International research conference “Planning / conflict – cities and citizenship in times of crisis”

The second international research conference of the AESOP Planning/Conflict thematic group is hosted by the Instituto de Ciências Sociais – Universidade de Lisboa (ICS-UL) in partnership with the Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CIES-IUL) and sponsored by the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP).

This conference aims at bringing together different perspectives on conflicts around urban planned developments, with a focus on the role planning practices may play both in defining/framing and in possibly solving/reframing conflicts. This event builds on the experience of the conference “planning/conflict – critical perspectives on contentious urban developments” held at TU Berlin in October 2011.

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

* the changing features of urban development policies and their impacts on local societies and communities;
* 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;
* the effectiveness and legitimacy of established planning practices in responding to protest and social mobilization and in dealing with possibly resulting conflicts;
* the transformative potential that may be entailed in reflexively addressing protest and social mobilization and in dealing with conflicts;
* the potential integrative and innovative contribution of political agonism and social conflict to the democratization of urban policy and planning.

Abstracts (in English, max 500 words) and a brief biographic note of the author(s) (English, max 200 words) should be sent

Key Dates
June 15th – Deadline for the submission of abstracts.
June 30th – Notification of acceptance
Sepbember 1st – Deadline for the submission of full papers.

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