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  • Call for papers - Geography

    Local production and appropriations of globalised urban planning

    The acceleration of globalisation and the massive urbanisation of the planet over the past forty years have played a powerful role in the transformation of cities. These worldwide dynamics are often presented as sources of a homogenisation of the cities’ organisational principles and the policies guiding their development, as well as urban forms and architectural styles. The result would thus be a ‘globalised urban planning’, in the sense of a uniform vision of the ways of creating the city promoted by the intensified circulation of ideas and models, the mobility of urban planning actors and the concentration of capital on a global scale. ‘Globalised fragments’ (Verdeil, 2006, p. 160) would be the symbol of this process, characterised by an influx of private stakeholders and specific planning schemes where the production of urban images play a key role.

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  • Quebec City

    Call for papers - Geography

    Tourism and international labels. Protection and commercialization

    UNESCO's labels (World Heritage, Biosphere Reserves, Creative Cities, Global Geoparks) have been created, amongst other reasons, to ensure the sustainable development of areas with special characteristics. Each label has specific objectives, be it conservation or protection, education, or networking of these areas. While these labels have not been designed to contribute to the commercialization of tourism, many destinations enjoy the prestige, reputation, and guarantee of quality or exceptionality associated with these labels to attract visitors, residents, and investors. Some site managers also use these labels to educate residents and visitors about their specific characteristics. The use of these international labels in a marketing context therefore poses a large number of challenges, both from practical and theoretical points of view.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    The Caribbean City, the Cities in the Caribbean

    N° 39, 2018 - The Caribbean City, the Cities in the Caribbean

    The Caribbean city, the unknown. Heterogeneous human settlements, legacies of the colonial era, refuge of the disadvantaged and homeless, mixed and fragmented, and the showcases of Caribbean tourism, the urban Caribbean presents itself as the economic ambition of these insular territories and other shores bathed by the Caribbean sea. The Caribbean city, a chaotic juxtaposition of modernity and the colonial past, and existing both as a social and political symbol, opens up a rich and immense new area. Sometimes characterized by European allure, the remainder of Africa - some may say -, American city - without a doubt -, hybrid format, the Caribbean city presents a particular subject of study.

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  • Call for papers - Geography

    Yachting: Tourism Development vs. Coastal Protection?

    Yatching: an overview of the situation. The Yatching: a current situation. This call for papers of the Études Caribéennes Journal invites to establish a current situation of the sailing, in all its dimensions: places of sailing, spaces and practices, industry of the yatching, events, development of marinas with economic impacts and environmental issues. It’s a matter of building a multidisciplinary reflection on the sailing. 

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Financing the city. City transfers under financial stress

    Revue « Espaces et sociétés »

    Funding for the city has been the subject of much attention over the last 15 years. The rise of institutional investors around the pan-securitization of real estate, and the development of private public partnerships in a context of shrinking public resources are phenomena that have overturned ways of doing things. This issue does not aim to analyze new models of financing urbanization as such, but to study the consequences. Several lines of work can be evoked which are all supported by the analysis of social and spatial effects of the ways of funding the city today: the effects of globalized city funding, concentration of players, modes of financing and the standardization of products, the development of new forms of public-private partnership and logical investment locations, the transitional funding arrangements for more sustainable cities or competitive cities through major partnership operations, are questions that can be addressed.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Revisit Patrick Geddes

    In the interdisciplinarity of his thought, its international dimensions and the timeliness of his ideas, but also given the misunderstanding of his work in France, Espaces et Sociétés devotes its next folder issue to Patrick Geddes, pioneer of modern urbanism and interdisciplinary methods, precursor of environmentalism.  In effect, the environmental question has not emerged suddenly in urbanism, it goes back to the 19th century and the beginnings of the 20th century with authors such as Geddes.   The choice of Geddes reflects the interdisciplinarity of his thought, its international reach and the novelty of his ideas, but also by the lack of his work in France; it was necessary, in fact, to wait until 1994 for the first translation of his work Cities in Evolution (1915).  Equally this number wishes to address this oversight by understanding and by calling for a critical rereading of his work.

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  • Narbonne

    Call for papers - Geography

    Describing, inhabiting and governing Urban Fringe Landscapes

    Narbonne, France, 5th to 7th november, 2014

    The goal of this conference is to question European urban fringes, which we define as precise or graduated transitional spaces where the city leaves space for something else : countryside, forests, “nature,” wasteland or fallow awaiting projects... These urban fringes can be understood at different scales, from the overall agglomeration down to the quarter or even at the installation project scale. This conference is designed as a moment of exchange making it possible to compare research and management experiences around this original object concentrating numerous issues. Different axes of analysis are proposed : Landscapes and urban fringe physiognomies ; agricultures and cities ; nature and biodiversity ; Urban margins : marginalising and social mixing ; Urban limits under constraint: risks and protected spaces.

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  • Épinal

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Geography

    Mountain Thesard Prize 2013

    The Vosges Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organising the 3rd Mountain Thesard Prize, which will award 5000 € to a PhD Thesis dealing with mountain topics. This competition is open to all students who have published a PhD thesis in a European or Maghrebi university after 2009.

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