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(Re-)Thinking cities and the urban: from the global to the local

The Urban Commission of the International Geographic Union, in collaboration with the Unité mixte de recherche Géographie-cités of the CNRS, is organising its annual international workshop at the University of Paris, Campus des Grands Moulins, from 23 to 27 July 2022.

The Urban Commission of IGU focuses on analysing the complex challenges and problems that urban regions are facing in the early 21st Century. The economic, social and health crises of recent years indicate the need to develop new ways of seeing, understanding and governing cities.
The IGU Urban Geography Commission invites the international community of urbanists, from geography and related disciplines, to reflect upon the challenges of cities and future urbanisation and to share their reflections.The objective of the Paris IGU workshop is to highlight comparative processes of urban restructuring through the lens of real estate projects in diverse urban contexts, from regional cities to major financial centres.
Five main topics are highligted
1- Cities as drivers of, and driven by, transformational change
2- Cities, urban systems and nation states
3- Urban areas under pressure of transformation
4- Climate change, resilience, urban health and well-being
5- Governance, institutions, urban policy

Organizers & partners

Urban Commission of IGU
CNRS – Géographie-cités
University of Paris Cité
University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
ANR Financing Clean Air
Labex dynamite — GT réseaux et GT production urbaine

Information & registration

Have you submitted an abstract that has been accepted by the Urban Commission? All information about the congress and our commission is available on the new IGU Urban Commission website.


Registration fees 190. This amount includes the welcome cocktail, the two-days pre-conference excursions (not the transport by metro) and the lunches during the three days of the conference.

Gala dinner: Not included in the fees. We will keep you informed depending on how the COVID19 pandemic evolves.

Opening of registration & payment17th April 2022

Deadline for Registration: 15th of June 2022



Conference venue

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15 rue Hélène Brion
75013 Paris

How to get there?

plan parisGeneral transportation informations can be found on the website of RATP. The campus of Université Paris Diderot is accessible through:

  • Metro: Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand (BNF), line
  • RER: RER C station Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand (BNF).
  • Bus: Lines 89, 62, 64,

Vélib’ Métropole: Station n°1305


The Maison des Chercheurs du Campus Condorcet, 4 RUE DES FILLETTES , 93300 AUBERVILLIERS, offers studios at preferential rates for congress members. Rates are degressive according to the number of consecutive nights, not according to the number of rooms.

Studios 25 m2 (2 pers) :

From 1 to 4 nights: 70€ (excluding tourist tax) per night.
From 5 to 7 nights: 300€ (excluding tourist tax) for the whole stay.

Studios 30 m2 (2 pers):

From 1 to 4 nights: 76€ (excluding tourist tax) per night.
From 5 to 7 nights: 350€ (excluding tourist tax) for the totality.


  • Maison des chercheurs website: enter the code “Condorcet2021” which is a specific code for researchers giving them free access to the reservation, as well as to the adapted rates.
  • ask for a quote from the reception team by email:
  • for more information, the receptionists can also be contacted on 01 88 12 15 15.


Prof. Natacha Aveline-Dubach natacha.aveline ( at )

Catherine Côme catherine.come ( at )

Prof. Dr. María Jose Piñeira Mantiñán mariajose.pineira ( at )