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Late Call for Papers: The University As Urban Cultural and Social Engine

Call for Papers:
Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik,Croatia
18-19 September 2017
“The University As Urban Cultural and Social Engine”

The conference follows upon two urban studies conferences at IUC- the September 14-15, 2015 conference “Urban Cultures at the Crossroads” and the September 19 – 23, 2016 conference “Cities at Risk.” It aims at continuing and strengthening the cooperation between cities and universities in line with the UN Habitat “Science of Cities” program and the “Partnership with Universities worldwide” program leading up to the adoption of the New Urban Agenda 2016.

Some focus areas will be:
Higher education as a catalyst for innovative and sustainable societies
Fostering active participatory citizenship and social responsibility
The University as a hub for social transformation and cultural revitalization
Critically monitoring and managing city change.
Mapping and utilizing urban cultural resources.
The Arts embracing urban challenges
Studying the impact of urbanization on the quality of human life
Developing academic institutions as models for urban sustainability
Bridging urban social and cultural divides

Directors:
Zuzana Jurkova,Charles University, Prague: zuzana.jurkova@post.cz
Kjell Skyllstad, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok: kmskylls@yahoo.com
Shin Nakagawa, Osaka City University,Osaka: silence@inbox.kyoto-inet.or. jp

Conference fee: 50 Euros to be paid during the conference
Please send your abstract (200 words) with a short CV before July 15 to the directors.

Please consult the IUC website (www.iuc.hr) for information on available accommodations.

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