Scientific talks by Geographers of the Univerisity Salzburg at German Congress on Geography
At the German Congress on Geography, from 30.9.2017 to 5.10.2017 in Tübingen/Germany, Geographers of the Paris-Lodron-University Salzburg will give scientifc lectures.
Austrian Housing Policy in the Context of "Responsibilisierung"
Karolin Kautschmann, Christian Smigiel, Andreas Van-Hametner
The city of Salzburg gives an example how alterations concernig the institutional and political framework of Austrain housing policy during the last years abet "Responsibilisierung".
A Boom in Planning? About Ambiguity and Multiscalarity of Smart Cities
Meanwhile Smart Cities serve as guiding principles for many European cities. The lecture examines this development critically and discusses empirically the strategic-planning value of smart cities in Austria and Italy.
Science Award of the Arbeiterkammer Salzburg
We congratulate the winners of the Science Award of Arbeiterkammer Salzburg. We proudly present two Geography students of the Paris-Lodron-University Salzburg who won an award.
Alisa Kaps, MA Geography:
Refugees welcome - und dann? Perspektiven der Arbeitsmarktintegration von Geflüchteten am Beispiel der Salzburger Tourismusbranche (Adviser: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Zeller)
Mag. Martin Gstöttinger, Teacher of German and Geograpy:
Lebensmittelverschwendung - Mülltauchen und weitere gegensteuernde Aktivitäten und Initiativen in der Stadt Salzburg (Adviser: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Koch)
For more information, please click here and here.
AAG - The Annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers
Where: San Francisco, US
When: March 29 - April 2, 2016
Social Simulation 2015
The new Silk Road - from the Stations of the Cross of cultures to the Eurasian Exchange Corridor
The Silk Road connects in a symbolic way Europe and Asia. After a long period of Cold War, exchange has become possible again for nearly three decades in the name of globalization which ties in with ancient Chinese traditions and opens up to contemporary ideas of modernization. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hermann Kreutzmann (Free University of Berlin) illuminates in his lecture, organized by Geocompass Salzburg, from a historical and geographical perspective the effects of the Silk Road as well current and future development potentials.
Find here more information to the lecture.
Oval/Europark, Europastraße 1, 5020 Salzburg
Generationengerecht Leben in Stadt und Land. Fachpolitische Tagung.
2017 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research Foucs Theme: Religion and Poverty
University of Salzburg, 21 & 22 September 2017
Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2017
The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research of the University of Salzburg happily announces the call for papers for its 2017 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research. The focus theme of the conference will be religion and poverty.
The Keynote Speakers in 2017 will be Paul Cloke, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Exeter, Adam Dinham, Professor of Faith & Public Policy and Director of the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London, and Emma Tomalin, Professor of Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds, where she is director of the Centre for Religion and Public Life.
The Organizing Committee invites submissions of proposals for single papers and thematic panels in all areas of poverty research but special attention will be given to those concerned with the 2017 focus theme of religion and poverty.
Project Wissensstadt Salzburg
The working group socialgeography is actively involved in the project of Wissensstadt Salzburg. In cooperation with the street magazine Apropos and the Centre for Ethnik and Poverty Research (ZEA) we are preparing a lecture on social integration of street newspaper vendors. We base our talk on research results of students of geography of the University of Salzburg.
The lecture will take place on Friday 5th of May, 13:00, at Mirabell Palace. After a lecture there will be the possibility to take a workshop by Apropos. Interested persons can take on the role of a stree newspaper vendor.
Materiality, Symbolism and daily routine of the Sofian Gated Communities
(Raumproduktionen: Theorien und gesellschaftliche Praxis, Volume 24)
At the end of the 1990s little-known, Gated Communities meanwhile have become part of the visual appearance of cities in Eastern Europe. How did this development come about? Which political, economic and social parameters contributed to this kind of building boom? Which social power relations are responsible for the observed development? And who are the inhabitants? Why do people decide to live in Gated Communitis and what is their daily life about? Christian Smigiel analyses these questions using the example of the Bulgarian capital Sofia by availing different approaches of critical urbanism. Hereto he examines Bulgarian transformation processes as well as the arrival and the impact of neoliberal urban policy. Furthermore he analyses the backgrounds of the financialisation of living space by taking the example of Gated Communities and exposes strategic arrangements between (inter-)national real estate industry and public purse. Besides Christian Smigiel sketches conflicts, lifestyle and social conception of the inhabitants of Bulgarian Gated Communities.
Smigiel, C. (2016): Raumproduktion im südöstlichen Europa. Materialität, Symbolik und Alltag Sofioter Gated Communities. Münster, Westfälisches Dampfboot
Book presentation "Ethical Issues in Poverty Alleviation" by Prof. Dr. Christian Neuhäuser
The ZEA (Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research) invites to a public lecture within the framework of the book presentation of the volume "Ethical Issues in Poverty Alleviation". Prof. Dr. Christian Neuhäuser (TU Dortmund) talks about persisting poverty and the limits of the welfare state. If you click here you will be forwarded to the event's poster.
Zentrum für Ethik und Armutsforschung (Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research)
Edith-Stein-Haus, Mönchsberg 2a
International Land Use Symposium (ILUS) 2015 - Trends in Spatial Analysis and Modelling of Settlements and Infrastructure
November 11 – 13, 2015 in Dresden
In mid-November, there will be an international symposium about “international land use” in Dresden, where leading academics and interested attendees will present and discuss about this topic.
Announcement: Scientific Talks by Geographers of the University of Salzburg at the British Conference for Geographers
At the Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, from Tuesday 28.August to Friday 31.August.2018 in Cardiff with the theme "Geographical landscapes/changing landscapes of geography", Geographers of the Paris-Lodron-University Salzburg will give scientifc lectures.
"Conceptualizing and decoding short-term rentals in times of digital capitalism"
Thursday, 30.08.2018, Session 4 (16:50 - 18:30)
"Understanding the uneven landscapes of smart cities"
Friday, 31.08.2018, Session 3 (14:40 - 16:20)
Christian Smigiel participates as a scientific lecturer at the conference to the Topic "Deconstructing urban political strategies: a multiscalar perspective on smart cities in Austria and Italy". The lecture examines how smart city strategies are institutionalized, combined with and embedded at different spatial scales by using the Austrian and Italian case as a point of view.
AndersOrte. Freiräume für Zukunft
Am 30. September und 01. Oktober 2015 wird unter dem Titel „AndersOrte. Freiräume für Zukunft“ in Salzburg ein Prozess eröffnet, der Gesprächen zwischen Politik, Wirtschaft und Zivilgesellschaft Raum gibt, Freiräume für Visionen eröffnet und ein gemeinsames Nachdenken über gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen ermöglicht.
Die Themen der Tage sind:
- Warum es Veränderung braucht?
- Veränderungen gestalten
Referent/innen sind u.a.:
- Univ. Prof. Dr. Joachim Bauer, Hirnforscher, Arzt und Buchautor, Uniklinikum Freiburg i. Br.
- Christine Ax, Ökonomin und Philosophin, Mitarbeiterin bei SERI Wien, Hamburg
- Univ. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brand, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Wien
Eingeladen sind alle, die sich privat und/oder beruflich mit den Herausforderungen/ der Gestaltung einer zukunftsfähigen Gesellschaft beschäftigen (wollen).
Das Programm finden Sie unter www.virgil.at/andersorte
Der Eintritt ist frei. Eine Anmeldung in St. Virgil ist erforderlich. Das Programm zur Veranstaltung ist hier als Download erhältlich.
Die AndersOrte sind eine gemeinsame Veranstaltung des Bildungsnetzwerks sabine (Salzburger Bildungsnetzwerk für nachhaltige Entwicklung), des Landes Salzburg, der Arbeiterkammer Salzburg, der Wirtschaftskammer Salzburg und der Universität Salzburg.
Wir freuen uns, wenn Sie unserer Einladung folgen und sich Zeit für einen gemeinsamen Nachdenkprozess nehmen!
Theories and debates in geography
“Who makes city? Participation and expertise as (alleged) opposites of urban politics.”
Dr. Anne Vogelpohl (Hamburg)
Anne Vogelpohl is a renowned urban geographer and sociologist. She deals with the flexibilization of work and everyday life, housing and urban policy, neighborhood development and the theories of Henri Lefebvre. In her talk, she reports from a recently completed DFG research project in which she examined the role of private business consulting in urban policy-making.
- Wed. 14.11. 2018, 18:00 – 20:00
- Lecturehall 436
Further lectures in the context of this series of events:
11.21. Prof. Dr. Samuel Mössner (Münster): "Green City? Urban sustainability transformations from the perspective of the region "
28.11. Dr. Felix Silomon-Pflug (Frankfurt am Main)
All interested are warmly invited!
Alpine Space 2014+
The Alpine Space Programme invites to save the date for its transnational conference: Alpine Space 2014+ showcasing the achievements of the 2007-2013 Programme and projects, and launching the 2014-2020 period.
When: on 21-22 October 2014
Where: in Salzburg, Austria
More information on: www.alpine-space.eu
Energy and social Injustice
The anthology presents the current status of energy poverty, energy policy and social injustice and analyses basic coherences and determinants between Germany and Europe. Since years, and not only in the course of energy transition, energy prices of private households in Germany have rised. This development concernes different social groups in different ways, what on the other hand is varyingly strong absorbed by the welfare state. But it is thanks to the persistent debate on rising electricity prices in the course of energy transition in Germany that topics such as energy poverty and cost burden arouse the public's interest. At the same time it becomes clear that until recently scientific study of interdependencies between energy systems and social injustice in Germany had been a underexposed research area with just a little pioneering work. The aim of the anthology is to present the scientific work of the last years and their findings.
Großmann K., Schaffrin A. & Smigiel C. (Eds.) (2016): Energie und soziale Ungleichheit. Zur gesellschaftlichen Dimension der Energiewende in Deutschland und Europa. Wiesbaden, Springer.
Announcement: UNIGIS Winter School
Salzburg, 15.-24. February 2018
This course addresses students and early career researchers, who are interested in spatially explicit simulation of natural and/or social systems by the means of agent-based modelling. Individuals from domains such as Geoinformatics, Geography, Ecology, Social Science, Spatial Planning, or Forestry are welcome. Interest in computational methods is a prerequisite, but no prior knowledge in modelling or programming is needed.
- Rethinking Social Capital - Conference
- German Congress on Geography
- GeoComPass SALZBURG – Geographische Gesellschaft Salzburg
- Call for Papers: Reshaping European cities?
- 60th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International
- Exploring Social and Spatial Opportunities to Move Within a City. A Resident’s Perspective on Urban Mobility.
- Announcement: Rethinking Social Capital
- What keeps society together (Was die Gesellschaft zusammenhält)
- Inequality with Ordinal Data. Cross-Disciplinary Review of Methodologies and Application to Life Satisfaction in Europe
- Announcement: New book by Prof. Dr. Andreas Koch and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rauh
- AGIT 2012
- How do short term rental agreements (e. g. Airbnb) influence our cities?
- Agent-based Modeling and Simulation in Archaeology
- AGIT 2014 Conference Proceedings
- Strengthening Intangible Infrastructures
- Working Papers