The Call for Papers is now closed. We have received a large number of excellent abstracts. A provisional programme will be available soon.
The proposed abstracts should address the sessions’ topics and should be inspired by the 2017 conference theme, ‘Rethinking Urban Global Justice’.
Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to both RC21@leeds.ac.uk and to the session organizers.
You are limited to two appearances: one paper, and one other role such as a panelist or session chair, or any combinations of these.
The selection process
The abstracts will be reviewed by both the session organizers and RC21, you will be notified by the session convenors of the outcome.
The deadline for abstract submission is 10 March 2017.
The abstracts should include the following information:
- Details of the session to which the abstract is submitted: session title, session number and session convenors.
- The focus: Themes, underlying hypothesis, empirical and/or theoretical basis, structure of the paper.
- Word count: 300-500 words.
- The contact of the author(s): Name(s), affiliation(s), address (including postcode), a phone number (will not be made public) and an e-mail address.
List of organised sessions
1. Exploring the ‘transformative power’ of culture: regeneration, gentrification and social justice
2. Transnational Gentrification: The Nexus between Lifestyle Migration/Residential Tourism and Gentrification
3. Gentrification and Statehood
4. Gentrification as Method
5. Seeking Sexual Justice: Global Reactions to the Gentrification of Sex and the Sanitization of Urban Spaces
6. Class, place, heritage and critical urban futures
7. Gendered Geographies of Gentrification
8. Rethinking gender and sexual justice in the new dynamics of the global urban
9. Reconstructing the real estate-finance link: Housing financialization after the crisis
10. The future of public real estate: toward a global commodification of the urban public realm?
11. New forms and practices of dispossession through housing and land financialisation
12. The geography of profits and politics – The role(s) of developers in urban development and the implications for urban theory
13. Impacts of Urban Movements in Local Governance
14. Municipalities of change: the road from social struggles to local governments
15 Second wave Occupy movements? New territorialized movements challenge global injustice and dispossession policies
16. History, Memory, and Time in Contemporary Urban Contentions
17. The urbanization of politics in Eurasia
18. Urban Scholarship, Urban Activism, and Justice Struggles: The Academy as Enabler of Emancipatory Politics?
19. Analyzing urban conflicts: NIMBY syndrome, urban justice and social movement
20. Co-producing knowledge for Global Urban Justice in Precarious Neighborhoods: Claims, Critical Reflexions and Coalitions
21. The leaking roof of the democracy: Challenges of new urban democratic spaces
22. Recognition, Justice and Critical Urban Theory today
23. Urban Social Policy as Struggle for Urban Global Justice?
24. The Right to The City: urban and global justice
25. Leaving governance behind? Habitat III and Spatial Justice
26. Rethinking Urban Justice in European cities. Between the neo-liberal turn and the socio-innovation rhetoric
27. RESTLESS CITIES: Solidarity, conflict and struggle in the context of displacement, immigration and security politics
28. Forced Displacement and Urbanity: Global movements, urban destinations and social justice in the Mediterranean Migration Crisis
29. The Welcome City?
30. Migration and the City—Internal and International Dynamics in China
31. Urban planning and migrants in the city: glocal and transnational perspectives
32. Cosmopolitanism, racism and the urban experience
33. Urban racial segregation and social justice in the context of the black diaspora
34. Authoritarianism and the Urban: Alive, and Dominant?
35. New forms of solidarity and exclusion in the Brexit-Trump era. Conviviality, Everyday Multiculturalism and Racism
36. Can urban design contribute to foster global urban justice?
37. Street art, graffiti, and urban interventions: Inscriptions of ‘crisis’ in public space
38. More Than Pedestrian: Psychogeography, Creative Walking and Spatial Justice
39. Visualising the fight for home and security: Revealing injustice and making change
40. Towards a just creative city
41. Security and (in)justice: beyond the securisation of the urban
42. Urban securitisation and the need for humanising alternatives
43. Green or just? Social impacts of environmental policies
44. (Trans-)national planning in the global South: hyper-connectivity, territorial transformations
45. Failing better: Creative and collaborative methods in researching urban inequalities and conviviality
46. School segregation in contemporary cities: social, spatial and political dynamics
47. Critical Methodologies for Global Urban Justice
48. Innovative Qualitative Methods
49. Global Urban Youth in the Midst of Precarization of Life: Towards the Formulation of New Claims For Social Justice
50. Urban transgressions and informalities in the “Global North”
51. Holiday rentals and the right to housing: rethinking social justice in the tourist city
52. Social Production of Urban Periphery/ High-rise Suburbia
53. Segregation in Spatial Proximity and the Vertical Idiom
54. Locating Climate Vulnerabilities at the Urban Crossroads
55. A Regional Comparative Urbanism?
56. Towards a Global Urban Geopolitics. Bringing Geopolitics into the Mainstream of Comparative Urban Studies
57. Work and Cities: Debating new forms of work and employment and work organization in cities
58. A self-reproducing movement? Everyday failures and queer solidarities
59. Law and the City: Shaping Resilience in Urban Crises
60. Valuing Urban Dissensus: Contested Knowledge Claims in Realising Just Cities
61. From Participation to Power? Possibilities and Pitfalls in Co-producing Urban Governance
62. Resistance, Acquiescence and Social Justice in Global ‘Austerity Urbanism’ – Urban Politics and beyond
63. Public space renewal, liveability and inequalities in contemporary cities
64. Neoliberal urbanism and the (un)desired citizen-subject: Mechanisms, strategies, resistance
65. The grounded city, foundational urban systems and reliance structures
66. Circuits of knowledge and practices in global urban mobilisations: experimentations and critical approaches
67. Transgressive Strategies Towards a Utopian Urban Vision for the Conflicted Cities
68. Housing Justice, Human Rights and the City
69. Re-thinking the core toolbox of urban interventions: critical approaches to zoning and land regulation in practice
70. Disputes in the Urban Territory, Groups of Interests, Distributive Conflict and Injustice in Cities Budgeting
71 The political life of public policy instruments: graphic artifacts, technologies and legibilities in urban governance
72. Elites and in(justice): unravelling the link
73. DISASTER AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: new challenges for urban areas
74. The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanisation: building democracy while building the city
Other engaging events include:
- Author v. Critics session: ‘Social Housing and Urban Renewal: A Cross-national Perspective’, organised by Paul Watt, Birbeck and Peer Smets, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam;
- Local Theme session: ‘Justice Through Narrative Re-empowerment: an artistic exploration of African history and heritage through local Yorkshire connections ‘, organised by Dr. Kyle Griffith and Joe Williams, Heritage Corner; and
- A panel discussion with academics and local transport activists: ‘Transport and Mobilities: academics meet activists in the spaces between’, organised by Alvaro Guzman, Dr Caroline Mullen, Dr. Ersilia Verlinghieri and Prof Karen Lucas, University of Leeds.