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2018 Montreal

IGU Urban Geography Commission annual meeting - 12th -17th August 2018 | IMPORTANT DATES | CONFERENCE VENUE | ORGANIZERS | CALL FOR PAPER | KEYNOTE SPEAKER | PRE-CONFERENCE EXCURSION | SCHEDULE | SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS | PLATFORM FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION | VISA | EXCURSION « URBAN DISCOVERY TOURS WITH L'AUTRE MONTRÉAL » | CONFERENCE FEES | ACCOMMODATION | ORGANIZING COMMITTEE | SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
 

IGU Urban Geography Commission annual meeting - 12th -17th August 2018

URBAN CHALLENGES IN A COMPLEX WORLD

Key factors for urban growth and decline

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IMPORTANT DATES

Conference dates: 12th -17th August 2018
 

Deadline for abstract submission (within the template for abstract submission available below):

5th February 2018

Acceptance of abstracts: 1st April 2018
Registration and payment: 1st April– 15 May 2018

Abstract submission platform:

http://wp.unil.ch/citadyne-news/igu-2018/

Please use the following template for abstract submission:

CONFERENCE VENUE

HÔTEL ALT MONTRÉAL GRIFFINTOWN
120, rue Peel, Montréal (Québec) H3C 0L8

ORGANIZERS

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Urban Commission, International Geographical Union

Team VRM INRS - Montreal

Institute of Geography and Sustainability, Geoscience and Environment Faculty, University of Lausanne

CALL FOR PAPER

The IGU Urban Commission in collaboration with the team VRM (Villes Regions Monde) of the Canadian INRS is pleased to invite you to the next commission meeting.

In 2018, the special focus for this conference will be on Key factors for urban growth and decline. Papers addressing these issues are particularly welcome for the 2018 Annual Urban Commission Meeting.

In addition to the theme on "Key factors for urban growth and decline", participants are invited to submit individual papers, and/or proposals for panel sessions or roundtables on the following thematic foci of the commission:

See further explanation of the content of the topics on the website :
Project Urban commission 2016-2020
1- Complex Urban Systems and processes of cities’ transformation
2- Technological innovations, creative activities in cities,
3- Innovative and smart building and transportation in cities
4- Polycentrism, small and medium size cities
5- Sustainable to resilient cities
6- Shrinking and aging Cities
7- Urban Governance, planning and participative democracy
8- Contested Social Spaces
9- Subjective/objective Well-Being in cities
10- Urban Heritage and Conservation
11- New concepts and methods in urban studies

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Mario Polese, Professor of Geography (Emeritus)
Centre Urbanisation Culture Société, INRS-Montréal

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Why Cities fail, and why the roots of urban failure are rarely local?

ABSTRACT: That “Cities are engines growth” has become somewhat of a mantra among urbanists and urban geographers. Jane Jacob’s now famous thesis that cities are the drivers of national wealth has become mainstream. This presentation challenges that thesis. There is nothing automatic, I shall argue, about cities as creators of wealth. Some cities fail miserably. The reasons for such urban failures, whether in the developing or developed world, can generally be traced back to actions by national and other senior governments. Detroit’s failure was no accident, but the predictable outcome of a governance structure imposed by senior levels of government. Buenos Aires’s descent from global metropolis, the equal of Paris and New York, to third world city had little with local failures.  At a more technical level, there is scant evidence for the existence of dynamic agglomeration economies. Agglomeration is an outcome of economic growth, not its initiator. Cities - how they create wealth (or not) – mirror the societies that created them. 

MARIO POLESE is emeritus professor at the Centre Urbanisation Culture Societé, INRS in Montreal and Senior Adjunct Professor at the School of Urban Planning, McGill University. Books authored (or coauthored) include: The Wealth and Poverty of Regions (U. of Chicago Press, 2010); Économie urbaine et régionale (Economica, Paris, 4th Edition, 2015), the leading French-language textbook on the subject; Connecting Cities with Macroeconomic Concerns (World Bank, 2003); The Social Sustainability of Cities (U. of Toronto Press, 2000). Mario Polèse acts regularly as an advisor to municipal, provincial, federal, and international agencies. He has held research and teaching positions in Latin America, Switzerland, Spain, and France.

PRE-CONFERENCE EXCURSION

FROM QUEBEC TO MONTREAL: 11th August 2018

The one-day tour will bridge the Regional IGU colloquium in Quebec ending on 10th of August to the Urban commission meeting beginning on 12th August evening. Departure from Quebec in the morning and arrival in Montreal at the end of the day.

By bus

FEES for 1 day (including lunch, buses, visits)

All courses will be in English

 

SCHEDULE

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SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

Abstracts should be written within the form (below)

and uploaded on the registration plateform: http://wp.unil.ch/citadyne-news/igu-2018/

before February 5th 2018

Submitted abstract (around 2-3 pages) should include the following elements:
• Theoretical background
• Research questions
• Methodology
• Results/findings
• Significant/general conclusions

Please use the following template for abstract submission:

PLATFORM FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

VISA

Participants who need an invitation letter for VISA APPLICATION, please indicate in the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PLATFORM

 

EXCURSION « URBAN DISCOVERY TOURS WITH L'AUTRE MONTRÉAL »

On Wednesday August 15th, two options will be proposed (1:30pm to 4 :30pm).

All courses will be in English.

  • Option 1, by bus  (46 people max.): « Montreal : from villages to a metropole »
  • Option 2, by foot (20 people max.) : « Discover a neighborhood of Montreal: la Main (St Laurent boulevard)»
  • Option 3, in french only (20 people max.) : « Découvrir un quartier de Montréal : Griffintown »

 

Have you ever wanted to explore Montreal for real? L'Autre Montréal's guided tours go to the heart of today's urban issues, shed light on forgotten aspects of Montreal history, bring you to places you've never seen... and offer a fresh perspective on neighbourhoods you thought you knew."You'll never see the city in the same way again."

L'Autre Montréal's guide/researchers are passionately committed to the project of understanding and explaining the city. With backgrounds in architecture, history, urban planning or the social sciences, they bring to the tours their zest, their extensive knowledge and their unusual, thoughtful and thought-provoking analyses. L'Autre Montréal guides don't just show you the city... they also give you tools to understand what you see. The tours are stimulating, enriching... and fun!

Incorporated as a non-profit educational organization, L'Autre Montréal has been exploring the city – on foot, or in a yellow school bus – for nearly thirty years.

 

CONFERENCE FEES

 The registration will be opened between April 1st and May 15th 2018

The conference fees include :

  • Wenesday excursion
  • Lunch and Coffee breaks
  • Welcome diner and Conference dinner
  • Materials for the meeting

Regular registration: 400 US$

Students registration: 250 US$

ACCOMMODATION

To book and to pay directly to the hotel

 

Hôtel Alt – Griffintown

120, Peel St. (Montreal)
50 rooms - Promotion code to be confirmed
138$US / night (one bed)
154$US / night (two beds)
Register by May 31st

 

UQAM  - Résidences de l’Ouest (Quartier des spectacles)

2100 St. Urbain St. (Montreal)
25 rooms - Promotion code to be confirmed
63$US / night (studio)
54$US / night (shared studio, 2 rooms + 1 bathroom)
Register by May 31st

 

Other hotels suggestions 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Prof. Celine Rozenblat, Chair of the IGU Urban commission, University of Lausanne
Dr. Elfie Swerts, University of Lausanne
Prof. Claire Poitras, VRM-INRS
Valérie Vincent, VRM-INRS
Andrea Ferloni, University of Lausanne

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Prof. Celine Rozenblat, Chair of the IGU Urban commission, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof. Claire Poitras, VRM - INRS
Dr. Elfie Swerts, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr. Keisuke Matsui, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Dr. Daniel O'Donoghue, Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom
Prof. Ludger Basten, TU Dortmund, Germany
Prof. Liliane Buccianti-Barakat, University Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth, Lebanon
Dr. Shenjing He, University of Hong-Kong, China
Dr. Maria-Jose Pineira Mantinan, University of Santiago de Compostella, Spain
Dr. Lidia Mierzejewska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Dr Niamh Moore, University College Dublin, Ireland
Prof. Petros Petsimeris, University Paris 1, France
Prof. Ivan Townshend, University of Lethbridge, Canada
Dr. Tomoko Kubo, Gifu University, Japan
Prof. Javier Delgado Campos, UNAM, Mexico
Prof. Markus Hesse, University of Luxembourg
Dr. Jun Tsutsumi, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Dr. Jun Yamashita, University of Kyushu, Japan
Dr. Iago lestegas Tizon, University of Santiago de Compostella, Spain
Dr. Julio Pedrassoli, University Federal Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

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