City Futures IV Conference - Call for Papers

 

We are delighted to announce the Call for Papers for the EURA - UAA City Futures IV Conference, with the theme Creating Just and Sustainable Cities. http://cityfutures2019.com

Theme

The theme of the City Futures IV conference jointly organized by EURA and UAA takes  inspiration from the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and focuses on the challenges that we are currently facing to create cities and communities that are just, inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, while reducing poverty and inequality. Following a decade of crisis and austerity, inequalities are becoming ever more apparent at local, regional and global scales, with our current economic models increasingly being questioned and trust in formal politics declining. Despite such challenges urban areas, as they have been for millennia, are often the fulcrum of hope and innovation. The Conference theme asks scholars to reflect on how we can move towards more socially just, diverse, democratic, environmentally rich cities and city regions.  Over three days scholars and practitioners will debate the challenges and solutions from the perspective of governance and politics, from a policy perspective in various sectors (planning, housing, design, regeneration etc.) and from the perspective of citizens.

Tracks

We welcome proposals for individual research paper presentations or session proposals in the following tracks:

Track 1. Cities and Spatial and Social Justice – Creating More Inclusive Cities

Track 2. More or Less Competitive Cities – Smart Specialization and Diversification Strategies

Track 3. Urban Environmental Challenges

Track 4. Governing Cities –Cities and Democracy

Track 5. Smart Cities

Track 6. Cultural Cities

You may submit your abstract by visiting Exordo, the abstract submission system (here, you will be required to set up a username and password in order to access the submissions page); 

https://city-futuresiv2019.exordo.com/login

Abstract/Session Proposal Deadline: November 1st 2018, 12.00 Midnight (GMT)

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at: cityfutures2019@advantagegroup.ie

Hosted by: UCD Planning, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin