2016 EURA Conference

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  • October 14, 2015
The next EURA Conference on “City lights. Cities and citizens within/beyond/notwithstanding the crisis” that will be in Torino, Italy, in 2016 (16-18 June).
Please find the CfP and the CfS below and more information
The global crisis and its complex interrelations in the economic, socio-cultural, environmental and political terms have produced adaptive responses and counterstrategies in cities across the world.
The crisis has, in fact, impacted on cities and citizens in many different ways, and its effects in short and medium terms can already be witnessed, while how cities will be different in the long term has still to be determined.
The aim of this conference, thus, is rather to reflect on present conditions of cities, on the possibility that they have already undergone deep changes, on the recognition that citizens are dealing with new forms of citizenship, new forms of representation and, in some cases, different perspectives for innovative practices of urban democracy. Besides, in many contexts responses to the crisis were provided with a place-based approach, following a modus operandi often implemented in the past decades that has not been critically reconsidered in light of the recent crisis-driven framework.
The conference welcomes contributions reflecting on the global crisis from an urban point of view, in order to highlight those ruptures that are permanently changing cities. To this extent, the conference is open to scholars from different disciplines, practitioners, and policy- and decision-makers that can witness experiences of this general transition process.

1_Shaping cities: Socio-spatial restructuring in the light of environmental challenges and post/low-carbon transition in and after the crisis
2_Imageries of cities: The role of cultural policies and activisms in self-representation of cities and citizens
3_ Governing cities: Stressed institutions and new shapes of urban democracy
4_ Different perspectives on urbanisation and urbanism
5_ Looking at cities: Methodologies and approaches to study cities and (with) citizens
6_ Digital cities: A comeback from Utopia
7_ Planning the present: Finding space for regulating future changes

We invite all those interested in submitting abstracts for research paper and/or fully organized sessions.

Closing of abstract and session submission: December 1, 2015 extended December 15, 2015
Opening of abstract and session submission: October 20, 2015
Closing of abstract and session submission: December 1, 2015
Acceptance notification: February 1, 2016
Registration will open January 1, 2016
Early registration will close on March 15, 2016
Closing of full paper submission: April 30, 2016 (after that date papers may not be made available to participants)