Conference Programme

Registration is still open. All delegates must register by 31 July or risk being dropped from the programme.

There are a few remaining spots in Devonshire Hall for those interested in discounted bed & breakfast rates.

We are pleased to announce the basic Agenda for the conference. A detailed programme with slots for each presenter will be available for download by 31 July.

Monday 11 September

8.00 Registration desk open (desk open until 6pm)

9.00 – 11:00 Opening Plenary “The Authoritarian City”: Sophie Body-Gendrot (Sorbonne), with commentary from  Berna Turam (Northeastern) & Valeria Guarneros-Meza (De Montfort). Chaired by Adrian Favell (Leeds).

11:30 – 13.15 Parallel Sessions 1

13.15 – 14.15 Lunch

14.15 – 16:00 Parallel Sessions 2

16.30 – 18.00 Main Plenary:  Andrej Holm (Humboldt) & Jaime Palomera (Barcelona)

18.00 Drinks reception @ Waterside. Drinks and light snacks will be served.

Tuesday 12 September

8.00 Registration desk open (desk open until 4pm)

9.00 – 10:45 Parallel Sessions 3

11:15 – 13.00 Parallel Sessions 4

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.45 Parallel Sessions 5

16.15 – 18.00 Semi-plenaries

Semi-Plenary A (Main Auditorium):  Urban justice from the grassroots, sponsored by Leeds Social Sciences Institute, with local Leeds campaigners, community groups. Open to the public.

Semi-Plenary B (Roger Stevens): Power, mobilities and belonging in the era of May, Trump and austerity politics. Kirsteen Paton (Liverpool); Emma Jackson (Goldsmith); Ala Sirriyeh (Keele). 

19:00 Conference Reception @ The Tetley. Drinks and heavy appetizers will be served. The Tetley is accessible by foot, bus and taxi. Transportation will be coordinated by conference volunteers following the plenaries. Do not hesitate to ask if you need special assistance.

Wednesday 13 September

8.30 Registration desk open

9 – 10.45    Parallel sessions 6

11.15 – 1300  Closing Plenary (Main Auditorium) “African Cities”: Jennifer Robinson (UCL), Laurent Fourchard (Sciences Po Bordeaux), Sidy Cissokho (Edinburgh), Phil Harrison (Witwatersrand). 

Wednesday Afternoon Events / Leeds & Region

Stay tuned for formal and informal events on the afternoon of the 13th, including walking tours of local projects and local history, additional debates and discussions, and more. We encourage those who are able to spend the afternoon in Leeds. If conference attendees would like to reserve meeting space for networking or other work, contact us.