East Meets West – Contemporary Urban Issues Revisited

Institute of Urban Development is organizing international conference of Urban Development Issues journal „East Meets West – Contemporary Urban Issues Revisited. International Conference Of The Urban Development Issues Journal”, which will take place on 18th October 2017 in Cracow.

The idea of the conference is to compare and contrast ‘eastern’ and ‘western’ approaches to urban research and practice, through keynote sessions focused on particular topics related to current challenges faced by cities and towns, open call session as well as poster session. We would like to go beyond a poster exhibition: each author of a poster is expected to give a short speech illustrated by his/her poster, summarizing the key points and main ideas. There will also be the best poster award.

The conference fee for students and PhD students: 150 PLN
The conference fee for the rest of participants: 300 PLN

More details available on the conference website:

Keynote Speakers
• Prof. Gérard-François Dumont (UFR de Géographie et Aménagement, Université Paris IV-Sorbonne)
• Prof. Ole B. Jensen (Centre for Strategic Urban Research, University of Copenhagen)
• dr Ivan Andráško (Department of Geography, Masaryk University, Brno)
• Ágnes Erőss (Geographical Institute, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)

Dates & Deadlines
31.08. Registration deadline
07.09. Notification of acceptance of poster/presentation proposals
15.09. Payment deadline
15.09. The announcement of full programme
17.10. Pre-conference event: a field walking trip Current challenges of urban development in Krakow (detailed desrciption to be announced soon)
18.10. The conference