International Conference on “Polarisation, Fragmentation and Resilience: Four Urban Contexts Compared”
29 Nov – 1 Dec 2017
Hong Kong Baptist
University, Hong Kong
Different economic, social
and political trajectories have resulted in varying patterns of spatial
fragmentation, which is related to factors such as access to employment, income
and wealth inequality, housing affordability, and racial and ethnic
segregation, and is informed in major part by their urban morphologies.
represents an international collaboration to conduct comparative analysis on
the nature and manifestations of urban socio-spatial polarisation,
fragmentation and segregation in USA, South Africa, Hong Kong and mainland
China, with a view to identifying policy initiatives to enhance urban
resilience. In addition to paper sessions, a one-day field excursion to public
housing estates and other neighbourhoods in Hong Kong will be held.
To investigate the impacts of
economic restructuring on access to and quality of employment, with special
reference to the global trajectories of the above four urban contexts and the
different experiences of polarisation and fragmentation that have resulted;
To identify the distinct racial and
ethnic dimensions that affect access to housing and employment, such as:
in-migration from mainland China and elsewhere in Hong Kong; rapid urbanization
in mainland China under hukou delineation; migration of Black South Africans to
Cape Town and Pretoria since the end of Apartheid; and the changing patterns of
racial segregation and international in-migration in Atlanta, in the context of
state policies on migration, housing and employment that either exacerbate or
moderate polarisation and fragmentation; and
To decipher the nature and extent of
urban resilience in coping with problems of polarisation and fragmentation.
29 Nov – 1 Dec 2017 (Plenary paper sessions on Day 1 and 2; a study tour on Day 3)
David C Lam Institute
for East-West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Prof Ray Forrest, Chair Professor of
Housing and Urban Studies, City University of Hong Kong
Prof Risa Palm, Provost, Georgia
Abstract submission (Deadline: 31
abstracts (max 300 words) in MS Word, including title, author name(s) and affiliation(s),
abstract text, and keywords.
Please note that a
target of 25 papers is set. Parallel sessions will be avoided to facilitate
exchange of views and research findings.
Paper submission (Deadline: 30 Sep
are expected to submit full papers. Selected manuscripts will be considered to
be published as a special issue on “comparative urban polarisation,
fragmentation and resilience” in a leading journal.
Please email your
abstracts and papers to email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) .
Registration fee: HKD
1100 (USD 150)
The registration fee
includes coffee and snacks, lunches, conference dinner and site visit.
registration fee will be collected on site.
Depending on funding
availability, registration fee may be waived for accepted presenters upon
request (ONLY one presenter for one paper).
Prof Owen Crankshaw, University of
Prof Chrisna Duplessis, University
Prof Ann-Margaret Esnard, Georgia
Dr Pu Hao, Hong Kong Baptist
Dr Adrienne La Grange, City University
of Hong Kong
Prof Si-ming Li, Hong Kong Baptist
Dr Cathy Liu, Georgia State
Dr Jun Wang, City University of Hong
Urban Studies Foundation
Hong Kong Baptist University
Dr Huimin Du, David C
Lam Institute for East-West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Email: email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) , Tel: +852 34115337, Fax: +852 34115128
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