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February 2015

Application deadline for PhD studentships at the Urban Big Data Centre

February 16, 2015

Applications are invited for three PhD studentships to commence in October 2015. The studentships are funded by the University of Glasgow and will be based within the Urban Big Data Centre. They offer excellent opportunities for outstanding candidates to join a world-leading interdisciplinary research group. They will focus on: Rental housing in times of ‘austerity’ (Supervisor: Prof Nick Bailey) School choice and housing markets in urban Scotland (Supervisor: Keith Kintrea) Transport Informatics (Supervisor: Prof Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah) Complete applications should be submitted to with…

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April 2015

Rural Geography Student Paper Award – deadline

April 1, 2015

Are you a PhD, Masters, or Undergraduate student presenting a paper at the 2015 Chicago AAG Meeting on a "Rural Geography" related topic, and interested in a chance to win a 1-year AAG membership?  If so, follow these two steps: 1.  If you have successfully registered for the meeting this coming April, email your name, affiliation, paper title, and whether you are an undergrad or graduate student to:  Chris Laingen, RSGS Awards Chair, 2.  Prior to the meeting (and no…

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Cities of Tomorrow competition – registration deadline

April 30, 2015

Cities of Tomorrow is a competition of ideas where teams of post-secondary students from across Ontario are invited to submit innovative proposals for an urban project or policy idea. Ontario’s large urban centres face a series of complex challenges as they continue to grow at a rapid pace and The Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) is looking for your help to find the solutions for these challenges. Current and recently graduated Ontario post-secondary students are eligible to submit…

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May 2015

“Democratic Streets” – call for papers deadline

May 20, 2015

The economic and social crisis came about in the cities, perhaps even from the cities, since it was the urban materials (land, houses, streets, neighbourhoods) that became subject to the speculation sparking the financial crisis, and then provided the stage for social unrest and new forms of urban poverty. Impoverished by the crisis and shaken by conflicts, the city can nevertheless still fight back, through social survival and transformation practices, and new experiences of urban democracy.Some years ago, in the book on public space edited by Vernez-Moudon, Mark Francis usedthe expression…

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September 2015

Bicycle Urbanism Symposium

September 28, 2015 - September 30, 2015

Virginia Commonwealth University,



United States

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The mission of the Bicycle Urbanism Symposium (BUS-II) is to understand how bicycling can become a mainstream mode of transportation, and it will include session tracks on the economic and health benefits of bicycling, innovative bicycling plans and planning, bicycling promotion and advocacy, and the design elements needed to create the bicycle city. Two keynote speakers have been confirmed.     Congressman Earl Blumenauer, from Oregon’s 3rd District, is the founder and chairman of the Congressional Bike Caucus.  His official congressional website lists bike…

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