From 20th to 22nd of September 2012 the European Urban Research Association (EURA) is going to hold its annual conference titled Urban Europe – Challenges to Meet the Urban Future at the Vienna University of Technology:
“Cities are both drivers of economic, technological and organisational development and the places of remarkable social change. The conference “Urban Europe – Challenges to Meet the Urban Future” reflects the actual urban situations and the main challenges and outlines outcomes and solutions.
The aim of the conference is to collect critical and practical relevant theses and results to stimulate debates on the European urban future. It particularly addresses the governance of cities which have to deal with contradictory challenges between economic competitiveness and social cohesion, technological aspects of energy management (‘smart cities’) and settlement growth, shrinking cities, increasing segregation and environment protection. There is a need for new forms of governance to integrate the increasingly different interests of heterogeneous urban societies and to come up with growth coalitions that combine competitiveness and responsibilities for balanced developments.”
EURA invites you to submit abstracts until the 17th of March 2012 for the following tracks:
Track 1 – Aim, Process and Deficits of the Joint Programming Initiative “Urban Europe”
Track 2 – Patterns and Driving Forces of Long-Term Urban Dynamics
Track 3 – Competitive and Inclusive Metropolitan Development and Governance
Track 4 – Vulnerable and Resilient Cities
Track 5 – Metabolism of Urban Areas – Resource, Energy and Land Use
Track 6 – Innovation Hubs and Living Labs
For further information download the conference flyer EURA2012.pdf or visit the EURA website.
Tag Archives: VIENNA
Some numbers as basic knowledge: In Vienna there`re 2,200 women officially registered as sex workers, but according to estimates there`re 2,000 – 2,500 non-registered prostitutes. 70-90% of the women are migrants. A number of appr. 100-200 women are working in the streets and on a daily basis about 15,000 men pay for sexual services. (source*)
Due to the big interest in the city walks to places of sex work, there`ll be another chance to join a feministic walk through the western area of Vienna in January 2012. Guided by Elisabeth Kofler, questions concerning the new law of prostitution, which came into effect on November 1, 2012, the places of prostitution, the economic and societal context and the effect of topographic structures of the city will be discussed.
Sex Work – An Excursion to Vienna`s West*
open to all genders
January 15, 2012 13:00 (2-3 hours)
registration is required until January 5, 2012: firstname.lastname@example.org
*organized by the ÖH – Department for Human Rights and Social Policy
To get yourself ready, I recommend reading Löw, Martina; Ruhne, Renate (2011). Prostitution. Herstellungsweisen einer anderen Welt. Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag.