• Call for Papers – ESRC Seminar Entrepreneurial Neighbourhoods

    We invite papers for the ESRC seminar ‘Entrepreneurial Neighbourhoods’, to be held on 9-10 September, 2015 at Delft University of Technology.

    In this seminar we are interested in theoretical and empirical insights into the importance of the neighbourhood (scale) and social networks for entrepreneurship, the rise and meaning of community-based social enterprise and its relation with the ‘civic economy’, as well as the role of social capital and changing business networks of entrepreneurs located in residential neighbourhoods. Papers will be invited that present theoretical considerations or empirical research on the community- and/or neighbourhood context of entrepreneurship.

  • Conference: Twin Cities in Past and Present

    The Manchester Centre for Regional History is delighted to host the Twin Cities in Past and Present Conference, Thursday 25th June to Saturday 27th June 2015. The programme of speakers is now complete, and they are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines and will be exploring twin cities in many countries across the world.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • PhD Scholarship at the Development Planning Unit, University College London

    The Bartlett Development Planning Unit is offering the fully-funded Scholarship for doctoral studies on questions related to the Unit’s work.

    In 2014 the DPU celebrated 60 years of education, training, research, consultancy and knowledge sharing in urban and regional development policy and planning in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

  • PhD positions in Urban Studies at Gran Sasso Science Institute (Italy)


    The position is full-time, for three years, starting in November 2015.

    The doctoral programme in Urban Studies focuses on the interdisciplinary analysis of the long-term structural changes of European cities. The planned learning path aims at building a sound and broad theoretical and methodological knowledge, yet the doctoral programme in ‘Urban Studies’ at the GSSI is policy-oriented. Students will be trained to conduct high-level applied research and to be earnestly involved in the policy-making process in preparation of complex policy reports.

  • 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).

  • Call for Papers: Geomatics Indaba 2015

    Geomatics Indaba 2015 is a fully inclusive geomatics sector conference, exhibition and training event.