Call for Abstracts: N-AERUS Conference

The 17th annual Network-Association of European Researchers on Urbanization in the South (N-AERUS) Conference: “Governing, Planning and Managing the City in an Uncertain World. Comparative Perspectives on Everyday Practices”, will take place at the School of Public Administration, University of Gothenburg, Sweden from 17-19 November, 2016.

This conference strives to gather scholars and practitioners interested in exploring the everyday practices of both those who are involved in the governance, planning and management of cities, and those who are building the city from below. In the current context of political, financial, environmental, social and economic uncertainty, the conference also opens up for discussions revolving around issues of mobility, migration, segregation and integration in both global North and global South cities.

The conference is oriented to (but not limited to) comparative analysis and discussion of the following main themes: everyday practices in planning, managing, and governing the city; building the city from below; mobility, segregation and integration in cities

Abstract submission
250 words should be submitted in .pdf or .doc by 30th April 2016 12:00 pm CET, to the conference e-mail address:

Abstracts should include:

  • A title
  • Authors affiliation
  • Explain the purpose of the paper and/or objectives, methods of data collection and analysis (in empirical papers), theoretical background (depending on the orientation of the paper), main findings and contributions.
  • In addition it is useful to indicate to which (and how) of the three conference themes the paper links, although papers do not need to focus on the overall themes.
  • Abstracts and papers can be written in English, French or Spanish.

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