Call for Participants: International Workshop on Revisioning Peripheral Geographies In The Global South

Call for Participants




A series of five online workshops has been organised under the auspices of the Royal Academy of Engineering-funded project PIVOT- Re-visioning Peripheral Geographies: Strategies for Resilient Urban Development in the Global South project. Led by Dr.Lakshmi Priya Rajendran from Anglia Ruskin University, the interdisciplinary multilateral collaborative project involves partners from UK (University of Nottingham, University of Reading, Cardiff University), India (IIT Roorkee, Hindustan Institute of Sciences and Technology), Mexico (UNAM), Turkey (Istanbul Technical University), South Africa (University of Cape Town) and Nigeria (University of Nigeria)

We invite papers from early career scholars and practitioners across the globe working on/in/ empirical, methodological or theoretical work that helps expand the boundaries of peri-urban studies in Global South particularly India, Mexico, Turkey, Nigeria and South Africa. The aim of these workshops is to engage in critical dialogue with each other’s work on peri-urban research and discuss current challenges including inclusive planning, health, social justice and environmental inequality and the potential for resilient development in project focus countries from the Global South.

 We invite submissions from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, as well as those adopting inter- and trans-disciplinary perspectives . As the main goal of the workshop series is to offer a space for discussion and improvement of ongoing research, we will privilege papers considering theoretical questions and development, preliminary analyses of empirical findings and reflections on epistemological/methodological dimensions – or a mix of two or more of these approaches.

Some of the themes include but not limited to:

  • Peri-urban dynamics
  • Peri-urban and integrated city development
  •  Everyday socio-spatial narratives of peri-urban geographies
  • Peri-urban governance and challenges
  • Quality of life in the peri-urban
  • Marginalisation and right to city
  • Environmental, economic and health (in)equalities
  • Hard and soft infrastructures

Who can attend the workshop

The workshop is open to early-career scholars, planners, practitioners, in the fields of urban studies, planning and geography, engineering and built environment, and all the social sciences and humanities with a keen interest in peri-urban research and development. To have a focused and meaningful discussion, places for each workshop is limited to 8 and participants selected through a competitive application process.

Benefits of workshop participation include:

  • All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.
  • Best Paper Presentation from each workshop will be awarded with a certificate and a £100 worth Gift Voucher.
  • Selected papers presented at the workshop will be invited to submit for Proposed Journal Special issue, which will be Scopus-indexed to have a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research outcomes.
  •  A collaborative and co-authored think piece/article from all participants will be developed with support of workshop organizers into creative output published as a part of Early Careers Section in good impact factor journal.

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