COES Annual Conference 2015 entitled «Urban and Territorial conflicts: Contesting Social Cohesion?» seeks to expand on issues related to conflict and social cohesion based on spatial and territorial dimension. Taking a multiscale and interdisciplinary perspective, the conference will provide the basis to discuss the relationship between social conflicts and territorial dimensions, as well as the extent to which they relate to the segregation and inequality in the process of urbanization.
It is in this context that the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES) has invited to its Annual Conference to outstanding international scholars in these areas:
He is sociologist, Professor at Kings College London. He has edited two collections on the regeneration of East London, a collection on the middle classes (with Mike Savage) and also most recently (with Gary Bridge and Loretta Lees Mixed Communities: Gentrification by Stealth).
Julio is Professor of Urban Policy and International Development and Director of the Development Planning Unit, a research and postgraduate teaching department in University College London (UCL). He has over 25 years’ experience in over a dozen countries in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Linkedin
Jamie Peck is Canada Research Chair in Urban & Regional Political Economy and Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is the Managing Editor of Environment and Planning A and the convenor of the Summer Institute in Economic Geography.
Tom Slater (Ph.D. 2003, King’s College London) is Reader in Urban Geography at the University of Edinburgh. His research centers on the relations between market processes and state structures in producing and reinforcing urban inequalities. For more information, see http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/tslater
Professor of the Department of Geography at the National University of Colombia. Ulloa is a research of the “desiguALdades” (inequality) network and socio-ecological dimension. She is the coordinator of the Culture and Environment research group. Research areas: indigenous movements, indigenous autonomy, local development, gender, climate change, territoriality, extractive, and environmental anthropology.
Professor at the Department of Geography, King’s College London, Richard Webber is currently involved in a study the conflict between global and established elites in London’s wealthiest neighbourhoods. The originator of the Mosaic and Acorn neighborhood classifications, Richard Webber is associated with “commercial sociology” and the use by social scientists of “big data” as an alternative to the traditional research questionnaire as a source of evidence.