WORKSHOP, URBAN ACTIVISM Crises regimes and emerging social movements in cities of Southern Europe. Athens. 7.-9.2.2013

An international workshop titled “Crisis regimes and emerging urban social movements in cities of Southern Europe” will take place in Athens from 7th to 9th February 2013. The workshop is organized by Encounter Athens, INURA Athens and the Public Policies and Government Institute of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. It is supported by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of the National Technical University of Athens and it is funded by the Antipode Foundation.

The intention of the workshop is to provide an opportunity for exchanging experiences concerning the impacts of the current crisis in Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish cities and explore alternatives for radical action.

PUB PNUK Discussion “Manifesto for Planning and Land Reform” in the UK

From Andy Inch: Hi all, Bob Colenutt, Michael Edwards, Tim Marshall and I, with important contributions from other PNUK members at various stages, have been working for some time to put together a ‘manifesto for planning and land reform’. We now have a draft completed which we hope will generate some debate and discussion about […]

CONF, CfP “Grassroots in the City: Urban Movements and Activism in Central and Eastern Europe”. Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden. 24./25.05.2013. Deadline: 1.12.2012

Call for Papers (pdf) International conference on Grassroots in the City: Urban Movements and Activism in Central and Eastern Europe Conference venue: Södertörn University, southern Stockholm, Sweden Dates: 24-25 May 2013 The conference seeks to gather researchers working in the field of social movements and civic activism in the urban environment of Central and Eastern […]

FILM Creativity and the Capitalist City by Tino Buchholz

Movie at: http://www.creativecapitalistcity.org/ Creativity is fancy, glamorous and desirable. Who can be against creativity? At the same time it is used selectively  or economic purposes and consists of precarious and hard work. In this film, the search for creativity is linked to existential struggles for affordable housing and working space in Amsterdam, such as temporary accommodation, squatting, […]

CfP: The Dubai International Award (DIA) for Best Practices to improve the living environment, Deadline: 31.03.12

Call for proposals – The Dubai International Award (DIA) for Best Practices to improve the living environment UN-Habitat and Dubai Municipality offer you an opportunity for global recognition through the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. Criteria for best practices The 9th cycle of the Dubai International Award (DIA) for […]