City and Society: Community, Space, and Governance
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April 10-11th, 2015
Tongji University, Shanghai, China

The First “City and Society” International Forum will be held at Tongji Unversity in Shanghai, China, from April 10th to 11th, 2015. The conference aims to bring together both Chinese and overseas institutes, experts and scholars with interest in urban and social development in the urban planning and sociology areas, to discuss on themes concerned and to promote interdisciplinary dialogues and cooperation on city studies, with the hope of proposing an integrated academic perspective towards the improvement and solution to issues concerning urban space, grassroots governance and social problems. This year conference is themed with Community, Space, and Governance. The following are some important details about the conference:

Tongji University, China
Urban Planning Society of China

Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute
College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University
Department of Sociology, School of Political Science and International Relations, Tongji University
World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (Shanghai)

3.Co-organizer: ISA-RC21

4.Official Languages: Chinese and English

5.Time and Brief Program: April 9th Registration, April 10-11th Conference Sessions

6.The Main Theme and Sub-Themes:
The Main Theme: Community, Space, and Governance
Possible topics could include (but are not limited to) the following:
(1) community spatial reorganization and social restructuring;
(2) grass-root governance and community development;
(3) community planning and community participating;
(4) community heritage and collective memory and etc.

7.Keynote speakers:
Sharon Zukin, Professor of Sociology, Brooklyn College and City University Graduate Center
Mike Savage, Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Yuan Ren, Professor of School of Social Development and Public Policy, Fudan University

8.Deadlines for Submitting Abstracts and Full-Text Papers:
Abstracts for individual papers (250 words max.) are invited by 15th January 2015. The deadline for submitting full-text papers is 15th February, 2015. Submission should be in Word format and include in the following order: name, institutional affiliation, email address and paper title. Please send abstracts and papers to city_society_2015@126.com.

9.Registration Fee and Other information:
The conference is free for registration fee. And the conference will help arrange for board and lodging for participants. All the accommodation and round-trip tickets fee will be paid by participants themselves or be reimbursed by participants’ institutions.

Dr. ZHONG Xiaohua E-mail: xhzhong@tongji.edu.cn
Ms. LIU Zhen E-mail: whitrap.lz@gmail.com
Tel: (+86) 21 6598 7687 ext. 8003 (working hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm from Monday to Friday)

For conference inquiry and paper submission, please e-mail to: city_society_2015@126.com

Appendix:Registration Form

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