10th Urban Space and Social Life: Theory and Practice
Theme: Challenges to Diversity and Inclusion
Call for Papers, Photos for Exhibition, and Photo Essays
(see submission instructions below)
Submission Deadline: May 22, 2019
Date: June 14 - 17, 2019 (June 17 is the second city walk)
Location & Venue: Osaka University (Toyonaka Campus), Osaka, Japan
World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP) under the auspices of UNESCO
SUNY College at Oneonta, Sociology Department
Building on previous conferences on Urban Space and Social Life, this conference seeks to explore a timely and a critical issue of our time: the rising trend of exclusion and a retreat from diversity within many countries. Given the rising levels of tension and sometimes violence within and among communities, cities, and nations due to recent political, economic, and social divisiveness around the world (anti-globalization, Trumpism, trade wars, Brexit, US-Canada-Mexico Trade Agreement, climate change etc), our 10th conference brings together scholars and practitioners from all disciplines to provide scrutinize and analyze pressing issues related to inclusion and exclusion.
The conference invites research papers, case studies, policy proposals, and photo essays pertaining topics relating to challenges to inclusivity. Suggested topics include the following:
- Diversity and Inclusiveness
- Spatial design for inclusivity and exclusion
- Participation in local and global communities
- Immigrants, migrants, and refugees, inclusion and exclusion
- Urban/Rural heritage and urban renewal/expansion and urbanization of rural areas
- Dynamics in sustainable tourism / balance between locals and tourists / assessment
- Wild life and humans
- Education empowerment: inclusion and exclusion
- Multiculturalism (race, gender, class, age, sexuality, cultures, religions…)
- Transportation infrastructure and inclusion
- Inclusion and exclusion in the work place
- Inclusive and exclusive designs of the built and social environments
- Politics of inclusive growth and exclusion
- Food/water/air/land access
- Other topics and themes as approiate
Please view the YouTube video about our 9th conference (June 7-10, 2018, Budapest, Hungary) on
Development & Heritage: Present, Past, and Future https://youtu.be/yYkXW9vfZuM
Please view the YouTube video about our 8th conference (June 9-12, 2017, Malaysia) on Transforming Urbanity: People and Cities on the Move https://youtu.be/BcE2e_GEOLA(Part 1);
https://youtu.be/j1hq5kDINO0 (Part 2)
Also, please click on and visit Dynamics of Community Formation: Developing Identity and Notions of Home, edited by Robert Compton, Ho Hon Leung, and Yaser Robles, (Palgrave 2017). This book includes some of the best papers from our recent conferences.
Best papers will be invited to our future publications.
View our newly developed website at www.4c5mstudio.org (updates still processing)
Please submit all abstracts (Paper and photo materials) to firstname.lastname@example.org
All the names on the paper with an asterisk ‘ * ‘ to indicate all the presenters.
Affiliation of each author, such as university, organization, etc
Title of the paper with a 200 words abstract
Four key words
Photo essays should be in the format of a poster no bigger than 44” x 36” in size. The presenter is responsible for bringing a printed copy to the conference for display.
Send your submission to:
email@example.com Photo Submission
For the photo exhibition, an individual can submit up to 3 photos (digital format) depicting development and heritage. The best 15 photos will be printed for display at the conference. Please provide a caption of no more than 20 words for each photo along with your name and affiliation. The presenter is responsible for bringing printed copies to the conference for display.
Send your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All accepted abstracts and short papers are indexed in EBSCO.
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