FURS essay competition 

PRIZE FOR THE BEST ESSAY ON URBAN AND REGIONAL THEMES BY YOUNG AUTHORS.

2015

The 2015 FURS Essay Competition received 25 candidacies from 15 countries – Taiwan, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Uganda and USA.

In the two first phases of evaluations, reviews were provided by: Agata Lisiak (Humboldt Universität, Germany); Alberta Andreotti (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy); Chris Pickvance (University of Kent, UK); Edmond Preteceille (Sciences Po Paris, France); Eduardo Marques, (USP, Brazil); Enzo Mingione (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy); Fulong Wu (UCL, UK); Gautan Bahn (IIHS Bangalore, India); Jan Dujvendak (UVA, The Nederlands); Jeremy Seekings (University of Cape Town, South Africa); Lícia Valladares (Université Lille, France) and Sonia Arbacci (UCL, UK). In the third and final phase, reports were provided by Paula Meth (University of Sheffield, UK); Simon Parker (University of York, UK) and Tim Butler (Kings College, UK).

First prizes:

Space for citizenship: The liminal politics of undocumented activism, by Thomas Swerts, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Social mix through daily practices and connections: the relevance of place for networks and social capital of upwardly mobile Turkish-Germans, by Christine Barwick, Sciences Po Paris, France (German nationality)

Third Prize:

Building a new hometown of Chinese kung fu: Rethinking locality and Shaolin martial arts education, by Xuan Dong, Department of Education, East China Normal University (Chinese nationality)

The two first prize winners will share £1000 and are urged to submit their articles for evaluation and reviews at IJURR.

2012

OVERALL WINNER:

Designing for Mobile Activities. WiFi Hotspots and Users as Inspiration for the Creative Programming of Place, by Michael Robert Doyle, USA, Category 1.
The author will receive a prize of £1,000 plus £100 worth of Wiley-Blackwell titles .

Second Prizes:

China’s Displaced Peasants under Urban Expansion, by Yueming Zhang, China, Category 2.
Jóvenes y efecto barrio en las ciudades del sur de Europa: un apunte sobre algunas cuestiones pendientes de analizar, by Ana Cano, Spain, Category 3.
Each author will receive a prize of £500 plus £100 worth of Wiley-Blackwell titles.
Third Prize:

The politics of urban life: Equality, order and exclusion in Bogota’s lively public spaces, by Juan Pablo Galvis, Colombia, Category 2.
The author will receive a prize of £250 plus £100 worth of Wiley-Blackwell titles.

The other finalists are:

“The Zona Rosa is for everyone”: Class analysis of a nightlife district in Bogota, Colombia, by Sebastian Felipe Villamizar-Santamaria, Colombia, Category 2.

Chronicle of a School Fence. Social Dynamics in a Problematic Neighbourhood of Bucharest, by Ioana Alexandra Florea, Romania, Category 2.

Disincentives to connect the poor to water supply: the case of Jakarta, Indonesia, by Simran Sing, India, Category 2.

A geografia da atividade econômica no estado de São Paulo, Para uma regionalizacao baseada na tecnologia e conhecimento, by Alexandre Abdal, Carlos Torres-Freire, Victor Callil, Brazil, Category 3
These authors will receive a prize of £100 worth of Wiley-Blackwell titles.

2010

OVERALL WINNER:

Running head: Then I’ll Huff, and I’ll Puff, and I’ll…: A Natural Experiment on Property Titling, Housing Improvement and the Psychology of Tenure Security by Jean Louis Van Gelder, The Netherlands/Belgium, Category 2.
The author will receive a prize of £1,000 plus £100 worth of Wiley-Blackwell titles .
This paper was published in IJURR Vol 37.2, March 2013. It can be found online here.

Second Prizes:

The Governing of Urban Marginality in Western Europe, by Justus Uitermark Netherland, Category 2.
Los Desafios  de  las Ciudades  Intermedias Sudamericanas, en un Contexto de Urbanizacion Global,  by Juan Carlos Santa Cruz Grau, Chile, Category 3.
Each author will receive a prize of £500 plus £100 worth of Wiley-Blackwell titles.
Third Prize:

Migrants as Entreprenerus. Local Economic Development, Rescaling and Migration in Southeast Turkey, by Ayse Seda Yuksel, Turkey, Category 2.
The author will receive a prize of £250 plus £100 worth of Wiley-Blackwell titles.

The other finalist is:
 Intercambios internacionales, estrategias urbanísticas y aspectos políticos entre España y Argentina (1976-1993), by Guillermo Jajamovich, Argentina, Category 3.
The author will receive a prize of £100 worth of Wiley-Blackwell titles.

2008
Overall Winner:

Planning for Diversity; Planning for Equity: Race, Culture and Capacities in US Cities, by Suzanne Hague, USA.
The author will receive a prize of £1,000.

Second Prizes:

Category 1:

– Fiscal Responsibility or Perversity? How Fiscal Reforms in Brazil Imperil Slum Upgrading in São Paulo, by Gabriella Carolini, USA.

Category 2:

Rethinking the Creative City: the Role of Complexity in the Urban Creative Economy, by Roberta Comunian, Italy.
Multilevel Urban Governance Analysis: Challenges, Obstacles and potentialities, by Nico Giersig, Germany.

Category 3:
Segregação residencial e acesso à infra-estrutura urbana no Municipio de São Paulo, by Renata Mirandola Bichir, Brazil.

Each author will receive a prize of £500 plus £100 worth of Wiley-Blackwell titles.

Third prizes:

Category 2:

Metropolitan restructuring in Montreal: space, identity and political attitudes, by Mariona Tomas, Spain.

Category 3:

Ensaios para Reestruturacao da Paisagem do Corredor Ferroviario Suburbano, by Marcus César Martins da Cruz, Brazil.

Each author will receive a prize of £250 plus £100 worth of Wiley-Blackwell titles.

The other finalists are:

Can We say a Word, Too? Negotiating Milwaukee’s Sowntown Development, by Sandra Zupan, Croatia.
Urban/Regional Governance, Chinese Style – A Perspective of Asymmetric Decentralization, by Chien Shiuh Shen, Taiwan.

Each author will receive a prize of £100 worth of Wiley-Blackwell titles.

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