Spaces & Flows: Seventh International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies - A Common Ground Conference

Страна: США

Город: Philadelphia

Тезисы до: 10.10.2015

Даты: 10.11.16 — 11.11.16

Область наук: Социологические;

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: http://spacesandflows.com/2016-conference/registration

Организаторы: University of Pennsylvania

 


2016 Special Focus: Planetary Urbanization in the Modern World

The Spaces & Flows: Seventh International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies embraces the theme of Planetary Urbanization in the Modern World. In recent years, this provocative notion has exploded across the academic terrain in urban studies and the social sciences. Its leading voices proclaim the need to recognize a new reality of unprecedented flows, fluxes, and movements in a relentlessly expanding urbanized world. The globe has become substantially urbanized, as near and far flung places interconnect (all but uninhibited by the frictions of time and space) in a moving and blanketing urbanization. The effects are proclaimed to be evident on the ground: the end of “wilderness,” the disintegration of hinterlands, and the loss of true country terrains. This reality, to these voices, renders the city as analytic object in urban studies antiquated.
Theme 1: Urban and Extraurban Spaces

On the changing nature of the urban, and its relations to the ‘extraurban’.

    Urban modernity: its forms and dynamics
    Property costs and the mortgage crisis
    Edge-urban spaces and ‘sprawl’
    De-urban spaces: processes and consequences of urban decay and ‘hollowing out’
    Micro-urban spaces: the changing role and dynamics of small urban communities
    Greenfield spaces and regional development
    Off-the grid spaces and development in formerly remote places
    Globalization and its local effects
    Economic development dynamics: changing sites of production and employment
    Local and global labor markets
    Socio-economic inequalities: proximities and distances
    Ethnic and racial separation, juxtaposition and integration

Keywords

    Urban
    Extra-urban
    Edge-urban
    De-urban
    Micro-urban
    Greenfield
    Off-the-grid
    Globalization
    Economic Development
    Labor Markets
    Inequalities

Theme 2: Human Environments and Ecosystemic Effects

On the ecosystemic dynamics of different human socio-spatial configurations.

    Environmental effects: urban, edge-urban, de-urban, micro-urban, greenfield, off-the-grid.
    Human and environmental sustainability
    Place and identity
    Neighborhood in practice and imagination
    Green dynamics: old and new energy systems
    Land as resource
    Agricultural dynamics: old and new food systems
    Water dynamics: old and new sources and modes of access
    Waste dynamics: old and new garbage, sewerage and disposal/recycling dynamics

Keywords

    Environment
    Land
    Place
    Sustainability
    Agriculture
    Water Resources

Theme 3: Material and Immaterial Flows

On the flows of objects and knowledge/culture and the socio-spatial dynamics of contemporary life.

    Transportation infrastructures and patterns
    Local-global production flows
    Grid-nodality versus distributed grid structures
    Dispersed versus centralized governance
    Demographic and other data: measuring spaces in relation to flows
    The spatiality of the internet
    Commuting and telecommuting
    Migration and diaspora
    Shopping centers and shopping online
    Learning sites and learning online
    Culture in person and culture online
    Old communications and information media and new
    Planning processes: the practices of (re)configuring spaces and flows
    Research agendas for spaces and flows

Keywords

    Transportation
    Nodality
    Demography
    Commuting
    Telecommuting
    Internet
    Migration
    Diaspora
    Retailing
    Education
    Media
    Planning
 

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