Abstracts of participants

Extended abstracts of participants


Urban Geographies of the New Economy

  • Jacob Simpson, Nick Phelps

Location, location, location! An exploratory study of the attraction and contribution of quality of the built environment to foreign direct investments

  • Tatiana Borodina, Alexander Savchenko

Moscow: How the New Economy and Digitalization Are Changing the Spatial Structure of the Agglomeration and Life Activity of the Population

  • Markus Hesse, Catherine Wong

Relational cities. Exploring niche-economic strategies and related urban development trajectories of Geneva (Switzerland), Luxembourg (Luxembourg) and Singapore

  • Charlotte Casier

High-skilled foreign workers and the development of new market segments of urban housing in Brussels

  • Jin Li, Yue Sue

Research on the regularities of distribution of urban productive public service industries: the case of Nanjing city

  • Rubén Camilo Lois González, Guillermo Morales Matos, Maria Angeles Piñeiro Antelo

New University Spaces And Their Location in Spanish Complex Metropolitan Regions


Complex Urban Systems and Transformations

  • Andrea Ferloni

The urban roots of socio-technical transitions: mapping the patent citation and technology network emerging around the electric vehicle

  • Maedeh Hedayatifard, Mohammad Ali Heydari

The relation between Regional Economic specialisation/diversity and regional Innovation in Iranian regional system

  • Lachang Lyu

The impact of innovation infrastructure on innovation output

  • Sylvain Remy

Does industrial diversity promote innovative entrepreneurship? A study of United States metropolitan areas

  • Hermanus Geyer

Growth patterns in the urban system in South Africa, 1996-2011 – causes and consequences

  • Wei Qi, Shenghe Liu

Geographical transformation of urban sprawl in China: Insight from the decelerating trend in recent years

  • Elsa Anna Simon

​​​​​​​Relevance of agent-based models in addressing the complexity of urban sprawl

  • Zhong Zheng, Suhong Zhou

​​​​​​​Spatial heterogeneous effect of built environment on job-housing balance: Evidence from mobile phone data

  • Justin Delloye, Isabelle Thomas

​​​​​​​An aggregated approach of internal migration dynamics in Belgium

  • Mikhail Rogov, Céline Rozenblat

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

  • Catherine Wong

Global cities and systemic risk

  • David Burg

The spatial network analysis of the road infrastructure to assess accessibility and functional hierarchy at local, regional, and national scales – the case of Israel

  • Arianne Dumayas

​​​​​​​Analysis of the link between urbanization and public expenditure in the Philippines

  • Ran Liu

Migration and inequality in rental housing: Affordability stress in the Chinese City

  • Shenghe Liu, Wei Qi

Urban shrinkage in a multi-dimensional perspective: an examination of 269 Chinese cities from 2000 to 2010


Urban Governance, Policy and Evaluation

  • Daniel O'Donoghue

Evaluating the transformative role of regional funding in the UK specifically targeted towards urban projects in the new service economy

  • Aoife Delaney

​​​​​​​Humanising policy from ‘Warriors to Guardians’: An evaluation of coordinated management and emergency response assemblages in Ireland

  • Tom Becker

​​​​​​​Best practice without evidence? Policy-based evidence-making in European sustainable urban policy transfers


Urban Governance and Regeneration

  • Niamh Moore-Cherry, Aoife Delaney

Ensuring the regeneration of European port-cities: A framework for sustainable European urbanisation?

  • Marcela Dametto

Spatial contradictions in Rio de Janeiro's harbor area

  • Mehsen Khazen, Jocelyne Adjizian-Gerard

Problems facing the implementation of air quality governance in the Greater Beirut Area, Lebanon

  • Ruben Camilo Lois González, Ricardo Machado

​​​​​​​Finance mechanisms for urban protected natural areas: An alternative to governmental funding for the formation of local environmental conservation systems. A case study in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil


Polycentrism, Small and Medium-sized Cities

  • Natsumi Akimoto

Urban redesigns for the networked polycentric compact city in Japan

  • Bastian Heider, Stefan Siedentop

​​​​​​​Employment suburbanisation in the 21st century: A comparison of German and US city regions?

  • Dani Broitman, Erez Buda

Urban land value assessment applied to core-periphery gap measurement

  • Daniel Barreiro-Quintans

The urban land in the small cities of Galicia (Spain). An analysis through the land use databases CORINE Land Cover and SIOSE


Sustainable to Resilient Cities

  • Donagh Horgan, Branka Dimitrijevic

​​​​​​​Ecological frameworks as a strategy for social innovation in the built environment

  • Diana Andreea Onose, Cristian Ioan Ioja, Ana Maria Popa

Planning for sustainable and inclusive urban green infrastructures: the children’s perspective

  • Joanna Kowalczyk-Aniol

Urban tourism hypertrophy as a challenge for urban resilience

  • Maria Valese

Internal areas in Italy: a sustainable vision for marginal rural villages. Case study: Piaggine (Italy, Campania, Salerno)

  • Olarewaju Ifatimehin

Enhancing food security through climate change mitigation practices in Nigeria’s urban centres

  • Jun Yamashita

Urban sustainability transitions in the OECD countries - a case of building energy efficiency


Contested Social Spaces

  • Ivan Townshend, Daniel O'Donoghue

Visible minority segregation in Calgary’s regions of income growth, stability, and decline

  • Laura Martins de Carvalho, Gustavo Nagib

From centre to periphery: urban agriculture as activism in the city of São Paulo

  • Michael Gameli Dziwornu

The moral dimensions in the contestation of urban space: Evidence from Ghana

  • Mogili Mohan Babu, Geeta Reddy Anant

Spatial configuration & perceptions of crime: the case of multicultural Hyderabad


Urban Governance, Land and Housing

  • Michael Rafferty

The commodification of urban land and the new political economy of the city

  • Alberto Ogas Mendez, Yuzuru Isoda

Influence of the shantytowns on the real estate prices in the autonomous city of Buenos Aires

  • Maria José Piñeira Mantiñan, Ramón López Rodríguez

The resurgence of the Cabanyal (Valencia): new urban policies for a neighbourhood destined to destruction


New Concepts in Urban Studies

  • Lu Xu, Weibin Peng

The effect of spatial diversity on the new property prices in Hangzhou under the housing market regulation: an empirical analysis based on POI data

  • Taniya Grace Joshua

Network spaces – an investigation on the transformation of urban public spaces in global cities

  • Pedro de Almeida Vasconcelos

Main concepts proposed by Milton Santos for urban geography


Subjective/Objective Well-being in Cities

  • Nicolas Blanc, Maryam Lotfian, Olivier Ertz, Jens Ingensand

Assessing urban accessibility for older people using crowdsourced street images

  • Wayne Davies

Towards healthier cities

  • Suhong Zhou, Jiaming He

How does intra-urban relocation impact on subjective well-being of the elderly? Evidence from urban China


Urban Governance, Heritage and Conservation

  • Markus Hesse, Constance Carr

The apolitical aims of digital urban development: Following Alphabet Inc.'s waterfront development in Toronto

  • Catherine Emma Jones

Can location-based technology & cultural heritage games be designed to stimulate reflection and contribute to actions of urban counter dynamics?

  • Benedito Tadeu, Carina Amorim Dutra

Ouro Preto, past and present


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