The UERA Conference aims to promote diverse approaches to the understanding and framing of problems generated from experience of the pandemic in cities, and to address the transformation of paradigms of participation, collaboration, governance, creation of urban commons, in order to rethink urban research alliances for urban governance and participation.

The Conference aims to promote pluri-disciplinary and interdisciplinary as well as transdisciplinary research on urban studies and sciences across planning, design, management, geography, the built environment, technology, data and digital innovation, ecosystem services, artistic creation, sociology and politics.

Themes can be proposed on the relations between the pandemic and the digital transformations of cities, the creation of mini publics and deliberation after social distancing, climate change and citizen participation in the ‘new normal’. The issues on capacity building and sense of community are particularly challenged in a future ‘new normal’ after the post-pandemic era. Lessons and experiences across thematic issues on energy, food, mobility, biodiversity, and new forms of partnership and participatory strategies for urban justice and inclusiveness, are much needed as well as issues of conflict and potentials of mediation in creating urban solidarity.

The conference is planned as a hybrid in-person and virtual event. The in-person event will be held at Aalborg University, CREATE building in Aalborg city center, Denmark. Venue: Rendsburggade 14, 9000 Aalborg. Deadline for abstracts (see form below): 31st July 2021. The conference is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

Please find the links to registration and abstract submission here:

Further information about the Conference can be obtained by the chair of the conference Enza Lissandrello (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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