STUDY PROG MA “Social Design – Arts as Urban Innovation”, University of Applied Arts Vienna (Angewandte), Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität (KONS), Vienna, Austria.

“Social Design -Arts as Urban Innovation” is a new master programme at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Angewandte) and the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität (KONS). Urban Environment Today, more than half of the world population lives in cities, and according to UN reports another 200,000 people arrive each day. In the next 20 years, cities […]

CONF UCL Urban Laboratory Cities Methodologies 2012. London, UK. 4.-7.7.2012

UCL URBAN LABORATORY CITIES METHODOLOGIES 2012 UCL Slade Research Centre Woburn Square, London 4-7 July, 2012 http://www.ucl.ac.uk/urbanlab/en2/index.php?page=3.0.0 Inaugurated in 2009, Cities Methodologies is an initiative to showcase innovative methods of urban research from across UCL and the wider urban research community. Through peer-reviewed exhibits and events, it draws together undergraduate, masters, and doctoral research, alongside […]

EVENTS, FILM Premiere and Screening: Builders and The Games, A film about construction workers and the building of the Stratford Olympic Park. London. 8.7.2012 & 2.8.2012

Builders and The Games 57 min. documentary dir. Margaret Dickinson. A film about construction workers and the building of the Stratford Olympic Park Two Screenings: July 8th and August 2nd 1) Official premiere – July 8th 1.30 pm Stratford Picture House: http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com/programme/1707/builders-and-the-games Screening with Pudding Mill Lane 10 min documentary dir. Ausra Linkeviciute, one of […]

EVENTS Architecture as antidote: should cities make us fit? UCL, London. 4.7.2012

Architecture as antidote: should cities make us fit? 4th July, 7pm – 9pm, Henry Wellcome Auditorium, Wellcome Trust, 183 Euston Road, London A panel of architects and health experts debate the role of architecture and cities in creating healthy lifestyles. Should architects be part of the growing campaign of “fit cities”, or does this represent […]

CfP, CONF Space and Childhood in History. Sixth Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY), University of Nottingham, UK. 25.-27.6.2013. Deadline: 31.10.2012

SPACE AND CHILDHOOD IN HISTORY Sixth Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) University of Nottingham 25-27 June, 2013 Deadline: 31 October, 2012 The Program Committee invites scholars to submit proposals for formal panels, roundtable discussions, and research-in-progress workshops on any aspect of the histories of children and youth, […]

PUB Analyzing Urban Networks Through the Lens of Corporate Networks: A Critical Review. GaWC. B. Derudder, X. Liu

B. Derudder, X. Liu Paper here: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/rb/rb398.html Abstract This paper provides a critical review of three major empirical models for approximating urban networks based on corporate networks: the ownership linkage model, the interlocking network model, and the two-mode network model. We review the assumptions, implementations, strengths and shortcomings of these models through pedagogic examples. Based […]

LECTURE Urban Perspectives of the World Inaugural Lecture Prof. Jan Nijman. UvA, Amsterdam, NL. 27.6.2012

Urban Perspectives of the World Inaugural Lecture Prof. Jan Nijman Wednesday, 27 June 2012, 16:00 – 17:00 Inaugural lecture Urban Studies dhr. prof. dr. J.B.F. Nijman Urban Perspectives of the World Urban Perspectives of the World The world is in the midst of an urban revolution – a revolution that took shape in the 1980s and […]

CONF, CfP Sensing the City: Experience, Emotion and Exploration, c.1600-2013. York, UK. 4.-5.4.2013. Deadline: 28.9.2012

SENSING THE CITY: EXPERIENCE, EMOTION AND EXPLORATION, C.1600-2013 Urban History Group Conference University of York, UK 4-5 April, 2013 Deadline: 28 September, 2012 The urban sensescape is an underdeveloped aspect of Urban History. This conference explores the ways in which people have developed relationships with, and to, the urban environment from early modern times to […]

BOOK Brent D. Ryan, Design After Decline: How America Rebuilds Shrinking Cities, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.

Brent D. Ryan, Design After Decline: How America Rebuilds Shrinking Cities, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/14995.html Almost fifty years ago, America’s industrial cities – Detroit, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Baltimore, and others – began shedding people and jobs. Today they are littered with tens of thousands of abandoned houses, shuttered factories, and vacant lots. With […]

INTERVIEW “City Life: Dichotomies in an Urbanizing India”: Q&A with Ananya Roy

“City Life: Dichotomies in an Urbanizing India”: Q&A with Ananya Roy According to the 2011 census, India’s urban growth has surpassed rural growth for the first time in 90 years. This population shift from rural to urban areas underscores the impact of globalized economic progress on Indian society and highlights socio-economic differences. Consequently, urbanization has […]