Call for Abstracts


‘City+ 2018’: The International Conference for Young Researchers on Urban Studies

We are delighted to announce that the ‘City+ 2018’ conference will be held on 15th September 2018 at the Bartlett School, University College London. We encourage you to participate in this year’s conference by submitting an abstract or as a conference delegate. ‘City+ 2018’ is expected to contribute to the critical research of urban studies, contributing to our further understanding of cities. Young researchers from multiple disciplines will have a wonderful opportunity to share their background knowledge and research experiences, co-creating an innovative discussion on urban future. Serving as a platform, this event is expected to enhance academic network aiming at facilitating young researchers working closely at the forefront of the field of urban studies.


Conference Format

The City+ event will begin and end with keynote speakers. In between, three plenary sessions will be held in sequence. Each plenary session includes paper presentations (12mins) and Q&A session. We will also hold a poster session during the coffee breaks and drinks.

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

  • Session 1: Justice City and Inclusive Urbanism
  • Session 2: Urban Energy, Environment and Economy
  • Session 3: Smart Cities and Urban Analytics

Submission of other topics will be also considered and we encourage sessions across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.



Abstract submission is via here by 31st May 2018. Your submission should contain (1) title, (2) presentation type, (3) conference session if is intended, (4) abstract in 200 – 300 words. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the conference committee. We will respond to your submissions by 30th June 2018.


Supporting Journal

Selected papers will be recommended for publication in Journal of Cleaner Production (impact factor: 5.7), which is an international journal focusing on cleaner production and sustainability research. Authors need to indicate whether they would like to be included in this recommendation.


Conference Organisers

The Bartlett, University College London

Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge

Department of Geography, King’s College London

Department of Urbanism, Delft University of Technology

City+ Research Network


Organising Committee

Yang Song (KCL), Yongping Zhang (UCL), Zhifu Mi (UCL), Tianren Yang (Cambridge), Mengqiu Cao (UCL), Yiru Jia (Cambridge), Zhicheng Liu (UCL), Fred C. Sanders (TU Delft), and Frank Chuang (UCL)


Conference Website




More about City+

City+, currently London-based, is a research network led by postgraduate students and early career researchers workings at the frontier of urban studies. The first City+ conference was held on 23 September 2017 at the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, University of Cambridge. Over seventy delegates from eighteen universities across the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy and China attended the event. The one-day conference brought together participants working on a diverse range of disciplines, from social equality and right to the city, to urban mobility, regeneration, housing, environment, energy, data analytics and smart technology. More information of ‘City+ 2017’ conference can be found here.


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