Urban Soils Conference in Moscow: SUITMA 9 in May 2017


We are very pleased to invite you to participate in the 9th International Congress of the Working Group on Soils of Urban, Industrial, Traffic, Mining and Military Areas, SUITMA 9. SUITMA 9 will be held in Moscow, Russia on May 22-27 2017. The congress will be hosted by the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University, www.rudn.ru). This year’s theme for the congress will be «Urbanization: a challenge and an opportunity for soil functions and ecosystem services» Urbanization is currently among the most important land-use change trends globally. According to FAO and UN predictions, more than 6 billion people are expected to live in by 2050. In response to these issues, policy age

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Agendas are focusing on achieving and maintaining optimally functioning and sustainable use of urban ecosystems, for present and future generations. Soils of Urban, Industrial, Traffic, Mining and Military Areas (SUITMAs) differ substantially from natural zonal counterparts in their physical, chemical and biological features, their performed functions, and supported services. SUITMA is a working group of the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS); a world leading scientific community dedicated to investigating urban and technogenic soils. The SUITMA working group joins urban soil experts from all over the world. SUITMA has organized international congresses every two years since 2001 to address different aspects of urban soil science. Eight fascinating congresses were organized in Europe, Africa, USA, Mexico and China. In 2017, SUITMA 9 will be held in Russia for the very first time and will be hosted by the RUDN University in Moscow city.

CfP: Sustainability and Social Science Research Symposium due 5/30 @umisr


Submit Your Abstract by May 30, 2016

May 17th-19th, 2017
The Social Science Research Symposium at the University of Michigan

The aims of the Symposium are as follows:

  • to provide social science researchers focusing on sustainability an opportunity to present and discuss their work (e.g. empirical work, case studies, teaching and learning innovations, applied projects, etc.);
  • to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of research projects, especially initiatives which have influenced behavior, decision-making, or policy;
  • to discuss methodological approaches and projects which aim to offer a better understanding of sustainability across society and economic sectors;
  • and to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for further cooperation.

The Call for Abstracts is open through May 30, 2016.

Conference Registration and Information
How to Submit Your Abstract



  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 30th, 2016
  • Deadline for submission of papers:  September 30th, 2016
  • Deadline for full, revised papers:  January 30th, 2017
  • Deadline for registrations:  March 30th, 2017

#cfp: The 10th Annual @gradclimateconf! Submissions due by 6/1.


The Graduate Climate Conference (GCC) is an interdisciplinary climate conference run by graduate students, for graduate students. Backgrounds of past attendees have spanned a wide range of disciplines. We welcome abstracts from diverse fields such as atmospheric sciences, biology, environmental economics, forestry and fisheries sciences, oceanography, public policy studies, and any other climate-related disciplines.

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CfP: Engendering Habitat III Conference Abstracts due 4/18

For those researching gender dimensions of urban design, planning and architecture; security and safety; access to housing, transport, ICT and employment; climate change and sustainable development; gender mainstreaming, and research methodology:


Papers in English and Spanish will be admitted.

Abstract submission deadline: 18 April 2016
Notification of abstract acceptance: 6 June 2016
Registration opens: 6 June 2016
Early bird registration deadline: 11 July 2016
Registration closes: 8 August 2016
Short-paper submission deadline: 30 September 2016
Conference: 5-6 October 2016

The official language of the conference is English. However, papers submitted in Spanish will be accepted and sessions will be organized to accommodate both languages in separate sessions.

In order to submit your abstract please follow this link. It is recommended that you prepare your abstract in a word file and copy/paste your text on the link given above to avoid any loss of work due to expired sessions on the submission page.

Abstracts format: We are expecting participants to submit extended abstracts (max. 1000 words) explaining the scope and objectives of their research. Relevant literature and expected results should be included in the abstract as well as the methods used in the research. 5 Keywords should also be submitted along with the abstracts. Participants are also asked to choose the tracks that best suit their papers.

Poster abstract format: Abstracts for the posters should be prepared in the same format as the abstracts for papers.

Short Papers: It is recommended but not required to submit a short paper in addition to the abstract. The objective of this is to facilitate evaluation of papers for peer-review publication either in journals or books (to be confirmed) once the Conference is over. Short papers will not be considered in the process of abstract evaluation, but they might increase your chances of being selected for publication. Short papers should be around 2500 words (max.) and should include:

Name, affiliation and contact details of all authors
Short abstract (50-100 words)
5 keywords
Theoretical/conceptual framework, relevant literature, methodology, results, discussion and references
There are no strict requirements on formatting of the papers as long as the style is consistent throughout the text. References can be in any style and should include author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and page number.

Long papers: After the conference is over, participants whose contributions are selected for publication will be asked to write full manuscripts. These manuscripts will follow a peer review process before being published in peer-reviewed journals as special issues or as book chapters. This will be confirmed after the conference and the authors will be informed about the process accordingly.



Don’t miss #AmandaMatles on Cross Pollination: Stats & Embodied Methods in Critical Participatory Action Research at 1:20 (Marker Hotel, LL) #AAG2016

1:20 – 3:00

Queer Data II: Locating Desire, Tension, and (In)Difference in the Data Mine

Vienna North, Marker Hotel, Lower Level

Author: Amanda Matles (@amatles): Cross Pollination: Stats and Embodied Methods in Critical Participatory Action Research

T-10 mins until @blactivist of @GC_CUNY on @NYC: Struggles Over the Narrative of the Solidarity Economy (4th fl, Hilton) #AAG2016

Thursday, March 31

10:00 – 11:40

Relational Poverty 6: Solidarity Economy Post-Capitalist Practices and the Geographies of Exclusion and Marginalization

Union Square 16, Hilton Hotel, 4th Floor

Author: Lauren Hudson: New York City: Struggles Over the Narrative of the Solidarity Economy

@jcknorton goes on in 15 mins! Public-Private Partnership in the Post-Keynesian Landscape (Marker Hotel-Lobby Level) #AAG2016

8:00 – 9:40 PREM: Critical Penal Geographies I: Histories, Political Economies, and Epistemologies of the Carceral State

Paris South, Marker Hotel, Lobby Level

Author: Jack Norton: Financing the Carceral State: Public-Private Partnership in the Post-Keynesian Landscape