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Call for Papers:8th European Urban & Regional Studies Conference, 15-17 Sept. 2010, Vienna, Austria



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Repositioning Europe in an era of global transformation


15th -17th September 2010, Europahaus Vienna, Austria




Urban &







To address these questions the Editors propose the following broad themes but also welcome papers that cut across or go beyond those specified:

·         Global Competitive Pressures and Regional Realignment

·         Changing Global Divisions of Labour and Regional Development


·         Financial/Economic Crisis and the Restructuring of Cities and Regions

·         Surviving/ Living through the Crisis / Uneven Impact of the Recession 


·         European Borders and Boundaries, Inclusion, Exclusion and Identity

·         Geographical Peripherality and Regional Development


·         Creativity and Sustainability

·         Economic and Environmental Sustainability in Cities and Regions

·         Constructing Creative Cities and Regional Advantage


·         Gender, Diversity, Difference, Inclusions and Exclusion

·         Urban Change, Vernacular Cosmopolitanisms and Creative Subcultures

·         Mobility and Migration


·         Theories, Methods and Models of Development in an era of transformation


Pleanary Speakers include:           Ron Boschma (Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht)

                                                Mick Dunford (University of Sussex)

                                                Costis Hadjimichalis (Harokopio University)

                                                Merje Kuus (University of British Columbia)

                                                Frank Moulaert (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

                                                Andreas Novy (Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration)

                                                Speakers from the City Hall in Vienna



Proposals for Papers                    A one page abstract should be sent by 31st March 2010 to:

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Further details                            Booking forms and further details can be obtained by contacting:

Kathy Wood, Department of Geography, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE, UK (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Tel: 00 44 191 334 1926





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