Conference programme

All conference events, except those for which there are other mentions, take place at the main conference venue, 2-4 Lucian Blaga (Library Building).

EURA 2015 Programme Web September

EURA 2015 Book of abstracts

 

Thursday, September 17

 

10:00 – 12:00 Workshop for young scholars I, Chair: Norbert Petrovici, Room SA 3-7

10:00 -12:00 Addressing educational disadvantages in the cities Workshop I, Chair Cristina Stănuș, Room SA 3-8

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 16:00 EURA Board Meeting, Senate Hall

13:30 – 16:00 Workshop for young scholars II, Chair: Norbert Petrovici, Room SA 3-7

13:30 – 16:00 Addressing educational disadvantages in the cities Workshop II, Chair Daniel Pop, Room SA 3-8

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00 Urban Research & Practice editorial board meeting, Senate Hall

19:00 Pre-conference reception. Library Building, ground Floor.

 

Friday, September 18

 

8:30 – 12:30 Registration of participants

9:30 – 11:00 Plenary session I, Aula Magna.

Welcome speeches, EURA & LBUS representatives. Presentation of Urban Research & Practice, journal of the EURA.

Keynote lecture Gerry Stoker, The Re-Emergence of Place in Politics: Cosmopolitan and Provincial Dynamics in Contemporary Democracies

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:30 Panel sessions I

Track 1 –The spatiality of the city as a basis of transformation

Room SA 3-7

Track 2 –The democratic city: institutional reforms and policy processes

Room SA 3-8

Track 3 –The just city: social and cultural transformations of the cities

Room SA 3-9

Track 4 -The growing city and the green city: transforming urban economies and the challenges of global warming

Room SA 3-4

Track 5 – The transformative city

Room MA2-2

The politics and challenges of planning Citizens, networks and local democracy Inclusion/exclusion Local climate change: politics, policy Revisiting key debates and issues
Chair Paula Russell Chair: Colin Copus Chair Adela Popa Chair Dubravka Jurlina Alibegovic Chair Hubert Heinelt

Rescaling of planning power. Comparing spatial planning reforms in EU countries, Panagiotis Getimis

Checks and Balances in the decentralization of spatial planning: in-between rigid hierarchies and ‘soft’ modes of planning, Eran Razin

Implementing spatial change at the waterfront: a comparative network analysis of political processes in urban development, Bettina Lelong

The politics of public spaces: planning and decision-making in Zagreb, Valentina Gulin Zrnic

Bridging the gap between representative and direct democracy – the importance of improvisation, translation and anchoring by connecting actors, Laurens de Graaf, Gro Sandkjaer Hanssen

Trust and Civic Participation in Postindustrial Cities of Central and Eastern Europe, Paweł Starosta, Adrian Hatos, Monika Mularska-Kucharek

The role of municipal bureaucrats in the representative democracy debate, Valeria Guarneros-Meza

Restructuring Welsh Local Government: Lesson-learning from New Zealand, Alistair Jones, Colin Copus

Poverty in Wealthy Cities, Ingrid Breckner

Social integration and better education by integrating all-day schools into local institutional networks?, Günter Warsewa

Inclusionary and exclusionary practices in local settlement development programs in Hungary, Katalin Fehér

Bordering and rights to the city: the case of a multiethnic neighborhood in Budapest, Krisztina Keresztely, Tünde Virág, James W. Scott

The assignment of responsibility and manifestations of climate change policy, Jan Erling Klausen, Katarzyna Szmigiel-Rawska

Awareness of climate change and significance of climate change policies at the local agendas – a comparison of Norwegian and Polish municipalities, Adam Gendźwiłł, Marte Winsvold

Constructing local warming. The epistemologies of local climate change policies in Germany, Karsten Zimmermann

Building social and economic resilience in practice. The city-regions debate revisited, Jacob Norvig Larsen, Hans Thor Andersen

Europe and cities at the crossroads: now or never?, Cristiana Rossignolo, Rob Atkinson

 

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 15:30 Plenary session II, Aula Magna

Keynote lecture Iwona Sagan, The transformative power of the post-socialist transforming cities,
Chair Horațiu Rusu

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 18:00 Panel sessions II

Track 1 –The spatiality of the city as a basis of transformation

Room SA 3-7

Track 2 –The democratic city: institutional reforms and policy processes

Room SA 3-8

Track 3 –The just city: social and cultural transformations of the cities

Room SA 3-9

Track 4 -The growing city and the green city: transforming urban economies and the challenges of global warming

Room SA 3-4

Track 5 – The transformative city

Room MA 2-2

Shaping cities: Planning, urban policy and urban form The developing dynamics of city leadership Protest in the cities Networks and local climate change Inter-municipal cooperation, East and West
Chair Owen Douglas Chair: Katarzyna Szmigiel-Rawska Chair Liviu Chelcea Chair: Jan Erling Klausen Chair Rob Atkinson

Transformation of the Urban Form of Polish Cities, Dorota Jopek

The challenges of urban sprawl – the case study of Gdansk, Poland, Marta Jaskulska

An Exploration of the Role of Nodal Development in Reshaping the City of Tshwane, South Africa, Mark Oranje, Karina Landman

New and established mayoralties: lessons from local governance from two English case studies, Colin Copus

Place-based leadership: A route to progressive change?, Robin Hambleton

Current challenges in city-regional governance, Understanding how innovative governance practices deal with basic questions of legitimacy, legality and policy learning, Jasper Rudolf de Vries, Carlo Colombo, Niels Karsten, Linze Schaap, Sofia Ranchordas

Growing fragmentation in elected local councils: a challenge for governability, Everhard Holtmann

Changing the neoliberal city: the role of dissont displament narratives, Valeria Monno

Social protests against mega sports events: the case of Rio de Janeiro, Einar Braathen, Celina Myrann Sørbøe

(Distributed paper) Social transformation and protest in townships in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, Berit Aasen

The Russian protest movements in the dynamics of urban development: regional experience, Mikhail Ilchenko

Neoliberal Urban Policy and Its Discontents: Perspectives from Istanbul, Gulden Erkut, Dilek Karabulut

Challenges for local climate change adaptation – how can multilevel networks be used to increase adaptive capacity?, Gro Sandkjaer Hanssen, Hege HofstadTransitional climate adaptation at what scale?, Trond Vedeld Beyond institutional change: the apparent transformations of Portuguese urban and territorial policies, Carlos Oliveira, Isabel Breda-VázquezHow do the usage of the EU funds influence metropolitan arrangements? The case of Poland, Marta Lackowska, Joanna KrukowskaDo It Together: Inter-Municipal Cooperation in Poland, Paweł Swianiewicz

19:30 Conference reception
Location 585 Fusion Restaurant, Golden Tulip Ana Tower Hotel, Școala de Înot str., no. 2.

 

Saturday, September 19

 

9:00 – 11:00 Panel sessions III

Track 1 –The spatiality of the city as a basis of transformation

Room SA3-7

Track 2 –The democratic city: institutional reforms and policy processesRoom SA3-8 Track 3 –The just city: social and cultural transformations of the citiesRoom SA 3-9 Track 4 -The growing city and the green city: transforming urban economies and the challenges of global warmingRoom SA 3-4 Track 5 – The transformative cityRoom MA2-2 General SessionRoom MA 2-4
Community engagement and the transformation of cities Co-operative municipalism: new directions and possibilities in Europe Housing and health in contemporary cities The sustainable city Post-Socialist Cities I Cities and heroic representations: transformations of heroism in urban contexts
Chair Eran Razin Chair: David Webb Chair Ingrid Breckner Chair Karsten Zimmerman Chair Paweł Swianiewicz Chair: Nikolay Nenov

Cultural and Environmental Initiatives in a Time of Crisis, Temporary Fixes or Permanent Innovations, Paula Russell

Assembling the global metropolis: Student mobilities, the making of planning cultures and urban transformations, Kirsten Hackenbroch

Community responses to a development project motivated by international urban competition in Edinburgh, Christa Ballard Tooley

Co-operative neighbourhoods, Carolin Schroeder

Self-organisation and participation in urban contexts. Empirical results in local level governance in socio-ecologic transitions, Stephanie Barnebeck and Yannick Kalff

Towards co-operative councils? Interrogating the politics of the English centre-left in the wake of the Big Society, Dave Webb

Public Health through urban planning, Arild Schou

Family Households in Middle-Class Enclaves and Mixed Neighbourhoods: Dilemma and Contradictions, Susanne Frank, Sabine Weck

The materiality of social dumping: Evictions, housing and the war on poor in Bucharest, Irina Zamfirescu

Giving a New Opportunity to Portuguese Social Housing: residents as an intervention tool in urban space – Lagarteiro’s case, Maria Joao Morais Araujo

The Sustainable City: Analyzing its Present State and Envisioning its Political Conditions of Possibility. A Research Agenda, Margaret Haderer

Sustainable Development of a new pilot neighbourhood in Belgrade, via IMM®methodology, Massimo Tadi, Luka Stefanovic, Marija Maruna, Mohammad Hadi Mohammad Zadeh, Ratka Colic, Ivan Simic, Veljko Ciric

Integrated Urban Governance for Cities of Tomorrow: Results That Matter, Dubravka Jurlina Alibegovic

Regenerating Savamala (Belgrade): From small scale culture-led interventions to waterfront megaproject, Aaron Gutierrez, Aleksandar Djordjevic

Urban boosterism in Belgrade: what’s behind it’s new waterfront?, Jorn Koelemaij

The transformation of former mining cities in Romania – from vibrant to depleted communities, Bianca Radu

Cities and Memorial Representations: Transforming Places of Memory under Socialism – the “Monuments” in the town of Svishtov, Iskren Velikov

Cities and Museums of National Heroes: Markers of Heroicness – the Personal Weapons of the Participants in the Bulgarian National-liberation Movement (1867-1878), Reneta Roshkeva

Cities and Carnival Representations of Heroism: Images of the Heroic in the Bulgarian Masquerades, Nikolay Nenov

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:30 Plenary session III
Keynote lectures, Aula Magna, chair Robin Hambleton

Angelika Vetter, Transforming urban democracy

Enzo Mingione, The city, unsustainable development and the limits of social innovation
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:30 Panel sessions IV

How to get your paper published?

Aula Magna

Track 1 –The spatiality of the city as a basis of transformation

Room SA 3-7

Track 2 –The democratic city: institutional reforms and policy processes

Room SA 3-8

Track 3 –The just city: social and cultural transformations of the citiesRoom SA 3-9 Track 4 -The growing city and the green city: transforming urban economies and the challenges of global warmingRoom SA 3-4 Track 5 – The transformative cityRoom MA 2-2
Q&A Session for young scholarsChair Andrei GheorghițăSarah Bird, Publishing Editor Planning & Urban Studies Journals, Routledge, Taylor & Francis GroupRob Atkinson, editor of Urban Research & Practice Shaping the contemporary urban environment: understanding housing and office development Modes of governance in Russian cities Comparative urbanism Explaining changes of urban hierarchies Post-socialist cities II
Chair Panagiotis Getimis Chair Aadne Aasland Chair Gunter Warsewa Chair: Gro Sandkjaer Hanssen Chair Dragoș Dragoman
Housing supply as a government-market interface: a heterogeneous and multi-level reality in the Global South, Anthony Boanada-FuchsAn essential convergence: Residential preferences and sustainable development in the contemporary urban environment, Owen Douglas, Paula Russell, Mark ScottThe 22@Barcelona new technological district and its role in the touristification of Barcelona historical centre, Daniel Paul i Agusti Environmental impact assessment: between facilitating public contribution and arbitrary involvement of NGOs, Johannes Schuhmann, Sabine KroppHIV prevention among drug users, Aadne Aasland, Anastasia MeylakhsIntegration of migrants, Mikkel Berg-Norlie, Olga TkachChild welfare, Jørn Holm-Hansen, Elena BogdanovaVarieties of governance in Russian cities and regions – a policy comparison, Sabine Kropp; Aadne Aasland Personal Development and the Flexible Contracts: Depoliticized Class Struggles between Highly Skilled Workers and Manual Workers in Cluj, Norbert PetroviciIndividual and collective covariates of place attachment for inhabitants of 7 Eastern European cities, Adrian Hatos, Pawel Starosta, Kamil BrzezinskiSidewalks, Streets and Parking: Self-appointed Parking Attendants as Public Characters, Liviu Chelcea, Ioana IancuTraumatized City – holistic approach. Case Medellín, Colombia, Ewelina Biczyńska Explaining changes of urban hierarchies in Polish cities 1990-2013, Julita ŁukomskaImpact of administrative status on changes of urban hierarchies in Poland, Pawel SwianiewiczImpact of administrative status on changes of urban hierarchies in East Germany, Bastian Heider, Albrecht Kauffmann, Martin Rosenfeld Cultural economy and urban renewal in post-socialist context: the case of Pécs, Hungary, Éva Máté, Gábor Pirisi, András TrócsányiJewish Urban heritage assets in Romania in search for their future, Sonia CatrinaCultural Transformations and Urban-Rural Divide, Nika GrabarThe image of the provincial Russian cities: 12-year cycle of transformation (2002 – 2014), Natalia Shaidakova, Nadezhda Radina

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 – 18:00 EURA General Assembly
Aula Magna
18:30 – 21:30 Documentary film screening, in co-operation with ASTRA Film Fest
Piața Huet No. 12. Registration required. Registration available starting September 1st.

The Ruin, Director Markus Lenz, Germany, 2014, 73 minutes

Synopsis: 3000 people take over the building of a failed bank, a 200 meters skyscraper, to make it their home. The 750 families formed a socialist micro-society in a vertical town. The administration of the city ignores the project and people from the neighbourhood despise them, considering their place a slum which invaded the city centre. Against all odds, the inhabitants continue to adapt the space to their needs and even establish an internal regulations system.

 

Sunday, September 20

 

9:00 – 14:00 Mobile workshops

Festivals and the city, Dragoș Dragoman, meeting point in front of the building. Registration required. Registration available starting September 1st.

The workshop uses Sibiu’s engagement with arts festivals, especially the Sibiu International Theatre Festival (Festivalul Internațional de Teatru Sibiu – FITS), to showcase the social value and the role played in economic regeneration and building a city image by performing arts festivals. FITS is world’s third performing arts event in terms of magnitude and relevance. The workshop will show how Sibiu used the FITS and the European Capital of Culture designation as a strategy to reposition and differentiate itself and will explore the impact of the festival in terms of community development and the organization of urban space.

Visit the other capital, Andrei Gheorghiță, meeting point in front of the building. Registration required. Registration available starting September 1st.

Transfer by bus to Alba Iulia and back is involved. For colleagues leaving in the afternoon there is the option of storing luggage in the bus and getting dropped off at the airport.

This workshop proposes a visit to Alba Iulia and its Vauban-style citadel, the largest in Romania and one of the largest in Europe. For many years, the Alba Carolina citadel was off limits for citizens due to its designation as a military objective. Following its transfer to the local authorities the citadel has become the site of one of the most spectacular urban regeneration projects in recent years. The workshop includes a meeting with the city manager and the chief architect of Alba Iulia.