Final Colloquium: Megacities-Megachallenge. Informal Dynamics of Global Change
April 14-16, 2013, Bonn, Germany
Megacities and megaurban regions have become a focal point of economic, political and social development in the late 20th century. Many of the complex megaurban processes and structures are linked to global change processes, and many of them are strongly influenced by informal networks and institutions. In the past six years more than 100 researchers in Bangladesh, China and Germany have been collaborating within the research framework of the Scientific Priority Program “Megacities-Megachallenge. Informal Dynamics of Global Change” to explore the interlinkages of informality and global change in the megaurban contexts of Dhaka (Bangladesh) and the Pearl River Delta (China).
The research program’s final colloquium will reflect this collaborative work with presentations on interdisciplinary research in the key areas of research. In order to broaden the scope of presentations and discussions, the organizers also invite presentations of papers by researchers outside the research program who work on the respective subjects.
The central topics include:
- new challenges and forms of megaurban governance
- megaurban economies
- material and resource flows
- settlement development, megaurban landscapes
- environment and health
- migrants and migrants’ spaces
Deadline Call for Abstracts
Papers with a special reference to aspects of informality and the interlinkages with global change are especially welcome. The deadline for the call for abstracts as well as registration (not more than 300 words) will be 15 February 2013.
Please use the registration form to register and submit your abstracts to Harald Sterly (firstname.lastname@example.org), CC Dr. Tabea Bork-Hüffer (email@example.com) and Ms. Andrea Lepper (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Date and Time of the conference: 14.-16.04.2013
Accommodation: We have arranged special conditions in selected hotels near to the venue:
1. Hotel Am Hohenzollernplatz
2. Hotel zum Adler
3. Insel Hotel
4. Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn
5. BEST WESTERN Hotel Kaiserhof
Participants are asked to book their hotel rooms individually.
Here you will find the document with all the nessesary information.
Conference Fee: EUR 80 (covering conference facilities and catering)
|Afternoon|| Arrival, Pre-Conference Excursion
|18:00||Pre-workshop Dinner (venue: to be specified)|
|09:00||Welcome and Opening|
|11:00||Presentations of Synthesis Papers (I), Discussions|
|14:00||Presentations of Synthesis Papers (II), Discussions|
|16:00||Panel Discussion with Representatives all German Megacity Research Programs|
|09:00||Presentation Sessions||Presentation Sessions||Presentation Sessions|
|11:00||Presentation Sessions||Presentation Sessions||Presentation Sessions|
|14:00||Presentation Sessions||Presentation Sessions||Presentation Sessions|
|15:30||Final Remarks, Closing of the Conference|