2015 UAA Conference: Transnationalism from Above and Below: The Dynamics of Place-making in the Global City – CFP

2015 UAA Conference: Call for Participation
April 8-11, 2015
Intercontinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza Miami, FL 33131
Call for Participation
Conference Policies -(Proposal submission starts July 1, 2014)

• Review the conference policies for proposal submission, registration, & presentation scheduling.
• English is the official conference language. All abstracts, session proposals, papers and presentations must be prepared in English.
Proposal Submission: Participation Formats (Proposal submission starts July 1, 2014)
• Individual paper presentation
Individuals may submit a proposal to present a researched-based paper. If your paper proposal is accepted, the program committee groups it with three or four other related papers into a panel. Each panelist presents his or her paper, and an open discussion follows the presentations. Each panel includes a moderator, who manages the time and introduces the panelists. Panel sessions are 80 minutes in length.
• Poster presentation
A poster is an alternative way to present the results of a research paper. However, a poster is not simply a set of full text pages of a research paper pinned to a board. To make a poster presentation, an author must prepare a set of printed pages that show the major components of her/his research study in a very concise and visually interesting manner. As a poster presenter, you have a unique opportunity to directly explain your work to colleagues who share your interests. A proposal for a poster presentation requires the submission of an abstract and full contact information for each author and co-author.
• Breakfast roundtable
A breakfast roundtable is an informal discussion of a topic during breakfast. The discussion is led by one or more persons but open to anyone who wishes to join in and share his or her views. If more than one person will lead the roundtable, only the primary leader must submit a proposal.
• Organized colloquy
A colloquy is a structured, formal discussion of a topic by a group of pre-selected individuals (typically four or five people). A colloquy proposal is submitted by an organizer who has invited individual speakers to participate in the proposed discussion.
• Organized panel
An organized panel consists of a pre-selected group of papers that are identified by an organizer. The organizer submits the abstract and contact information for each paper’s author(s).
• Volunteer moderator
This option is designed for those who wish to actively participate in the conference but who are not involved in any of the session types/roles described above. Do not choose this option if you are presenting a paper/poster or serving as a colloquy speaker or breakfast roundtable convener.
– See more at: http://urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/conference2015/submit-a-proposal/#sthash.mGzW4CwD.dpuf

“History Takes Place – Dynamics of Urban Change” September 2014 – Rome – Call for applications


The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius has initiated the Summer School “History Takes Place – Dynamics of Urban Change”, which will take place this year from 1 to 10 September 2014 in Rome. Taking the Italian metropolis as an example, the objective of this year’s summer school is to create an international network of the historical, cultural and social sciences as well as architecture and city planning, in order to examine current developments in urban environments.

Since 2003 the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius has invited up to twenty young historians and social scientists (usually postgraduate students) annually to take part in studies programmes in various locations. The Gerda Henkel Stiftung is the programme partner since 2009. The aim is to find the traces of history in the topography, architecture and monuments of the place. The city itself is ‘read’ as a historical source – ‘History Takes Place’.

Further information can be found under www.history-takes-place.de or requested by email: hofmann@zeit-stiftung.de

The deadline for applications is 15 May 2014.

Alexia Yates
Prize fellow in Economics, History, and Politics
Center for History and Economics, Harvard University


1er Seminario de Investigación Urbana – El Espacio Publico – Maracaibo, Venezuela – Call for Papers

1er Seminario de Investigación Urbana

EL ESPACIO PÚBLICO- 27 al 29 de Noviembre de 2013

La Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseño de la Universidad del Zulia, en el marco de sus 50 años y el Comité Organizador del 1er Seminario de Investigación Urbana, tienen el agrado de invitar a presentar propuestas de ponencias, enviando sus resúmenes antes del 18 de agosto del 2013 (prórroga)


Los/as interesados/as deben descargar la planilla anexa en la pag web del seminario y enviar resumen de la hoja de vida del o los autores (1/2 hoja por cada uno)

Todos los trabajos  deben ser inéditos e inscribirse en alguno de los ejes temáticos. 

Las propuestas serán evaluadas por el Comité Científico.

Recepción de Ponencias o cualquier consulta: seminario.siu@gmail.com

Información sobre el evento en la pág. web  www.arq.luz.edu.ve/siu


Esperamos contar con su presencia.


Saludos Cordiales

Comité Organizador.

The Future of Cities – Workshop – Call for Papers


Early Career Workshop, 23 October 2013 – University of Oxford

The Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities invites submissions for this year’s Future of Cities Early Career Scholars workshop. The workshop will take place on the 23 October as part of the international symposium ‘The Flexible City’ that will gather more than 35 key scholars and practitioners.

 The workshop is aimed at a selected number of early career academics working in the field of urban studies, especially at postdoc and junior faculty levels. The Programme will also consider abstracts from outstanding PhD students in their final year. Papers should match one or more of the four core research themes of the Programme’s ‘Flexible City’ agenda (see below), engage with original research geared towards discussing the future of cities and the contemporary challenges faced by urban dwellers.

 The workshop provides a unique opportunity to engage with peers and more senior colleagues to discuss innovative urban research and the challenges of careers in urban studies. Workshop participants will then be invited to join the following two-day symposium, on 24 and 25 October at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford. The Programme will support accommodation and meals throughout the whole event.

 Please submit by 31 August 2013 via email to enquiries@insis.ox.ac.uk a 250-word abstract and a brief 100-word biographical note including up to two of your most recent publications. Results will be announced by 15 September 2013.

 For more information on the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities see: http://www.futureofcities.ox.ac.uk/

 For more information on the two-day symposium see: http://www.futureofcities.ox.ac.uk/event/327

The Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network – Call for Papers

The Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network

2014 Conference: Imagining the Suburbs – Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 June 2014- University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

 Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Roger Keil, Director of the City Institute at York University, Toronto, and author, poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen. The Cultures of the Suburbs Research Network will host its 2014 conference, Imagining the Suburbs, at the University of Exeter, UK, from 19 to 21 June 2014.

 How do we imagine / re-imagine the world’s suburbs in the twenty-first century? How do current concepts of suburban space and experience sit with past ideologies and future planning? And how do these vary across different regions and in different social and political contexts? Are the suburbs unimaginative and outdated, or are they spaces for progress and change? And what part do (or might) the ‘cultures of the suburbs’ play in shaping and representing these environments?

 We invite proposals for individual 20-minute papers or for panels comprising three or four papers from a range of disciplines including (but not limited to) the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and applied fields such as Architecture, Design and Planning. Areas of possible interest include (but again, are not limited to): the nature and meaning of cultural life in the suburbs; music and theatre (including amateur dramatics); visual culture (art, photography, digital modes); iconography; community radio and other forms of media; poetry, fiction, memoir, film & television; social networking; culture shock; faith communities / sacred spaces; religious spaces and practices; oral histories; local histories; archiving the suburbs; the rhetoric of the suburbs; language and dialect in the suburbs; teaching and researching the suburbs; working with students; learning from planners, architects and designers; children in the suburbs; the elderly in the suburbs; family life and change; health, education & work; privacy and public space in the suburbs; community / civic engagement; retrofitting; gentrification; poverty and deprivation; local, regional and national policy; changing economies; transport; globalization / borders; migration and diasporas; suburban land use; population density and change; green spaces; brownfield sites; sustainability; the suburbs of the future.

Please submit a 200 word proposal for your 20-minute paper (or a 200 word synopsis of your three / four-person panel) by 1 November 2013 to Jill Sullivan, Network Research Facilitator at suburbs@exeter.ac.uk

Once again, we have a limited number of travel bursaries (£100 each) available to postgraduate students who would like to participate. If you would like to apply for one of these bursaries, please include an application with your proposal, outlining the reasons why you would like to attend and how you feel your work fits with the theme of the conference.

 Website: http://suburbs.exeter.ac.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @CulturesSuburbs

Urban Issues in Central & South America and the Caribbean – Call for papers

Urban Issues in Central & South America and the Caribbean

Central and South America, along with the Caribbean Islands, face unique urban challenges. From being
the center of “economic miracles” in the 1950’s through the so-called “lost decade” in the 1980s, this
global region is now showing signs of economic recovery. Politically, it has faced challenges, from
mainly dictator regimes mid last century to more democratic regimes at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Severe poverty has been a persistent concern as well as unequal income distribution.
Urbanization patterns have exacerbated these problems.
As primate, mega cities grow, low income settlements multiply on the urban fringe, making evident
the divided lives that modernization has fostered among urban populations. To address these issues, several policies have been implemented with mixed results, from a “quasi” formalization of the informal sector, like incremental construction, to microbusiness development, and strategies for active political participation. At the same time, in the last decades, there has been a proliferation of NGOs working with local communities in need, with diverse results within countries in the region. Government officials, policy makers, planners, and NGOs have encountered political, fiscal, social and cultural barriers in the struggle to improve living conditions for the majority within urban areas. In response to these challenges, innovative policies and experiments have been launched in metropolitan governance, coordinated urban-rural development, regional planning, new town development, sustainable and carbon-neutral urbanization, and other proposed solutions to urban problems. The lessons and outcomes of these initiatives are of critical importance to the people and leaders of these regions, but equally of interest and concern to the rest of the global policy community.
The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is North America’s leading urban policy research association engaged in understanding emerging issues and looking for feasible solutions from a multidisciplinary perspective. For more than forty years the UAA has brought together social scientists, public administrators, planners, and others interested in urban affairs to exchange information, experiences, and ideas on the most important urban issues. In light of the growing importance of Central/South America and the Caribbean Islands, and the proximity of the conference location in San Antonio, the 2014 UAA conference will include a Special Track on Urban Issues in Central/South America & the Caribbean Islands.

Read more: http://urbanaffairsassociation.org/pdfs/2014_CentralSouthAmericaCaribbeanTrack.pdf


Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association – San Antonio TX – March 2014 – Call for Papers

Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association

San Antonio, TX, USA
March 19-22, 2014

1) Cities and Urban Regions in the Americas
2) International Institutions and/or International Urban and Planning Issues.

Organizers: Joel Outtes, GEST- Group for the Study of Societies and Territories, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil – Outtes@uol.com.br Betty Smith, Eastern Illinois University, USA – besmith@eiu.edu

Deadline for proposal to our session: August 08, 2013.

We invite paper proposals for a session on urban topics in the Americas and/or international institutions to take place at the annual meeting of the UAA ( http://urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/conference2014/ ) in San Antonio, TX, USA, March 19-22, 2014. Papers might explore, but not be limited to:

Economic restructuring and its spatial impacts Changing urban morphology Transnational linkages Urban hierarchies Historic city centers Urban historical geography Ethnic neighborhoods City planning in the Americas Criminality, urban gangs and the Geography of illegal territories The informal sector Intra-metropolitan mobility The politics of urban environmental problems Population Issues Informal transportation and social conflicts Participatory budget and urban social movements Urban social geography The International Planning Movement The Urban International: the spatiality of international institutions such as the IFHP-International Federation for Housing and Planning, UCLG-United Cities and Local Governments, IULA-International Union of Local Authorities and IHA-International Housing Association alone or in Comparative Perspective

Please remember that participants must register and pay fees by February 01, 2014. Please only apply to be in the session (five papers maximum) if you are sure you will make the conference.

Joel Outtes
GEST- Group for the Study of Societies and Territories Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Betty Smith
Eastern Illinois University