Selected Conference Presentations

2017

Benjamin, S. (2017, February 23-25). Capital Loves the ‘Peri-Urban’: Seductions of the Easy Narrative. Paper presented at the MCRI International Workshop: Tracking Transformations in Agrarian-Urban Hinterlands of South Asia, New Delhi, India.

Benjamin, S. (2017, April 6). Constructing Precarity: Discussion on Precarious Neighborhoods. Panel discussant at Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India.

Dubey, S. (2017, February 25). Tracking the ‘Illegal Urbanism’: The Case of Khora Colony, NCR. Paper presented at the Frontier Urbanism: Tracking Transformation in Agrarian-Urban Hinterlands of South Asia Workshop, New Delhi, India.

Hamel, P. and Keil, R. (2017, August 11-15). Suburban Governance and Democracy of City-Regions. Communication presented at the American Sociological Association 112th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Keil, R. and Hamel, P. (2017, April 19-22). Governing the Retrofit: Urbanizing the Suburb, Regionalizing the City. Communication presented at the 47th Annual Meeting, Urban Affairs Association, Minneapolis, USA.

Krishnakutty, M. (2017, February 24-25). Frontier Urbanism: Tracking Transformation in Agrarian Urban Hinterlands of South Asia. Paper presented at Capitalising Land: Urban Planning and Transformations in peri-Panve, Mumbai, India.

Li, Z. (2017, May 20-21). Community transformation and planning in urban China: A case of Wuhan. Presented at Global transformation and China reform of urban and territorial planning international academic conference, Nanjing, China.

Li, Z. (2017, May 5-6). Sociospatial shrinkage amid upgrading in urban China: A case of Wuhan, China. Presented at the 2017 International Conference on China Urban Development, London, United Kingdom.

Shields, R. (2017, May 18). Suburbs for Settlers: Reconciling layers of Indigenous land rights affect and trauma in the postcolonial landscape of Canadian suburbia. Presented at University of Washington Tacoma Urban Studies Annual Lecture, Seattle, USA.

2016

Almeida, D. (2016, February 28 – March 1). Urban agroecology as part of planning strategies to connect people, the green and the blue in the territorial restructuring of the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte. MCRI Workshop on Blue-Green Boundaries in a Suburbanizing World, co-organized with Institute of Geosciences and Center for Regional Development and Planning at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Anciano, F. (2016, October 17 - 19). Competing Suburbanisms: Disconnected democracy and urban governance in Hout Bay, South Africa. MCRI Workshop on Africa’s New Suburbanisms, co-organized with Wits City Institute at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Basten, L. (2016, October 7). Ruhrbanization and its discontent. Paper presented at Planning the Urban, London, United Kingdom.

Basten, L. (2016, February 28 –March 1). From urban containment to suburban boundary zones? Greenbelts, greenbelt planning and its governance in the Ruhr area of Germany. MCRI Workshop on Blue-Green Boundaries in a Suburbanizing World, co-organized with Institute of Geosciences and Center for Regional Development and Planning at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Bloch, R. (2016, October 17 - 19). The expansion debate on the sub-Saharan African periphery. MCRI Workshop on Africa’s New Suburbanisms, co-organized with Wits City Institute at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Bloch, R. and Nagar, M. (2016, October 17 - 19). The Port Elizabeth case in South Africa. MCRI Workshop on Africa’s New Suburbanisms, co-organized with Wits City Institute at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Bombardella, P. (2016, October 17 - 19). Suburban gardening – meanings. MCRI Workshop on Africa’s New Suburbanisms, co-organized with Wits City Institute at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Butcher, S. (2016, 17 - 19). South African cases. MCRI Workshop on Africa’s New Suburbanisms, co-organized with Wits City Institute at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, October.

Castriota, R. (2016, February 28 – March 1).  On extended and planetary urbanization. MCRI Workshop on Blue-Green Boundaries in a Suburbanizing World, co-organized with Institute of Geosciences and Center for Regional Development and Planning at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Chipkin, I. and Duca, F. (2016, October 17 - 19). Meanings of Governance in enclosed 
developments around Johannesburg and other cities. MCRI Workshop on Africa’s New Suburbanisms, co-organized with Wits City Institute at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Cirolia, L. (2016, October 17 - 19). A Comparative Socio-Technical Study of Urban Public Finance 
Configurations – Kisumu and Cape Town. MCRI Workshop on Africa’s New Suburbanisms, co-organized with Wits City Institute at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Filion, P. and Saboonian, S. (2016, March 19). Suburban multi-functional centres: Their potential for metropolitan structure change and the obstacles to their implementation. Urban Affairs Association Conference. San Diego, USA.

Gururani, S. (2016, February 29). Political ecologies of peri-urban land: Uncommoning, planning, and plundering in India. MCRI International Conference on Blue- Green Boundaries in a Suburbanizing World. FACE-UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Hae, L. (2016, February 28 – March 1). The construction state unbounded: Greenbelt deregulation and geographical expansion of development capital in the Seoul Metropolitan Region. MCRI Workshop on Blue-Green Boundaries in a Suburbanizing World, co-organized with Institute of Geosciences and Center for Regional Development and Planning at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Harris, R. (2016, October 3-4). Urban land can encourage dialogue. Keynote address at Workshop on Urban Agency: The Historical Fabrication of the City as an Object of Study, University of Antwerp,  Antwerp, Belgium.

Hertel, Sean (2016, February 28 – March 1). Is it easy being green? Implementation of the Toronto region's greenbelt. MCRI Workshop on Blue-Green Boundaries in a Suburbanizing World, co-organized with Institute of Geosciences and Center for Regional Development and Planning at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Keil, Roger and Lugar, Jenny (2016). Greenbelt politics: Creating a space for democracy in the soft space of suburbanization, Democratizing the Green City, The Urban Democracy Lab, Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre, Gallatin School of Individual Study, New York University. New York, January 23.

Keil, Roger (2016). Twelve theses on the suburb as the chief artifact of the anthropocene, panel Planning in the Anthropocene. Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. Toronto, March 22.

Kombe, Wilbard and Msangi, Eliwaha (2016).Rapid Urbanization in Poverty: Lessons from the Emerging Mosaics in African Cities. MCRI Workshop on Africa’s New Suburbanisms, co-organized with Wits City Institute at University of Witwatersrand. Johannesburg, October 17 - 19.

Li, Zhigang (2016). The Dilemma of State-Space Making in Middle China: A Case of Wuhan City Region. Presented at the Symposium on Mega-City Region Development in China, Hong Kong, China, December 3-4.

Lynch, Lucy. (2016). Escape the urban for the rurban: new tourist developments in Toronto’s rural periphery at Planning the Rurban International Workshop, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, London, United Kingdom, , October 7.

Mabin, Alan (2016). Resilience, desirable and unwanted: Histories of negative planning and its persistent effects on South African (sub)urbanism. 17th International Planning History Society IPHS Conference: History, Urbanism, Resilience. Delft, July 18-20.

Macdonald, Sara (2016). What role does the Ontario Greenbelt play in the remaking of suburban boundaries? Workshop on Blue-Green Boundaries in a Suburbanizing World. Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). Belo Horizonte, February 29.

Monte-Mor, Roberto and Costa, Heloisa (2016). Metropolitan planning in Belo Horizonte. Keynote at MCRI Workshop on Blue-Green Boundaries in a Suburbanizing World, co-organized with Institute of Geosciences and Center for Regional Development and Planning at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Belo Horizonte, February 28 – March 1.

Owusu, George (2016). Development of road corridors and peri- urbanisation in Ghana: The Case of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area. MCRI Workshop on Africa’s New Suburbanisms, co-organized with Wits City Institute at University of Witwatersrand. Johannesburg, October 17 - 19.

Schmid, Karl (2016). Four cultural assemblages and the making of Cairo’s extensive gated communities. MCRI Workshop on Africa’s New Suburbanisms, co-organized with Wits City Institute at University of Witwatersrand. Johannesburg, October 17 - 19.

Todes, Alison and Rubin, Margot and Verrucci, Enrica (2016). Mapping African urban peripheries: Nigeria, Ethiopia, Rwanda. MCRI Workshop on Africa’s New Suburbanisms, co-organized with Wits City Institute at University of Witwatersrand. Johannesburg, October 17 - 19.

Young, Douglas (2016). Redefining  ‘renewal’ in Toronto’s highrise suburbs. Annual Alternative Currents Conference on (Sub)Urbanizing Austerity: Impacts and Alternatives. Toronto, 18 March.

2015

Li, Z. (2015). "The state of being healthy in social housing communities of China: A case of Guangzhou." Workshop in urban living: Mobility, sociability, and wellbeing, Shenzhen, Jan 8-9, 2015

Moos, M (2015). "New dimensions of exclusion: Age, household size and mobility in the 'sustainable' city." Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois, March 29-April 2.

Walks, A (2015)."Inequality, debt and suburbanisms." Global Suburbanisms Infrastructure Workshop. University of Waterloo, School of Planning.

Keil, R., Macdonald, S. (2015). "Boundaries to suburbanization, thresholds of possibility? The emerging suburban political ecology of the Emscher Park, GruenGuertel Frankfurt and the Ontario Greenbelt." American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. March 29- April 2.

Gururani, S. (2015). "Making Property: Claiming Nature/Land in India's Urban Peripheries." American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. March 29- April 2.

2014

Harris, R. (2014). “Transnational urban meanings. The passage of ‘suburb’ to India”. Conference on Transnational Cities. Past into Present, University of New Mexico, March 28-29th, 2014.

Gilbert, L. (2014). "Suburbanism in Mexico City: Where Formality and Informality Blur.” Presented at 6th International Meeting of RECIM- Red Continental de Investigación sobre la Informalidad en las Metrópolis. Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Cuajimalpa. Mexico City.

Basten, L. (2014)."Postmodern Suburbanisms: Perspectives of internationally comparative research on planning and governance of suburbanization processes." Workshop New Suburban Research, SURF-Network Ruhr, Dortmund, January 24, 2014.

Wu, F. (2014). "The development and planning of new towns in the UK”. Shanghai Urban Planning and Design Institute, 24th April 2014, Shanghai (public lecture)

Sonia Hirt (Virginia Tech) presenting at the Workshop on Suburban Governance, held in Leipzig, Germany.2013

 2013

Hirt, S. (2013). "Is There a Post-socialist City?" Presented at Brown University Comparative Urban Studies Symposium. Providence, RI, March 2013.

Li, Zhigang. (2013). "State rescaling and the making of city-regions in Pearl River Delta, China." Presented at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, 9-12 April 2013. Los Angeles, CA.

Macdonald, Sara and Keil, Roger. ( 2013). “Rethinking Urban Political Ecology from the Outside In: Greenbelts and Boundaries in the Post-Suburban City”. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, 9-12 April 2013. Los Angeles, California.

Phelps, N.A. and Vento, A.T. (2013) "The Suburban Question: Grassroots Politics and Place Making in Spanish Suburbs." Paper presented to a specially organised workshop on ‘Explaining Metropolitan Transformation: Politics, Functions and Symbols’, 25-26 January, 2013, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam.

Poppe, Will. (2013). "Neoliberal Housing Policies and Private Rental Infill Construction in Toronto." Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers. April 11, 2013. Los Angeles, California.

Wu, Fulong. (2013). "Emerging Chinese cities and the implication for global urban studies." Presidential Plenary speaker at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, 9-12 April 2013. Los Angeles, CA.

2012

Filion, Pierre. (2012). "Intensifying the Suburb: Lessons from Residential Densification Strategies in Toronto Suburbs, 1945-2012." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, February 24-28 2012. New York City, New York.

Grant, J., Craswell, H., Gonzalez, T.,  Scott, D., & Perrin, L. (2012). "Trends in the suburbs: recent research findings." Presented at the Atlantic Planners Institute Conference, May 03, 2012. Halifax, Canada.

Keil, Roger, Siemiatycki, Elliot, Peck, Jamie, Wyly, Elvin, Knox, Paul, Walker, Richard, & Nijman, Jan. (2012). "Panel: North American Suburbanisms". February 24, 2012. Organized & chaired by Jan Nijman. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, February 24-28 2012. New York City, New York.

Knox, Paul.(2012). "Suburban social ecology: The new normal." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, February 24-28 2012. New York City, New York.

Miller, Byron. (2012). "Hyper-consumption hegemony and fiscal brakes: the politics of sprawl in post-political Calgary." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, February 24-28 2012. New York City, New York.

Nijman, Jan. (2012). "Miami’s suburbanization: To the Everglades and Back." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, February 24-28 2012. New York City, New York.

Pfeiffer, Deirdre, Niedt, Christopher, McGuire, Liam, & Bulthuis, Mike. (2012). "Panel: Contemporary North American Suburbanisms: Concepts and Metrics I" . February 28, 2012. Organized by Pablo Mendez and Markus Moos. Chaired by Pablo Mendez. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, February 24-28 2012. New York City, New York.

Poppe, Will & Young, Douglas. (2012). "Densification and Neighbourhood Renewal in Toronto’s Highrise Suburbs." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers Panel Session “Densification: Local Resistances and Dynamics of Change.” February 24-28, 2012. New York City, New York.

Røe, Per Gunnar (2012). "Suburbanism(s) and the future, Future Suburbanisms."  Panel presentation at the Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, New York City.

Siemiatycki, Elliot, Peck, Jamie & Wyly, Elvin. (2012). " Vancouver’s Suburban Involution." Paper presented for the session on North American Suburbanisms,  at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, February 24-28 2012. New York City, New York.

Walker, Richard (2012). "Varieties of suburbia: The case of the San Francisco Bay area."  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, February 24-28 2012. New York City, New York.

Harris, Richard, Hirt, S., Purdy, S., Vorms, C. (2012). “What’s In a Name? How We Label Peripheral Places”. Main session, 11 International Conference on Urban History European Association for Urban History Conference, Prague, 29 Aug. – 1 Sept. 2012. [co-organizers]

Shanks, A., Coates, V., Harris, R. (2012). “What do Suburbanites Think About the Suburbs? A Case Study of Suburban Perceptions in Hamilton, Ontario” Canadian Association of Geographers, Ontario Divisions, Annual Meeting, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Oct. 12-13, 2012.

Roberts, J. & Harris, R. (2012). “Media Representations of Suburbs in Toronto From 1990-2012.” Canadian Association of Geographers, Ontario Divisions, Annual Meeting, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Oct. 12-13, 2012.

2011

Andrew, Caroline. (2011). "La ville, la justice sociale et la voix des femmes: quels mechanismes, quels cheminements?" Paper presented at ACFAS, May 10, 2011. Sherbrooke, Québec.

Bernt, Matthias (2011) "Changing urban georgaphies of growth and decline." Session organizer, with Marco Bontje, at the Annual International Sociology Association RC21 conference “The struggle to belong. Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings”, July 7-9 2011, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Filion, Pierre & Lehrer, Ute. (2011). "The Morphology of the North American Suburb: Tensions between Factors of Evolution and of Inertia." Paper presented at the International Seminar on Urban Form, August 26-29, 2011. Montréal, Québec.

Harris, Richard. (2011). "Home Ownership and Suburban Land Tenure." Invited discussant, Fourteenth Biennial National Planning History Conference, November 17-20, 2011. Baltimore, Maryland.

Keil, Roger, Ute Lehrer, Deborah Cowen, Stefan Kipfer, Byron Miller, Elvin Wyly, Douglas Young & Per Gunnar Røe. (2011). "Panel: Global Suburbanisms: Conceptual Departures 1," April 13, 2011. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 16, 2011. Seattle, Washington.

Keil, Roger (with Pierre Hamel, Elena Chou and Kieran Williams). (2011). "Modalities of Suburban Governance in Canada," Workshop on Suburban Governance, July 2, 2012, UFZ Leipzig, Germany

Keil, Roger, & Ute Lehrer. (2011). "World Cities-The Globalized Suburb". Panel at the International RC21 Conference, Session 16.1: The Challenge of Global Suburbanism, July 7-9, 2011. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Mabin, Alan, Sîan Butcher & Robin Bloch. (2011). "Scope and dimensions of suburbanisms in African cities south of the Tropic of Cancer." Paper presented at the International RC21 Conference, Session 16.1: The Challenge of Global Suburbanism, July 7-9, 2011. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Moos, Markus. (2011). "Benchmarking Project: Measuring Dimensions of Canadian Suburbanism." Panelist, Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, May 16-18, 2011. Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.

Poppe, Will, & Douglas Young. (2011). "Global Suburbanisms: Public Involvement in Toronto’s Tower Renewal as a Case Study of Urban Governance." Presentation at the Canadian Political Science Association Meeting, May 16-18, 2011. Waterloo, Ontario.

Røe, Per Gunnar. (2011). "Suburbanisms – within a dissolving welfare state model." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 16, 2011. Seattle, Washington.

Schmid, Christian. (2011)."Patterns and pathways of global urbanization in Mexico City, Kolkata and Paris: Steps toward comparative analysis." Paper presented at the International RC21 Conference, Session 16.1: The Challenge of Global Suburbanism, July 7-9, 2011. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Wilson, David. (2011). "Deploying the discursive suburbia: The Chicago experience." Paper presented at the International RC21 Conference, Session 16.1: The Challenge of Global Suburbanism, July 7-9, 2011. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Young, Douglas. (2011). "Suburban Decline and Renewal in Post-Political Toronto." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 13, 2011. Seattle, Washington.

2010

Wu, Fulong. (2010). "Just how neoliberal is China’s reform? The origins of urban changes under market transition and emerging new forms of urbanism." Paper presented at the International Conference on China and the Future of Human Geography, August 28, 2010. Guanzhou, China.