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14th N-AERUS Conference 2013, Enschede, The Netherlands

September 12-14

URBAN FUTURES. Multiple visions, paths and constructions?

 

 

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14th N-AERUS Conference, Enschede 12th to 14th September 2013

Network-Association of European Researchers on Urbanisation in the South (N-AERUS). Jointly organized with GISDECO

Hosted by PGM (Faculty ITC, University of Twente)

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URBAN FUTURES. Multiple visions, paths and constructions?

This conference is centred around the observation that current urbanization trends are leading to multiple futures affecting global development. One of the challenges is how to understand these uncertain processes from cross and multidisciplinary perspectives. No single discipline can fully comprehend and tackle the complexity of urbanization, or support policymakers in designing and preparing for better envisioned futures. Above all, conflicting paths will impede the realization of a better quality-of-life and environment for all. Having a prospective vision in current times of economic crisis -and under scenarios of greater social and political inequality- represents a challenge for the city management due to the difficulty to imagine a prosperous future in the longer term.

This conference aims to transcend the divide between research strategies (and epistemological/ontological stands) by encouraging participation from different strands of academic discourse on urbanization issues and reflecting on the different stands. A range of possible futures and the consequences for human well-being, built and natural environment will be explored. Four sub-themes will be addressed:

 

a- Spatial information and urbanizing futures:  

 Spatial information is promoted as an important facilitator of transdisciplinary and participatory work: stakeholders at all levels, from policy makers through to individual citizens, can take part in planning, design and decision making processes. Spatial information provides a ‘common language’ for communicating ideas across social groups at different stages and scales of the policy process. Investments in data collection, visualization, and utilization by government have been substantial in the global south. The utility of spatial information in developing and implementing urban policies requires rigorous analysis and debate. The aim of this session is to move beyond the uninformed hype and the scepticism surrounding spatial information and urban policy. We seek to identify empirical cases of success and failure, and seek to synthesize innovative approaches, drawing attention to the underlying drives of outcomes and impacts.

 

Some guiding questions for contributions on this sub-theme are:

How spatial information guides urban policy design and implementation?

What are the benefits and risks of utilizing spatial information and tools to better understand, plan, design, create, and manage complex urban environments? What are the tools and applications that are used to better understand the current urbanization processes and inform the modelling of possible futures?

Who controls the adoption and use of spatial information resources? How does the adoption of GIS, participatory GIS and voluntary GIS affect outcomes?

 

b- Crises and Futures: How cities and urban regions prepare to cope with socio-economic and environmental crises.

Most cities are confronted with various forms of crises from time to time. These may be related to local issues such as some types of natural or technological hazards, but they can also include regional or even global scale crises such as climate change or the global economic crises that has gripped much of the world since 2008. Irrespective of the scale issue, crises by their nature cause substantial disruption to the normal functioning of cities, their residents, workers, businesses and economic and social lives. The combination of crises with growing urban inequalities and associated social conflicts also contribute to the emergence of new social actors and modalities of management and production of the city.

 

Some guiding questions for contributions on this sub-theme are:

Are specific processes needed as preparations for crises? What methodologies have proven their worth in crisis mitigation and adaptation? Should and how can local governments institutionalise crisis planning and crisis management? Do crises create opportunities as well as threats to sustainable urban development? How growing urban inequalities exacerbate the disproportionate vulnerability of certain groups?

 

 

c- Planning, Policy and Futures: How at local scale we design for better urban futures development.

The test of futures planning is its ability to generate improved concepts for local urban development and to facilitate and guide its realization. Design processes make a direct contribution to this ability. Contemporary and innovative concepts, methods and practices for local area and neighbourhood design may contribute to better urban futures. Some guiding questions for contributions on this sub-theme are:

How are concepts of resilient and sustainable cities translated into local design practice? What innovative approaches to local design are emerging and in what way do they improve the quality of urban life? Does collaborative design improve local development? How can uncertainty be accommodated in local design processes and practices?

 

d- Tales from the future: innovative approaches both in methodological terms and theoretical perspectives.

This sub-theme highlights cutting edge contributions related to theories, methods and techniques for spatial planning in rapidly changing and uncertain contexts. Some guiding questions for contributions on this sub-theme are:

Does scenario based planning increase or decrease stakeholder uncertainty and in so doing, public and private investment? What are the state of the art tools for collaborative spatial planning and under what circumstances can they be successfully used? How will internet based mapping and planning services affect local spatial planning practices? Do high-tech spatial planning tools contribute to stakeholder and social exclusion and undermine transparency in spatial planning and decision making? How are digital city technologies changing the nature of spatial planning and decision making? Examples of cutting edge tool development and case studies illustrating their applicability are encouraged.

Papers are encouraged in any of these sub-themes. A poster session will be prepared in particular to engage students in the information exchange process of the conference.

Some pre-conference workshops/meetings can be arranged for a small fee can also be facilitated. Should there be a desire for these please contact the local organization committee before 31 March 2013 (sec.naerus2013@utwente.nl)

ABOUT US:

 

N-AERUS is a network of European researchers working on urban issues in the south. It has approximately 400 members and operates since 1996 with the objective to mobilise and develop the European institutional and individual research and training capacities on urban issues in the south. Another important objective of the network is to increase the visibility and lobby in the EU on urban research in the south considering the fact that European governments in recent years have been reducing their support for research and aid focusing on the developing countries and urban issues.

 

ITC, The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation  of the University of Twente provides international postgraduate education, research and project services in the field of geo-information science and earth observation using remote sensing and GIS. The aim of ITC's activities is the international exchange of knowledge, focusing on capacity building and institutional development in developing countries and emerging economies

 

GISDECO is an international network of GIS experts, planners and project managers engaged in GIS applications in developing countries that provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge about emerging research and practical experiences with GIS-applications by organising seminars and workshops in various countries.   These events are a forum for the exchange of ideas and progress in problem solving for GIS

Paper guidelines (All submitted papers must follow these guidelines)

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INFORMATION:

  • Abstracts: 150-250 words should be submitted in .rtf or .doc by 15th April 2013 12:00 PM CET, to sec.naerus2013@utwente.nl. Abstracts and papers can be written in English, French or Spanish. Abstracts should:
    • Indicate the sub-theme
    • Indicate a title
    • Explain the state of the issue to be addressed, define the context, and highlight the main arguments.
    • A separate file should include the Authors and contact details and affiliation. These details should not appear on the main abstract file.

Abstracts and full papers will be selected by an independent scientific committee composed by ITC, GISDECO and N-AERUS representatives, though a blind refereeing process.

The proceedings will have an ISBN number.

  • Hosting Institution: PGM, Faculty ITC, University of Twente. The Netherlands.

www.itc.nl

  • Conference Key dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: 15th April 2013 12:00 PM CET

Notification of acceptance: 15th May 2013

Deadline full paper submission: 15th August 2013 12:00 PM CET

 

Paper guidelines (All submitted papers must follow these guidelines)

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Poster guidelines (All submitted posters must follow these guidelines)

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Conference: 12th to 14th September 2013
  • Funding:
    A limited number of (partial) fellowships may be available for excellent papers, to support the participation of some researchers or practitioners – in particular, young researchers and practitioners – from Africa, Asia, Latin America. Candidates are encouraged to indicate their wish to be considered for funding when submitting their abstracts
  • Costs: No registration fee accompanies attendance of the conference. There will be however a charge of 40 € for all participants to cover the costs of documentation (USB with proceedings), lunches and coffee/tea.

 

The host conference team:Javier MARTINEZ, Richard SLIUZAS, Rohan BENNETT, Saskia TEMPELMAN (Local Organising Secretariat ITC)

The N-AERUS Coordination committee: Eva ALVAREZ DE ANDRES, Viviana D'AURIA, Javier MARTINEZ, Luisa MORETTO

The GISDECO Coordination group: Richard SLIUZAS, Brent HALL, Neil STUART, Suan Pheng KAM, Reinaldo Perez MACHADO

 

CONTACT

sec.naerus2013@utwente.nl


PAPERS
AUTHOR TITLE
Shaimaa Ahmed Shehata Abouelmagd GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM AN APPROACH FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SLUMS AND DETERIORATING AREAS IN CAIRO, EGYPT
Eva Álvarez de Andrés y José Miguel Fernández Güell INSTRUMENTOS DE ANÁLISIS PARA LA EVALUACIÓN PARTICIPATIVA DE PROCESOS DE TRANSFORMACIÓN FÍSICO-SOCIAL
EL CASO DE PIKINE IRREGULAR SUR, DAKAR
Eva Álvarez de Andrés, Patrik Zapata, María José Zapata Campos STOP THE EVICTIONS! THE DIFFUSION OF NETWORKED SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW HYBRID PUBLIC SPACE
THE CASE OF THE SPANISH MORTGAGE VICTIMS GROUP
Isa Baud, Dianne Scott, Karin Pfeffer, John Sydenstricker-Neto, Eric Denis SPATIAL KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN URBAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT:
EMERGING ISSUES IN ICT-GIS-BASED SYSTEMS IN INDIA, BRAZIL, SOUTH AFRICA, AND PERU
Cecilia Cabrera and Mariano Scheinsohn CONFLICTOS, INCERTIDUMBRES Y FUTURO DE LA REGULACIÓN URBANA EN LA CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
TEORÍA DEL ACTOR RED Y CAJAS NEGRAS EN LOS PROCESOS DE APLICACIÓN DE NORMATIVA URBANA
Carmen Silvia Bueno de Freitas Carvalho and Edemir de Carvalho UNA PROPUESTA DE POLÍTICA Y CONSTRUCCIÓN DEL SISTEMA LOCAL DE DESARROLLO URBANO: EL CASO DE LA MUNICIPALIDAD DE MARÍLIA – BRASIL
Doaa A S Abouelmagd and Yasser H Sakr FACING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC CRISES AFTER 2011 REVOLUTION
THE EGYPTIAN INFORMAL SECTOR BETWEEN HOUSING POLICIES, STATE PARTNERS AND REALITY
Pablo Elinbaum DEVELOPMENT PLANNING FOR URBAN AREAS: A PHYSICAL APPROACH
THE CASE OF RÍO GALLEGOS’ MICRO-REGION
Jutta Gutberlet INCLUSIVE AND CLEAN CITIES WITH PARTICIPATORY SUSTAINABLE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Andrea Gutiérrez MOVILIDAD Y TERRITORIO
REVISANDO EL SESGO “MATERIALISTA” EN LA GESTIÓN DE POLÍTICAS URBANAS
Iman Hajjar, Harry Smith GOVERNANCE PROCESSES OVER THE PROVISION OF LOCAL FACILITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBOURHOODS
CHALLENGES AND POTENTIALS: CASE STUDIES IN ALEPPO, SYRIA
Harry Smith, Paul Jenkins EMBEDDING TRANS-DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH APPROACHES TO STRATEGIC URBAN EXPANSION PLANNING THROUGH COMBINED METHODS IN A CONTEXT OF WEAK INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY. EXPERIENCE OF HUAMBO, ANGOLA
Floortje Jacobs, Isa Baud THE CHALLENGE OF HOUSING THE POOR
STAKEHOLDERS, POLITICS AND KNOWLEDGE USE IN DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES FOR THE N2 GATEWAY HOUSING PROJECT IN CAPE TOWN
Jesper Katomero, Rob Hoppe, B. Benson, Anna Wesselink and Kapongola Nganyanyuka HOW CORRUPTION STIFLES PROBLEM FRAMING AND RESPONSIVE GOVERNANCE
THE CASE OF WATER AND HEALTH SERVICES IN TANZANIA
Heike Köckler , Johannes Flacke HEALTH-RELATED INEQUALITIES IN THE GLOBAL NORTH AND SOUTH – A FRAMEWORK FOR
SPATIALLY EXPLICIT ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE INDICATORS
Divyani Kohli SPATIAL METRICS AND IMAGE TEXTURE FOR SLUM DETECTION
Ali Akbar Matkan, Matin Shahri, Mojgan Mirzaie BIVARIATE MORAN’S I AND LISA TO EXPLORE THE CRASH RISKY LOCATIONS IN URBAN AREAS
Liliana Miranda Sara and Isa Baud KNOWLEDGE BUILDING IN ADAPTATION MANAGEMENT
CONCERTACION PROCESSES IN TRANSFORMING LIMA WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE GOVERNANCE
Gianluca Miscione, Karin Pfeffer, Javier Martinez, Rahul De’ OPENNESS MAY NOT MEAN DEMOCRATIZATION. E-GRIEVANCE SYSTEMS IN THEIR CONSEQUENCES
Monika Kuffer, Karin Pfeffer, Isa Baud, Richard Sliuzas ANALYSING SUB-STANDARD AREAS USING HIGH RESOLUTION REMOTE (VHR) SENSING IMAGERY
CASE STUDY OF MUMBAI, INDIA
Kapongola Nganyanyuka, Yola Georgiadou, Juma Lungo, Javier Martinez, Jeroen Verplanke, Anna Wesselink ACCESSING WATER SERVICES IN DAR ES SALAAM: STORIES FROM FORMAL AND INFORMAL ACTORS
Noel J. O. Okello NEW [DIS]CONNECTION
A LOCAL INTERPRETATION OF TRANSFORMED ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE
Sejal Patel and Ritika Mandhyan IMPOVERISHMENT ASSESSMENT OF SLUM DWELLERS AFTER IN SITU AND OFF-SITE RELOCATIONS. A CASE OF INDORE
Peter Sonntagbauer, Nikolaus Rumm, Hakan Kagitcioglu, Kawa Nazemi, Dirk Burkhardt GIS, SOCIAL MEDIA AND SIMULATION IN INTEGRATED ICT SOLUTIONS FOR URBAN FUTURES
Raman Bhuvaneswari, Eric Denis DIGITAL TOOLS FOR PLANNING CHENNAI METROPOLITAN REGION.
THE (MIS)MATCHING VIRTUAL GIS GENERATED CITY AND GROUND REALITIES
Claudia Lucia Rojas WATER URBANISM IN BOGOTÁ
EXPLORING THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN SETTLEMENT PATTERNS AND WATER MANAGEMENT
Ruiz Nubia CONDICIONES DE LA EXPANSIÓN Y CONFIGURACIÓN DEL ÁREA METROPOLITANA DE BOGOTÁ
PERSPECTIVA SOCIOECONÓMICA Y AMBIENTAL
Jo Santoso THE PRESENCE OF LOCAL SPECIFIC CULTURE IN FUTURE-GLOBALIZED CITIES: THE CASE OF JAKARTA
Nina Schwarz, Johannes Flacke MODELLING THE IMPACTS OF URBAN UPGRADING ONTO POPULATION DYNAMICS IN INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS
Richard Sliuzas, Johannes Flacke, Victor Jetten MODELLING URBANIZATION AND FLOODING IN KAMPALA, UGANDA
Kyra Somers and Isa Baud MY HOUSE, MY LIFE: DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES AND LOCAL CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN HOUSING PROJECT MINHA CASA, MINHA VIDA IN SALVADOR DA BAHIA
M. Taleai, N. Ranjbar and K. Ebadi DEVELOPMENT A PPGIS TO COLLECT GEODATA ON THE PARTICULAR PROBLEMS OF URBAN FURNITURE
A BOTTOM-UP PLANNING APPROACH
Habtom Tsega, Rob Lemmens, Juma Lungo, Menno Kraak URBAN CONTEXT MODELLING FOR HUMAN SENSOR WEB
Jeroen Verplanke INTRODUCING THE CONDUCTOR
APPROACHING VGI FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF GEOGRAPHIC CONTEXT
Walter Alando, Mark Brussel, Mark Zuidgeest and Deepthi Durgi EXPLORING THE UTILITY OF THE SPATIALLY-CONSTRAINED ACCESSIBILITY MEASURE IN INTEGRATING URBAN CYCLING AND LAND-USE IN PUNE, INDIA
Emma Wragg and Regina Lim URBAN VISIONS OF THE EXCLUDED
EXPERIENCES OF GLOBALISATION IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA
Patrik Zapata María José Zapata Campos WHEN VISIONS FOR BETTER URBAN FUTURES DEVELOPMENT ARE TURNED INTO PRACTICE
THE CASE OF THE ACAHUALINCA DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IN MANAGUA, NICARAGUA