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Percorso di formazione alla comunicazione per volontari

Un’APP per amica – Comunicare in modo efficace
Percorso di formazione per volontari

Partecipazione gratuita

Il corso è rivolto ai volontari di tutte le associazioni. In varie tappe vuole fornire le basi per la comunicazione verso l’esterno di idee, valori e iniziative. E’ richiesta una conoscenza base nell’uso del computer e nella navigazione Internet.

Periodo 31 gennaio – 28 marzo 2017

Incontri  martedì |31 gennaio | 7, 14 e 21 febbraio |  7, 14, 21 e 28 marzo

Orario 18 – 20

Luogo sede dell’associazione Trentini nel mondo Onlus, via Malfatti 21, Trento

Iscrizioni entro il 27 gennaio – Massimo 20 iscritti

Consulta il sito
http://www.trentininelmondo.it/component/content/article/658-un-app-per-amica.html

Informazioni ed iscrizioni
Trentini nel mondo Onlus
via Malfatti 21, Trento
0461 234379
info@trentininelmondo.it
http://www.trentininelmondo.it

Tendencies in architectural and urban research: Focusing on everyday life

The upcoming ResArc course Tendencies in architectural and urban research: Focusing on everyday life provides opportunities for doctoral students to achieve an overview of trends, approaches and practices in contemporary architecture research. The course also provides a basic introduction to architecture theory, methodology and academic publication. We will discuss themes, theories and methods of research on everyday life.

The course is held at School of Architecture, LTH, Lund University.

Session 1: April 25-26
Session 2: June 13-14
Session 3: September 19-20 (Obs! The dates in September are preliminary.)

Confirmed guests: Prof. Albena Yaneva (Manchester University), Prof. Andrea Mubi Brighenti (University of Trento), PhD Jennifer Mack (KTH Stockholm), PhD Jesper Magnusson (Malmö University) and PhD Kajsa Lawaczeck Körner.

Deadline for course registration is March 31st.
Tendencies Course 2017 – Focusing on Everyday Life

Giornata di studio per la tutela della libertà di ricerca e dell’etnografia

L’etnografia può essere uno strumento per mettere a nudo relazioni di potere dissimulate, per smascherare rappresentazioni banali e fuorvianti, per proporre letture che sovvertano l’ordine egemonico del discorso. Questa potenzialità avvicina molti studenti alla antropologia ma ultimamente ha anche attirato le attenzioni di polizia e magistratura. Tra gli episodi più eclatanti ricordiamo la condanna di una laureata dell’Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia e l’invio di un avviso di garanzia ad un professore associato dell’Università Federico II di Napoli. In entrambi i casi ad essere contestati non erano reati specifici se non la partecipazione a manifestazioni in veste di ricercatori.

Non sono casi isolati né casuali. Diversi altri ricercatori sono stati variamente intimiditi e denunciati nello svolgimento delle loro funzioni professionali.

Alla luce di tutto ciò, crediamo che la gravità degli eventi recenti e lo scenario che prefigurano meritino un incontro nazionale per condividere esperienze di persecuzione, per proporre analisi pubbliche delle forme di censura contemporanee, per costruire un coordinamento in difesa della libertà di ricerca.

Invitiamo dunque studenti, dottorandi, assegnisti e docenti a una giornata di riflessione sulla libertà di ricerca etnografica da tenersi verso la metà di Settembre in una località del centro Italia ancora da definire.

L’intento è quello, da un lato, di raccogliere testimonianze di intimidazioni finalizzate a limitare la ricerca o la sua pubblicizzazione e, dall’altro, di riflettere sull’ostilità contemporanea delle istituzioni statali rispetto alla libera investigazione.

Di fronte al pericolo di un progressivo restringimento della libertà di ricerca, siamo convinti che solo una denuncia pubblica del mondo scientifico, decisa e collettiva, possa invertire la tendenza a criminalizzare l’indagine etnografica.

In attesa di definire un luogo dove svolgere i lavori chiediamo a docenti, colleghi e studenti di inviarci le loro reazioni e, a chi fosse interessato a intervenire, un breve riassunto (15 righe) della comunicazione proposta entro il 5 Settembre. Pensiamo ad interventi brevi (max 20 minuti) in modo da garantire un’ampia polifonia e spazio per discussioni, confronti e per immaginare forme di coordinamento finalizzate alla tutela della libera ricerca etnografica.

Gli abstract possono essere inviati a:

Amalia Rossi: amalia.rossi79@gmail.com; Pietro Saitta: pisait@gmail.com; Stefano Boni: stefano.boni@unimore.it

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https://www.academia.edu/27261197/CALL_FOR_PAPERS_Riflettere_e_coordinarsi._Giornata_di_studio_per_la_tutela_della_libert%C3%A0_di_ricerca_e_dell_etnografia

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Materiale aggiuntivo: lettera co-firmata da Anuac (Associazione Nazionale Universitaria degli Antropologi Culturali); Aisea (Associazione Nazionale per lo Scienze Etno-Antropologiche); Anpia (Associazione Nazionale Professionale Italiana di Antropologia) e SIAA (Società Italiana di Antropologia Applicata)

Ricerche sull’evoluzione del paesaggio trentino

CALL FOR PAPER

Nel passato recente, e ancora oggi, il Trentino è stato caratterizzato da una riflessione costante – portata avanti da istituzioni, enti di ricerca, associazioni culturali, organismi politici, ecc. – sulla valorizzazione e patrimonializzazione del proprio paesaggio ma anche sul modo di fare e costruire paesaggio, a partire da una attenta tutela ambientale. Dalla consapevolezza di questa intensa attività nasce l’idea di pubblicare un libro, a cura di Stefania Staniscia*, che raccolga studi, ricerche, progetti, ed esperienze didattiche che hanno come sfondo operativo e/o riferimento teorico il paesaggio alpino, e in particolare quello trentino, per individuarne alcune specificità.

La pubblicazione, costituisce una sorta di aggiornamento del volume “Trentino, verso nuovi paesaggi. Ricerche sull’evoluzione del paesaggio trentino” (2013), primo volume della collana Quaderni del paesaggio trentino, edita dalla Provincia Autonoma di Trento. Quel libro presentava gli esiti di una ricerca, commissionata al DICAM dell’Università degli Studi di Trento, sull’evoluzione del paesaggio trentino dalla fine dell’800 ai giorni nostri, descrivendone le principali dinamiche di trasformazione per arrivare a comprendere l’attuale fisionomia.

La precedente pubblicazione costituiva, quindi, un momento conoscitivo; quella attuale vuole essere un tentativo di decodifica del modus operandi che in Trentino ha preso forma rispetto al paesaggio. La pubblicazione, dal titolo “Nuovi paesaggi trentini. Reinterpretazioni attraverso progetto, ricerca e didattica”, intende, infatti, promuovere una riflessione su recenti ricerche e progetti che reinterpretano il paesaggio e che, attraverso l’attribuzione di nuovi significati e nuovi usi, produce i paesaggi trentini contemporanei.

Si invita, quindi, a inviare contributi che discutano – attraverso studi, ricerche, progetti o posizioni teoriche – questo punto di vista. I contributi, della lunghezza massima di 20.000 caratteri (spazi inclusi e bibliografia esclusa), possono essere accompagnati da immagini – fotografie, disegni, mappe, ecc – in formato jpeg o tiff, con risoluzione 300 dpi inviate come file separati.

La scadenza per l’invio dei contributi è il 30 luglio 2016. I contributi saranno selezionati e revisionati da un comitato scientifico.

Richieste di ulteriori informazioni e/o chiarimenti possono essere inviate alla curatrice del libro: stefania.staniscia@mail.wvu.edu.

*Stefania Staniscia è architetto, paesaggista (EtsaB, Barcelona) e dottore di ricerca (International Ph.D. in Architecture, Università IUAV di Venezia). Dal 2011 al 2015 è stata assegnista di ricerca e professore a contratto nel Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile Ambientale e Meccanica (DICAM) dell’Università degli Studi di Trento. Attualmente è Assistant Professor di Architettura del Paesaggio presso la West Virginia University (USA).
A partire dalla sua tesi dottorale con la sua ricerca si è interessata di isole intese come dispositivi di conoscenza e strumenti progettuale. La sua ricerca si è, in seguito, ampliata includendo le aree montane che, così come le isole, rappresentano contesti sensibili e fragili oltre ad essere aree in cui le caratteristiche geografiche condizionano profondamente la relazione tra l’uomo e l’ambiente. La sua attività di ricerca è documentata in libri e saggi – tra i volumi pubblicati Islands e Paesaggi diversi (?) per la casa editrice LISt Lab – ed è testimoniata dal suo impegno in attività di divulgazione. È co-curatrice del libro Trentino, verso nuovi paesaggi. Ricerche sull’evoluzione del paesaggio trentino (2013), ed ha svolto il coordinamento operativo e la segreteria scientifica della ricerca Analisi dell’evoluzione del paesaggio trentino commissionata al DICAM dalla Provincia autonoma di Trento (2011-2012).

International Summer School in Urban Ethnography, Trento, Italy 13-17 Sept 2016

Apply until April 30. All info at http://events.unitn.it/en/urban-ethnography and urbanethnography@unitn.it

Open spaces in contemporary mountain metropoles. Discussing the landscape as a place for the public realm

CFP

convenors: Cristina Mattiucci,  University of Trento, Italy & Stefania Staniscia, West Virginia University, USA
Keywords: Mountain metropoles, everyday landscape, city/mountain, public space

Contemporary mountain metropoles show a political dimension and a peculiar density within territories, where the conditions of proximity and distance continuously shape the landscape, giving it new attributes, as open space and as environmental multiservice resource, as common heritage and as inhabited place. The complex relationship between urban and rural features of mountain landscapes manifests a high degree of hybridization – in usages, forms and policies – that has to be taken and understood as a distinguishing feature to address analysis and planning processes.

Since the valley cities have expanded up to high altitudes in the last 30 years, the wider territory of contemporary mountain metropoles has become part of polycentric regions. This comes about not only through a continuous urban fabric, but also through the moving network of the perceptions, uses and infrastructures that characterize the new ways of life in these territories. In these contexts, the landscape, which has often preserved a significant consistency due to the presence of rural environments or protected areas, takes on new attributes.

Open spaces, which are scattered along the valleys and at high altitudes, when taken together, become a kind of park – not merely equipped for recreational activities but with many functions that support the contemporary notion of a park – not only for those who decide to live it occasionally, but above all for those who make them part of their everyday life. The whole mountain could be interpreted as a kind of ‘urban garden’, where the metropolitan public realm could find a place.

The session aims to collect, select and discuss papers in order to shape an interdisciplinary debate focussed on exploring the landscape as a constitutive element of the contemporary mountain public realms, by observing how contemporary citizenships reclaim the public city there by means of practices and policies. Scholars are invited to participate in this debate, proposing a theoretical reflection and/or a case study, with an analytic or an operative perspective.

Submission of abstracts for oral and poster proposals >> http://www.pecsrl2016.com/index.php/submission-of-abstract.html

Data-driven cities? Digital urbanism and its proxies

Track at | 4S/EASST joint conference
“Science and technology by other means: Exploring collectives, spaces and futures”
Barcelona, 31 August – 3 September 2016

Convenors

Claudio Coletta (Maynooth University) email
Laurie Waller (Technische Universität München) email
Liam Heaphy (Maynooth University) email
Sung-Yueh Perng (Lancaster University) email
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Short Abstract

The track explores the digital, data-driven and networked making of urban environment. We welcome contributions in various formats: presentations, audio, video and photographic accounts, as well as performances and live demonstrations of public interfaces and software tools for urban analysis.

Long Abstract

How do software and space work in urban everyday life and urban management? How do data and policies actually shape each other? What forms of delegation, enrollment and appropriation take place?

Contemporary urban environments are characterised by dense arrangements of data, algorithms, mobile device, networked infrastructures. Multiple technologies (such as smart metering, sensing networks, GPS, CCTV, induction loops, mobile apps) are connected with multiple processes (such as institutional data management, data brokering, crowdsourcing, workflow management), aiming to provide sustainable, efficient, integrated city governance and services.

Within this context, vested interests interact in a multi-billion global market where corporations, companies and start-ups propose data-driven urban solutions, while public administrations increasingly delegate control over citizens’ data. Also, public institutions and private companies leverage the efforts of open data movements, engaged civic communities and citizen-minded initiatives to find new ways to create public and economic value from urban data.

However, the making of digital and data-driven urbanism is uncertain, fragile, contested, conflicting.

The track intends to stimulate the debate on: the different forms of performing and making sense of the urban environment through data and algorithms; the different ways to approach the relationship between data, software and cities.

We welcome theoretical and empirical contributions critically addressing the following (non-exhaustive-list-of) topics:

- urban big data, dashboards, data analytics and brokering;

- IoT based urban services and governance;

- civic hacking, open data movements;

- privacy, security and surveillance in data-driven cities;

- crowd, mobility and traffic management;

- sensors, monitoring, mapping and modelling for urban facilities;

- digitization of built environment.

+ info | http://www.nomadit.co.uk/easst/easst_4s2016/panels.php5?PanelID=3898

Sociology of Tomorrow Student Conference

Dear Social Scientists,

We are pleased to invite you to the Sixth Annual Student Conference “Sociology of Tomorrow”, which takes place on 4th and 5th March 2016 at Faculty of social studies in Brno, Czech republic.

The conference opens a space for all students (Bachelors, Masters, and PhDs) to discuss their work and ideas with their colleges from the field. There are no limitations for topics and research areas.

The theme of conference is Central Europe, the world and the sociological imagination.
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Lo sguardo obliquo. Visual studies e attivismo etnografico

Genova, 28 – 29 maggio 2015 – Call for paper aperta fino al 30 marzo 2015

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN URBAN ETHNOGRAPHY 2015

3rd edition – The fieldwork experience
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY – UNIVERSITY OF TRENTO, ITALY
8-12 Sept. 2015

APPLY until April 15http://events.unitn.it/en/urban-ethnography

Coopera(c)tion – Knowledge and Skills for Sustainable Cities in the Global South

Post-graduate course organized by LABORATORY OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, Politecnico di Milano.

FIRST EDITION | NOVEMBER 2013 – MAY 2014

Applications Form may be downloaded from
http://www.dastu.polimi.it/index.php?id=48
http://www.labcoopint.polimi.it/corso-corso-di-perfezionamento-cooperaction/

Apply until Oct 4, 2013

Brochure

Programme

Hybridization CFP

The Hybrid_Link open access journal – http://www.urbanhybridization.net

Call for Papers
For Issue #02 HYBRIDIZATION BETWEEN NATURE AND CULTURE
free of charge

Papers focused on the theme of hybridization between nature and culture in the fields of architectural design, urban design, landscape design,
philosophy, aesthetics… are welcomed from scientists, scholars, and practitioners in urban hybridization, theoretic fields of architecture, urban & landscape
design and other fields concerning the hybridization of human spaces We are interested in research and theoretical papers, projects,
studies, case studies.

Submission Guidelines: We only accept original papers, not published in books or magazines or blogs or in any other form. Please submit a short abstract in .pdf format: 100 words + 3 pictures (low resolution). Language: English, Italiano, Castellano. We also accept Youtube videos: please submit embed code.

Deadline for submission of abstract: June 30
Notification of acceptance to Authors: July 15
Publication of the issue 02: September 2013

Submissions should be e-mailed to: urbanhybridization@gmail.com

FORECLOSURE – CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Brunel University & University of Westminster

1st Joint Researching the Arts/Social Sciences Conference for Research Students

Westminster University, June 17 & 18, 2013
foreclose—foris claudere—to exclude, to shut out

You are invited to submit a proposal for the two-day interdisciplinary conference Foreclosure, that aims to bring together law, art and politics. We understand foreclosure as the art of ordering and securing a common ground for the unfolding of a common experience; the exchange of affects and perspectives; and the performance of bodies and spaces. Art, Law and Politics habitually build walls around their concepts and practices. Foreclosure aims to encourage the exploration of practices and performances of law, art and politics through the prism of their shared operation; the investigation of the juncture between their disciplinary fences; and the unfolding of the fragility of their mechanisms. This is our aim: to dissect, dismantle and improve the operations of art, law and politics in order to locate cracks, produce apertures, and ride the lines of flight where new potentialities are generated.

This conference invites you to take up this task, to think, write, speak, draw and perform ways to disclose the foreclosures; to propose artistic, political and legal modes able to unleash the potentialities often imprisoned within their [individual] apparatuses.

This CALL is for PhD students only and invites papers or performances from all areas in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Papers can be critical articles, fieldwork reports, creative readings or/and performance/presentation (including sound, film, installation, theatre, exhibition, etc) of no longer than 20 minutes in length. Please send a 200 word proposal including the title of your project along with a short biography to: foreclosuresconference@gmail.com by the 28th Feb, 2013.

There will be prizes awarded, one for the best paper and one for best performance at the conference.

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

With regards from the student committee:
Caterina Nirta, Danilo Mandic, Andrea Pavoni, Serena Volpi, Jessica Worden, Roswitha Gerlitz

Law and the Senses Conference – CFP

University of Westminster, School of Law
London, April 18-19, 2013

The conference Law and the Senses proposes to reflect critically on how law deals with senses, how law senses, how law makes sense. We invite you to think, discuss and question the sound of law, the tactile encounter with its forms, its bitter/sweet taste, its pungent smell, its perspectival gaze. We encourage you to investigate the sensing of law, the capacity for law to (make) sense, and the possibility for Law to sense differently. We welcome transdisciplinary contributions, from legal, geographical, sociological, psychological, philosophical, political and cultural areas, as well as from the arts (exhibition and performance space is provided).

Download the Call in pdf

DIFFERENCE AND GLOBALIZATION CFP

Call for papers
Visual Communication Journal
Special Issue

DIFFERENCE AND GLOBALIZATION

Co-edited by GIORGIA AIELLO (University of Leeds) and LUC PAUWELS (University of Antwerp)

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From Palestine to Mexico: Urban borders and splintering urban space

AAG 2013, Los Angeles.
April 2013.

Call for papers
From Palestine to Mexico
Urban borders and splintering urban space

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CFP : Mediated Urbanism – Designing the Urban Stages & Urban Audience Activities

A special Double Special Issue of the International Communication Gazette

Guest Editors:
Seija Ridell (University of Tampere, Finland; COST Action ISO906 WG3)
Frauke Zeller (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada; COST Action ISO906 WG3)

http://www.uta.fi/cmt/cost/cfp_mediated_urbanism2012.html

Call for contributions to 2013 World Social Science Report

The ISSC is pleased to announce a call for contributions to the 2013 World Social Science Report. The report, to be launched in October 2013, will focus on “Changing Global Environments: Transformative Impact of Social Sciences”.

World Social Science Reports address key social science challenges posed by fast changing global realities, evaluate social science contributions and capacities to respond to them, and make recommendations for future research practice and policy. In particular, the 2013 WSSR will foreground the contributions of the social sciences to environmental change research.

For further information on the 2013 WSSR and the contributions expected, please download the call here : http://www.worldsocialscience.org/?p=2901. The deadline for expressions of interest is 20 July 2012.

Azione locale partecipata e sviluppo urbano sostenibile

Segnaliamo che sono aperte le iscrizioni al Corso di Perfezionamento Post laurea “Azione locale partecipata e sviluppo urbano sostenibile” che si tiene all’Università Iuav di Venezia e che è giunto alla sua dodicesima edizione.

Il progetto formativo è mirato  all’approfondimento delle nuove competenze e conoscenze che occorrono ai professionisti che pianificano e progettano interventi di sviluppo locale o di sviluppo  urbano e a tecnici e amministratori locali chiamati a lavorare in un’ottica  di azione strategica, intersettoriale e partecipata.

La scadenza per la presentazione delle domande è il 12 luglio 2012; informazioni sul bando e la modulistica sono pubblicate alla pagina Iuav dedicata al Corso: http://www.iuav.it/master/
Per il programma del corso si rimanda a: http://www.azionelocale.net .
Per informazioni: azionelocale@iuav.it

Locandina in pdf

post master “Recherche en architecture”

L’Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette ha aperto quest’anno un post-master d’introduzione alla ricerca in architettura, che si propone l’osservazione delle mutazione delle città e dei territori come “sfida” di ricerca, che non può limitarsi ai soli aspetti spaziali, ma che anzi deve aspirare ad agirvi dopo aver maturato gli strumenti interdisciplinari più consoni a comprenderli.

Le informazioni per le iscrizioni e la struttura del percorso formativo, qui: http://dpearea.wordpress.com/

Urban Studies Foundation and Urban Studies Journal Seminar Series Competition 2012

The Urban Studies Foundation and the Urban Studies Journal Ltd are pleased to announce that they are funding the second round of a competition to host an urban research seminar series.  Submissions are invited for seminar or conference events to be held during the 12 months following the closing date for applications (15th of June, 2012).

The seminars should be academically excellent, international events that will produce demonstrable academic outputs. They will advance knowledge in any area of urban studies’ definition of relevant research areas in the Urban Studies journal rules for article submission.

The Urban Studies Journal Limited will fund up to £20,000 of reasonable costs and expenses for the running of the event. A panel of senior editors of the Urban Studies journal will select the best application for the competition and disseminate the outcome within six weeks of the closing date. Last year we funded two seminar series competitions but anticipate funding one this year.

For further information please contact : socpol-usjseminarseries@glasgow.ac.uk

Full Call and Application Form in pdf

Jerusalem City Portrait

Deadline : March 9th 2012

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Re-Visualizing the city CFP

Extended call available here : http://francescolapenta.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/ivsacall2012.pdf

Official website : http://www.visualsociology.org/

Istanbul. City Portrait

Università Iuav di Venezia | School of Doctorate Studies

Istanbul. City Portrait | February 29th – March 1st 2012 | Venice, Italy

International Conference – Call for papers

Within the cycle of International Conferences ‘City Portraits’, organized by the School of Doctorate Studies, Università Iuav di Venezia, on February 29th – March 1st 2012 it will be held one about the city of Istanbul.

The goal of the International Conference is to provide a wide range of point of view in order to investigate the current transformations of the city and to attempt a better understanding of its coming evolutions based on an interdisciplinary approach, which ranges from the urban planning, historical and contemporary architectural issues to arts, design and cultural policies. PhD candidates and young researcher (under 40 years old at the time the conference will be held), who have developed original studies or projects on specific case-studies linked with one or more of the following three sessions, are invited to submit their contributions.

Deadline: November 17th 2011

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New Spaces of Insurgency

CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline extended to January 15, 2012

Berkeley Planning Journal, Vol. 25

NOTE – the BPJ has extended our deadline to invite submissions responding to the specific theme “New Spaces of Insurgency” in addition to our earlier open call for papers.

The celebratory 25th Volume of the BPJ will be focused around a theme reflecting the broad historical currents that are shaking the foundations of established orders.  Insurgence is manifesting in different spaces—not just geographical ones, but social, political, and technological spaces. It encompasses ideas about access, democracy, and participation, as well as ideas about new technology and tools. Bottom-up processes are emerging as people question established orders in many different settings and contexts. A growing atmosphere of contestation to established socio-politico-economic orders is embodied by disparate social movements ranging from the anti-authoritarian revolts of the Arab Spring, to anti-austerity protests by students in Berkeley and workers in Greece, to anti-establishment movements spanning the political spectrum from the Tea Party to the Occupy Wall Street movements in the U.S.

We invite submissions reflecting on “New Spaces of Insurgency” that address how planning has created or ignored such new spaces. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Democratization and participation in planning, across social classes and political borders
  • Virtual spaces and the changing role of technology in planning, with new tools for data visualization and online platforms for interaction
  • Informal development and challenges that it poses to the formal planning process and professionals
  • Struggles against privatization of infrastructure provision and planning services
  • Protests against tuition hikes and austerity measures in education

Volume 25 will be published in a new, electronic-only format that allows us to feature new media content.  We encourage authors to contribute content specialized for the Internet, including hyperlinked text, high-resolution images, interactive maps, and audio/video content.

The Berkeley Planning Journal (BPJ) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published annually by the graduate students in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. Since its inception in 1985, the BPJ has become a forum for emerging and well-established scholars to explore innovative directions in city planning, public policy, and urban theory. The best student paper is awarded a prize, worth $150. Submissions will be accepted until January 15. More details about submission format requirements are available on our website.