2018

Leslie Touré Kapo (Ivory Coast)
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Québec), Urban Studies
Youth, Space and Radicalization: The Everyday Adventures of Racialized Youth in Montreal

Thandiwe Loewenson (Zimbabwaen)
University College London, Architectural Design
Tender and Weird: Interventions into the Urban Landscapes of Extraction

Aya Nassar (Egyptian)
The University of Warwick, Politics and International Studies
The Politics of space: Cairo in the post-independence state

Angela Maria Osorio Mendez (Colombian)
Gran Sasso Science Institute (L’Aquila, Italy), Urban Studies
Motherhoods (un)locked: women’s (in)accessibility to health services in the city of Naples and the incidence of geographical location

Lana Salman (Lebanese)
University of California Berkeley, City and Regional Planning
Governing through expectation: an ethnography of democratic transition in Tunisia

Vera Smirnova (Russian)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Planning Governance and Globalization
On the Land, Territory, and Crisis Triad: Extra-legal Appropriation, Border Materialities, and Enclosure of the Russian Land Commune

Ezana Haddis Weldeghebrael (Ethiopian)
The University of Manchester, Planning and Environmental Management
Inner-city Redevelopment in a Country Aspiring to Build a Developmental State: The Case of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2017

Eduardo Guillermo Delgado Castañeda (Mexican)
University of Cape Town, Urbanism, Spatial Planning
Contemporary land and housing practices in Namibia: the production of space outside the perimeter of the modern paradigm

Uyi Ezeanah (Nigerian)
University of Sheffield, Urban Studies & Planning
How do formal and informal institutions for delivery and accessing housing influence the quantity and quality of housing in Benin City?

Koca Mehmet Kentel (Turkish)
University of Washington, Near & Middle Eastern Studies
Assembling ‘Cosmopolitanism’: Making Modern Pera through Infrastructure in Late Ottoman Istanbul

Narendra Varma Killada (Indian)
University of Oxford, Geography & the Environment
Environmental publics in the Indian case: situated interpretations of nature and democracy in addressing resource conflicts

Katerina Mojanchevska (Macedonian)
Erasmus University Rotterdam, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Social Studies
Accommodation of Cultural Diversity in Public Space: the perspective of multicultural neighbourhoods in the city of Skopje, Macedonia

Subhashni Iswar Lata Raj (Fijian)
University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Urban & Regional Planning
Reimagining resilience: How innovative water governance can facilitate agrarian resiliency and sustainable urban development in a changing climate in the arid American Southwest?

Huda Tayob (South African)
University College London, Architecture, History & Theory
Hidden histories and Invisible Spaces: African Markets in Cape Town

2016

Fariba Alamgir (Bangladeshi)
University of East Anglia & University of Copenhagen
Land Conflicts in Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh: Dynamics of Property, Identity and Authority

Pinar Aykac (Turkish)
University College London, The Bartlett School of Architecture
Musealisation in the Urban Context: Multiple Narratives of Sultanahmet Archaeological Park in Istanbul’s Historic Peninsula

Ting Deng (Chinese)
Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Occupying Coffee Bars: Spatial Politics of Chinese Entrepreneurship in Bologna, Italy

Jorge Carlos Derpic (Bolivian)
University of Texas at Austin
From accomplices to opponents. The Anaemic State and collective violence in marginal areas of a Latin American city

Wangui Kimari (Kenyan)
York University, Toronto
“Nai-rob-me” “Nai-beg-me” “Nai-shanty”: Historicizing the connection between space and subjectivity in Nairobi from its ruins.

Napong Tao Rugkhapan (Thai)
University of Michigan
Planning Chinatown: Vocabulary, space, and technopolitics of historic preservation – a study of three preservation-planning regimes of Chinatowns in three Southeast Asian cities, Bangkok (Thailand), Penang (Malaysia), and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).

Shiva Shadravan (Iranian)
Technique University of Berlin
Exploring the Historical Evolution of Built Environment and its Impact on the Sense of Place: The Karim Khan Zand Street in Shiraz

Melissa Wanjiru (Kenyan)
University of Tsukuba
Toponymic Inscriptions and Urban Identity in Nairobi, Kenya. Assessing the historical and current dynamics of place naming

Yingchan Zhang (Chinese)
Northeastern University, Boston
Tapping the flow: the global circulation of talent and urban development in China

2015

Monica Farias (Argentinean)
University of Washington
Mapping alternative political futures: popular assemblies and cross-class alliances in post-crisis Buenos Aires

Simone Da Silva Ribeiro Gomes (Brazilian)
Rio de Janeiro State University
On violence and social movements – the political opportunities structure of young activists in a periphery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sheila Kamunyori (Kenyan)
London School of Economics and Political Science
Informal people and the formal state: conflicting rationalities in a slum upgrading project in Nairobi

Prasad Khanolkar (Indian)
University of Toronto
Slums as Constellations

Madhura Lohokare (Indian)
Syracuse University
Making men in the city: articulating space and masculinity in urban India

Debora Swistun (Argentinean)
National University of San Martin, Argentina
Polluted but also home: politics of design and social costs of the Matanza-Riachuelo river basin ecological upgrading mega project (Buenos Aires)

Fang Xu (Chinese)
City University of New York
‘China Dream’ or Local Language in Cosmopolitan Shanghai: state politics and place-bound identity

2014

Aysegul Can (Turkish)
University of Sheffield
The Relationship between Neighbourhood Renovation and Gentrification in a Historic Environment: The Example of Istanbul.

Monique Carvalho (Brazilian)
Rio de Janeiro State University
Contrasts and conflicts between a state policy, the UPP (Police Pacification Unit), and the Populatino of Borel, a consolidated favela of Rio de Janeiro.

Devanshi Chanchani (Indian)
University of East Anglia
Between the North and the South: Reproduction and Child Nutrition in Chhattisgarh, Central India.

Huimin Du (Chinese)
Hong Kong Baptist University
Leaving Home in Chaohu: Migration and Transition of Educated Young People from Peripheral Areas of China.

Palloma Menezes (Brazilian)
Rio de Janeiro State University
Shifts in “pacified” favelas: a study on the impacts of the Pacifying Police Units in Rio de Janeiro.

Alexandra Oanca (Romanian)
Central European University
Inside the City Sales Pitch: Knowledge, Expertise and Entrepreneurial Urbanism in the Spanish Bidding Wars for the European Capital of Culture 2016 Title.

Daniel Oviedo Hernandez (Colombian)
University College London
Access from the periphery: fragmented planning and transport strategies of the urban poor in Colombia.

Chao Wang (Chinese)
University of Toronto
Informality and Order on China’s Urban Edge: The case of Panzhihua.

2013

M. Shafiq-Ur Rahman (Bangladeshi)
University of Leeds
Integrating Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Systems with Rickshaws in Developing Cities: A Case Study on Dhaka City, Bangladesh

Cristiana Strava (Romanian)
SOAS, University of London
At Home with Modernity: Exploring Place-Making in a Casablanca Slum

Kristen Biehl (Turkish)
University of Oxford
Encountering diversity: migration and everyday experiences with difference in a globalizing space of Istanbul

Judit Veres (Romanian)
Central European University, Budapest Hungary
The production and contestation of urban public spaces in post-socialist Budapest

Kasphia Nahrin (Bangladeshi)
University of the West of England
Potential policies and strategies for reducing the environmental impacts of informal housing: an analysis of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Carla Mattos (Brazilian)
Rio de Janeiro State University
Gender, stigma, and anticipating violence in the daily lives of residents of a favela in Rio de Janeiro

Rosalina Babourkova-Horner (Bulgarian)
University College London
Spatialities of injustice: the production and reproduction of urban illegality in Sofia, Bulgaria

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