International Conference 'Fifty Years of Local Governance 1980 - 2030'
Published at: 17 December 2017
Fifty Years of Local Governance 1980 - 2030
4 - 5 September 2018
IGU Commission Geography of Governance & Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal
The 2018 Annual Conference of the IGU Commission ‘Geography of Governance’ (IGU-GoG), organized in collaboration with the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 4 - 5 September 2018. The Conference marks the establishment 30 years ago of the IGU Commission on Geography and Public Administration, after an initial period as a Study Group of the International Geographical Union, from 1984 to 1988. The conference seeks to revisit the main research issues addressed by the Commission since the mid 1980s and to explore the current trends and future challenges confronting local governance in the context of the new global urban agendas, namely the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs that came officially into force on 1 January 2016, the New Urban Agenda adopted in the Habitat III Conference, in October 2016, and the Paris Agreement or Paris Climate Agreement adopted in December 2015.
Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Submission deadline for abstracts: until 30 March 2018
- Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 April 2018
- Registration: 15 April - 15 May 2018
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