Garden Conversation, Spaces & Flows: Third International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
Plenary Session with David Wilson, Spaces & Flows: Fourth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Spaces & Flows: Fourth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Our History ...

The Spaces & Flows Research Network

Conference

Founded in 2010, Spaces & Flows: An International Conference brings together scholars, teachers and practitioners around a common shared interest in changing human spaces and social, economic and informational flows.

Spaces & Flows: An International Conference is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.

Publishing

The Spaces & Flows Research Network enables members to publish through two media. First, network members can enter a world of journal publication unlike the traditional academic publishing forums—a result of the responsive, non- hierarchical, and constructive nature of the peer-review process. Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies provides a framework for double-blind peer review, enabling authors to publish into an academic journal of the highest standard. The second publication medium is through the Spaces & Flows Book Imprint, publishing cutting edge books in print and electronic formats. Publication proposal and manuscript submissions are welcome.

Community

The Spaces & Flows Research Network offers several opportunities for ongoing communication among its members. Any member may upload video presentations based on scholarly work to the network YouTube channel. Quarterly email newsletters contain updates on conference and publishing activities as well as broader news of interest. Join the conversations on Facebook and Twitter, or explore our new social media platform, Scholar.

Past Conferences

  • 2010 - University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2011 - Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy
  • 2012 - Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
  • 2013 - Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2015 – University Center, Chicago, USA
  • 2016 - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Past Plenary Speakers

The Spaces & Flows: An International Conference has a rich history of featuring leading and emerging voices from the field, including:

Edward Soja

Edward Soja

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
(2010)

Michael Dear

Michael Dear

Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, USA
(2010)

Julie MacLeavy

Julie MacLeavy

Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
(2011)

Kevin Ward

Kevin Ward

Professor, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
(2011)

Roger Keil

Roger Keil

Professor, York University, Toronto, Canada
(2012)

Jan Nijman

Jan Nijman

Professor, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(2013)

Rachel Pain

Rachel Pain

Professor, Durham University, Durham, UK
(2013)

Andy Merrifield

Andy Merrifield

Independent Scholar, Cambridge, UK
(2016)

Harvey Molotch

Harvey Molotch

Professor, New York University, New York, USA
(2016)

Past Partners

The Spaces & Flows Research Network has had the pleasure of working with the following organizations: