RGS-IBG Annual Conference: UGRG Sponsored Sessions

The Urban Geography Research Group takes great pleasure in sponsoring a number of sessions the annual Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference.  In particular, the UGRG seeks to support sessions that are urban in focus, innovative and that connect to the conference theme. Details for the upcoming 2016 RGS-IBG conference, and those sponsored in previous years, can be accessed below.

2016 RGS-IBG Annual Conference

Conference theme: Nexus Thinking http://conference.rgs.org/AC2016/mobile

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 change (Charlotte Lemanski, Paula Meth)
  • Governance innovations for the urban nexus (Ralitsa Hiteva, Chiara Fratini)
  • Housing practices, informality and the global north (Mara Ferreri, Nancy E. Holman, Alessandra Mossa, Romola Sanyal)
  • Nexus Thinking in Gentrification Studies (Loretta Lees, Martin Phillips)


2015 RGS-IBG Annual Conference

Conference Theme: Geographies of the Anthropocene http://conference.rgs.org/AC2015/mobile

Conference chair: Sarah Whatmore (University of Oxford)

Date: 1 – 4 September 2015 in Exeter, UK

We look forward to sponsoring the following sessions:

  • “The field formerly known as Urban Studies?” Mark Boyle, Cian O’Callaghan, Brendan Gleeson and Lauren Rickards.
  • “Urbanization, Cityness, and the Site Multiple – Urban Political Ecology Beyond Methodological Cityism” Ingrid Behrsin and Creighton Connolly.
  • “The urban governmentalities of forced migration” Jonathan Darling and Lucas Oesch.
  • “Producing Urban Life: Fragility and Socio-Cultural Infrastructures” Rob Shaw, Jonathan Silver and Lizzie Richardson.
  • “Urban Precarities” Mel Nowicki and Ella Harris.
  • “Middle classes and the politics of space in transforming cities” Ryan Centner, Claire Mercer and Hyun Bang Shin.



2011 RGS-IGB Annual Conference:

Theme: The Geographical Imagination

The 2011 Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) will be held 31 August – 2 September 2010 in London, UK.


We look forward to sponsoring the following sessions:

  • “Re-Problematizing Regeneration”  Dr. Julian Brigstocke   see session details
  • “City region governance, ten years on” John Harrison and Michael Hoyler  Co-sponsored with Planning and Environment Research Group (PERG) see session details
  • “Collective life and urban space” Andrew Barnfield and Regan Koch   see session details
  • “The transition to a low carbon economy: implications for housing and urban development” Louise Reid and Donald Houston  details
  • “What is happening to local government? From local government to localism?”   Nick Clarke and Allan Cochrane  Co-sponsored with Political  Geography Research Group (PGRG) see session details
  • “Shrinking Cities: The Governance of Shrinkage within a European Context”   Dr. Vlad Mykhnenko   see session details
  • “New Welfare Geographies: the Remaking of the British Welfare State?” (Comprehensive Spending Review)” Jon May and Geoff DeVerteuil  Co-sponsored with Geographies of Justice Working Group  (GJWG) see session details
  • “Methods and approaches to analysing the impacts of urban housing-led renewal and regeneration in the UK”  James Rees  see session details
  • “Financial Crisis, Moral Crisis: New Urban Geographies of Blame and Responsibility”  Julian Brash   Co-sponsored with Economic Geography Research Group (EGRG) see session details
  • “Perfect places: imagining urban ideals in lusophone context (XXth century)”  Catarina Camarinhas  Co-sponsored with Developing Areas Research Group (DARG) see session details
  • “Gentrification in the Global South:  Dilapidation, Obsolescence and Land Exploitation”  Hyun Shin et al  see session details
  • “Researching the South African City… Franco-Anglo South African urbanism”   Jenny Robinson   Co-sponsored with Developing Areas Research Group (DARG) see session details


2010 RGS-IBG Annual Conference

Theme: Confronting the Challenges of the Post-Crisis Global Economy and Environment

The 2010 Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) was held 1-3 September 2010 in London, UK.

We sponsored the following sessions:

  • Mc Farlane, Colin and Tom Slater: ‘What is Critical Urbanism?’
  • Hall, Sarah and James Faulconbridge: ‘Theorising the production and reproduction of city economies’. Co-Sponsored with Economic Geography Research Group (EGRG)

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