【Call for Papers】The Interconnected City in Germany and China--Sino-German Workshop on Urbanization and Urban Development
15.  April 2018 Ort:   TU Berlin Veranstalter: TU Berlin


Call for Papers

The Interconnected City in Germany and China

Sino-German Workshop on Urbanization and Urban Development

13–17 August, 2018 at the Technische Universität Berlin


The workshop “The Interconnected City in Germany and China” aims to bring together scholars and practitioners from the fields of urbanization and city development who have relevant experience in both Germany and China. The workshop will discuss a variety of sociological, technological, and economic aspects related to the city by highlighting spatial, temporal and ethical challenges in the urban sphere. In doing so, the workshop will increase understanding of the current challenges of the interconnected city. Specific topics and approaches may include: challenges in technology, society, urban design, economics, mobility, government, history, energy, or ecology. More specific topics may address, e.g., digitalization (smart cities), local business networks, social intra-urban- and rural-urban networks, the interdependencies of the formal and informal spheres, intermodal passenger transport, reciprocity of improving and declining of neighborhoods, spatial interactions within the natural environment, questions of power distribution and participation, etc.


The workshop is organized by URBANI[XX], the German-Chinese Alumni Network on Urbanization and Urban Development. The intention of URBANI[XX] is to promote and strengthen the network of science, business, and politics within the fields of urbanization and urban development. Thereby the encouragement of sustainable cooperation structures and research networks will strengthen and mutually benefit both countries.


The five-day workshop will be held at the T echnische Universität Berlin from 13- 17 August, 2018. In addition to participants’ contributions, excursions and other activities will be offered. The working languages of the conference are English and German.



Are you alumna or alumnus of the Technische Universität Berlin or any other German University and of German or Chinese background? Then we would like to see your papers addressing either countries’ urban topics. Each participant will be asked to contribute a 20- minute presentation to the workshop group. Applicants should submit the paper’s title and abstract (no more than 300 words, in English) along with the applicant’s name, email address, institutional affiliation, and a short biography to: urbanixx@china.tu-berlin.de. The deadline for submitting proposals is 15 April, 2018. Selected participants will be notified by 15 May, 2018.

Limited reimbursement for travel and accommodation expenditures will be available for 20 participants from Germany and China. Papers presented at the workshop will be considered for publication in the URBANI[XX] journal.

For further information, visit us at: http://www.china.tu-berlin.de/menue/urbanixx/aktuelles/call_for_papers/

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