Dear researchers,

Research Lab & Networking Platform "Urban Morphosis Lab" is cordially inviting you to consider contributing a chapter for a forthcoming book titled:

Rethinking Urban Transformations: a New Paradigm for Inclusive Cities
Editors: Nebojša Čamprag (TU Darmstadt), Lauren Ugur (Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences), Anshika Suri (TU Darmstadt)
Book publisher: Springer (, series “Diversity and Inclusion Research” Publication is anticipated for spring 2023.

During the last decades, cities are increasingly being confronted with extensive and rapidly progressing socio-political, economic, environmental, and many other challenges that have required significant adaptations of urban systems. These transformative processes are also often characterized by uncontrolled trajectories that create numerous power-related and socio-spatial inequalities, highlighting the values of social inclusion and diversity being often compromised in urban development endeavors. This book plans to take a step further in understanding urban transformation processes through investigating the selected aspects of inclusion and diversity and their manifestation in wider urban spatial contexts. In order to address the complexity of the topic, this will be done through diverse research with trans- and interdisciplinary approaches. Chapters proposed may address (but are not limited to) one or more aspects or sub-aspects of the following topics:

  • alternatives to growth as the emerging paradigm for sustainable urban transformation,
  • transformation of cities through inclusive tourism development processes,
  • diversification of urban identities through de-contestation of urban heritage, and
  • inclusive socio-spatial perspective on intersectional city-making practices/policies.

Contributors that deal with these and related issues from a variety of perspectives are warmly welcomed. Chapters may take a range of forms, may be empirically based or conceptually, may focus on different levels of analysis, and may be based on quantitative and qualitative approaches. The final aim of the book is to inspire exchange between different aspects of transdisciplinary research, thus inspiring paradigms with holistic approach in (re)conceptualising and promoting inclusive and sustainable urban transformative processes in both urban theory and praxis.

Submission Guidelines

• Book chapter proposals received: July 1, 2022 
• Notification of accepted chapter proposals: August 1, 2022
• Receipt of full book chapters: November 1, 2022 (Earlier submissions are welcome)
• Review book chapters and revision feedback: December 31, 2022
• Receipt by editor of final draft of book chapters: April 1, 2023 
• Anticipated publication: Spring, 2023

Length: Chapter proposals should not exceed 500 words, and they should contain a working title, a full list of authors and their affiliations, and up to 5 keywords. Book chapters should not exceed 6,000 words including figures, tables and graphs.
Format of citations: Harvard Reference Style (detailed information will be provided after proposal acceptance)
Language/Spelling: British English

Please submit your chapter proposal by Microsoft Word email attachment no later than July 1, 2022. Please note that submitting authors whose proposals are accepted, may be asked later to anonymously provide constructive feedback on one other chapter. Please note also that authors will be primarily responsible for correct spelling and grammar within their own chapters, and that the use of a native English speaking proof-reader is strongly urged prior to the final draft stage.

Please send proposals and inquiries to:

Dr.-Ing. Nebojša Čamprag Guest Professor of International Urbanism Faculty of Architecture Technische Universität Darmstadt El-Lissitzkystr. 1 64287 Darmstadt, Germany Tel: +49(0) 6151-16-22439 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.