Call for Papers: International Conference planning / conflict – Cities and citizenships in times of crisis, Lisbon, 9-11 October 2013

an AESOP Planning/Conflict thematic group event hosted by the Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (ICS-UL) in
partnership with the Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia of the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CIES-IUL) and with the Chair of Planning Theory and Urban-Regional Policy Analysis of TU Berlin.

The conference invites contributions focusing on (although not necessarily limited to):

  • the changing features of urban development policies and their impacts on local societies and communities;
  • the changing nature of urban planning practices and their influence on public opinion formation, including forms of protest and
  • social mobilization in opposition to planned developments;
  • the effectiveness and legitimacy of established planning practices in responding to protest and social mobilization and in dealing with possibly resulting conflicts;
  • the transformative potential that may be entailed in reflexively addressing protest and social mobilization and in dealing with conflicts;
  • the potential integrative and innovative contribution of political agonism and social conflict to the democratization of urban policy and planning.

A panel session will be dedicated to planning conflicts in Portugal.

Abstracts (in English, max 500 words) and a brief biographic note of the author(s) (English, max 200 words) should be sent to: planningconflict(at)

There are only 20 slots available for paper presentations. Additional enrollment will be accepted limited to room capacity. PhD Students are encouraged to submit paper proposals based on their doctoral research.

Key Dates
15th of June – Deadline for the submission of abstracts.
30thof June – Notification of acceptance.
1st of September – Deadline for the submission of full papers.

More details on the conference website