Invitation to Conflict in the city: Approached, methodologies, experiences in urban conflicts research. Lecture Series (online). June 14 - July 12, Tuesdays 18:00 - 19:30 s.t. CEST (except on 05/07: 16.00-17.30 s.t.)
Research on conflict, (ant-)agonism and insurgent practices is an important and variegated strand of urban studies. Compared to critical scholars’ engagement with protests and mobilizations against hegemonic urban development politics and planning and with emergent alternatives in the production of urban space, there seems however to be little explicit reflection on how to develop research programmes and on how to conduct research in this field of practices. This lecture series presents a select review of current approaches to research on urban conflicts, and focuses explicitly on exploring the programmatic framing, epistemological perspectives and methodological choices involved in urban conflicts research.
14.06 Luis del Romero Renau (Universitat de València, ES): On the nature of environmental conflicts: New theories and methodological approaches from the Latin-American context
21.06 Carolina Pacchi (Politecnico di Milano, IT): Between pluralism and agonism: A research programme on urban conflicts
28.06 Eva Wolf and Merlijn van Hulst (Tilburg University, NL): CONTRA: CONflict in TRAnsformations – a project funded through JPI Urban Europe, ERA-NET Cofund Urban Transformation Capacities (ENUTC)
05.07 Nanke Verloo (Universiteit van Amsterdam, NL) 16.00 – 17.30 h: Studying politicization, being the politicized: An honest reflection on ethnographic action research methodologies
12.07 Elias Steinhilper (DeZIM-Institut, Berlin DE): Contested Hospitality: Comparing Local Patterns of Migration-Related Protest
All lectures online (via Zoom)
Meeting-ID 618 8304 5535
(one-time registration required)
Planning Theory Lecture Series 2022
Planning Theory and Urban-Regional Policy Analysis
Technische Universität Berlin
in association with AESOP Planning/Conflict Thematic Group
The ongoing COVID pandemic, the negative effects of private motorized transport, and the advancing climate crisis have led to a steady increase in interest in active mobility and accessibility through proximity in recent years. Especially, the concepts of the “15-Minute City” and the “20-Minute Neighbourhoods” have been promoted as blueprints for future urban planning. They promise to deliver more sustainable, liveable, resilient, and equitable cities by creating dense and diverse neighbourhoods with destinations in proximity to peoples’ homes. These concepts thus tie in with themes that have long been discussed in the literature on accessibility and urban planning. However, questions remain on how the x-minute city concept be operationalised and assessed, how the concept relates to physical, perceived and virtual accessibilities, how the concept affects different groups of residents, including vulnerable population groups, how the concept translates to different types of areas, and how the concept articulates with urban agglomeration scale policies. Furthermore, there are questions on how x-minute city planning goals can be achieved in practice, and the inclusion of virtual accessibility to jobs and services (teleworking, online shopping etc.). This special issue tries to find answers to these questions and seeks to bridge the gap between planning practice surrounding the x-minute city and the accessibility literature
- Alain L’Hostis, Université Gustave Eiffel (FR) -
- Cecília Silva, University of Porto (PT) -
- Karst Geurs, University of Twente (NL) -
- Paola Pucci, Politecnico di Milano (IT) -
- Louis Merlin, Florida Atlantic University (USA) -
Special issue information:
- This call for papers, therefore, seeks articles that address, but are not limited to, the following specific topic areas• Defining and Operationalising the X-Minute City concept
- Planning and Implementing the X-Minute City
- Assessing and Measuring the X-Minute City
- Equity and Inclusiveness in the X-Minute City
- Importance of different Destinations and Willingness to walk/cycle
- Transport Modes of the X-Minute City
- Perceived and virtual accessibility analysis related to the x-minute city concept
- Planning Support Systems for Accessibility by Proximity
- Innovation Diffusion of X-Minute City Concepts
Note: Open Access fees for relevant, accepted papers published in this special issue will be waived for all submissions received by 30 June 2022.
more info here:
Special Issue Editor(s)
Simon Blainey, University of Southampton, UK
Stephen Ison, De Montfort University, UK
The imperative to achieve ‘Net Zero’ emissions is becoming an increasingly prominent driver for planning and policy-making in a range of fields. It is particularly important in the transport sphere, given both the significant contribution made by transport systems to overall global emissions and the relatively limited success to date of efforts to reduce transport emissions. This special issue of Transportation Planning and Technology aims to explore both the implications for transport planning of the drive to reach ‘Net Zero’ and the nature and likely effectiveness of transport planning interventions which could help to achieve this goal. Potential topics could include (but are not limited to):
- Comparisons of different transport planning strategies and approaches to reach Net Zero
- Case studies and comparisons of innovative planning interventions designed to reduce transport carbon emissions.
- The implications of Net Zero requirements for transport governance and regulation
- Trade-offs or co-benefits between Net Zero and the achievement of other transport planning goals
- Methods for assessing the likely effectiveness of Net Zero policies and plans in the transport sector
- Integration of transport and land use planning to facilitate lower carbon lifestyles
- Methods for influencing travel behaviour to reduce transport carbon emissions
- Planning for transport carbon emission reduction in the Global South
As with any paper submitted to Transportation Planning and Technology, all papers submitted should demonstrate an actual or potential practical contribution to the planning of improved transport systems or the use of technology to improve the functioning of transport systems. All papers should also be based on robust empirical evidence, as papers which are primarily based on the authors’ opinions without presenting a clear framework of analysis will not be considered.
This is the first in a set of special issues which are being planned to mark the 50th anniversary of Transportation Planning and Technology. Details of further special issues will be published on the journal website in the coming months.
Abstract submission deadline: 31 July 2022
Full paper submission deadline: 30 October 2022
On 10 May 2022, 10 A.M. CEST, the AESOP Thematic Group "Planning Theories" (plural) will meet for Infinity Series No. 6: Jean Hillier (RMIT Melbourne) will introduce THE SOUL OF PLANNING.
We're looking forward to meet you there!
Ben Davy, Franziska Sielker, Meike Levin-Keitel (co-coordinators)
May 5th, 2022 at 17:00 (CET) Minerva Lab, CaSaDi Network and AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures dialogue with co-editors and authors of the book "Care and the City – Encounters with Urban Studies", edited by Angelika Gabauer, Sabine Knierbein, Nir Cohen, Henrik Lebuhn, Kim Trogal, Tihomir Viderman and Tigran Haas. Routledge 2022, New York, London (Open Access 2021).
Introduces and coordinates: Marcella Corsi (Sapienza Uniroma, IT)
Present the volume and join the discussion: Angelika Gabauer (TU Wien, AT), Sabine Knierbein (TU Wien, AT), Nir Cohen (Bar Ilan University, IL), Kim Trogal (University for the Creative Arts, UK)