Call for Abstracts 2019


City+2019: from the UK to the Netherlands

Call for Abstracts

11th October 2019, Delft


Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

Delft University of Technology

The Netherlands

City+ is the annual international conference for PhD students and early career researchers on urban studies. After being held in the UK for two years, this year City+ 2019 will take place at the Department of Urbanism of Delft University of Technology on 11th October. During the conference, five thematic blocks of selected presentations will provide the audience a view on the newest development in the field of urbanism. People who submit abstracts will be asked to present their works on a poster no matter whether their works are selected for lectern presentation or not. The posters will form a ‘Wall of Fame’. By using these posters, the moderators of each block will summarise the state of the art in the field of urbanism in accordance with the five themes of the conference: Urban landscape and shrinking cities; Land use and transport planning; Housing availability and affordability; Smart city and urban sustainability; and Urban heritage preservation and renovation.

This conference is in cooperation with University of Cambridge, University College London, University of Westminster, King’s College London, and the Association for European Transport. The event is supported by City+, a UK-based research network led by PhD students and early career researchers who are working at the frontier of urban studies. This conference will provide PhD students and early career researchers with a wonderful opportunity to share their knowledge and research experience of urban studies from their unique perspectives and to discuss the newest topics.

This event will contribute to the vibrant debate in urbanism, regarding its challenging question: To what extent can human efforts relating to the development of urban technologies and institutions promote the sustainability, liveability, and health of cities? This City+ event will help to learn about this debate, to become enriched with new knowledge, to learn from innovatory development, and to meet old and make new friends.

CITY+ 2019:

The International Conference for PhD Students and Early Career Researchers on Urban Studies

Date/Time: 09:00-18:30, 11th October 2019

Venue: Hall K, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, 2628 BL, Delft

Event Format

The City+ 2019 conference will consist of five sequential plenary sessions. Each session is organised by a moderator and includes four presentations and a Q&A session. We will also hold a poster session during the coffee breaks and lunch time, letting poster authors show their research and exchange ideas with people interested in their works.

We welcome all submissions with an urban focus and especially those in the following areas:

  • Urban landscape and shrinking cities
  • Land use and transport planning
  • Smart city and urban sustainability
  • Housing availability and affordability
  • Urban heritage preservation and renovation

Submissions of other topics will be also considered.

Registration & Abstract Submission

The deadline for abstract submission is 28th June 2019, while feedback will be sent back by 29th July. Selection for lectern presentation will be based on the quality of the abstract, as well as its capacity to engage with other proposals in a collaborative dialogue.

Further information and instructions for the abstract submission can be found at:

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City+2019 as a coming together event is free and open to everyone, but places are limited. Preferences will be given to PhD students, post-docs and early career researchers registered with abstract submission. Anyone who has interests in urban studies is also welcome to attend. The event is funded by the Department of Urbanism, Delft University of Technology.



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