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

8. World Cities 

Organizer: Michael Timberlake*

8.1 World Cities

Chair: Michael Timberlake.                       

Ben Derudder, Elien Van De Vijver, David Bassens, and Frank Witlox. (Ghent University, Belgium)
Networks of world cities: an empirical analysis of global air travel connections in 2008.

Peter J Taylor (a), Michael Hoyler (b), Kathy Pain (c), Sandra Vinciguerra (c) (a: University of Northumbria,  b: Loughborough University, c: University of Reading)
"Extensive and intensive globalizations: explicating the low connectivity puzzle of US cities using a city-dyad analysis"

Costanzo Ranci (Polytechnic of Milan – DiAP)
Social cohesion and economic competitiveness in six global European cities

Ben Derudder (a), Peter Taylor (b), Pengfei Ni (c), Anneleen De Vos (a), Michael Hoyler (b), Heidi Hanssens (a), David Bassens (a), Jin Huang (d), Frank Witlox, Wei Shen (e) and Xiaolan Yang (d). (a: Ghent University, b: University of Loughborough, c: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, d: Beijing University of Post and Telecommunication, e: ESSCA École de Management)
Pathways of Change: Shifting Connectivities in the World City Network, 2000-2008

8.2 World Cities.

Chair: Michael Timberlake. Discussant: John Joe Schlichtmann, University of San Diego.                       

Beaverstock, Jonathan (University of Nottingham)
The privileged world city: Private banking, wealth management and the bespoke servicing of the global super-rich

Roger Keil and Ute Lehrer (York University)
World Cities – The Globalized Suburb

Barbara Lipietz (London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK)
Bringing politics back in: World city formation in Johannesburg, South Africa'

Giorgio Touburg (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Soft skills, tacit ties. Exploring the role of non‐geographical proximities in international knowledge transfer

RT8.1 World Cities.

Chair: Michael Timberlake.
J. Miguel Kanai (University of Miami)
Manaus: the regional embeddedness of an Amazonian global city

Valnei Pereira (Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo Brazil)
Gentrification and cultural belonging in metropolis of global south: Producing scales of difference in São Paulo, Brazil

Tomáš  Čížek (Charles University, Prague Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences)
Czech cities and globalization

Anna Mayr (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
The global city discourse in urban transformations: A comparative view on Delhi and Johannesburg

Distributed papers                       

Forum Dave (Sardar Patel Institute of Economical and Social Research)
The Emerging Power House ---- A case study of Ahmedabad City

Eugênio Ribeiro Silva (Federal do Rio Grande do Norte)
World cities and strategies: A study shared between Natal and Vancouver

Ulke Evrim Uysal (University of Helsinki)
A Comparative Study on Tourism Promotion Strategies: The Case of Helsinki and Istanbul


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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