Deutscher Geographentag 2013

Kongress für Wissenschaft, Schule und Praxis
Unicampus Passau

SV 10: URBANSELF – Citizens City? The role of urban self-organisation and public live in North-South perspective III

Leitung: Rüdiger Korff (Passau), Eberhard Rothfuß (Bayreuth)

Donnerstag, 03.10.2013, 16:30-19:00 Uhr, Philosophicum (PHIL) HS 2

Die Sonderveranstaltung ist als dritter Teil der Fachsitzungen 58 und 133 konzipiert. Die ReferentInnen sind Partner des EU-Projektes URBANSELF, das an der Universität Passau koordiniert wird. Weitere Informationen siehe unten.

16:30-16:55 Uhr Tanjavur Ramaswami Gopalakrishnan (Chennai)

What is inside the black box? Self-organisation as a neighborhood storytelling networks OR Applying communication infrastructure theory for the study of self organisations in slums
16:55-17:20 Uhr Liang Chuan (Kunming)

Cultural Perspective On Urban Self-organisation and Public Life in China
17:20-17:45 Uhr Dai Cong (Kunming)

New economic organization and urban development. A case study of social management innovation at Chuxiao,China
17:45-18:10 Uhr Wendel Henrique (Salvador)

Urban planning in historical places in Bahia/Brazil. An analysis about what happened when citizens take part (or not) in this process
18:10-18:35 Uhr Wen Man (Kunming)

The Dualistic Separation and Urban Migrant Self-organisation Mechanism in Kunming
18:35-19:00 Uhr Diskussion

URBANSELF – A North-South-Network on Urban Self-Organisation and Public Life in Europe, India and China builds on existing contacts of cooperative research and knowledge exchange. The objective is to bring together and integrate competences on urban processes in Europe, India and China with a specific focus on urban self-organisation and how this can contribute to the development and enhancement of public dialogue within and between the three participating areas. Thus as well as seeking to further the role of civil society within Europe, India and China UrbanSelf intends to simultaneously strengthen the North-South dialogue. In the “urban age” this is of particular relevance, because urban problems are increasingly global challenges and it is vital to share knowledge and understanding of these challenges and how to address them. The bringing about of change in governance, policy and politics aimed at enhancing the role of the citizen, and their self-organising activities, will facilitate the rise of organisations that enable the articulation of interests (public sphere) and the creation of supporting social and economic practices. The support of self-organisation is the crucial process for such a transition towards real – rather than virtual – citizen participation. Consequently, self-organisation is a necessity for urban sustainability. The key objective is to understand these forms of organisation through comparative discussion and knowledge transfer of existing research on European cities and rapidly growing cities in India and China. This then allows for empirically founded theoretical conclusions which in turn will provide the basis to identify innovative approaches to urban challenges from an actor-oriented perspective. The scientific results of urban self-organisation and developments in the public sphere will be addressed to stakeholders in local organisations, administration, and political actors.

Weitere Informationen zu dem Projekt:

URBANSELF - A North-South-Network on Urban Self-Organisation and Public Life in Europe, India and China (EU-FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES)

URBANSELF in brief