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2017 Salvador de Bahia

IGU Urban Geography Commission annual meeting - 6th -13th August 2017

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IMPORTANT DATES

Conference dates: 6th -11th August 2017
Pre-conference Workshops for young scholars: 6th August 2017
Post-conference excursion: 12th – 13th August 2017 (2 full days)

Extended-Deadline for abstract submission (within abstract submission form available below): 

20th February 2017

Acceptance of abstracts: 1st April 2017
Registration and payment: 1st April – 15 June 2017

CONFERENCE VENUE

- University Federal of Salvador de Bahia
- Mercure Salvador Rio Vermelho Hotel

CALL FOR PAPER

The IGU Urban Commission in collaboration with the Department of Geography – Geoscience Institute of the University Federal of Salvador de Bahia (Brazil), is pleased to invite you to its annual meeting.

In 2017, the special focus for this conference will be on Digital cities and spatial justice. Although offering the potential to enhance sustainability, equity and inclusion within urban areas, many scholars argue that the digitalization of urban societies mirrors and has further entrenched pre-existing social and spatial inequalities. This (re-)production of spatial injustices within the city polarizes communities and presents many challenges for residents, policymakers and civil society groups. Papers addressing these issues are particularly welcome for the 2017 Annual Urban Commission Meeting.

In addition to the theme on Digital cities and spatial justice, 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 1

Richard Walker, Professor of Geography (Emeritus), Director Living New Deal Project, University of Berkeley, USA

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Success & Failure of the Arch-Digital City:

The Transformation of the San Francisco Bay Area

RICHARD WALKER is Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught from 1975 to 2012 and served at various times as Chair of Geography, Global Metropolitan Studies, and California Studies. He has written on a diverse range of topics in economic, urban, and environmental geography, published in journals from Society and Space to New Left Review.  He is co-author of two classics in economic geography, The Capitalist Imperative (1989) and The New Social Economy (1992).  He has written extensively on California, including The Conquest of Bread (2004), The Country in the City (2007) and The Atlas of California (2013). His awards include Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships, the Distinguished Scholarship Award of the Association of American Geographers, the Carey McWilliams Award from California Studies Association, and the Hal Rothman prize from the Western History Association. He lives half the year in Berkeley and the other half in Burgundy.
 

ABSTRACT: The San Francisco Bay Area is the world center of IT, a dynamo of the global economy, and volcanic generator of innovation and wealth. It offers a lively urban scene in a country known more for banal suburbs, and is known far and wide as a politically progressive and socially enlightened place.  In short, it offers the best case for urbanism in our time – one that is commonly underestimated in discussion of 'global cities'.   Yet it serves as a cautionary tale for the contradictions of contemporary capitalism and neoliberalism.  It suffers from one of the world's worst housing bubbles, yawning class inequality, a deeply racialized social-spatial order, and uncontrolled urban sprawl. All the while, it spews forth libertarian/technotopian ideas that travel well but hide a less flattering reality.  

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2

Angelo Perret Serpa - Full Professor of Human geography of the Federal University of Salvador de Bahia - UFBA, 1B Researcher of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development - CNPq

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Spatial justice and Digital City: Space as an operational medium in Brazil

ANGELO SERPA holds a doctorate in Landscape and Environmental Planning from the Universitaet Für Bodenkultur Wien (1994), with postdoctoral studies in Organization of Outer Space and Urban-Regional and Landscape Planning at the University of São Paulo (1995-1996) and in Cultural and Urban Geography Held at the Université Paris IV (Sorbonne / 2002-2003) and the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (2009). He is currently an associate professor at the Federal University of Bahia. He has experience in the areas of Geography and Planning, with emphasis on Urban Geography, Regional Geography and Cultural Geography, Urban Planning, Regional Planning and Landscape Planning, working mainly on the following research topics: public space, urban and metropolitan peripheries, manifestations of culture Popular, neighborhood identity, cognition and environmental perception, socio-spatial appropriation of the media, institutional regionalization strategies. He is a permanent professor in the Postgraduate Programs in Geography and Architecture and Urbanism of the Federal University of Bahia, where he is also editor responsible for GeoTextos Magazine.

 

ABSTRACT: It is intended to present a comparative picture of the insertion of information and communication technologies in the national territory, at different scales (macro-regional, provincial and intra-urban), thinking of space as an operational medium and taking the notions of spatial justice and accessibility as guiding principles of the proposed reflection. The discussion is also based on the assumption that places are “platforms” for the construction of actions and speeches of eminently space matrix that goes through varied scales and cuttings.

 

PARALLEL PRE-CONFERENCE WORSHOPS

6th of August – Full day; arrival on 5th

- W1: Full day: Geo-social networks approaches and methods (Celine Rozenblat, Elfie Swerts)

How to use social networks in Geography? The workshop aims to give to young scholars the main concepts and tools in order to be able to learn by themselves to deal with social networks in Geography.


- W2: Full day: Sustainable cities and spatial justice (OURSUS: Ton Diez, Qiu Li)

How can (young) urban geographers and geography teachers use the integrative approach to Global sustainable cities initiatives in their research designs and in their geography classes. How can it be linked to the debate about spatial justice. How does access to digitally available information from all over the world help geography researchers, students, teachers and pupils to design truly comparative approaches, as well as using inspiring examples of best practices?

(limited to 20 young scholars for each workshop: first registered first served)

Registration in the Abstract submission form

Additional fees: 20$ (Lunch included)

POST-CONFERENCE EXCURSION

RECONCAVELO

FEES for the 2 days (including lunch, buses, visits): 150 US$

Return to the hotel every day

PROGRAM

Schedule 2017 IGU Urban Commission Annual Meeting   - Salvador de Bahia

Urban Challenges in a complex World

Presentation of papers: 20 Minutes + 5 minutes questions

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Post-conference excursion: 12th – 13th August 2017 (2 full days)

Additional fees including lunches, transportation and visits (150 US$)

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SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

Abstracts should be sent to ugisalvador2017@gmail.com within the registration form (below)

before February 20th 2017

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

Participants who need an invitation letter for visa application, please indicate in the registration form

FORM TO FILL AND TO INCLUDE YOUR ABSTRACT:

CONFERENCE FEES

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Payment by Bank transfer:

Bank: Banco Santander
Address: Rúa da Caldeirería, 54, 15703 Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Receiver: Colegio de Geógrafos
Swift/BIC: BSCHESMMXXX
IBAN: ES62 0049 2584 92 2014209264
Concept: Name and Surname - IGU Conference

ACCOMMODATION

To book and to pay directly to the hotel

Option 1: IBIS Salvador Rio Vermelho Hotel (neighbor to the Mercure)
Standard Single: about 50 US$ (breakfast included)

=> see different rates on booking companies


Option 2: MERCURE Salvador Rio Vermelho Hotel
Discounted rate for the conference CODE UFBA-IGU: H5182-SB2@accor.com.br
Standard Single view on city: 208 R$ + 5% ISS about 66 US$ (breakfast included)
Superior Single view on the sea: 243 R$ + 5% ISS about 77 US$ (breakfast included)
Standard Double view on city: 243 R$ + 5% ISS about 77 US$ (breakfast included)
Superior Double view on the sea: 278 R$ + 5% ISS about 90 US$ (breakfast included)

ORGANIZERS

Urban Commission, International Geographical Union
Department of Geography – Geoscience Institute of the University Federal of Salvador de Bahia
Department of Geography, University of Santiago de Compostella
Institute of Geography and Sustainability, Geoscience and Environment Faculty, University of Lausanne

ORGANIZING COMMITEE

Prof. Celine Rozenblat, Chair of the IGU Urban commission, University of Lausanne
Prof. Antonio Angelo Da Fonseca, University of Salvador de Bahia
Prof. Alcides Caldas, University of Salvador de Bahia
Prof. Antonio Puentes, University of Salvador de Bahia
Prof. Ruben Lois Gonzalez, University of Santiago de Compostella
Dr. Maria-Jose Pineira Mantinan, University of Santiago de Compostella
Dr. Elfie Swerts, University of Lausanne

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Prof. Celine Rozenblat, Chair of the IGU Urban commission, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof. Antonio Angelo Da Fonseca, University of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
Prof. Alcides Caldas, University of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
Prof. Antonio Puentes, University of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
Prof. Ruben Lois Gonzalez, University of Santiago de Compostella, Spain
Dr. Maria-Jose Pineira Mantinan, University of Santiago de Compostella, Spain
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. 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
Prof. Edvania Torres, University Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Prof. Rainner Wehrhahn, University of Kiel, Germany
Prof. Reinaldo Perez Machado, University de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Prof. Jose Alberto Rio Fernandez, University do Porto and President of the Association of Portuguese Geographers, Portugal

RECALL IMPORTANT DATES

WHOLE MEETING: 6th -13th August 2017

Conference dates: 6th -11th August 2017
Pre-Workshop for students: 6th August 2017
Post-conference excursion: 12th – 13th August 2017 (2 full days)

Deadline for abstract submission (+ Pre-registration form): 13th February 2017
Acceptance of abstracts: 1st April 2017
Registration and payment: 1st April – 15th June 2017

For any information: ugisalvador2017@gmail.com

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN BRAZIL

ESPERAMOS VÊ-LO NO BRASIL

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