creative Activities in Cities
– Contested Social Spaces
– Creating Sustainability
– Dilemmas of Ageing Cities
– Increasing Insecurity
– Urban Heritage and Conservation
– Urban Governance
– Complex Urban Systems

Schedule

11.08 (Monday): afternoon – registration & Steering Committee meeting
12.08 (Tuesday): morning – opening session & plenary session + one paper session
afternoon – half-day excursion (the historical part of Poznań)
13.08 (Wednesday): full-day paper session
14.08 (Thursday): morning – paper session & IGU Business Meeting
afternoon – excursion (the Poznań agglomeration) & Farewell Dinner

15-17.08 Post-conference excursion to Kraków /return from Kraków

Venue

11-12.08 – Collegium Minus, Adam Mickiewicz University, Wieniawskiego Street 1
13-14.08 – Collegium Geographicum, Adam Mickiewicz University, Dzięgielowa Street 27

Important dates

February 28th 2014: extended deadline for abstracts
March 31st 2014: confirmation of acceptance
May 31st 2014: deadline for full abstracts, registration and payment of conference fees

Submission of abstracts

Extended Deadline for abstracts
February 28th 2014

A 300-words (maximum) abstract should include the following:
– title of the paper,
– name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s),
– e-mail address(es) of the author(s),
– up to four key words,
– MS Word documents only
– font: Times New Roman; 14 points for the title and 12 for the rest of the document; 1.5 line spacing; margins 2.5 all round

to send to igu2014@amu.edu.pl

Publication of Conference proceedings

The organisers plan to publish a book of papers prepared on the basis of those presented at the conference (after they have been accepted by a reviewer). They also plan a publication of the IGU Urban Commission on Restructuring Post-Communist Cities.

Abstracts of the accepted presentations are going to be published in a book. The deadline for submitting full texts prepared in accordance with the attached guidelines  is May 31st 2014.

GUIDELINES.doc  (27 Ko)

Post conference excursion

After the conference closure, the participants are invited to go on a 3-days trip scheduled for 15-17 August 2014. It will give you an opportunity to get acquainted with the history, tradition and culture, but also with problems faced by cities in south-western Poland, and more specifically Wielkopolska as well as Upper and Lower Silesia. For more details on the content of the excursion, please read the document below.

The trip will end in the evening of 17 August 2014 in Kraków. This makes it possible for interested persons to attend the IGU 2014 Regional Conference on 18-22 August, 2014, but they would have to make an individual reservation for additional nights.

Minimum number of participants: 20, maximum 40.

To registrate please fill the document of registration (below) and send it before 31th of May 2014 (Warning: you must make 2 different payments for Conference and for Excursion with 2 different "Transfer description": everything is indicated in the Conference Fee document). The fees for the excursion includes 2 nights accommodations.

 

Detailed information on the special sessions of the Urban Geography Commission in Krakow Regional meeting: http://www.unil.ch/igu-urban/page99413.html

General information of IGU 2014 Regional Conference in Kraków can be found at: www.igu2014.org

Registration

Before May 31st 2014

To registrate please fill the document below and send it to igu2014@amu.edu.pl:

Conference fee

Deadline for registration and payment: May 31st 2014 

– Conference fee for delegates: 375 EUR (1,550 PLN)
– Accompanying persons: 175 EUR (735 PLN)
– Post conference excursion: 360 EUR (1,500 PLN)

Conference fee for delegates includes:
– conference materials;
– sweet snack on registration;
– coffee breaks;
– lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday;
– welcome dinner on Tuesday, dinner on Wednesday and Farewell Dinner;
– afternoon excursion to the historical part of Poznań;
– afternoon excursion to Poznań City and the agglomeration;
– copy of the post-conference book.

Fee for accompanying persons includes:
– lunch on Tuesday and Thursday;
– welcome dinner on Tuesday and Farewell Diner on Thursday;
– afternoon excursion to the historical part of Poznań on Tuesday;
– visit to Poznań historical monuments and museums on Wednesday;
– afternoon excursion to the Poznań agglomeration on Thursday.

Please find the bank details below. Note that the registration and payment must be made after the acceptance of the abstract.

For the conference:

  Payment of the conference
For polish delegates BZ WBK 77 1090 1362 0000 0000 3601 7903,
Transfer description: K00000426 + name and surname
For foreign delegates IBAN: PL77 1090 1362 0000 0000 3601 7903
SWIFT: WBKPPLPP
Transfer description: K00000426 + name and surname

For the post conference excursion:

  Payment of the excursion
For polish delegates BZ WBK 77 1090 1362 0000 0000 3601 7903,
Transfer description: K00000427 + name and surname
For foreign delegates IBAN: PL77 1090 1362 0000 0000 3601 7903
SWIFT: WBKPPLPP
Transfer description: K00000427 + name and surname

Payee: Adam Mickiewicz University
Address: H. Wieniawskiego 1, 61-712 Poznan, Poland
VAT no: PL7770006350

Bank: BZ WBK S.A. VI O/Poznan
Address: Plac Wolności 15, 60-967 Poznan, Poland

Accommodation

Poznań offers you a wide spectrum of sleeping places, from very expensive luxury hotels, through facilities belonging to renowned hotel networks, to relatively cheap boarding houses and hostels. Below you will find a proposal of sleeping places differing in standard and price; naturally, this not an exhaustive list of possible accommodation places in Poznań.

 

  Price in euros (currency of December 2013: 1 PLN = 0.24€) Application form or Website
Mercure

Single 53€

Double/Twin 60€

please fill the appropriate document below and send it directly to the hotel (a special discount has been negociated for the conference attendees with the code indicated in the form)
Ibis

Single 58€

Double/Twin 65€ 

please fill the appropriate document below and send it directly to the hotel (a special discount has been negociated for the conference attendees with the code indicated in the form)
Hotel Rzymski Single 66€

Twin 83€

https://www.hotelrzymski.pl/rezerwacje/149
Hotel Włoski Single 67€

Double 91€

please fill the appropriate document below and send it directly to the hotel (a special discount has been negociated for the conference attendees with the code indicated in the form)
Sheraton

Single 85€

Double 100€

https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1311224926&key=D1513
IBB Andersia

Single 84€

Double 102€ 

please fill the appropriate document below and send it directly to the hotel (a special discount has been negociated for the conference attendees with the code indicated in the form)
Hotel Kolegiacki

Single 87€

Double 101€ 

please fill the appropriate document below and send it directly to the hotel (a special discount has been negociated for the conference attendees with the code indicated in the form)

 

 

To people with undemanding requirements, we can offer a tourist-class hotel operated in the Jowita student dormitory in the very centre of Poznań. Photos of its rooms can be viewed at www.dsjowita.pl/.

Regrettably, it runs its website only in Polish, hence please contact the conference secretariat if you want to make a reservation (e-mail: igu2014@amu.edu.pl).
You can also find a rich offer of sleeping places at www.booking.com.

Application form to send before May 31st 2014 to igu2014@amu.edu.pl with your conference registration.

Contact

Conference Secretary:
Emilia Bogacka
E-mail: igu2014@amu.edu.pl
Tel: +48 61 829 6172
mobile: +48 603 895 185

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