Annual RC21 Conference 2011

The struggle to belong. Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), July 7-9 2011

Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research – Urban Studies
University of Amsterdam – The Netherlands

16. The challenge of global suburbanism  

Organizers: Roger Keil & Ute Lehrer           

16.1 The challenge of global suburbanism.

Chair: Roger Keil.                       

Alan Mabin (a), Siân Butcher (b), & Robin Bloch (c) (a: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg b: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis c: Principal, GHK, London, and visiting professor, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)
Scope and dimensions of suburbanisation in African cities

Christian Schmid (ETH Zurich)
"Patterns and pathways of global urbanization in Mexico City, Kolkata and Paris: Steps toward comparative analysis"

David Wilson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Deploying the discursive suburbia: The Chicago Experience

Penelope Vergou (University of Thessaly, Greece)           
Socio-spatial inequality and segregation processes in suburban context. A case study in Athens.

16.2 The challenge of global suburbanism.

Chair: Ute Lehrer                  

Carsten Manns (Universität Göttingen)           
Germany’s Post-War Suburbs: Between Generation Circulation and Value Decay

Alex Schafran & June Gin (Berkley University)           
Politics and possibility in suburbia: Networked organizing in the new metropolitan geographies of poverty

Sandrine Jean (National Institute of scientific research, Montreal)           
"Attachment to (sub)urban neighborhoods and residential strategies : the case of the metropolitan region of Montreal"

Nick Soucek (Bristol University)           
Suburban Materialities, Affect, and the Global at the Everyday

RT16.1 The challenge of global suburbanism.

Chair: Ute Lehrer

Delik Hudalah (Bandung Institute of Technology)           
Post-suburban Transformation in Jakarta

Viktória Szirmai (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)           
Spatial and Social Inequalities in the Hungarian Large Urban Regions, the Impact of Globalisation and Urban Sprawl on the Social Dichotomy between Cities and Suburbs

Fernando Diaz Orueta (University of La Rioja) and Maria Luisa Loures Seoane (University of Zaragoza)         
Suburbanism, social change and new urban patterns in Madrid

Margarethe Kusenbach (University of South Florida)
Uneasy Places: Distance and Belonging in Suburban Mobile Home Communities in Florida

RT16.2 The challenge of global suburbanism.

Chair: Roger Keil

Monika Streule (ETH Zurich)
Public-Private Urbanization in Mexico City

Margarida Paz et. Al. (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa)           
Urban dynamics from metropolisation. The morphological dimensions of the rupture from the case study of –Barreiro

Sophie L. Van Neste (INRSUCS, Montreal, Canada)
The Contested Positioning of the Suburb Almere as a Key Node of the Metropolitan Network

Zsuzsanna Váradi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Social Conflicts and Changing Territorial Consumption Patterns Related to the Suburbanization Processes in Hungary


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21 December 2011
Deadline for abstract submission

10 January 2011
Notification of selected abstracts

1 March 2011
Registration open

15 May 2011
Deadline for early bird registration and for (some) hotel options

31 May 2011
Deadline for paper submission

15 June 2011
Papers online

7-9 July 2011