RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2019

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138 Journal re-launch: Renewing the City and radical futures
Convenor(s) Andrea Gibbons (University of Salford, UK)
Debbie Humphry (Kingston University, UK)
Michele Lancione (University of Sheffield, UK)
Chair(s) Andrea Gibbons (University of Salford, UK)
Timetable Wednesday 28 August 2019, Evening (18:45 - 20:00)
Room RGS-IBG Sunley Room
Session abstract The editors would like to welcome you to a world cafe event as part of the re-launch of the radical journal City: Critical analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action under new, collective leadership. Since its founding by Bob Catterall, the journal has always worked to bridge the gaps between urban researchers, activists and policy-makers. To do so it has fostered conversations between architects, planners, geographers, sociologists, philosophers, artists and activists, and pulled from a plurality of critical voices and positions within and outside of academia. As it moves into its new existence under a core collective editorial board and driven by a wider collective membership, the journal would like to invite you to help us renew our commitment to theory and practice, discussion and action, and above all to ongoing critical but constructive dialogue in the effort not just to understand our world, but to change it. This session invites you to the ongoing dialogues held across both Global North and South to reground the journal’s work in our shared understanding of the key issues we face in our current conjuncture, and open up the broadest possible discussion of the radical possibilities for resistance and transformation. During this world cafe event we will also launch the first issue of the City in its new configuration, which will help kickstart this discussion.
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Renewing the City: Journal re-launch and radical futures
Andrea Gibbons (University of Salford, UK)
Debbie Humphry (Kingston University, UK)
Michele Lancione (University of Sheffield, UK)
World cafe session