Dear N-aerus Members and Friends,

we wish you all a prosperous and peaceful New Year!

In our first 2016 Newsletter you will find:

1. The 2015 N-aerus Conference documentation "Who wins and who loses", Dortmund, Germany.

2. The SAVE-THE-DATE for the 2016 N-aerus Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden.

3. The Call-for-Paper for the 2016 Trialog Conference in Kassel, Germany.

With our best wishes for 2016!

N-AERUS network coordinators, Cecilia Cabrera, Alexandra Linden and Enrico Michelutti.



Following our 16th N-AERUS conference in November 2015, “WHO WINS AND WHO LOSES? - Exploring and learning from transformations and actors in the cities of the South“, please find here the conference documentation for further reference. 

The conference took place from 19-21 November 2015 in Dortmund (Germany) and was jointly organized by N-AERUS, the Habitat Unit at the Technical University Berlin and the Department of International Planning Studies at the TU Dortmund University.

Roundtable 1-Urbanization beyond megacities: new urban patterns – new constellations of actors presented Keynote Speeches of PROF. DR. LOCHNER MARAIS, UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE, SOUTH AFRICA on The Role of Secondary Cities in Managing Urbanization in South Africa, and PROF. DR. WILBARD J. KOMBE, ARDHI UNIVERSITY, TANZANIA on Rapid Urbanization under Poverty: Coping with new emerging Mosaics in African Cities.

Roundtable 2-Learning from diverse experiences beyond ‘best-practice’ featured a Keynote Speech of PROF. DR. ALAN GILBERT, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, UK on Cross-National Policy Transfer in Regional and Urban Policy: Learning from the South Papers.

Roundtable 3-The politics of knowledge in research and education discussed the Keynote Speeches of PROF. DR. MARGARITA GREENE, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE, SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, CHILE on The Expanded Field in the Built Environment: Explorations and Future Scenarios for the Formation of the Future Professionals, as well as PROF. DR. HARRY SMITH, HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY, GB, and DR. ENRICO MICHELUTTI, UNIVERSITÀ DI UDINE, ITALY on Redefining the City of the South in the Context of the Crisis: The Experience of N-AERUS 2008-15.

Conference papers are published online in the frame of the conference publication available at TU Dortmund and N-AERUS website.

We like to thank Dr. Paola Alfaro d'Alençon, Habitat Unit at the Technical University Berlin, and Dr. Wolfgang Scholz, Department of International Planning Studies at the TU Dortmund University, for hosting such a well-received event.

SAVE the DATE - 2016 N-aerus Conference

The 2016 N-aerus Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, 17 to 19 November 2016, is going to discuss the governing, planning and managing of the city in an uncertain world.

The event will be hosted by María José Zapata Campos, Associate Professor at the Managing Big Cities Program, Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI), and Patrik Zapata, Associate Professor, School of Public Administration, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The Call-for-Papers will be launched shortly.We are looking forward to welcome you all in Gothenburg!

CfP TRIALOG-Tagung 2016 „Neighbourhood Development in the Global South“

June 16-17, 2016, the Department of Urban Regeneration and Planning at the School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Landscape Planning of the University of Kassel will hold its annual conference on urban regeneration in cooperation with TRIALOG, the Association for Scientific Research into Planning and Building in the Developing World and the working group on urban regeneration at German-speaking institutes of higher learning. For this year’s conference we call for papers on the subject of neighbourhood development and urban regeneration strategies in the Global South. Papers to be presented during the event may subsequently be published either in TRIALOG – A Journal for Planning and Building in a Global Context, or Jahrbuch Stadterneuerung, the urban regeneration yearbook, published by the working group on urban regeneration.

Please find detailed information on the Call for Papers here. The deadline for the CfP will be 15.03.2016 (schimanski@asl.uni-kassel.de). The review process will take place until 05.04.2016.

Contact persons for further enquiries
Gabriele Schimanski (Secretariat Department of Urban Regeneration)
Tel. +49 561/804-2371,
Uwe Altrock
Tel. +49 561/804-2371,
Gerhard Kienast
Tel. +49 561/804-2413,

Additional information on Jahrbuch Stadterneuerung and the conference in June 2016 will be published at http://www.uni-kassel.de/fb06/fachgebiete/stadt-und-regionalplanung/stadterneuerung-stadtumbau/

Additional information on TRIALOG – A Journal for Planning and Building in a Global Context is available at http://www.trialog-journal.de/


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