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August 2016

5th International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity

August 30, 2016 - September 3, 2016

Budapest will host the 5th International Degrowth Conference at Corvinus University (30 August – 3 September 2016). The conference will link the most visible degrowth thinkers of today with academic and participatory audiences in Hungary and the wider region. At the same time Budapest will be the host of the first Degrowth Week, which will feature numerous degrowth activists, practitioners and policy-makers. Degrowth is a movement which reminds us that infinite growth on a finite planet is neither sustainable nor desirable.…

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Annual International Conference 2016 – Panel: Rethinking the Commons (and perhaps also gentrification)

August 30, 2016 - September 2, 2016

The panel seeks to address the categories of gentrification and commoning as two different, but not necessarily opposite attitudes toward the reconfiguration of neoliberal power in Europe and beyond. In doing so, we seek to discuss how post-capitalist imagination is seen to emerge from practices of self-organisation, DIY resistance or community based groups and collectives. We are interested in approaches engaging anti-austerity movements as agents of new political imagination, but which remain aware of the risks of co-option and de-politicisation…

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October 2016

United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III)

October 17, 2016 - October 20, 2016
Unnamed Venue,
Quito, Pichincha Ecuador
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Parallel worskhop on community development, land tenure and social innovation under conditions of rapid urban transformation Questions of land tenure have been of major interest to urban development policy makers and practitioners in cities of the South. Many communities, and particularly the urban poor communities fell victim to eviction, displacement, lack of tenure rights and exclusion from urban services (drainage, water supply, waste collection, maintenance, etc.). In the last 50 years, approaches to these problems have evolved from outright negative…

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July 2017

International Conference Lesvos, Greece. Making Space for Socio-Spatial and Socio-Ecological Justice in Research and Action strategies

IASC’s XVIth Biennial Conference in Utrecht, 10-14 July 2017. Practicing the Commons.

July 10|8:00 am - July 14|5:00 pm

The ‘Institutions for Collective Action’ research team of Utrecht University as well as the researchers affiliated with Utrecht University’s  Strategic Theme ‘Institutions for Open Societies’ are proud to jointly host the global XVI Biennial Conference, ‘Practicing the commons: Self-governance, cooperation, and institutional change’ of The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) in the historical city centre of Utrecht, 10-14 July 2017. The conference is expected to attract over 600 participants from all over the world: academics, practitioners, and…

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