UGRG Sponsored Sessions at the 2016 RGS-IBG Annual Conference

Conference theme: Nexus Thinking (Conference Website) Conference chair: Professor Peter Jackson (University of Sheffield) Date: Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September 2016 Venue: Royal Geographical Society, London The UGRG is pleased to sponsor the following sessions: ‘On edge’ in the city: precarious urban lives (Ola Söderström, Hester Parr, Chris Philo) Cities, Housing and Infrastructure: the politics of […]

Urban Geography Research Group Conference 2016: Frontiers of Critical Urbanism

  The Urban Geography Research Group are pleased to announce a two-day conference and open discussion organised by the RGS-IBG Urban Geography Research Group. Dates: 7-8 April 2016 (half day Thursday and all day Friday) Location: Cardiff University, School of Planning and Geography   Preliminary Call for Contributions   This year’s UGRG Conference will explore […]

UGRG-sponsored sessions announced for the 2014 RGS-IBG Annual Conference

Conference Theme: Geographies of co-production Conference chair: Wendy Larner (University of Bristol) Date: 26 – 29 August 2014 in London, UK We look forward to sponsoring the following sessions: “Abandonment and decline: ‘frontiers’ for new populations and opportunities for post-recession regeneration?” (co-sponsored with PGRG) Chloe Kinton, Darren Smith and John Harrison “Changing cities, changing schools? […]

2014 Event Fund

The UGRG (Urban Geography Research Group) has once again earmarked funding to help support early career researchers and post-graduate students in the organisation of events. Funds up to the amount of £300 will be awarded to support activities such as seminars, workshops, group field-visits, reading groups, exhibitions and other possible projects that advance research in […]

Undergraduate Dissertation Prize: Call for entries

  Urban Geography Research Group Dissertation Prize  *This year’s deadline has now passed. Winners to be announced soon. The UGRG’s annual undergraduate dissertation prize is for innovative, original and high quality research in urban geography. No substantive area of urban geography is excluded from consideration: we welcome submissions which address any aspect of the social, […]

Unmasking the myths of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games

The UGRG is pleased to have sponsored:  Fighting the Housing Monster: Film and Discussion Event  Glasgow, Saturday 1st November Event summary:  The housing monster’s voracious appetite for land and rent has pushed the cost of living to breaking point. In Glasgow public housing has been eradicated since stock transfer in 2003. Rents in the ‘social […]

The UGRG helped to sponsor an event on September 26th at the Tetley in Leeds which brought together 25 scholars from 10 Universities – Leeds, York, Sheffield, Hull, Manchester, Liverpool, Salford, Durham, Newcastle and Glasgow – to discuss the future of the urban north and the role of the urban studies academy in intervening in this […]

Call for sessions: RGS-IGB Annual International Conference 2014

We are pleased to announce that the call for sessions for the 2014 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference is now open. The conference will be chaired by Professor Wendy Larner (University of Bristol) and has ‘Geographies of Co-production’ as its theme. The conference will be held at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Imperial College, […]

Dissertation prize now open

We are accepting nominations for the Undergraduate Dissertation Prize from now until 26 August. Please contact Katherine Gilliam for questions or entries.

UGRG committee positions available

The UGRG has a new Chair, Events Co-Ordinator and Book Review Editor The UGRG is pleased to announce three new committee changes: Dr. Geoff Deverteuil (Southampton University) is our new Chair. Luke Binns (Dublin Institute of Technology) is now Events Co-ordinator Anna Plyushteva (UCL) has joined as Book Review Editor Gabriel Silvester (Bartlett School of […]