Urban Austerity

Urban Austerity: Impacts of the global financial crisis on cities in Europe

10th Hermann-Henselmann-Kolloquium

organized by the Institute for European Urban Studies Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the Hermann Henselmann Foundation and sponsored by the Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation.

December 4th & 5th, 2014
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany

The international conference “Urban Austerity: Impacts of the global financial crisis on cities in Europe” will be hosted by the Institute for European Urban Studies at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar from Thursday 4th December to Friday 5th December 2014.  The conference seeks to promote an interdisciplinary debate that discusses regulatory restructurings under a new regime of austerity urbanism and reflects on the role of urban social movements struggling for progressive alternatives. In the first part of the conference we will bring in academics, practitioners, and political activists from Greece to share their research and experiences. In the second part, we will invite contributions from established academics, early career researchers, graduate students, critical governors, and political activists on a broad range of urban topics focused on but not limited to the regions most affected in Southern and Southeastern Europe.

Please find the program here. A detailed program including all abstracts can be downloaded here.

Conference venue
The conference will take place at the Main Building (Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 8), the Institute for European Urban Studies (Belvederer Allee 5), and the lecture hall B (Marienstraße 13C).
A detailed campus map of the Bauhaus-Universität, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism is available as a PDF download here.

Registration desk
The registration desk will be located in room 102 at the Main Building (Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 8) and open on Thursday, Dec 4th at 12:00.

Please contact Sebastian Schipper (sebastian.schipper@uni-weimar.de) if you have any questions or comments about the conference.

We are very grateful to the Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation for their support in funding the conference.

Prof. Barbara Schönig & Dr. Sebastian Schipper