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

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Crisis regimes and emerging social movements in cities of Southern Europe

WORKSHOP

Athens 7. – 9. February 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.

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Activists and scholars from Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain who are involved in social movements in their cities or who conduct relevant research have been invited to present their experiences about crisis in the cities of Southern Europe along three workshop themes: a) ultra-neoliberal urban development projects, b) housing in crisis and c) the local as a reference for new mobilizations, solidarity networks and actions. The workshop will also include presentations and discussions about the crisis regimes in South European countries and fieldtrips in Athens. Moreover, Margit Mayer, professor at the Free University of Berlin, and Boaventura de Sousa Santos, professor at the University of Coibra and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will reflect on the workshop’s topics.

Activists, scholars and other interested individuals or groups are welcomed to join the workshop and contribute to the discussions with their experience and comments. If willing to attend, please fill the attached registration form and send it to: encounterathens.mail.

More information: http://urbanrise.net/

Looking forward to seeing you in Athens!

The organizers:
Encounter Athens
INURA Athens
Public Policies and Government Institute of the AUB

URBANRISE_workshop_announcement.pdf

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

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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 the state of planning and the scope for radical, alternative approaches. You can find a pdf version of the manifesto here: http://bit.ly/Vduhe6

We would welcome comments and discussion on it, and are planning to hold events in London and Sheffield in either late 2012 or early 2013 to debate the issues.
We hope to hear from you or see you there.


Andy Inch

PNUK Manifesto November 2012 (pdf)

CONF: 22. INURA Annual Conference. Tallinn, Estonia. 17.-20.06.12.

ACTIVE URBANISM

22nd International Network of Urban Research and Action (INURA)
Tallinn, Estonia
17-20 June, 2012
http://inura2012tallinn.wordpress.com/

Registration will be open until May 1st 2012

Following the tradition of INURA meetings the conference is focused on
critically discussing contemporary urban developments through
presentations, panel sessions, exciting urban field trips, and more.
Continue reading CONF: 22. INURA Annual Conference. Tallinn, Estonia. 17.-20.06.12.