Call for Papers - Annual Conference of TRIALOG 2018, Dortmund, Germany

Published at: 12 February 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS - Annual Conference of TRIALOG 2018

7th and 8th June 2018 in Dortmund, Germany

Resilient Urban Development versus the Right to the City? Actors, Risks and Conflicts in the Light of International Agreements (SDG and NUA) – What can the academia contribute?

The two-day international conference is focusing on a critical review of international agreements for urban development, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG, 2015) and the New Urban Agenda (NUA, 2016), and aims at highlighting potentially conflicting goals in their implementation and application. The concepts of Good Governance, the goal of a Resilient Urban Development and claims for the Right to the City serve as normative frameworks for the conference.

The conference is structured along two main foci: The first day is titled "Resilient Urban Development versus the Right to the City? Risks and Conflicts" and will set the scene with an analytical and theoretical part based on results of empirical research and conceptual and theoretical work on the topics of Good Governance, Resilient Cities and the Right to the City. The second day focuses on a critical review of the action-oriented international agreements of the SDG and the NUA titled "Risks, Conflicts and Contradictions in the Implementation of the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda in the Global South. What Can the Academia Contribute?"


Submission of Abstracts

Participants are required to send an abstract of 150-250 words in .rtf or .doc by 30th March 2018 12:00 pm CET, to the conference e-mail address (

Abstracts should:

• Indicate the topic for day 1 or day 2

• Indicate a title

• Explain the state of objectives, methods and results and the issue to be addressed, define the context, and highlight the main arguments.

Abstract submission: 30th March 2018

Abstract review and notification of selected abstracts for presentation: 30th April 2018

Registration for the Conference: until 4th May 2018

More information in here and in the Call attached