Samuel Twumasi Amoah (Ghanaian)
University of Cape Town, Environmental and Geographical Science
“Trader, Goods and City-dreams”: The micro governance of street trading in Wa, Ghana

Divine Mawuli Asafo (Ghanaian)
University of Sheffield, Urban Studies and Planning
Peri-urban Development: Land acquisition and conflict in peri-urban Accra, Ghana, and their impact on housing development

Diego Astorga de Ita (Mexican)
Durham University, Human Geography
‘Through the old forest of / mahogany and cedar’: Musical geographies of the Mexican Leeward

Kenneth Lawrence Cardenas (Filipino)
York University, Ontario, Geography
Capitalist class transformation and urban fictitious commodities in the 21st century Philippines

Cansu Civelek (Turkish)
University of Vienna, Social and Cultural Anthropology
Non-spectacular policy making: Silence and resistance in an abortive urban renewal project in Eskişehir, Turkey

Anastasiya Halauniova (Belarussian)
University of Amsterdam, Sociology
The Banality of Ugly. Aesthetic Valuation of Buildings and Political Imaginaries in Poland and Lithuania

Luciana Mendes Barbosa (Brazilian)
Lancaster University, Urban Geography
Displacing urban risk, risking urban displacement: governmental precarization, vulnerability and resistance in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas

Fadi Shayya (Lebanese)
University of Manchester, Architecture
Technologies of Survivability: How the Military Scripts Urban Relations

Telma de Sousa Bemerguy (Brazilian)
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Social Anthropology
Frames of a civilizational road project: colonial durability, racialization and urbanization at the Brazilian Amazon

Yawei Zhao (Chinese)
University of Calgary, Geography
A utopia for young Chinese? Newcomers and new spaces in a small city


Amitangshu Acharya (Indian)
University of Edinburgh, Human Geography
Political ecology of small things: the curious case of domestic water purifiers in Bhuj city, Gujarat, India

Yasmin Ara (Bangladeshi)
University of Lancaster, Urban Geography/Urban Planning
The role of multi-scalar private entrepreneurs in shaping the built- lived environment for the urban poor in low-income informal settlements: A Dhaka-Delhi analysis.

Amin El Yousfi (Moroccan)
University of Cambridge, Sociology
The Neoliberal Bureaucratization of Mosques within the Suburbs of Paris and London

Maria Evangalina Filippi (Argentinian)
University College London, Development Planning
Understanding disaster risk management as an everyday concept and practice in municipal government policy, planning and management: learning from the experience of Santa Fe, Argentina, with urban flood risk

Samir Harb (Palestinian)
University of Manchester, Human Geography
Imaginary and Autonomy: urbanisation, construction, and cement production in Palestine

Diego Molina Franco (Colombian)
University of Reading, Human Geography
Planting trees and excluding people: the social consequences of the creation of green spaces in 19th Century Bogota

Camila Pereira Saraiva (Brazilian)
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Urban and Regional Planning
Disassembling Connections: Circulating Ideas and Practices of Slum Upgrading in Durban and São Paulo


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 (Zimbabwean)
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


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


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


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


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.


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