I thought this might be of interest for some of us. The deadline for an abstract submission is June 1st.
We propose to approach this question from three different but interrelated perspectives: Public space and representation: What would be the ways of enhancing the quality of public spaces in order to provide opportunities for the marginalized urban groups in claiming their rights in the city? Public space and the distribution of wealth in the city: How can the public space be differently envisioned so that the uneven distribution of wealth in the city could be mitigated? Public space and social cohesion: What would be the ways of enhancing the role of public space to support social cohesion between different urban groups in the context of spatially segregated city?