Inclusive and Cohesive Urban Development in European Cities

European Reflections and Learnings for a Post-War Urban Planning

Roundtable details

The roundtable discussion, to be held in the context of the PM4U project, will delve into the intricacies of inclusive urban development in EU, Ukraine and other European post-war countries. The rationale behind the PM4U project is grounded in the urgent need for projects of urban transformation address a spectrum of issues related to post-war recovery, giving special attention to the integration of lessons learned from wartime experiences. The topics covered will extend beyond the immediate challenges of post-war recovery and encompass broader issues pertinent to all European cities, such as resilience, safety, security, energy transition, climate change, and inclusion.

The roundtable serves as a crucial platform for addressing both challenges and opportunities faced by the academic community and regional authorities in the context of urban recovery. It aligns with the broader goals of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Program's. Through this initiative, the project aims to contribute to the development of strategies and approaches that can guide urban transformation in post-war settings towards greater inclusivity and resilience.

The primary objective is to facilitate the exchange of lessons learned, knowledge, and best practices among European cities and cities that have undergone post-war recovery processes. This initiative aims to connect the experiences of war, recovery, and transformation, fostering more inclusive, cohesive, and resilient European cities and cities of post-war countries.

Target Audience:

  1. Academic Community:Professors, researchers, and students from relevant disciplines.
  2. Regional Authorities:Representatives from local and regional governments, urban planning departments, and policymakers.

Terms and conditions

  • Roundtable format is 
  • Registration:
  • Registration deadline:October 1, 2024
  • On-sitepart of the roundtable will take place at Institute of Management of Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Vazovova 5, Bratislava, 812 43.
  • Abstract Submissions DeadlineAugust 1, 2024
  • Decision on selection of abstractsAugust 15, 2024
  • Paper Submissions DeadlineOctober 1, 2024
  • Roundtable dateOctober 18, 2024

The programme of the Roundtable


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Registration and Networking

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM: Section 1 - Inclusive and Resilience Cities: Understanding Needs, Overcoming Challenges, and Seizing Opportunities for Urban Transformation in Wartime

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Networking Break

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM: Section 1 - Inclusive and Resilience Cities: Understanding Needs, Overcoming Challenges, and Seizing Opportunities for Urban Transformation in Wartime

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM: Section 3 - Presentations from AESOP Representatives (Lessons learned from Europe to Ukraine and other postwar countries)

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Networking Break

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Section 4 - Challenges of wartime (Lessons learned for EUROPE)

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Closing Remarks and Next Steps


The official roundtable language is English.

All the papers need to be written and presented in English as well.

All accepted papers will be considered for publication in the "European Journal of Spatial Development"

All submissions will be evaluated by a members of the Organizing Committee and/or external reviewers.

The journal publishes three types of articles: research articles, review articles and debate articles. Please check the journal website for more details:

All papers for participation in the roundtable (in DOC format) should be submitted via CMT Microsoft system

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