ISSN 1973-9702

I Congreso Internacional Migraciones Contemporáneas, Territorio y Urbanismo

Call for abstracts

9th-10th July 2015 | Abstracts accepted until 24th April 2015 | Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

The Congress aims to generate debate on territorial and urban effects arising from the migratory movements of the early decades of the century.

The Congress aims to serve as a pooling of the various researches being carried out about the impact of migration on the territory, both Spanish and international experiences. Migration flows identified for the case of South East Spain are classified in three sections. More topics could be added for the congress.

  • Migrations North to South – associated with the residential complexes built for the North European citizens, mainly looking for a place of retirement. The effect on the territory is usually on form of low density developments (‘resorts’) or high density tourist spots.
  • Migrations South to North – associated with population coming mainly from northern areas of Africa, south of the Sahara and South America seeking improvement of life conditions as those enjoyed in their places of origin through employment in Spain. The effect on the territory is often linked to certain neighborhoods ghettofication and the occupation of lands near work activity areas.
  • Internal migrations and micro-migrations- associated with changes in lifestyle in the last decades of the twentieth century and first of the XXI century. This flow is focussed in some metropolitan areas in form of urban sprawl, related to the search for a residential unit in natural surroundings next to the urban environment of the city.

For further information check the website of the Congress.

2015 AESOP Congress in Prague

Definite Space – Fuzzy Responsibility

The Scientific Committee invites and encourages all authors to submit abstracts to be considered for inclusion in the scientific programme.

Please, read carefully the instructions prior to writing your abstract. Abstracts not fulfilling the given instructions cannot be accepted.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Authors must follow the following guidelines for abstract submissions

  • All abstracts must be submitted in English and must be presented in English at the Congress.
  • Submitted abstracts must be original. Abstracts previously published or presented at an international scientific meeting cannot be submitted.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of experts and selected on the basis of merit for oral or poster presentation.
Further Information
  • All abstracts can be submitted on-line only.
  • In case of difficulties during submission please contact AESOP 2015 Abstracts Handling Office at:
  • Notification of acceptance or rejection by the Scientific Committee will be e-mailed to the presenting author (at the address given on the abstract form) in March 2015.
  • The authors of accepted abstracts will be requested to submit full papers even if they do not agree with the publishing their full paper for the AESOP Congress.
  • Detailed information and guidelines for an oral or a poster presentation, as well as the date, time and venue of the presentation will be sent to the author in due time.
  • All presenting authors must register for the Congress and pay the registration fee no later than 14 days after they receive notification of acceptance or rejection of their abstract(s).
  • If an abstract is accepted, the presenting author is expected to attend the Congress and present the abstract in the session at the time decided upon by the Scientific Committee.

Important Deadlines

Abstracts Submission Deadline
9 January 2015
Abstract Acceptance / Rejection Decisions
15 March 2015
Request for submitting Full Papers for the accepted ones
15 March 2015
Full Papers Submission Deadline
15 May 2015

List of Tracks

TRACK 01: Planning Theory and Methods. Towards “Ethics of Responsibility
TRACK 02: Territorial Cohesion in the Multi-Actor Arena
TRACK 03: Responsibilities in Planning Education and Practice
TRACK 04: Participation and New Governance: Ethics, Responsibilities and Commitments
TRACK 05: Legal Environment for Effective (Good) Governance and Efficient (Sustainable) Use of Land
TRACK 06: Urban Design Quality and its Social Dimension
TRACK 07: Dealing with Urban and Rural Decline: Interplay of Actors and Responsibilities
TRACK 08: Planning ‘in’ or ‘for’ Multicultural Societies. Diversity, Social Justice and Democracy
TRACK 09: Energy and Space as Resources / Limits for Planning Decisions
TRACK 10: Planning in Weak Institutional Environment
TRACK 11: Planning across Borders: Transnational, International and Intergovernmental Planning and Spatial Management
TRACK 12: Responsibility for Social Cohesion in Housing, Cohousing and Neighbourhood Planning
TRACK 13: Transport Planning and Mobility Policies: Available and Affordable Transportation
TRACK 14: Responsible Economics, Economic Policies and Public Finance of Urban and Regional Interest
TRACK 15: Culture, Entertainment, Tourism and Planning: Panacea or Threat?
TRACK 16: Planning Responsibilities in the Face of Information Technology
TRACK 17: Ethics and Justice in Planning
TRACK 18: Complexity, Planning and Fuzzy Responsibilities
TRACK 19: Smart Approaches to Responsible-minded Planning Practice