Call for Abstracts: Delhi 2019 Conference!

Call for Abstracts: Delhi 2019 Conference!

Please send submissions to the convener(s) and cc your submission to rc21delhi@gmail.com. Please send individual abstracts, which may not fit in the selected sessions but relate to wider themes and sub-themes of the conference, to rc21delhi@gmail.com. Selected papers will be notified by 20th February 2019.

Sophie Body-Gendrot (1942-2018)

On September 21, Prof Dr Sophie Body-Gendrot, a long-standing member of RC21 and inspiring colleague, beloved friend and excellent teacher for many in the RC21 community, has passed away after an illness. We have asked Professor Enzo Mingione (University of Milano-Bicocca), Professor Marisol García (University of Barcelona), Adrian Favell (University of Leeds), and Patrick Le Galès (Sciences Po) who knew Sophie Body-Gendrot for many years, to share their memories and appraisal of Sophie Body-Gendrot. With her passing away, we have lost a highly inspiring scholar, generous with support for younger scholars, and a strong influence in urban studies.

RC21 at the ISA Congress in Toronto

RC21 at the ISA Congress in Toronto

We would like to welcome all of you who will be attending next week’s ISA conference here in Toronto. This post contains some information on activities in relation to the RC21 specific part of the ISA conference and on Visiting Toronto.

Motion by the Board

Motion by the Board

Motion by the Board in support of freedom of thought, speech and academic production and in solidarity with urban academics at risk; it was discussed and approved at the RC21 Conference in Leeds, September 2017

2017 Summer School

2017 Summer School

5th Summer School on Comparative Urban Studies, was held in London and Leeds (UK) from 30 August to 13 September 2017 (in conjunction with the RC21 Conference)

Call for Papers – Leeds Conference

Call for Papers – Leeds Conference

Leeds RC21 Conference Call for Papers is out! Take a look at this brilliant line of sessions. March 10, 2017, is the deadline for abstract submission. We are also receiving the session proposals for the ISA Congress!

RC21 Conference 2017: Call for Sessions!

RC21 Conference 2017: Call for Sessions!

The deadline for session proposals is December 31, 2016. RC21 Conference 2017 “Rethinking Urban Global Justice” will take place in the University of Leeds, 11-13th September 2017

RC21 Board: Public Statement on the political events in Turkey

RC21 Board: Public Statement on the political events in Turkey

The board of the Research Committee 21 of the International Sociological Association makes public its rejection of the recent political events in Turkey. Our solidarity goes with this statement to the Turkish people and to its academic community, especially attacked in its autonomy, independence and even its basic civil rights.

RC21 Conference 2016: Thank you, Mexico City!

RC21 Conference 2016: Thank you, Mexico City!

The RC21 Conference in Mexico City was a success, with 26 streams and 200 presentations, participants discussed what is the “transgressive city” and its consequences for governance.

Past Conferences: Call for Stream Proposals

Past Conferences: Call for Stream Proposals

The Conference theme in 2016 is: “The transgressive city: Comparative perspectives on governance and the possibilities of everyday life in the emerging global city”. Conference dates: July 21-23, 2016. Please send your stream proposals before November 30, 2015

2015 FURS Essay Competition Prize

2015 FURS Essay Competition Prize

The 2015 FURS Essay Competition Prize for the best essay on urban and regional themes by young authors is online. The deadline is May 31st, 2015. For more...

IJURR Virtual issue on Berlin

On occasion of the upcoming RC21 conference a selection of articles that have been published on Berlin over the past three decades is available free to view

Remembering Ray Pahl

On Friday June 3rd Ray Pahl died after a long lasting illness. He was a very special person, innovative and generous, with sociological imagination and a multitude of interests, including the role of space in social relations.