Symposium “THE FUTURE OF URBAN NETWORK RESEARCH”, September 18 – 20, 2017 at Ghent University (Belgium)

References to ‘urban networks’ in academic books and articles have grown dramatically since the 1950s, and research on the topic of urban networks now extends across many social and natural science disciplines (e.g. geography, sociology, engineering, physics) and over many scales of analysis from the local formation of social networks among neighbours in cities, to the regional formation of inter-city transportation networks, to the global formation of transnational urban-economic networks. This rapid growth in the size, scope, and scale of urban network research has left the area invigorated, but without a clear agenda for future work.

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6 full time research positions on cycling in the Netherlands (PhD, researcher/lecturer and postdoctoral researcher)

Cycling booms in many Dutch cities. While smart cycling innovations promise to increase cycling’s modal share in the (peri-)urban transport system even further, little is understood of their impacts or cost and benefit. The “Smart Cycling Futures (SCF)” program investigates if and how smart cycling innovations ─ including ICT-enabled cycling innovations, infrastructures, and social innovations like new business models ─ contribute to more resilient and livable Dutch urban regions.

The program offers 6 fulltime research positions. Deadline for applications May 10th.

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Joint NECTAR Cluster 6 and Regional Science Academy Meeting

We are pleased to invite you for a joint NECTAR Cluster 6 and Regional Science Academy meeting on “Geolocalized Data and Accessibility: Benefits and Threats” in Marne-la-Vallée, Paris area, 2-4 June 2016. We are seeking participants who are able to participate for the full three days of this important joint scientific event, which will be a combination of research papers presentation and brainstorm thinking on new roadmaps for future research in this field.

Deadline for submissions is: 31 March 2016

Abstracts should be sent to and

The call for abstracts can be found here.