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"
30.09.2017, 15:30-17:00
Room NA-010
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
01.10.2017, 10;15-11:45
Room NA-008
Christian Smigiel
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.

German Geographical Congress


Session: What is the contribution of spatial concepts in research on poverty and inequality?

The session focuses on the contribution of spatial concepts in measuring and understanding poverty and inequality.

Chairs:  Nadine Marquardt (Bonn), Andreas Koch (Salzburg)


Session: Rural peripheries in Europe in transition

Talk by Andreas Koch: The meaning of eHealth services to preserve personal well-being and regional-economic empowerment in the Northern Swedish municipality of Storuman.


Session: neighbourhood(s) in transition

Talk by Andreas Koch: Self-conception and expectation of ‘artificial’ urban neighbourhoods.

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 2016


AAG - The Annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers

Where: San Francisco, US

When: March 29 - April 2, 2016

Further information

"German Congress for Geography 2019" in Kiel

- Session leaders L2-FS-051.1, 29.9., 8:30 - 10:00 am. : "City │ Tourism Critically Questioned - Repression, Expropriation and Resistance - Part 1: New Concepts and Projects"

- Lecture in the subject session L2-FS-045.2, 28.9., 10:30 -12:00 am. : "Bringing the state back in: The case" Smart City "

New research project:

"Micro Study on the Effects of Short-Term Rentals in the City of Salzburg" (Sponsor City Salzburg: funding period 2018-2019)  

Building on the investigation of short-term leases in Salzburg (SBGAirbnb) for the Austrian Federation of Cities (06 / 2018-1 / 2019), the current research project investigates the concrete effects of short-term lettings in central Salzburg districts. Specifically, socio-spatial effects and especially the perception of the neighborhood are explored. The following research questions will be examined: 1) How does the short-term rental of apartments affect the neighborhood? 2.) Which everyday world changes are named by the different actors on the ground? 3.) Which conflict forms and negotiations of conflicts exist?

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.

08.05.2018, 19:30-21:30
                                           Oval/Europark, Europastraße 1, 5020 Salzburg

Generationengerecht Leben in Stadt und Land. Fachpolitische Tagung.

13. Oktober 2015, Auditorium Friedrichstraße, Berlin

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.

05.04.2017, 15:00-17:00
Zentrum für Ethik und Armutsforschung (Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research)
Edith-Stein-Haus, Mönchsberg 2a
5020 Salzburg

Please send your application to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Talk by Nadine Marquardt

Title: "Poverty and punishment. A critical perspective on the relationship between indebtedness and imprisonment".

31.01.2019, 15:30 - 17:00,

HS 103, Universitätsplatz 1 (Faculty of Theology). 

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.

Under the rubric “Call for Abstracts”, students can submit papers of one of the topics. The deadline ends at July 15, 2015. For further information read up on the website.

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)

Angela Hof and Christian Smigiel form the chair and the discussion leader of Session 4. 

"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

Logo_andersorteAm 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:

-      Kooperation

-      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

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!


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