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Call for Papers: 6th Halle Forum on Urban Economic Growth

April 7th-8th, 2016 in Halle (Saale)

The Halle Forum on Urban Economic Growth – established in 2006 – aims at bringing together original economic and interdisciplinary papers that cast some light on new developments in theoretical and empirical research on economic growth and development in urban environments. The forum should also give PhD students an opportunity for presenting and discussing their research results. Papers may focus on issues like

  • cities and creative quarters as seedbeds for innovation
  • urban infrastructure and the accessibility of cities
  • European and national policies for urban development

Call for Papers: Building Bridges: Cities and Regions in a Transnational World

Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 2016
3rd – 6th April 2016, Karl-Franzen-University, Graz, Austria

Throughout history, cities and regions have been cornerstones of economic, social and cultural institution building and centres of communication and trade across borders of empires and nations. In a globalised world dominated by multi-level governance and declining economic and political significance of the nation-state, cities and regions are becoming ever more so important in building bridges across nations, supra-national unions, and even continents.

These challenges surpass the usual aspects of integration: it is not sufficient to reduce barriers for the mobility of labour, goods, services and capital, to create a homogenous competitive environment, and a solid monetary system. What is needed in addition are more elements of a new regionalism, which is based on non-hierarchical relationships, on self-government, and on the creation of flexible alliances leading to interregional transnational cooperation. The development of a region is affected by its competitive and complementary relationships with other increasingly distant regions. These relationships have to be embedded in an overall structure of relations which encompass the purely economic ones and have strong social, cultural, legal and political dimensions.

DASL / ARL-Jahrestagung 2016 zum Thema „Auftrag Daseinsvorsorge“

Die gemeinsame Jahrestagung von ARL und DASL, die vom 16.-17. September 2016 in Hannover stattfinden wird, setzt sich mit der Sicherung gleichwertiger Lebensverhältnisse auseinander. Der Auftrag, im öffentlichen Interesse für das gesellschaftliche wie auch individuelle zukünftige Dasein Vorsorge zu treffen, ist zentraler Inhalt raumbezogener Politik und Planung. Ausgestaltung, Herangehensweisen und Steuerungsmöglichkeiten sind immer wieder zu prüfen und an gewandelte Rahmenbedingungen anzupassen. Die Tagung will Plattform für eine aktuelle Positionierung aus Perspektive der Raumwissenschaften und räumlichen Planung sein.

Call for Papers: Growing in Cities - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Urban Gardening

The COST Action TU1201 Urban Allotment Gardens in European Cities and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) invite participants to GROWING IN CITIES: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Urban Gardening International Conference, 9 - 10 September 2016, in Basel, Switzerland.

The conference will be hosted by the FHNW School of Social Work (Institute for Social Planning and Urban Development (ISS)) in partnership with ILS - Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, Germany.

Call for Papers: Moving Cities - Contested Views on Urban Life

European Sociological Association
Research Network 37 – Urban Sociology –
Midterm Conference

Contemporary cities are spaces and places traversed by a diversity of movements, making them very special locus for analysing society. The ESA’s Research Network 37 – Urban Sociology- coordination team is working to stimulate scientific debate within the area of urban sociology. In times of digital information, conferences are very important spaces to debate current issues, showcase emerging research and discuss new approaches. The ESA Research Network 37 – Urban Sociology – Midterm Conference will take place at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, June, 29th- July, 1st, 2016.

Call for Papers: Differences and discontinuities in a "Europe without borders"

ABS Europe Conference 2016

04 – 07 October 2016 | University of Luxembourg
In cooperation with the UniGR-Center for Border Studies (UniGR-CBS)

In 2016 the biannual European Conference of the Association for Borderland Studies (ABS) will be hosted by the University of Luxembourg. The Conference will take place at the Belval campus, in close proximity to the French- Luxembourg border, and in cooperation with the University of the Greater Region (UniGR) – a confederation of six universities from Luxembourg (University of Luxembourg), Germany (University of Kaiserslautern, Saarland University, University of Trier), France (University of Lorraine), and Belgium (University of Liège). The conference is thematically connected to the 30-year anniversary of the Schengen Agreement, which was signed in the Luxembourg village of Schengen. The conference wants to test the vision of a ‘Europe without borders’, by considering questions that focus on mobility, diversity, responsibility and change from a multidisciplinary perspective. The questioning should consider differences as well as discontinuities in a spatial, social and temporal perspective.

Call for Papers: Aktuelle nationale und internationale Herausforderungen der Demografie

Aufgrund hoher Zuwandererzahlen wächst die Bevölkerung in Deutschland gegenwärtig wieder , nachdem in den 2000er Jahren stagnierende oder leicht sinkende Bevölkerungszahlen zu verzeichnen waren. Das Wachstum konzentriert sich auf prosperierende Großstädte und Ballungsräume, während strukturschwache Regionen weiter Einwohner verlieren.

Prozesse der Verdichtung wie der Entdichtung üben Druck auf die Akteure aus, Institutionen und Infrastrukturen den veränderten Verhältnissen anzupassen. Über die Anpassungsnotwendigkeiten hinausgehend stellt sich die Frage nach den Möglichkeiten gestaltender E inwirkung auf der längerfristigen Bevölkerungsentwicklung, die neben der Migration und der Entwicklung der Lebenserwartung vor allem durch die Fertilität bestimmt wird.

Call for Papers: Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 2016

Building Bridges: Cities and Regions in a Transnational World

3rd - 6th April, Karl-Franzen- University, Graz, Austria

Throughout history, cities and regions have been cornerstones of economic, social and cultural institution building and centres of communication and trade across borders of empires and nations. In a globalised world dominated by multi-level governance and declining economic and political significance of the nation-state, cities and regions are becoming ever more so important in building bridges across nations, supra-national unions, and even continents.

These challenges surpass the usual aspects of integration: it is not sufficient to reduce barriers for the mobility of labour, goods, services and capital, to create a homogenous competitive environment, and a solid monetary system. What is needed in addition are more elements of a new regionalism, which is based on non-hierarchical relationships, on self-government, and on the creation of flexible alliances leading to interregional transnational cooperation. The development of a region is affected by its competitive and complementary relationships with other increasingly distant regions.

Call for Papers: Workshop “Städte vergleichen. Der Vergleich als Analysetool und Praxis der Wissensgenerierung“

Ziel des Workshops ist es, vor dem Hintergrund der aktuellen Debatte neue Konzepte des Vergleichs in der Stadtforschung zu diskutieren. Der Call richtet sich an Doktoranden und Postdocs, die ihre qualitativ oder quantitativ empirischen oder theoretischen Arbeiten vorstellen und diskutieren möchten.

Der Workshop findet am 5.-6.11.2015 am Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde in Leipzig statt.

Call for Papers "25 Jahre: Jahrbuch Stadterneuerung – Bilanz und Ausblick"

HINTERGRUND DER TAGUNG

Das Fachgebiet Stadterneuerung und Stadtumbau am Fachbereich Architektur, Stadtplanung, Landschaftsplanung der Universität Kassel veranstaltet in Kooperation mit dem Arbeitskreis Stadterneuerung an deutschsprachigen Hochschulen am 02./03.07.2015 in Kassel seine jährliche Stadterneuerungstagung zum Thema „25 Jahre: Jahrbuch Stadterneuerung – Bilanz und Ausblick“. Dafür werden interessante Beiträge gesucht, die auf der Tagung vorgestellt und anschließend im einem Jubiläumsband zum Jahrbuch Stadterneuerung veröffentlicht werden, das seit 1990/1991 regelmäßig vom Arbeitskreis Stadterneuerung herausgegeben wird.