• Call for papers: special issue of Articulo – Journal of Urban Research, on “Inconspicuous Globalization”

    This issue aims to shed light on the less visible places where complex economic, social and spatial dynamics are entangled.

  • 3rd International Open Data Conference in Ottawa, Canada

    The global open data movement has matured since the 2nd International Open Government Data Conference held in Washington in 2012. It’s time to strengthen coordination among open data initiatives across various levels of government, topics, regions, and sectors. It’s time to broaden dialogue to include the voices of experts in sectors that want to use open data and scale-up innovative approaches proven to work.

  • Call for Papers: Smart City-Regional Governance International Symposium

    How can ‘smartness’ in politics and policy-making help square that circle of a seeming conflict, even contradiction, between the quest for competitiveness – also at the behest of the region and state – international engagement, and the expectation of maintaining solidarity with, and responsibility for, the same larger entities. In other words, is urban competitiveness part of, or an alternative to, the idea of a cohesive society and state territory, where unevenness in developmental prospects is the new accepted ‘reality’? And can ‘smartness’ in governance ‘square the circle’ of seemingly conflicting interests and agendas?

  • Call for Papers: Contesting the Streets II: Vending and Public Space in Global Cities

    In large cities around the world, the most contested public space is the streets and accompanying sidewalks. As a result of historic migration and immigration to urban centers, the spatial projects vying for this space have multiplied. In particular, the growth of street vending causes us to reconsider some of the fundamental concepts that we have used to understand the city. Vending can be seen as a private taking of public space. It can contribute to civic vitality as well as be an impediment to traffic flow. Vendors are often micro-entrepreneurs who cannot access the private real estate market as spaces for livelihood. The issues about the legitimate use of public space, the right to the city, and local ordinance enforcement/dereliction are often complicated by class conflict as well as the street vendors’ diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, and their migrant/immigrant status. As a result, recent street vendors’ challenges and protests have been important catalysts with far-reaching political implications about the future of our urban societies.

  • 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.

  • Summer School Planning and Design Delft 2015

    The 2015 edition of the Summer School will combine spatial planning, design and environmental technology to tackle issues of water in complex urban environments. It will invite students to understand the theories and practices that bring together water management and urban development and to apply the knowledge acquired in the elaboration of a vision and a spatial plan for an area in the city of The Hague in The Netherlands.

  • Zinc Shower: Call for Projects

    Zinc Shower is the biggest professional event of the Creative and Collaborative Economy. International call for the best business projects in the creative and collaborative economy to be presented at Zinc Shower, Madrid 8-9 May.

  • Embaixada Cultural: Opportunity to Volunteer at Minas Musica Mundo

    Embaixada Cultural is preparing for its annual fair Minas Musica Mundo (MMM) which will happen at the first week of December 2015. MMM is international fair of music and culture which happens in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The objective of the fair is to create sustainable relations among cultural activists and empower the cultural industries in the Global South.

  • Urban Youth Fund: Call for Applications for Grants

    UN-Habitat is calling for applications for the Urban Youth Fund. In its seventh year, the Fund provides grants to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter, secure tenure and risk rehabilitation.

  • Post-doc and PhD position with focus Cities at the Munich Center for Technology in Society

    The Munich Center for Technology in Society in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture of the Technische Universität München is seeking early-stage researchers for two positions available immediately with a focus on STS & Cities.