Past Conferences: 2016 Call for Proposals

Past Conferences: 2016 Call for Proposals

List of sessions and organizers can be found on the Conference Website here.

The deadline for abstract submission is February, 5 2016. Each abstract will be classified by the session organizers into three categories:

  • A – Accepted abstract to be presented at the conference;
  • B – Accepted abstract as a contribution to the conference (available online) (this paper might be presented in case of drop outs);
  • C – Refused abstract. The paper will not be presented at the conference.

Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to the session organizers (addresses listed below) and in cc to The session organizers will let you know in due time the outcome of the selection process.

Please note that stream organizers can propose a paper in another stream, but not in their own stream. Abstract should be presented in English. Conference presentations will be in English.

Authors of accepted abstracts should send an extended abstract (500-700 words) of their paper by July 1st, 2016 to These extended abstracts will be available online. The full-length paper needs to be sent to the session chair directly.

Abstracts proposals should include the following information:

  1. The stream to which the abstract is submitted.
  2. A synthesis of the issues to be addressed in the paper, the hypothesis underlying them, the empirical and/or the theoretical basis, and the structure of the paper (300-500 words).
  3. The contact of the author(s): Name(s), affiliation, address (including postal code), a phone number (will not be made public) and an e-mail address.

Please be reminded that RC21 membership and conference registration fees are mandatory for all participants, including paper presenters. Our cancellation policy is the following: before June 20, 2016: full refund of conference registration fee; after June 20, 2016: 50% refund of conference registration fee. Membership fees cannot be reimbursed.


# Title Organizer(s)
1 Informality, Transgression and Urban Governance Veronica Crossa, Vicente Ugalde, and Jill Wigle;;
2 What does the fight against terror do to cities? A comparative multidisciplinary proposal to reflect upon radicalization Valérie Amiraux and Frédérick Nadeau ;
3 State paradoxes and the politics of small things at the urban fringes Talja Blokland, Gabriel Feltran and Agata Lisiak ; ;
4 Approaching urban diversity: Between transgression and integration Stijn Oosterlynck, Nicolas Van Puymbroeck, and Mike Raco ; ;
5 Resistance, creativity and planning Silvano De la Llata and Walter Nicholls ;
6 Challenges of doing comparisons: Theory and evidence from the Global South Shubhra Gururani and Xuefei Ren ;
7 The governance of urban vulnerability and risk management Sergio Puente and Hector Becerril ;
8 Spaces of transgressive maternal practices in the city Rosalina Babourkova and Alicia Yon ;
9 Protest and resistance in the contemporary metropolis: Towards ‘super diverse’ urban social mobilizations? Paola Briata and Claire Colomb ;
10 Urban refuge: Transgressive State and non-state responses to refugee migration in urban contexts Nihad El-Kayed and Tim Muller ;
11 Transgressive urbanisms in the Middle East: Between governance and violence, inequalities and insurgencies Muna Guvenc and Nat Marom ;
12 Housing in the era of neoliberalism between adaption and transgression Monika Grubbauer and Clara E. Salaza ;
13 Informal urban cultures: How informality becomes part o the formal system Melis Oguz and Aylin Senturk ;
14 Counter-narratives: imagining, inventing, creating urban life Junia Mortimer
15 Citizens’ aspirations and political structure: The limits of governance Hector Tejera Gaona, Silvia Gomez-Tagle, and Emanuel Rodrigues Domingues
16 Urban resilience and climate change adaptation strategies in South East Asia Sonia Roitman (Aus)
17 Transgressional mobilities: Strategies, resistance, possibilities Guénola Capron and Priscilla Connolly ;
18 Right to the city, right to memory Grégory Busquet and Sophie Didier ;
19 Learning from urban conflict Diane Davis and Nanke Verloo ;
20 Urban youths ‘doing politics’: Transgression, resistance, and emerging forms of urban political action Angela Stienen and Omar Uran
21 Governing through networks: Entrepreneurship and social capital in urban and regional development Alberta Andreotti and Valentina Pacetti ;
22 Gender, sexualities and transgressive cities Alan Mabin, Bradley Rink and Tamara Shefer ;
23 Ethnographic explorations of urban policy-making and implementation processes Aidan Mosselson and Cansu Civelek ;
24 Importing and exporting wordly urbanism: The challenges of studying the global circulation of city models, best practices and imaginaries David Sadoway and Anthony M. Levenda
25 Segregation and Spatial Inequality – a comparative discussion North-South Eduardo Marques
26 Social protection, public action and territories: new arrangements and new challenges in the implementation of social policies in urban space Arnaldo Lanzara, Renata Bichir and Ursula Peres Arnaldo Lanzara
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