There are many events related to the economy, urban development, labour in general and related issues which also address urban labour specifically. Below is a list of a number of key events, with the caveat that the Urban Labour Network cannot post all of them. There are miriads of such events taking place throughout the world and we will post all that come into our radar screen. We also count on the help of the members of the Network to inform about forthcoming events — and perhaps to organize urban labour events in due course!


25 to 28 September 2013, Milano, Italy
Politecnico di Milano
11th Conference of the European Architectural Envisioning

29  to 31 August 2013, London, United Kingdom

Within the Limits of Scarcity: Rethinking Space, City and Practices

15 to 18 July 2013, Dublin, Ireland

Planning for Resilient Cities and Regions

3 to 5 July 2013, Coventry, UK

Sustainable Building and Construction Conference at Coventry University, UK on

25 to June 2013, LA Coruña, Spain

IAPS, International Association for People-Environment Studies
International Network Symposium 2013

18 to 21 June 2013, Skiathos Island, Greece

International Conference
Changing Cities: Spatial, morphological, formal  & socio-economic dimensions
University of Thessaly

8 – 11 June 2013, London, UK

A Tomorrow for Cities
IFHP Centenary Congress 2013
International Federation of Housing and Planning

20 to 23 May 2013, Rome, Italy

CEIT, Central European Institute of Technology
ISOCARP, International

17 to 18 May 2013, The Hague, Netherlands

The rush of China and India to Africa:  State versus market driven development
cooperation strategies?

European Association of Development Research

02 to 03 May 2013, Hong-Kong
Construction and Housing in the 21st Century’

3 to April 2013, San Francisco, California, USA

Urban Affairs Association
43rd Annual UAA Conference
Building the 21st Century City: Inclusion, Innovation and Globalization

26 to 27 March 2013, Oxford, UK
WATERWISE/WATEF NETWORK CONFERENCE 2013. Theme: Innovation through Cooperation,

26 February 2013 to 1 March 2013, Vienna, Austria

Resilience Meeting
AESOP YA – Association of European Schools of Planning Young

13 to 15 February 2013, Portland, Oregon, USA

PLPR 7th International Conference
Property Rights and Planning
in a Changing Economy

PLPR International Academic Association on Planning, Law

14 December 2012, Napoli, Italy

VII Giornata di Studi INU
Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica

INU, Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica
Centro Congressi Ateneo

11 December 2012, London, UK

ProBe seminar and CLR GB AGM: Exclusion and work-life balance in the construction sector: how can they be challenged?

3.30pm to 7.30pm. University of Westminster, Room M211, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1S 5LB (opposite Madame Tussauds and nearly opposite Baker Street tube)

22 – 23 November 2012, Milan, Italy

International Symposium
Middle-class Housing in Perspective

DiAP Department of Architecture and Planning
Politecnico di Milano

21 November 2012, Rome, Italy

Smart Cities: futuro prossimo o ennesimo mito?
Per un approccio integrato 
La Sapienza Università di Roma

15 to 17 November 2012, Milan, Italy

Standards and alternatives
in the transformation of the urban South
International Conference

29 – 30 October 2012, Cardiff, UK

Cardiff International Conference
on Sustainable place-making

Sustainable Places Research Institute
Cardiff University

26 to 28 October 2012, New York City, USA

6th Biennial Conference
The Cosmopolitan Metropolis


18 October 2012, Milan, Italy

della Rete Archivi Piani Urbanistici
Triennale di Milano


22 to 24 March 2012, Kumasi, Ghana

1st International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa

6 to 7 December 2011, Penang, Malaysia

5th International Conference & workshop on built environment in developing countries

20 to 22 November 2011, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

International conference and exhibition of women engineers (ICEWE)

1 to 5 November 2011, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

10th International conference on urban health

01-03 November 2011, Hanoi, Vietnam

Construction In Developing Countries

29 to 30 October 2011, Chicago, United States

2nd International Conference on the Constructed Environment

28 October 2011, Chongqing, China

5th International Conference on Sustainable Development in Building and Environment

NOTE: opportunity to discuss green jobs in the built environment

20 to 22nd October 2011, Madrid, Spain

12th Naerus (Network-Association of European Researchers in Urbanization in the South) Conference 2011

30 September to 01 October 2011, Madrid, Spain

Conference on Urban and Regional Economics 2011

Hosted By: IMDEA Social Sciences

Organizers: Diego Puga, Klaus Desmet and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

This will be the third edition of CURE, an annual conference that brings together a group of about 30 urban and regional economists from across the world. CURE alternates across the Atlantic, being held in Europe on odd years and in North America on even years. Previous editions were held in Milan and in Princeton. When held in Europe, CURE is organised through the International Trade and Regional Economics Programme of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). This year’s CURE will be hosted by IMDEA Social Sciences Institute, with additional support and funding from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Bank of Spain, Regional Government of Madrid, and Spain’s Ministry of Science and Innovation.

15 to 16 September 2011, Bologna, Italy

2011 International Conference on Green Buildings and Sustainable Cities (GBSC 2011)

1 – 3 September 2011, Ammersee (near Munich), Germany

European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics , Ammersee

Organizers: Giuseppe Bertola, Marco Caliendo and Josef Zweimüller

The 13th CEPR European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics (ESSLE) will be hosted by the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) at the conference centre of Deutsche Post DHL in Buch at the lake of Ammersee (near Munich), and will be organised by Giuseppe Bertola (Università degli Studi di Torino and CEPR), Marco Caliendo (IZA) and Josef Zweimüller (Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich and CEPR). The keynote lecture will be given by Francine D. Blau (Cornell University). ESSLE is designed to bring together economists in the field from across Europe and key researchers from outside the region. It provides a unique opportunity for researchers from different universities and countries to discuss their work in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships. Another important aim of ESSLE is to provide young researchers with the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with senior economists. Paper proposals are invited in any area of labour economics.

23 August 2011, Washignton DC, United States

CIB Commission “Meeting on People in Construction”, in conjunction with the International Conference on Safety and Health in Construction “Prevention: The Means to the End of Construction Safety and Health Risks”

19- 21 July 2011, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka

International Conference on Building Resilience: Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities

NOTE: opportunity to discuss livelihoods in disaster risk reduction in sustainable cities

6 to 8 July 2011 Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Economy: an architectural conference

22 to 24 June 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

5th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum

15 June 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Green infrastructure

12 April 2011, brussels, Belgium

“Green Jobs” Creation through Buildings Retrofitting in the EU

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