Start date: 16/06/2014
End date: 20/06/2014
Organising body within UAntwerp: Urban Studies Institute
Partners: Centre on Inequalty, Poverty, Exclusion and the City (OASes), Centre for Urban History (CSG), Department of Transport and Regional Economics (TPR), Faculty of Design Sciences
Description: The second edition of CityLAB, organized by the Institute for Urban Studies will explore both the empirical diversity of suburbs and their increasing internal differentiation from an interdisciplinary perspective. It will examine the complexity of suburban phenomena from insights deriving from sociology, history, economic geography, political sciences, architecture and urban planning. Its target group is PhD and early stage post-doctoral researchers who want to develop such multi-perspectival understanding of suburbs, suburbanization and suburbanism and become more sensitive to the diversity of actually existing suburbs. The CityLAB Summer School is explicitly international and interdisciplinary in orientation and will take full advantage of its location in one of the most (sub)urbanized regions in Western Europe, Belgium. The programme combines international and local speakers, and two field trips to explore the suburban diversity of the biggest city of Flanders, the sprawling port town Antwerp.
Registration fee: The fee for the Summer School is 300 €; this includes meals and refreshments during the day, two social activities in the evening and two field trips in and around Antwerp.