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UrbaChina final conference, Paris, January 15-16

Trocadero We are glad to announce that the UrbaChina final conference will be held in Paris, January 15-16.

During this event which will gather every UrbaChina parter, the research programme’s results and achievements will be made public.

We invite every person interested in the issues of sustainability and China’s urbanisation to attend this meeting. However due to  room capacity, we would appreciate you first register by sending a message to

urbachina-edition@services.cnrs.fr.

This event will be co-host by the “Cité de l’Architecture” and will be held at the prestigious “Palais de Chaillot”.

The conference programme is available here.

Partners of this event include:

European Union

 

 

 

CNRS

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Sebastien Goulard

Ph.D. in political science (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in social sciences (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in international relations (IRIS, Paris), B.A. (Hons) in international political studies (ESE – Nottingham Trent University)

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Urban Futures-Squaring Circles: Europe, China and the World in 2050

urban futureThe  “Urban Futures-Squaring Circles: Europe, China and the World in 2050” conference will take place on 10 and 11 October 2014 and will be hosted by he ICS and ISIS, two members of the UrbaChina Consortium at the “University of Lisbon. It will explore advances in long-term thinking for sustainability, futures studies and strategic planning.

For more information, please go to the conference’s website.

Sebastien Goulard

Ph.D. in political science (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in social sciences (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in international relations (IRIS, Paris), B.A. (Hons) in international political studies (ESE – Nottingham Trent University)

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Sustainable City 2014

The International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability addresses all aspects of the urban environment aiming to provide solutions leading towards sustainability.

Date

23-25 September, 2014

Location

Certosa di Pontignano, Siena, Italy

Organisers

  • Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
  • University of Siena, Italy

The Conference addresses the multi-disciplinary aspects of urban planning; a result of the increasing size of the cities; the amount of resources and services required and the complexity of modern society.

Most of earth’s population now lives in cities and the process of urbanisation still continues generating many problems deriving from the drift of the population towards them. These problems can be resolved by cities becoming efficient habitats, saving resources in a way that improves the quality and standard of living. The process however, faces a number of major challenges, related to reducing pollution, improving main transportation and infrastructure systems. New urban solutions are required to optimise the use of space and energy resources leading to improvements in the environment, i.e reduction in air, water and soil pollution as well as efficient ways to deal with waste generation. These challenges contribute to the development of social and economic imbalances and require the development of new solutions.

 More information at: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/14-conferences/sustainable-city-2014.html

 

Monique Abud

Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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Industrial upgrading and urbanization

Conference date

August 28-29 , 2014

Location

Stockholm China Economic Research Institute, Stockholm School of Economics

Deadline for submissions

March 1, 2014

More than three decades of high economic growth has transformed China from a low- to middle- income country. However, China is facing a new set of challenges. With rising labor costs, the previously competitive labor-intensive manufacturing sector will lose its edge. As millions of workers migrate to and work in cities, inclusive urbanization commands a high priority. This conference will collect academic papers at both the micro and macro level with the aim of providing empirical evidence concerning challenges in terms of industrial upgrading and urbanization. Papers that relate to these issues are therefore especially welcome.

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Monique Abud

Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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Workshop on regional, urban, and spatial economics in China

“International workshop on regional, urban, and spatial economics in China” will be held at Fudan University in Shanghai. This workshop is organised by China Center for Economic Studies, Fudan University.

The workshop will include the following topics:

  • Investment and regional development
  • Labor market and inter-regional, rural-urban migration
  • Urbanisation and urban development
  • Regional disparities and coordinated development
  • Agglomeration and New Economic Geography
  • Sprawl and environmental issues
  • Environmental and sustainable development

Draft or abstract submissions (paper draft preferred) should be sent in English to ccesconference@fudan.edu.cn.

The workshop will be held on June 6 and 7 2014 (Friday/Saturday), Shanghai Fudan University, China.

  • Abstract submissions deadline: 1 March 2014.
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 April 2014.
  • Complete paper submissions deadline: 15 May 2014.

For more information: 中国区域经济研究网

 

Chi-Han Ai

Ph.D. candidate of EHESS ( École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris) focusing on regional economic development in China and Taiwan.

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Call for papers: New European Research on Contemporary China

Date

2-4 July, 2014

Location

Beijing (Delegation of the European Union to China)

Deadline for submission

15 February 2014

Contact

Ms. Miriam Yang, cefc@cefc.com.hk

This conference aims to bring together doctoral candidates, post-doctoral researchers and recent PhDs based in China, either European nationals or affiliated with European research institutions, in order to produce an overview of the emerging problematics in Chinese studies. The focus of the conference is on contemporary China, in a multi-disciplinary social science perspective.

Along with the growing exchanges between China and Europe, the number of European doctoral candidates and recent PhDs in humanities and social sciences doing research in and studying China has increased; many young Chinese scholars also choose to bring their expertise on contemporary China to European academic institutions. They all represent the future of European research on contemporary China. The main purpose of this Conference held for the second time in Beijing is to provide a forum for these young researchers at the European level and in China. The success of the first edition held in 2012 which gathered 50 young researchers from 15 countries (selected among 130 applicants) confirmed the necessity to provide such a forum for reflection and discussion. The Conference will be an occasion to facilitate exchanges on common research subjects, compare perspectives and methodologies, and promote interdisciplinary dialogue. By providing a space for debate and reflection, the Conference intends to contribute to the emergence of more diverse theoretical approaches on the subject. It will enable the participants not only to expand their network and broaden their horizon, but also to take part in the construction of European research networks and promote China-Europe dialogue.

Organizers

  • French Center for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) and Sino-French Academic Center (CFC, Tsinghua University)
  • EURAXESS Links China

Supported by

  • Delegation of the European Union to China
  • European Center for China Studies (ECCS), Peking University
  • Heinrich-Böll Foundation
  • Think in China

Who can apply?

The Conference is designed for doctoral candidates and recent PhDs in humanities and social sciences currently in China or planning to be in China in the summer of 2014, either European nationals or affiliated with a European university or research institute, regardless of nationality. Among the different disciplines that will be considered: anthropology, law, economics, geography, history, literature, international relations, political sciences and sociology.

Practical arrangements

The conference will sponsor domestic travel within China and accommodation in Beijing for selected participants; however, no funding is available for international travel.

Registration details and schedule

  1. A paper title and abstract (up to 20 lines) in English is to be sent by 15 February 2014 to Ms. Miriam Yang: cefc@cefc.com.hk.
  2. The selected participants will be notified by 15 April 2014.
  3. The final papers (up to 8000 words) should be sent by 31 May 2014.
  4. Selected papers may be published in the journal China Perspectives/ Perspectives chinoises.

For more information.

Aurélia Martin

Chargée de communications et des médias pour l’UMR Chine Corée Japon (CNRS)

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Socialist and post-socialist urbanizations: architecture, land and property rights

Date

May 8-11, 2014

Place

Tallinn, Estonia

Submission

Call for papers

Although most European cities both in the ‘East’ and in the ‘West’ grew rapidly in the post-war decades, the important questions regarding the difference between urbanization under the two conflicting political regimes has never been deeply analysed and resolved in the urban studies. Thus, the post-1989 success and current renaissance of the notion of ‘post-socialism’ seems surprising. At the same time, however, the number of critical voices has been growing. Still, can we seriously talk about post-socialism, lacking not only a fully developed definition and understanding of ‘post-socialist city’ but also what ‘the socialist city’ is?

The missing or poor definition of ‘socialism’ is one of the key weaknesses of the concept of post-socialism. Socialism comes into the question of post-socialism in different ways: What are the ‘socialist’ origins of ‘post-socialist’ practices? What importance did the imagined return to ‘pre-socialist’ capitalism play in building the ‘post-socialist’ capitalism? Is negation of socialism (the ‘anti-socialism’) an important aspect of post-socialism? Whereas socialism could be seen both as a political idea and as an actual historical experience, post-socialism appears to be a societal condition only that is, furthermore, primarily restricted to a region of former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

The existence of different socialisms—such as Soviet, Czechoslovakian, Yugoslavian, Chinese and Vietnamese— however, problematizes the regional bias of the term post-socialism. Would it be possible to talk about the common ‘post-socialist’ experience facing such different historical and geographical contexts? Would China be comprehensible as post-socialist similarly as Hungary or Estonia? Does it need downplaying historical and cultural particularities of China (but of course other contexts as well) that unquestionably are present? Would property regimes or ‘urban villages’ in China be comprehensible from the perspective of Eastern Europe?

In this context, we wish to initiate a fresh debate regarding the future of (the concepts of) socialism and post-socialism through engagements with different geographical contexts such as Eastern Europe, Asia, South America, and elsewhere. We would like to engage ‘post-socialism’ with ongoing debates of comparative urbanism but also seek ways to re-develop and conceptualise ‘socialism’ and ‘post-socialism’ themselves.

The conference aims to explore histories and geographies of socialism and post-socialism in relation to three themes: 1) architecture and urban planning, 2) land use and landscape, and 3) property rights.

Please send your abstract (300 words) and short bio (60 words) by Dec 2, 2013 to uld@artun.ee.

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Architecture, Estonian Academy of Arts. It is the eleventh installment of the now-traditional Urban and Landscape Days.

Please visit www.artun.ee/uld for further information or contact us at uld@artun.ee.

Monique Abud

Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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Urban Environmental Pollution 2013 – Asian Edition

Urban Environmental Pollution 2013 Asian Edition : Creating Healthy, Liveable Cities

 People all over the world are migrating to cities in search of jobs and cultural advantages, especially in Asia. This has resulted in the formation of huge megapolitan areas and surrounding peri-urban environs. In China, a 40 million urban area is planned.

The effects of cities on people are not well-understood. Cities require huge amounts of energy, resulting in large quantities of waste products, causing unsustainable environments. Cities are sources of air, water and soil pollution. Light and noise pollution are now known to adversely affect urban people. The role of urban heat islands and air pollution, PM2.5 and ozone, on human health is beginning to emerge. Lack of green space may have psychological effects for urban dwellers.

We began to explore the nature of the urban environment and pollution on human health and well-being at UEP2010 in Boston in June of 2010. This very successful conference identified many areas of urban life that warranted further investigation. UEP2013 aims to continue the exploration of the urban environment and how we can begin to create a healthy and liveable environment in cities.

 Topics list

  • New information about urban environments and how they function
  • Pollution problems and possible solutions
  • Role of the built environment in alleviating heat islands
  • Human health problems and solutions
  • Role of vegetation in mitigating urban pollution and human health problems
  • Innovative methods for alleviation of urban stress problems

Location

  • Beijing, China

Date

  • 17-20 November 2013

Deadline for abstracts

  • 31 July 2013

Programme Committee

  • William Manning, University of Massachusetts, USA (Chair)
  • Elena Paoletti, National Research Council (IPP-CNR), Italy
  • Claudia Wiegand, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Local Organising Committee

  • Yong-Guan Zhu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Tong Zhu, Peking University, Beijing, China (Local Chair)
  • Yonglong Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Yong-Guan Zhu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Website

Monique Abud

Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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2013 Shanghai International Conference on Social Science

 SICSS 2013 aims to build a platform allowing parties interested in it to share and discuss their studies from various perspectives in the aspects of social science, including: Culture, Economics, Education, Law, Mass Communications, Politics, Psychology, Society, Tourism, Transportation, Urban Planning, and so forth. All theoretical, empirical, and practical papers (qualitative or quantitative) from scholars and professionals in the above fields (but not strictly limited) are all highly welcomed.

 Location

  • QUBE Pudong, Shanghai, P.R. China

Date

  • July 11-13, 2013

Submission deadline

  • March 31, 2013

Contact

Web site

Monique Abud

Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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12th Asian urbanization conference

 Urban dynamics, environment and health are three major interlinked areas in the fields of urban studies, urban geography, and urban planning, with all three strongly connected to social well-being. The interconnections of various elements of these three areas have great bearing on the life quality of people in space and time. The sequential arrangement of these three themes in this conference is an expression of priority action of the process of change in spatial, environmental and human context along with time.

Papers outside of these themes but pertaining to Asian urbanization and Asian cities may also be submitted.

Location

  • Dept. of Geography, Banares Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P., India

Date

  • 28-30 December 2013

Organization

  • Asian Urban Research Assocation (AURA)

Website

Contact

Monique Abud

Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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High density and living comfort // China – Austria 2013

The extent of building activities in China is fascinating. The demand for living space in the big cities has led to an unprecedented high-rise building boom.

This building boom and the further densification of cities involves new and complex challenges not only for urban planning departments, mobility and for the infrastructural supply chain management, but also for architecture.

According to statistics, Chinese metropolis regions (more than 85 conurbations with more than five million inhabitants each) can expect an annual increase of one million people per year. In this context, a steep rise of the cities’ total energy demand is also to be expected.

Even today, the major part of the energy demand of urban settlement areas is due to the operation of buildings, especially to the segment of cooling buildings.

The symposium, which is organized by the IAT and the Confucius Institute Graz, will offer international architects, experts and building developers a platform that includes lectures, debates and workshops.
Specialists from all over the world have been invited to examine these issues in depth.

Location

  • Graz University of Technology, Austria

Date

  • 21-22 March 2013

Contact

 

 

Monique Abud

Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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Oxford Migration Studies Society 1st annual conference

The Oxford Migration Studies Society 1st annual conference provides an interdisciplinary forum that hopes to connect scholars and practitioners with an interest in migration from around the world.  This year’s conference, themed ‘Theory and Practice’, will explore different approaches to understanding migration as a fundamental part of today’s world, highlight the way practice can inform theory, and discuss how academic theory can be used in real-world situations to understand the importance of migration for all involved.  The Society welcomes papers from all disciplines and practitioners around the world and papers can focus on the migration experience from the state’s perspective, the migrant’s perspective, the migration industry’s perspective in sending and receiving countries as well as on the journey.  The Society encourages the submission of papers about migration in any region in the world and which use various methodologies.

Location

  • University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Date

  • Saturday, 4 May 2013

Contact

Monique Abud

Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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Call for papers: Sustainable development and planning 2013

  • Date: 27 – 29 May, 2013
  • Location: Kos, Greece
  • Deadline for submissions: Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible.
  • Organiser: Wessex Institute of Technology, UK

The conference addresses the subjects of regional development in an integrated way as well as in accordance with the principles of sustainability. It has become apparent that planners, environmentalists, architects, engineers, policy makers and economists have to work together in order to ensure that planning and development can meet our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations.

Delegates attending “Sustainable Development and Planning 2013” will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for possible publication in the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning , one of the journals edited by the Wessex Institute.

Conference topics

  • Regional planning
  • City planning
  • Sustainability and the built environment
  • Cultural heritage
  • Environmental management
  • Resources management
  • Social and political issues
  • Rural developments
  • Sustainable solutions in developing countries
  • Transportation
  • Energy resources
  • Environmental economics

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Monique Abud

Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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Call for papers: Urban transport 2013

  • Date: 29 – 31 May, 2013
  • Location: Kos, Greece
  • Deadline for submissions: Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible.
  • Organiser: Wessex Institute of Technology, UK

Transport developments and innovations have been part of the evolution of human culture through all the different stages of the growing complexity of economic and social relationships. During the centuries, freight transport and military logistics have grown up jointly with commercial exchanges, and the development of cities and nations. The control of transport results in economic power and the possibility of influencing policies.

Delegates attending “Urban Transport 2013” will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for possible publication in the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, one of the journals edited by the Wessex Institute.

Conference topics

  • Urban transport planning and management
  • Transportation demand analysis
  • Transport policies and economics
  • Traffic integration and control
  • Intelligent transport systems
  • Transport modelling and simulation
  • Land use and transport integration
  • Public transport systems
  • Urban freight transport
  • Environmental aspects
  • Safety and security
  • Economic and social impact
  • Advanced transport systems
  • Energy and transport
  • Management and regulations
  • Travel behaviour studies
  • Rail transport strategies
  • Infrastructure and transport structure
  • Sustainable mobility
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Incident management
  • Resilience of transport systems
  • Inter-modal transport systems
  • Airport planning in urban areas
  • Bike and pedestrian issues

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Monique Abud

Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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International conference “EU-China soft diplomacy”

  • Date: 18-19 April 2013
  • Location: EU Committee of the Regions, 99-101 Rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
  • Deadline for submission of paper proposals: 15 January 2013

The aim of this two-day international conference is to foster research on different topics related to EU-China soft diplomacy. It will bring together European and Chinese policy practitioners, scholars, representatives of NGOs and of the business community, to examine the role and impact of soft diplomacy on the bilateral interaction between the EU and China. The conference will offer the opportunity for debate on a large array of issues of common interest in a spirit of enhanced people-to-people contacts.

The working language of the conference is English. Selected papers will be edited and published either in a special issue of an international academic journal or in a book with an international publisher.

Proposed topics

Contributions should cover one or more of the following dimensions of EU-China relations:

  • Public diplomacy and communication
  • Cultural diplomacy
  • Environmental (and climate change) diplomacy
  • Educational Diplomacy

Participation in the conference is free of charge and meals during the conference will be provided.

More information:

Monique Abud

Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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