CALL FOR WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP

REVISIONING PERIPHERAL GEOGRAPHIES IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH

Feb-April 2021

A series of five online workshops has been organised under the auspices of the Royal Academy of Engineering-funded project PIVOT- Re-visioning Peripheral Geographies: Strategies for Resilient Urban Development in the Global South project. Led by Dr Lakshmi Priya Rajendran from Anglia Ruskin University, the interdisciplinary multilateral collaborative project involves partners from UK (University of Nottingham, University of Reading, Cardiff University), India (IIT Roorkee, Hindustan Institute of Sciences and Technology), Mexico (UNAM), Turkey (Istanbul Technical University), South Africa (University of Cape Town) and Nigeria (University of Nigeria)

We invite papers from early career scholars and practitioners across the globe working on/in/ empirical, methodological or theoretical work that helps expand the boundaries of peri-urban studies in Global South particularly India, Mexico, Turkey, Nigeria and South Africa. The aim of these workshops is to engage in critical dialogue with each other’s work on peri-urban research and discuss current challenges including inclusive planning, health, social justice and environmental inequality and the potential for resilient development in project focus countries from the Global South.

 We invite submissions from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, as well as those adopting inter- and trans-disciplinary perspectives. As the main goal of the workshop series is to offer a space for discussion and improvement of ongoing research, we will privilege papers considering theoretical questions and development, preliminary analyses of empirical findings and reflections on epistemological/methodological dimensions – or a mix of two or more of these approaches.

WORKSHOP THEMES INCLUDE (BUT NOT LIMITED TO)

  • Peri-urban dynamics
  • Peri-urban and integrated city development
  • Everyday socio-spatial narratives of peri-urban geographies
  • Peri-urban governance and challenges
  • Quality of life in the peri-urban
  • Marginalisation and right to city
  • Environmental, economic and health (in)equalities
  • Hard and soft infrastructures

Each workshop will be composed of:

Part One: Keynote followed by an interactive session, participant’s presentations, and Q&A

Part Two: Breakout parallel group activity sessions where participants will identify and discuss synergies between their work, and develop a collaborative think-piece

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

  • ENGAGE in critical dialogue with each other’s work on peri-urban research.
  • DISCUSS current challenges including inclusive planning, health, social justice and environmental inequality and the potential for resilient development in project focus countries from the Global South.
  • OFFER a space for discussion and improvement of ongoing research.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

WHO CAN ATTEND

The workshop is open to early-career scholars, planners, practitioners, in the fields of urban studies, planning and geography, engineering and built environment, and all the social sciences and humanities with a keen interest in peri-urban research and development. To have a focused and meaningful discussion, places for each workshop is limited to 8 and participants selected through a competitive application process.

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION

  • All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.
  • Best Paper Presentation from each workshop will be awarded with a certificate and a £100 worth Gift Voucher.
  • Selected papers presented at the workshop will be invited to submit for Proposed Journal Special issue, which will be Scopus-indexed to have a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research outcomes.
  • A collaborative and co-authored think piece/article from all participants will be developed with support of workshop organizers into creative output published as a part of Early Careers Section in good impact factor journal

SUBMISSION AND KEY DATES

Please send a 2-page extended abstract for your presentation (Arial 11 font size, Single spacing in pdf or word format), a 2-page CV and a short letter of motivation to the respective workshop-organisers email as stated below..

Workshop #Country FocusWorkshop DateContactAbstract Submission Date
1India25 Feb 2021sheebac@hindustanuniv.ac.in  arndmfap@iitr.ac.in05 Feb 2021
2Mexico25Mar 2021zardel44@gmail.com05 Mar 2021
3Turkey15Apr 2021edayucesoy@gmail.com05 Apr 2021
5Africa30 Apr 2021alireza.moghayedi@uct.ac.za
ifunanya.mbanefo@unn.edu.ng
20 Apr 2021

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Dr Abid Mehmood, Cardiff University, UK

Dr Alireza Moghayedi, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Dr Arindam Biswas, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

Dr Binti Singh, KRIVIA Mumbai, India

Dr Christopher Maidment, University or Reading, UK

Dr Carlos Jimenez-Bescos, University of Nottingham, UK

Dr Eda Yucesoy, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Ms Ifunanya Chiebube Chukwueke, University of Nigeria, Nigeria

Dr Keith Jones, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), UK

Dr Lakshmi Priya Rajendran, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), UK

Dr Martha Patricia Zarza Delgado, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Mexico

Dr Sheeba Chander, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, India

Student Organising Committee:

Mrs Christiana Okobi Ekpo, University of Cape town, South Africa

Mr Clement Obinna Shadrach, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria

Mr Daksh Jain, KRVIA, Mumbai, India

Ms Gloria Osei, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), UK

Mr Henry Ogunjobi, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), UK

Mr Jeremiah Echa, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria

Ms Ozga Tekce. Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Mr Raghunath Bhaskar, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), UK

Ms Ramya Ravi, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, India

Ms Veronica Albarran, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Mexico