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    Call for Papers | London, Rio, Tokyo Olympics Symposium | Goldsmiths, University of London, 8-10th June 2017. Call ends April 30, 2017

    In this symposium, we will investigate the changes accompanying the 2012 London Olympics, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The meeting will focus on existing research and interventions concerning the ways that global events have been accompanied by urban transformations and new forms of social (dis)advantage and exclusions.

    Call for Papers | European Rivers and Towns Creation, development and perspectives of a (re)newed conquest: Tourism, Leisure, Heritage | Paris, France, July 1–2 2006

    This international meeting aims to elucidate the many ways that city dwellers have striven to appropriate rivers and riverbanks for leisure purposes from the 19h century to today. The goal-perspective approach to the conference will be a pluridisciplinary task, seeking to understand the complex circumstances that intersect with several areas and disciplines.

    Second International Conference on Mega-Events and the City, 27–30 April, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Call for papers deadline extended to 30 November In recent years, mega-events – especially the FIFA World Cup, the Olympics, and international expositions – have called into action all kinds of capital, reconfigured territorial scales of power, and produced new rhetoric regarding urbanism and global cities that proclaims a convergence between public and private interests.  Sustained by a discourse of...

    Extended deadline for abstracts: Olympic Legacies – Impacts of Mega-Events on Cities

    Olympic Legacies – International Conference Impacts of Mega-Events on Cities 4-6 September 2013, University of East London New abstract submission deadline: March 29, 2013 In the recent period the urban transformation achieved by hosting the Olympics has become synonymous with the language of 'legacy'. Now forming part of the Olympic Charter and an essential element of any city's bid for hosting the Olympic Games,...

    Call for Papers: Olympic Legacies and Sustainable Urban Development

    The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is delighted to announce that the 2013 Annual International Conference will return to the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London. Location: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Imperial College London Dates: Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 August 2013 (with an opening event on Tuesday 27 August 2013) Theme: New geographical frontiers Conference chair: Jonathan Rigg (Durham University) Please visit the conference homepage. Session Title:...
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