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  • Mexico City

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Mobilité urbaine, durabilité et justice sociale en Amérique latine

    Savoirs, pratiques et politiques

    Ce colloque part de la nécessité urgente de penser de manière conjointe les défis de justice sociale et de durabilité environnementale liés à la mobilité urbaine. Coorganisé par des institutions françaises et mexicaines, il entend contribuer à la formation d’un réseau international de recherche et renforcer la collaboration transatlantique autour de cette thématique. À cette fin, il réunira à Mexico des chercheurs et chercheuses de différents pays travaillant sur la mobilité urbaine dans toute la région latino-américaine. L’événement est ouvert tant à des chercheur·ses confirmé·es qu’à des jeunes chercheur·ses (à partir des étudiant·es de master) en sciences humaines et sociales, ingénierie, urbanisme ou architecture, et articulera des discussions théoriques, méthodologiques et épistémologiques à l’étude de cas empiriques.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Study days - Epistemology and methodology

    Regards critiques sur le développement

    Les journées doctorales « Regards critiques sur le développement » visent à promouvoir les synergies entre les jeunes chercheur·euse·s (jeunes docteur·e·s, doctorant·e·s et masterant·e·s) en sciences sociales contribuant à la recherche critique sur le développement, à l’étude des politiques et des institutions qui prétendent l’incarner et le mettre en pratique, ainsi que leurs fondements idéologiques, dans les Nords comme dans les Suds. Ces deux journées seront par ailleurs l’occasion d’ouvrir la discussion et de favoriser les échanges entre membres de diverses unités présentes sur le site Condorcet. De cette manière, les journées doctorales seront de riches moments didactiques pour les jeunes chercheur·euse·s, quel que soit l’état d’avancement de leurs travaux.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Transformations rurales au Maghreb : pratiques, acteurs et enjeux

    Les transformations des campagnes au cours de l’histoire maghrébine ont représenté l’un des sujets- objets de recherche les plus importants dans le débat scientifique de ces dernières décennies et ce, dans diverses disciplines telles que l’histoire, la géographie, la sociologie, la psychologie sociale, l’économie, l’anthropologie, les sciences agricoles, l’urbanisme, les sciences de l’énergie, etc. Mais malgré cet intérêt multidisciplinaire, tout chercheur traitant le monde rural est confronté au problème de sa définition conceptuelle, problème qui reste encore entier.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Metropolitan and suburban cities: Past, present and future

    مدينة "مقرين" نموذجا

    With the urban development that the world has witnessed since the late nineteenth century in parallel with the industrial development, and the increase in the movement of migration and displacement towards the major industrial cities around the world, the latter became crowded with population and expanded form contemporary metropolises, absorbing most of the jobs and major administrative, social and economic spaces. This caused a serious economic, social and development confusion for the countries experiencing the phenomenon, and a clear regional disparity between its depths and peripheries and between its cities and countryside. Its homogeneous balance was disturbed, and it turned into a sweeping polar cities because of the small cities and villages around it, with its acquired social and economic weight, thus affecting the local, regional and even the international geopolitical and geo-economics balances.

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  • Nantes

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Migrant Atmospheres

    Ambiances. Revue internationale sur l’environnement sensible, l’architecture et l’espace urbain

    This special issue of Ambiances explores the transfers and creation of atmospheres and materialities caused by migratory movements, and how urban and architectural spaces develop, emerge or are transformed when specific migrant spatial practices intersect with specific hosting environments in the globalised contemporary city.

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  • Tunis

    Call for papers - Representation

    Climate change. Towards city’s sustainability

    This conference is proposed within the framework of the issues associated with climate change and the sustainability of the cities of tomorrow. It is a question of dealing with the double problem of the adaptation of cities to climate change and to the new solutions envisaged by urban decision-makers. The urban context offers an important angle of observation in view of the role of the built environment on the sustainability of cities. This international conference calls for contributions from disciplines dealing with urban planning, architecture, heritage, engineering, urban planning reglementations and building materials.

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  • Saint-Martin-d'Hères

    Call for papers - Economics

    Towards a good life society: when interdependencies confront atomism

    In 2018, the Forum's scientific symposium dealt with the collective definition of the well-living (or the good life, among other terms), the methods and uses of good life indicators, along with citizen participation and the contribution of research to the good life. Building on these achievements, the second edition of the scientific symposium aims to go a step further towards exploring how a paradigm shift in favor of the good life might be supported, by emphasizing the topic of interdependencies.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Undergound Atmospheres. Renewing the debate

    This special issue of Ambiances aims to highlight shared topics and possible bridges between actors who usually operate on different scales. We encourage reflections questioning the stakes and methods of the construction of inhabited space in its verticality by reintroducing the question of the underground, not as a soffit but as a living and evolving interface. The issue invites researchers, practitioners of the operational world and designers from different fields, who will share their work on the questions of undergrounds and ambiances – built, experienced and lived by humans – by highlighting case studies, in-situexperiences and new methodological tools. This call is organised around three, non-exclusive thematic lines open for articles from urban studies, architecture, engineering, humanities and social sciences.

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  • Castelo de Vide

    Call for papers - Europe

    Small Cities and Health (from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era

    Healthcare, sanitary institutions and urban hygiene policies

    If the present indelibly influences the historiography produced in each period, the current health crisis further conditions – regarding the choice of the theme and the circumstances of its realization – the next meeting of the Small Cities in Time Network, to take place in the spring 2021. The goal of this Meeting will be to evaluate how and to what degree societies and authorities (both central and local), managed or failed to promote, in small cities: (i) the concern for collective health, through the recruitment of medical personnel; (ii) the foundation or continued investment in hospital establishments and assistance institutions; (iii) hygiene or protection regulations against epidemics.

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  • Lecture series - Urban studies

    Modes of urban life in 2050

    Inhabiting the Cities of the Future network conference cycle

    Le réseau international Habiter les villes du futur vous invite à son cycle de conférences d'octobre à décembre 2020 avec traduction. Une série de neuf conférences de haut niveau proposeront leurs points de vue, leurs analyses et leurs interprétations sur les modes de vie urbains en 2050.

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  • Grenoble

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Urban studies

    Still on the Map!

    Mississippi Delta Communities Facing Disappearing Land

    "Still on the Map!" takes as its context the Mississippi Delta fifteen years after Hurricane Katrina and about five years after the commissioning of the major new "100-year" flood protection infrastructure. Expressed from its title -a statement of resistance/resilience chanted by many inhabitants during ecological events in Louisiana- this research project aims to describe the links and "attachments" (LATOUR, 2017) that different communities in the delta maintain with their geographical environment in a situation of strong ecological tipping point, integrating the natural and artificial infrastructures of the watershed into the definition of ecosystems as socio-political actors in their own right. In a context where the delta's land is gradually sinking into the sea, every hour the surface area of a football pitch is permanently flooded.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    The critic of automatic reason - stupidity and intelligence in the digitalisation of the world

    Bêtise(s) et intelligence(s) de la numérisation du monde

    En raison de l’épidémie actuelle de Covid-19, l'événement a été annulé et est en attente d'un report à une date ultérieure.

    Ce colloque sera le moment de réfléchir à l’entrelacs entre différentes strates problématiques de la « numérisation du monde », sans négliger un élément central : toutes ces intelligences ont toujours besoin d’exister d’une manière ancrée, ce qui nous conduit à mettre en évidence le concept de territoire. Celui-ci ne sera pas entendu au sens simplement physique, mais aussi écologique, administratif, politique, éthique et existentiel, de l’ordre du milieu ou du transindividuel. L'évènement sera l'occasion d’explorer ces nouveaux territoires et leurs intelligences (à l’aide des outils de l’architecture, de l’urbanisme et du design) pour aller au-delà des smart territories, au sens plat et « bête » de déploiement massif de toutes sortes de devices numériques.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Modern

    Displaying the social history of migrants: content, scenography, public engagement

    Donner à voir l’histoire sociale des migrations: contenus, scénographies, médiations

    We seek proposals from post-doctoral scholars, recent PhDs, as well as those in the final stages of their dissertations with a background in related fields, in particular migration studies and social history, especially as they intersect with museum studies and/or public history. Participants will discuss, from a theoretical and a practical point of view, the best ways to display, in an exhibition context, the daily experience of past migrations in all their social dimensions.

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  • Villeneuve-d'Ascq

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Territorial fractures, ruptures, discontinuities and borders: issues for planners

    The French-British Study Planning Group / Groupe franco-britannique de recherche en aménagement et urbanisme, has worked for 20 years on the building of networks and intellectual bridges between the communities of planning research and practice on both sides of the Channel. Since 2005 it has been formally constituted as a sub-group of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). The potential retreat of the current United Kingdom from the European Union presents a new context and it is natural that the group should turn its attention to the territorial impacts which could arise as a result. It is also an occasion to reflect more widely on all forms of territorial discontinuities, ruptures and borders, including those at the national, regional and local scales, and which are of concern to planning research and practice.

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  • Strasbourg

    Study days - Geography

    Geoarchaeology and archaeology of the city of Cádiz, Spain

    This workshop-seminar organised in Strasbourg will be focusing on the archaeology and geoarchaeology of Cádiz. New sedimentary cores drilled in a marine palaeochannel crossing the city in Antiquity will be discussed. Researchers from the University of Cádiz, the CNRS, the ENGEES, and the University of Strasbourg will be present.

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  • Clermont-Ferrand

    Conference, symposium - Europe

    Paradigms, models, scenarios and practices in terms of strong sustainability

    While the notion of sustainability continues to be associated with the Brundtland Report (1987) and the concept of sustainable development, a community of sustainability researchers and practitioners increasingly seeks to emancipate the concept to be consistent with the knowledge and aspirations of the moment. The enthusiasm and expectations for more sustainability go beyond mere environmental issues. They touch on crucial social issues as well. The symposium papers intends to question the paradigms, models, scenarios and practices that embody sustainability. One may wonder what meaning should be given to the very idea of sustainability and the representations it conveys. 

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  • Hammamet

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Urban and architectural identities in Mediterranean cities

    Identités urbaines et architecturales dans les villes méditerranéennes

    The architectural and urban diversity characterising mediterranean city is inseparable from their identity. It seems clear at that this diversity and multiplicity of different identities shoud be considered as one of the greatest cultural and human values. The coexistence of forms in time and space, the blending of urban and architectural cultures, influences and contaminations, even the contrast and and contradictions of identity that are revealed in the mediterranean urban  territory reflect the stratification of the city in its pragmatics implications and its identity meanings. Today, in a context of a competition and attractiveness betwen territories, several mediterranean cities are going through a period of profound changes. Faced with these transformations, the reference to "identity territories" (Troin, 2004) and the ability of the city to build an identity and speared it among the population are called into question.

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  • Caen

    Call for papers - America

    Regions and Regionalism in Canada: constructing and managing political, social and cultural territory

    In a contemporary age in which “think globally, act locally” has become a slogan, has the propensity to favour local initiatives resulted in shifting loyalties, has it modified the level at which citizens feel their strongest sense of belonging? Has it altered conceptions of citizenship? Has it had any impact on the locus of power? Which conceptual tools are most pertinent when trying to apprehend the social, cultural and political dimensions of regions and regionalism in Canada? How has the territorial notion of “region”, which comes out of the European tradition, been articulated to adapt to the Canadian context, especially with regard to the question of belonging (communities, nations, etc)?

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  • Shanghai

    Summer School - Political studies

    The governance of socio-ecological systems

    Exploring the land-ocean continuum: coastal zones, river deltas, islands and wetlands

    East China Normal University is hosting a Summer School on the Governance of Socio-Ecological Systems (SES), which is a rapidly emerging issue in many environment related disciplines and especially sustainability science. The GOSES Summer School is organized together with the University of Reims and SENSE (Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment).

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  • Paris

    Study days - Urban studies

    How sustainable are India’s Smart Cities?

    Critically assessing the projects and politics underpinning the Smart City Mission

    Following on a first meeting devoted to India’s Smart City Mission held in September 2018, the specific aim of this international workshop is to focus on issues of social and environmental sustainability. On the basis of field-based investigations, the presenters will critically assess the smart city experiments as they unfold. Among the questions to be discussed are the following: How does India’s engagement with smart cities compare with other international cases? To what extent do projects in India draw on cutting-edge technologies? How can we characterize the governance and politics of India’s engagement with ‘smart urbanism’?

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