THE UNIVERSITY AS URBAN, CULTURAL AND SOCIAL ENGINE
18 – 19 September 2017
Kjell Muller Skyllstad, University of Oslo, Norway
Celine Motzfeldt Loades, University of Oslo, Norway
Zuzana Jurkova, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
The conference follows two urban studies conferences at IUC - the 2015 Conference on ''Urban Cultures at the Crossroads'' and the 2016 conference ''Cities at Risk". This time, the attention will be focused on universities as places of knowledge production, civic education, management of social and cultural agendas, and development of new institutions. Interactions between universities and cities and their/other institutions will be also considered.
The conference aims at continuing the cooperation between cities and universities in line with the UN habitat ''Science of Cities'' program and the Partnership with Universities worldwide leading up to adoption of the New Urban Agenda 2016.
Some of the relevant topics are: