Urban and Population Geography working group

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Colloquium at lunch time – the spanish cities and urban systems: An urban and theoretical approach

Nov 25, 2013

Dear colleagues,

we are pleased inviting you to our 'colloquium at lunch time’. Our colleague, Prof. Dr. Rúben Lois from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), will do us the compliment of sharing thoughts about his latest field of research:

Prof. Dr. Rubén Lois González, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

“The Spanish Cities and Urban Systems: An Urban and Theoretical Approach”

With Spain witnessing similar processes as other Mediterranean countries, it is possible to make distinctions between different periods of historical urban design. This element is very important in order to understand urban and metropolitan structures since urban and metropolitan realities are a new approach to planning in contemporary Spain.

Our "colloquium at lunch time" will take place at Ludewig-Meyn-Str. 14, Room 418 on Wednesday, the 27th of November 2013, at 12:15.

AG Stadt-Geo

EU is fostering the Urban Dynamics Project at Kiel University

Oct 19, 2015

The project "Urban dynamics: Global Perspectives for Socio-cultural Urban Management" of Kiel University is being fostered by the European Union with 235,000 euros.

Press release

Sleepless in Hamburg?

May 22, 2015

Sleepless in Hamburg?Hamburg has in recent years seen rent levels increase in the extreme. Students have suffered particularly with many unable to find appropriate affordable accommodation.

The department of Geography at the University of Kiel is, as part of a PhD thesis, investigating this impact on students in Hamburg's housing market. The focus question is: how do students find appropriate living accommodation?

For this purpose we are looking for students who have moved to or within Hamburg in the last 18 months, who are interested to participate in a short interview of approximately 45 minutes in duration.

We are particularly interested in the perspective of foreign students and understanding their specific needs and challenges.

If you are interested in contributing to the improvement of the student housing situation here in Hamburg please follow  this link.

Call for Participation - Symposium Paris 2016

Dec 17, 2015

International Symposium „Urban Dynamics: Global Perspectives for Socio-Cultural Urban Management“
Paris, March 15-19 2016

Cities have always been a primary destination where different cultures meet, interact, and – on occasion – come into social conflict. Yet “urban laboratories” have also given rise to creative activity and political reform movements. Currently, our urban societies are confronted by different challenges: the trend toward urbanization continues unabated; economic crises have increased the risk of social dislocation; and political and economic factors have given rise to increasing migratory movements that are generating heterogeneous spaces. In light of the foregoing, at the Symposium international and local experts from science and practice, together with postgraduate students will discuss the social and cultural challenges of our cities of tomorrow. The Symposium will be held in the frame of the Erasmus+ Postgraduate Training Program “Urban Dynamics”.

CFP_Symposium Paris 2016

"Interculturally tinted glasses"

Jan 26, 2016

The current issue of unizeit introduces the project Urban Dynamics: Global perspectives for a Sociocultural Urban Management. The article Interculturally tinted glasses presents the projects aims and the international network of universities beyond it, that includes the CAU with the Institute of Romance Studies and the Department of Geography. Link

"Großstädte auf dem Globus"

Apr 25, 2016

The books published by the Working Group Urban and Population Geography during the last year are shortly presented in the unizeit issue no. 86 (09.04.2016). Link 

Lecture with Ana Fani Carlos (São Paulo): The ”metageography “ and the urban analysis

Jul 14, 2016

Metageography as a path towards understanding urban space under financial capital presents two levels of analysis: On the level of theory, we assume the thesis according to which social relations are created as space-time relations, highlighting the need to identify the relations between society and space, dialectically focusing on the social production of space.  On the level of urban reality, we assume the thesis according to which capital accumulation today is carried out, first and foremost, through the reproduction of urban space. The investigation is focused on the case of São Paulo, Brazil.

Monday  27.6.2016 at 16:15   Ludewig-Meyn-Straße 12 Room 9


Dec 11, 2017

The department of Human Geography of the CAU Kiel's Institute of Geography is offering a Job for a Research Assistant aiming for a doctor's graduation (50%), starting on 15.02.2018 or later, limited for three years.

Applications are to be sent until 28.12.2017 in a summarized PDF to Prof. Dr. Rainer Wehrhahn wehrhahn@geographie.uni-kiel.de

Further Information can be taken from the enclosed PDF-Flyer