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Event EURA 2020

The EURA 2020 conference will focus on the dynamics of underlying contradictions that are generative for urban life, and thus contributing to shaping its futures. Even though cities are facing many of the same contradictions, they are recognized, problematized, politicized and handled in different ways, and consequently exert differing influences on urban life.

Rather than focusing on visions about urban futures such as “smart city”, “just cities”, “green cities”, “ sustainable city”, “environmental healthy cities”, “global city” et cetera, the objective of EURA 2020 is to better understand the underlying ambiguities and contradictions that shape how these urban visions are handled.

Oslo Metropolitan University and the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research welcomes scholars in the field of urban studies to contribute with abstracts.

Main tracks

  1. Wealth vs. poverty
  2. Sustainable vs. unsustainable urban development and growth vs degrowth
  3. Representative democracy vs. network governance vs. populism
  4. Inclusionary and tolerant vs. exclusionary and intolerant cities
  5. The multiethnic urban community vs. the ethnically divided city
  6. Creative urban methods

Topics addressed in the tracks serve as signposts only, and do not exclude other perspectives on the kinds of ambiguities and contradictions that shape urban futures.

Submission Deadlines

  • Abstracts: Extended Deadline December 17, 2019 (23:59, Central European Time)
  • Full paper: May 25, 2020
  • Please read the abstract submission guidelines below
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Event type Conference
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Source eura2020
Geographical coverage Norway,
Address OSLO
Organizer OsloMet
Target audience Euro
Period [15/06/2020 - 17/06/2020]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH