Friday March 18th at York University

4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 

Edited by Carlo Fanelli (Ryerson University) and Steve Tufts (York University)

The goal of this conference is to explore how sub/urban and regional austerity measures have altered fiscal arrangements, social services provisioning, labour-management relations, socio-political and electoral landscapes. Alternate Routes and the City Institute at York University (CITY) are seeking critical submissions that advance or challenge theoretical approaches, explore how different social and community groups have been affected, and alternative public policies to austerity. In particular, we are also interested in:

• The rise of populism and alternative political movements

• Local-global production flows and labour market restructuring

• The changing nature of urban and extra-urban relations

• Globalization and regional development

• Socio-economic inequalities, political diasporas, migration, ethno-racial and gender disparities

• Sub/urban alliances with labour, non-governmental organizations, community and social movements

• Governance and planning processes

• Public services, environmental sustainability, transportation, housing, poverty, infrastructure

 The above list is not exhaustive and we welcome both panel and individual proposals that explore sub/urban and regional austerity from a broad range of theoretical, methodological and disciplinary approaches.

Conference submissions must be received no later than December 15, 2015.

Please include an abstract no longer than 300-words and brief biography. Conference decisions will be made within two weeks. If you are interested in submitting an article for potential publication but cannot attend the conference, articles must be submitted by May 31, 2016. Conference participation does not guarantee publication. New contributors are encouraged to visit for author guidelines and additional information.

Conference proposals and article submissions must be sent directly to [email protected]

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