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 to:email@example.com
Keynote speakers: Enrico Gualini, Hendrik Wagenaar, Walter Nicholls, Francesco Lo Piccolo, Lia Vasconcelos
June 15th – Deadline for the submission of abstracts.
June 30th – Notification of acceptance
September 1st – Deadline for the submission of full papers.
For more information visit: http://www.planningconflict.
Contact the organizers at: firstname.lastname@example.org