POLITECNICO DI MILANO, dipartimento di architettura e studi urbani Open seminar:  Jane Jacobs is known world-wide as an activist and critic of urban-planning theory and practice. But she insisted that her main intellectual… Continue reading

Call for Papers: The 7th Nordic Geographers Meeting; Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University.

The 7th Nordic Geographers Meeting welcomes submission of papers to its sessions. Paper abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to the session convener/s. Abstracts should have a maximum length of 250 words, in… Continue reading


Cities are often the main ports of entry for migration and the location where migration-related diversity is manifested most prominently. The 14th annual conference turns attention to the urban dimension of migration and… Continue reading

International Open Seminar: Housing and Asset Based Welfare (ABW) Phenomenology, Structures and Policies

Housing assets represent the main component of European families’ wealth. Homeownership has been supported by a high societal consensus and by different public policies in the last 50 years. Private wealth accumulation was… Continue reading

Call for abstract and panels: 2017 EURA Conference “Cities Locked in Networks”

Following an often quoted Castells’s methaphor of space of flows we must recognize cities not only as nodes concentrating those flows, but also as political agents entangled into innumerable networks encompassing globalised world.… Continue reading

Call for papers: Roma in transizione. Governo, strategie, metabolismi e quadri di vita di una città capitale

Date April 3-4, 2017 Room GSSI Main Lecture Hall Speaker many speakers Dal plurale al sistemico: nuovi approcci allo studio delle città Orientamenti emergenti nel campo vasto delle scienze sociali propongono oggi un… Continue reading

The bubble that turned into a tide: how London got hooked on gentrification

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/sep/24/the-bubble-that-turned-into-a-tide-how-london-got-hooked-on-gentrification   Earlier this month the Financial Times ran an article, as every newspaper has done many times before, headlined “Has London’s property price bubble burst?” The report was well researched and judicious,… Continue reading

University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Sociology

Deadline extended 11 oct The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.700 members of staff, more than 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon… Continue reading

Seminari di dipartimento 20-9

Il dottorato di ricerca in Sociologia Applicata e Metodologia della Ricerca Sociale e il Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale ospitano, il 20 settembre 2016, i seminari di due sociologi inglesi. Il mattino… Continue reading

Expand the frontiers of urban sustainability

Only by expanding the spatial and social dimensions of urban policymaking can it be made truly sustainable and equitable. A very good paper on (real) urban sustainability: http://www.nature.com/news/expand-the-frontiers-of-urban-sustainability-1.20459