Monday, December 8, 2014

Spaces and Flows: Sixth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies

15-16 October 2015
Chicago, USA

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Advisory Board, we are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Spaces and Flows: Sixth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, to be held 15-16 October 2015 in Chicago, USA.

We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplines and perspectives and encourage faculty and students to jointly submit proposals, discussing spaces and flows through one of the following themes:

- Urban and Extraurban Spaces
- Human Environments and Ecosystemic Effects
- Material and Immaterial Flows
- Special Focus - Decline Belt Cities and Places: Prospects, Problems, Possibilities

Decline belt cities and places exist across the globe as central places that have felt the post 1975 wrath of substantial industrial shrinkage, significant population decline, and economic malaise. As recently identified, remarkably diverse responses to rejuvenate these places have unfolded and continue to unfold with new spaces and flows emerging. This conference centers as its theme the diversity of economic, political, and social transformations that have followed and continue as places adjust to new post-industrial times. As these places in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania seek to re-make themselves in current times, what have they become? What are they becoming? What are the emerging social formations? Emerging political structures? Contradictions and possibilities in plans for growth and redevelopment? Current social struggles?

Presenters may also choose to submit written papers for publication to the fully refereed Spaces and Flows Journal. If you are unable to attend the conference in-person, you may become a member of the community to submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to the journal collection.

Proposals are reviewed on rolling deadlines. The final submission deadline for in-person presentations is 14 September 2015 (a title and short abstract). Proposals submitted after this day will be accommodated in non-themed sessions at the conference or are eligible for community membership registrations (no attendance at conference required with community membership presentations).

For more information and to submit a proposal visit:

Web address:
Sponsored by: Common Ground Publishing and the Spaces and Flows Community

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