Workshop for young scholars


17 September 2015, 10:00 – 17:00


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Lodz © Adela Popa

Workshop facilitator

Dr. Norbert Petrovici, Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Participants in the workshop

Cansu Civelek, University of Vienna, Austria – Democracy, Inclusiveness, and Participation: Three Keywords towards Urban Regeneration

Danford Tafadzwa Chibvongodze, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa – Transforming a City from Below: Informality, Livelihoods and Urban Change in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Serin Geambazu, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Romania – Urban waterfront regeneration along Halic/ The Golden Horn: Halic Shipyard Conservation Project

Mariia Gryshchenko, National Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev, Ukraine – The impact of social transformations on the changes of public spaces in city of Kyiv after protest events of 2013-2014 in Ukraine

Carolina Neto Henriques, Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies, Lisbon, Portugal – Towards a Hybrid City: Rethinking Aarhus through an Institute for (X)

Marianna Paz Monte, New University of Lisbon, Portugal – In-between Uses: Can the Berlin’s experience be extended to Lisbon?

Ivan Rabodzeenko, Technical University of Berlin, Germany & Goran Vodicka, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom – Questioning people-led urban development in the UK


Rationale and application process

The rationale for this component of the programme is linked to the difficulties young scholars meet to fund their participation in scientific events, especially if they come from the countries hardest hit by the economic crisis. Its purpose is to facilitate participation to the conference for such scholars. The workshop is addressed to promising young scholars in the area of urban studies (doctoral students, post-docs, researchers with less than five years of experience) and would be facilitated by experienced scholars.

Applications for this component of the programme can focus on any of the specific topics included in the descriptions of the conference tracks. Participants are selected based on both merit and need. Their participation in the conference (conference fee, accommodation and travel expenses up to 300 Euro) is funded by the organisers. When submitting their paper proposal applicants are required to also submit a letter in which they justify their need for this grant. This letter should be both sent by e-mail at and uploaded in the conference system.

Applications meeting academic quality criteria not selected for this component of the programme are automatically considered for the most relevant conference track.