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

12. Belonging, exclusion, public and quasi-public space

Organizers: Peer Smets, Paul Watt                       

12.1 Public space and belonging: ethnicity and shopping.

Chair Paul Watt. Discussant: Talja Blokland.                       

Laura Braslow (City University of New York Graduate Center)
Storefront Businesses and Neighborhood Belonging:  Aesthetics and the Production and Dissemination of “Neighborhood Character” on Local Shopping Streets

Felicity Hwee-Hwa Chan (University of Southern California, Santa Monica)
The Intercultural Climate and Spaces In the Multi‐ethnic Neighborhoods of Los Angeles

Myrto Dagkouli Kyriakoglou (University of Thessaly)
The African immigrants in the public space of Athens

Sara Martucci (City University of New York Graduate Center)
"Public Space in a Gentrifying Neighborhood: Branding and Exclusion in Williamsburg Walks "

12.2 Public space and encounters.

 Chair Peer Smets. Discussant: Paul Watt.           
Saskia Binken (a), Talja Blokland (b) (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, b: Humboldt University Berlin)
Brief encounters in urban public space: the creation of everyday experiences of (non-)belonging

Aya Nassar (Cairo University)
Being in Al-Azhar Park: Public Spaces in Cairo

Thomas Kolnberger (Université du Luxembourg)
Eye contact, clientele alignment & laissez-faire: the production of public space and neighbourhood in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Arshad Isakjee (University of Birmingham)
Project Champion and the Securitisation of Muslim Space In Birmingham

RT12.1 Public space, belonging and maintenance.

Chair Paul Watt. Discussant: Peer Smets.                       

Hannah Langen & Kees Boersma (VU University Amsterdam)           
The Organization of Studio K: finding the balance between Organizational Identity and Community Commitment in an Amsterdam Neighborhood.

Peter Walters & Rod McCrea (The University of Queensland, Australia)
Maintenance of the public realm in the face of rapid inner city densification: A case study of West End in Brisbane, Australia

Anna Zhelnina (European University at St. Petersburg, Russia)
“Learning to use the public space”: perception of the urban spaces in the post-soviet context    

Gerhard Hatz (University of Vienna)
City Centers – Heterotopias of Belonging      

RT12.2 Public space and belonging: architecture, design and use.

Chair: Kees Boersma. Discussant: Peer Smets.

Monika Grubbauer (Technical University Darmstadt)
Architecture and the creation of place specificity in urban development projects: the case of Hamburg’s HafenCity

Claudia Meschiari, Vando Borghi (Reggio Emilia University / University of Bologna)
Same places, different eyes: exploring public spaces in a mobile world

Leeke Reinders & Eva Bosch (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
Nostalgia, belonging and practises of parochial space in a Dutch working- class neighbourhood

On the Zaanstad waterfront: landscapes of home, class and belonging in a gentrifying neighbourhood

John Joe Schlichtman (a) & Jason Patch (b) (a: University of San Diego b: Roger Williams University)
Guests Only, Locals Stay Out: Visualizing Exclusivity in the Furniture Capital

Distributed Papers                       

James Field (Birkbeck, University of London)
Sorted? Modalities of exclusion at a luxury shopping mall

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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