The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners, is proud to announce The IAFOR International Conference on the City 2017 (City2017).
The IAFOR Conference on “the City” places the international, intercultural and interdisciplinary tenets of IAFOR at the very heart of multiple academic approaches to the city, from the development of the classic city states east and west, to the emergence of the vast organisms that are our modern cities.
Different cities have very different personalities, influenced, for example, by history, government, climate, and geographical location – from uptight financial powerhouses to relaxed tourist resorts, they are governed in different ways, and compete against each other for attention and resources, sometimes domestically, but also with other foreign rivals. This conference encourages interdisciplinary and comparative reflections from the world’s cities, from small cathedral city, to sprawling metropolis.
The city has always been a center of creativity and imagination. The many cultures that are formed within the city have become definitive of the development of human civilization in different eras. From the cities that were the product of the ancient river civilizations on the Nile, the Tigris Euphrates or the Ganges and the Yellow River through the classical and medieval city states, to the modern cities of the industrial revolution, the city provides an exciting object of study. The conference is set up to encourage the exploration of the city in all its variations and to provide a further context for reflections on globalisation as the wave of today and tomorrow.
This conference will be held in parallel to a conference on Global Studies, and will provide a counter to the localised perspectives that can easily obscure the simple fact that many of the world’s major cities have now become, more than ever, global portals and places of international exchange.
We invite academics from around the world to join us in the fascinating historical, cultural, and artistic center of Barcelona, to exchange ideas and participate in the continuing story of this city.
The IAFOR International Conference on the City 2017 will again be held alongside The IAFOR International Conference on Global Studies 2017. Registration for either of these conferences will allow participants to attend sessions in the other.
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About IAFOR - International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary
IAFOR welcomes academics from all over the world to our interdisciplinary conferences held in Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, USA and the UAE. Our events provide a unique international, intercultural and interdisciplinary environment in which to hear the latest world-class research and network with leading academics, professionals and practitioners.
By facilitating dialogue between the world’s academics and thought leaders, IAFOR has become a pioneer in providing the research avenues and visionary development solutions that are necessary in our rapidly emerging globalised world. We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events.
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The IAFOR Conference Team