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  • Tours

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Self-managed Co-Housing: born out of need or new ways of life?

    In the 21st century, self-organized co-housing is re-appearing in many European countries, in new forms and larger numbers. Cohousing, cooperatives de logement, Genossenschaften or Samenhuizen are types of collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighbourhoods. This "Le Studium® Conference" aims to look at co-housing initiatives in the perspective of sustainable spatial development. Its purpose is both to take stock of ongoing research and practices, as well as to set a research agenda and establish future collaborations.

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  • Montreal

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Ambiances in action

    The second International Congress on Ambiances is an international gathering for researchers, artists and players engaged in analyzing the ambiance-related dimensions of the built environment and in the sensory construction of the contemporary world. Many approaches are at work in the field of architectural and urban ambiance, and these multiple contributions nurture its rich diversity. The Congress aims to give voice to this activity, feeding on work exploring new forms of exchange between what is designed and what is experienced, between the measured and the qualified, the projected and the tested, the material and the immaterial. The Congress will be held for four days at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), in Montreal, from 19 to 22 September 2012. It will seek to express advances in learning and new hypotheses proposed by the various disciplines and fields of activity which address the question of ambiances.

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  • Paris

    Study days - Sociology

    Radical Youth, between ideology, expressivity and violence: Comparisons around the Russian experience

    Ces journées d'études sur les jeunesses radicales se pencheront sur les différentes dimensions et significations des mouvements de jeunesse radicales, interroger à partir du cas de la Russie, mais avec des comparaisons d'autres pays européens. Plusieurs recherches de terrain seront présentées. Quatre panels marqueront les deux demi-journées, le premier autour du socle idéologique de ces mouvements, le second sur les études de cas empiriques de certains d'entre deux ; Le troisième s'interrogera sur la place et le sens de la violence dans ces mouvements tandis que le dernier laissera voir les dimensions d'expressivité qu'ils peuvent revêtir.

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  • Prague

    Call for papers - History

    What's in a name? How we label peripheral places

    Le mouvement d’urbanisation qui a touché l’ensemble des continents au vingtième siècle s’est accompagné de l’apparition de nombreux mots, dans diverses langues, pour désigner les espaces urbains périphériques. Cette session au onzième colloque international d’histoire urbaine prétend les explorer.

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  • Prague

    Call for papers - History

    Postwar Planning in Transnational Perspective

    European Association for Urban History - 2012 Prague

    For this Main Session at the EAUH 11th International Conference (Prague, August 29 - September 1, 2012), we invite papers that bring a transnational or comparative methodology to bear on planning postwar cities in Europe and North America. We are interested in how ideas about planning were exchanged across national borders and how planning in turn shaped trans-Atlantic shifts in political ideologies. Paper topics can range from specific urban interventions, such as the provision of housing, to the way cities fit into broader programs of social reform, Keynesianism, or market-oriented competition. We encourage contributions from all disciplines.

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  • Bordeaux

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Estuarine and Lagoon Ecosystem Trajectories

    Throughout the world, estuaries and lagoons are among the most intensely modified and threatened aquatic ecosystems. Moreover, these systems are vulnerable to the consequences of global change. From a management point of view, there is a tremendous and concrete lack of knowledge regarding the functioning of estuarine ecosystems and the socio-economic relations that bind the various actors to these environments. This ECSA symposium will contribute to provide sound science on past and future estuarine and lagoon ecosystem evolution from ecological, social and political point of view. All example of medium and long terms surveys, describing how the ecosystem and socio-ecosystem is evolving are welcome.

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  • Johannesburg

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Memory and City Conference

    Please send via email a 500-1000 word abstract in any language to Mr. Thibault Hatton (comm.research@ifas.org.za), mentioning your name and affiliation, and specifying in the subject of the email “Memory and City proposal_YOUR NAME” before April 25th. The language of the conference will be English, but we might organize sessions in French provided we have enough proposals in this language.

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  • Johannesburg

    Call for papers - Geography

    Memory and City

    The event will consist of a two day colloquium, organized at the University of Witwaterstrand (Wits) and University of Johannesburg (UJ); one day of site visits to some of emblematic neighbourhoods of Johannesburg as far as the subject of urban memory in South Africa is concerned. It is anticipated that the academic fields represented will range from urban history, geography, anthropology, heritage studies and urban sociology. The intention is to go beyond the frame of "African studies" and to connect experiments and reflections from all corners of what is now a global issue.

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  • Paris

    Miscellaneous information - Urban studies

    Urban Plots, Organizing Cities

    Book presentation

    Discussion autour de l'ouvrage "Urban Plots, Organizing Cities" (Ashgate), en présence des coordinateurs et de quatre de ses auteurs

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  • Paris

    Study days - Sociology

    The ‘Roma Issue’ at the Local Level: Genesis, Categories and Controversies

    Urba-Rom Workshop "The labelling process of the ‘Roma/Gypsies’" (Third Session)

    Comme n’importe quel problème public, la « question rom » se construit dans des situations d’interactions, au travers des mobilisations, des débats et des controverses de la société et de ses institutions. Aujourd’hui, les pouvoirs publics, les ONG et les associations insistent volontiers sur la dimension européenne de la « question rom », mais c'est à l’échelle locale que la présence de groupes dits roms ou tsiganes pose le plus souvent problème aux yeux de la société et des institutions. L’objectif de cet atelier est, à partir de trois études de cas (Paris, Barcelone, Prague), de comparer les processus de formation de la « question rom », ainsi que sur ses effets sur les arènes politiques locales. Au bout du compte, la « question rom » apparaît comme un analyseur possible des processus de marginalisation et des modes de régulation sociale et politique en cours dans les sociétés locales européennes.

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  • Saint-Étienne | Lyon

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Populating: the elusive category of urban policies?

    Le peuplement, entendu comme action, plus ou moins délibérée et formalisée, consistant à intervenir sur la répartition spatiale des groupes sociaux, fait figure d’enjeu saillant autant qu’insaisissable des politiques urbaines actuelles ou plus anciennes. L’objectif de ce colloque est de faire le bilan des connaissances internationales sur le sujet et d’identifier les chantiers de recherche en cours et à venir afin d’analyser la façon dont le peuplement est construit comme objectif et enjeu des politiques urbaines, dans des contextes sociaux, historiques et politiques distincts. Autrement dit, il s’agit d’appréhender le peuplement à la fois comme politique(s) et comme catégorie(s) d’action publique, en confrontant à travers ce prisme des travaux qui ne le sont pas habituellement, soit parce qu’ils portent sur des terrains et des époques éloignés, soit parce qu’ils sont issus de disciplines différentes (géographie, science politique, sociologie, urbanisme, histoire, etc.).

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