CALL FOR PAPERS 21stN-AERUS Conference, 27-29 October 2022
TRANSFORMING ROLE OF STATE IN ADDRESSING INCLUSIVE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Urban and Rural Planning Discipline of Khulna University, Bangladesh & Department of Sustainable Cities and Communities, University of Kassel, Germany
The 21st N-AERUS conference will focus on the role of the state in urban governance. The conference will develop specific panels with institutional partners around the following themes:
Theme 1: Beyond neoliberal urbanisms in the Global South: What are the current urban development discourses and contemporary multi-level governance models? How do national governments and global cities compete and reclaim their positions in a global context?
Theme 2: The role of the state in urban rehabilitation and transformation: What are the current cases of urban redevelopment interventions on a scale from authoritarian to participatory and inclusive approaches, including the state vis-à-vis self-help activism;
Theme 3: Counter-movements to neoliberal urbanism: What are the scope and impact of alternative urban movements including the rights discourse and culture? What are the viable examples of partnerships among actors?
Theme 4: Neo-Keynesian response to the pandemic: What are the recent experiences of national and local government recovery interventions in cities in post-COVID phase?