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BRAC Centre, Dhaka


email to h.sterly@uni-koeln.de

Abstract Submission

deadline: 30.09.2012, 300 words; email to: h.sterly@uni-koeln.de

Dynamics, Challenges and Potentials for Future Development in Dhaka/ Bangladesh

November 26-28, 2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh


September 30: deadline for abstract submission - Please submit them to h.sterly@uni-koeln.de. Abstracts must be no longer than 300 words.

October 15: deadline for registration - Please register by sending an email to h.sterly@uni-koeln.de

General Information and Call for Papers

Megacities are the main motors and laboratories of change. Dhaka megacity/Bangladesh has experienced massive urban growth during the last decades. These dynamics have been accompanied by major changes in all urban spheres including the urban economies, the social and cultural spheres and the urban physiognomy. Combined with a lack of urban steering new social, health and ecological challenges result from economic development and the massive growth of the urban population.

This is the fifth and final Regional Conference in Dhaka of the Priority Program 1233 "Megacities Megachallenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change" funded by the German Research Foundation. In the frame of the program researchers from Bangladesh, China and Germany have worked on main processes and challenges of urban development trying to conceptualize the increasingly complex, globalized and informal dynamics in both cities during the last six years (2006-2012). The conference will serve as a forum to present, discuss and exchange major final results and implications for future research and practice with external participants. Experts from the urban administration, members from non-governmental, grassroots and community organizations, professionals and academics from all different disciplines and universities are invited to join to present their work and for joint discussions. Paper presentations and posters are accepted. Presentations should have a maximum length of 20min

Program Schedule (draft)

  Monday, 26.11.2012
Afternoon Arrival, Pre-Conference Excursion
Meeting Point, exact time, route: to be announced!!!
Evening Pre-workshop Dinner (exact location to be announced)

  Tuesday, 27.11.2012
Morning Opening, Key note Lectures
Noon Lunch Break
Afternoon Presentation Sessions Presentation Sessions Presentation Sessions
Evening Conference Dinner

  Wednesday, 28.11.2012
Morning Presentation Sessions Presentation Sessions Presentation Sessions
Noon Lunch Break
Afternoon Presentation Sessions Presentation Sessions Presentation Sessions
Afternoon Closure


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