Conference Programme

It’s almost conference time!

Directions and information for getting around Leeds are now available for those who like to plan early.

The final conference programme is now available online, and includes an updated conference schedule, detailed session and presenter information, and a full list of registered delegates.

A number of Open sessions, events and activities which any member of the university or local public is free to join can be found here

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

Monday 11 September

8.00 Registration Open

9.00 – 11:00 Opening Plenary: “The Authoritarian City”

Sophie Body-Gendrot (Paris-Sorbonne II), with commentary from Berna Turam (Northeastern) and Valeria Guarneros-Meza (De Montfort). Chaired by Adrian Favell (Leeds)

11:30 – 13.15 Parallel Session 1

13.15 – 14.15 Lunch

14.15 – 16:00 Parallel Session 2

16.30 – 18.00 Main Plenary: “New Municipalism: Hopes and Limits of Progressive Urban Policies. Critical Dialogue between Berlin and Barcelona”

Andrej Holm (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Jaime Palomera (Universitat de Barcelona). Chaired by Michael Janoschka (Leeds)

18.00 Drinks reception at Waterside Cafe. Drinks and light snacks will be served.

Tuesday 12 September

8.00 Registration Open

9.00 – 10:45 Parallel Session 3

11:15 – 13.00 Parallel Session 4

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.45 Parallel Session 5

From 16.15 Semi-Plenaries

17:00 – 18:30 Semi-Plenary A:  “Urban Justice from the Grassroots.” Featuring Leeds local campaigners and community groups. Open to the public. Sponsored by the Leeds Social Science Institute and co-chaired by Sara Gonzalez (Leeds) and Paul Routledge (Leeds). Open to the public.

Semi-Plenary B: “Power, Mobilities and Belonging in the Era of May, Trump and Austerity Politics.” Kirsteen Paton (Liverpool), Emma Jackson (Goldsmith) and Ala Sirriyeh (Keele). Chaired by Andrew Wallace (Leeds)

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

8.00 Registration Open

9:00 – 10.45 Parallel Session 6

11.15 – 12:45  Closing Plenary: “African Cities and Comparative Urban Studies at the Crossroads.” Jennifer Robinson (UCL), Laurent Fourchard (Sciences Po Bordeaux), Sidy Cissokho (Edinburgh), and Phil Harrison (Witwatersrand). Chaired by Eduardo Marques (São Paulo)

12:45 – 13:00  Closing Words

Wednesday Afternoon Activities

There will be several activities outside the “official” programme on Wednesday afternoon organised by/with colleagues from Leeds. These have not been finalised yet but they might include panel sessions with activists and campaigners on transport issues and radical municipalism, local walking tours, and book presentations. We are also happy to take requests for room bookings if you want to have a meeting with colleagues and we’ll try to accommodate you. Contact us.