Conflicts in the city: reflections on urban unrest
Conflicts in the city: reflections on urban unrest
Duración: 02/04/2014 - 04/04/2014

The conference invites contributions focusing on (although not necessarily limited to):

  • Conflict research theories and methodologies: papers focusing on methodological approaches, states of the art and theoretical frameworks around the concepts of urban protest, spatial, locational or urban conflicts, neoliberal urban planning and  disenfranchisement.
  • Strategies, actors and new social movements:  papers focusing on actors, strategies and the changing nature of conflicts and participants in conflicts, from NIMBY attitudes to more general and complex protest movements, such as 15M or Occupy the Wall Street movements. In general, about the transformative potential of social mobilization.
  •  Contesting urban planning and projects: the changing nature of urban planning practices and their influence on public opinion formation, including forms of protest and social mobilization in opposition to planned developments. Reflections or case studies on urban, spatial or locational conflicts.

Abstracts (in English, max 500 words) and a brief biographic note of the author(s) (English, max 200 words) should be sent to: . Additional enrollment will be accepted limited to room capacity. PhD Students are encouraged to submit paper proposals based on their doctoral research.

Important dates:

20th December at 15:00h: Deadline for abstracts submission.

20th January 2014: Publication of the list of accepted papers.

1st March 2014: Deadline for de submission of full papers.