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Spaces & Flows: Eighth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies

  • 12–13 October 2017
  • University of Hull, Hull, UK

Conference Themes and Special Focus

Spaces & Flows: Eighth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies features research addressing the following annual themes and the 2017 Special Focus:

  • Theme 1: Urban and Extraurban Spaces
  • Theme 2: Human Environments and Ecosystemic Effects
  • Theme 3: Material and Immaterial Flows
  • 2017 Special Focus: Enculturing the City

Conference Chair

David Wilson is Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Cities and Race: the New American Black Ghetto (2007) and Inventing Black-On-Black Violence: Discourse, Space Representation (2005). He is a founding member of the Spaces & Flows Research Network.

Conference Co-Chairs

Andy Jonas

Andy Jonas

University of Hull, Hull, UK

Andy Jonas is an urban political geographer based at the University of Hull. His research examines strategies and struggles around urban development and place promotion in the USA and Europe. He is also interested in the rise of city regionalism as a geopolitical project of the national state.

David Atkinson

David Atkinson

University of Hull, Hull, UK

David Atkinson teaches and researches in the fields of cultural and historical geography, and the histories of geographical knowledge, especially those of Italy and the former Italian empire. He is also interested in questions of memory and representation in the city.

​Julia Affolderbach

​Julia Affolderbach

University of Hull, Hull, UK

Julia Affolderbach has research interests in the field of environmental economic geography, in particular in governance processes and actor-centred approaches to greening. Her current work focuses on green building as urban climate change strategy in Europe, Canada and Australia.

Plenary Speakers

Spaces & Flows: Eighth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies will feature plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Andy C Pratt

Andy C Pratt

City University London, UK

Zoë Tew-Thompson

Zoë Tew-Thompson

Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, England

Conference Partner

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