Call for Papers: Reducing Urban Poverty Student Paper Competition

To encourage a new generation of urban policy makers and promote early career research, USAID, International Housing Coalition (IHC), World Bank, the Wilson Center, and Cities Alliance are co-sponsoring the sixth annual paper competition for graduate students, seeking abstracts on urban poverty in the developing world. Winning papers will be published and selected authors will be invited to present their work in a policy workshop to be held at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. in January, 2016. The grand prize winner will also receive $1000.

Call for papers: Beyond Eurocentricism – Rethinking Spatial Representation

The CCLPS invites papers that investigate spatial representation as a cultural practice and a discourse in the broadest possible sense from an interdisciplinary perspective. It seeks papers that question and encourage discussions on the implications, limitations and new trajectories of rethinking representations of space beyond a Eurocentric prism and European theory in Asian, African and Middle Eastern culture.

Call for Papers: 3rd International Conference on New Urban Languages — Tales and Images of Spatial Justice

Organizers and Scientific Committee invites abstracts for papers to be presented on Third International Conference New Urban Languages to be held June 24-26 June, 2015 in Delft, The Netherlands

Call for Papers: Annual Congress of the South African Sociological Association

SASA’s next annual congress will take place at the University of Johannesburg in Johannesburg from 28 June to 1 July 2015. While papers that relate to the overall conference theme of Contours of Violence are particularly welcome, a broad range of urban studies papers are invited and the conversation will not be limited to a focus on violence.

Call for Papers: 33rd International Geographical Congress

The main theme of the 2016 Congress is Shaping Our Harmonious Worlds, a theme that highlights the ways an ancient oriental philosophy can guide today’s desires for harmony between humankind and nature, between environment and society, and for harmonious approaches to resolving the world’s conflicts and hazards.

Transforming Cities, Transformative Cities

The theme of the conference – Transforming cities, transformative cities – reflects EURA’s ongoing concern with the need to re-examine the place which cities take in the political, social and economic order of contemporary societies.

Call for Papers: Entering the City – Spaces, Transports, Perceptions, and Representations from the 18th Century to the Present

Organised in Brussels on 15 and 16 October, the international conference ‘Entering the City: Spaces, Transports, Perceptions and Representations from the 18th Century to the Pressent is an iniative of the MICM-ARC Research Project ( based at the Université libre de Bruxelles.  The conference will provide a forum for exploring the ways and means of entry … Continued

Call for Papers: #2 of plaNext – the journal of AESOP Young Academics network

This is a Call for Papers for the #2 (the first open issue) of plaNext, a brand new, fully Open Access journal, managed by the AESOP Young Academics network (the first number, stemming from our 2014 conference, will be published in March 2015).

First international workshop on the sharing economy

Sharing practices are certainly not new, but the phenomenon is showing explosive growth concomitant with the advent of Internet platforms. Sharing potentially has a lot to offer to society: it promotes the efficient utilization of physical assets, it reduces their environmental impact and facilitates new social contacts.

Spaces of urban vulnerability: Abjection and resistance in the austericity

This session seeks to explore the vulnerabilities, risks and political possibilities produced through contemporary urbanism.