Roskilde University (RUC)
Find your way and walking/driving directions here:http://www.ruc.dk/en/about-the-university/directions-to-ru/map-over-ru/
Nordic Geographers Meeting:
The conference starts with pre-conference excursion and city reception in the evening, where registration also opens
Excursion in Trekroner:
Excursion in Trekroner, the neighborhood where Roskilde University is located.
This part of Roskilde City is known as a sustainable neighborhood, and on this excursion we're going to hear about the planning process and the ideas behind the neighborhood.
We will be walking around in Trekroner and on our way we will see and hear about both the sustainable actions taking concerning the environment, eg. rainwater collection and LED-lighting, and the social actions, eg. the cohabitations.
Sign up for this trip already when you register and pay the conference fee.
1:00 PM: We meet at Roskilde University (transportation will be arranged)
- Introduction to Trekroner and sustainable city planning
1:30 PM: We go for a walk-and-talk in the neighborhood
- On our way we will hear more about nature and climate adaption, LAR and the use of rainwater
2:30 PM: Break and tour around Munksøgård
- In the snack break we will have a taste of some local food products and after that we will have a tour around Munksøgård - among other things an ecological cohabitation
4:00 PM: We continue our walk
- On our way we will gaze upon the lightning, means of transportation, the ways of living, there institutions present and so on.
5:00 PM: The trip ends; transportation back to the train station and conference hotels
The conference opens with a reception, held in Musicon - the new creative neighborhood in Roskilde.
Here music and the creative is in the center of the city development. In this way the creative forces at Musicon is the heart of the neighborhood's pulse, and about 20 smaller companies is located here.
At the reception there will be several speeches and happenings, while you can meet the other conference participants over a glass of wine.
Nordic Network of Urban and Regional Researchers:
Multidisciplinary approaches to urban and regional research are important for the understanding of complex socio-spatial processes, and researchers are increasingly encouraged to cooperate across disciplinary and national borders.
In autumn 2010, we organised a Nordic Urban Workshop at the Centre for Urban Research at the University of Ørebro, Sweden, where PhD-students joined to discuss our research and to get to know each other at the Nordic level. We are interested in bringing together scholars sharing interests in urban and regional research, and to join resources across institutions and disciplines for the exchange of experience, knowledge and for the potential of shared research projects. The Nordic region is a geographical area in which both cultural and historical similarities and local and national differences call for comparative thinking and projects. A range of institutions are working on urban and regional topics in the Nordic region, and it is our belief that more cooperation between them can contribute with new knowledge about the empirical phenomena studied in the Nordic countries, and consequently to foster new, theoretical insights.
The aims of the network are:
- To establish contact between researchers who are interested in cross-disciplinary urban studies in the Nordic region, who are early in their careers, yet not limited to it
- To advance a broad and relational viewof the socio-spatial processes characterising the urban and regional research object and to engage in discussions about the concepts and analytical frameworks with which we target it
- To foster dialogue and cooperationbetween researchers engaged in empirical urban and regional studies in the Nordic countries, though not exclusively
- To engage in discussions on how our research can be joined in potential comparative projects at the Nordic level and beyond
- To provide a forumfor urban scholars where information is exchanged about relevant research, literature, academic job and grant opportunities
- To promote discussions about methodologies and research practices, teaching practices and action research addressed by urban and regional research questions
At the Nordic Geography Meeting in Roskilde, we organise the workshop "Social Justice and the City - Way forward?", where we wish to engage discussions interesting to the network.
We welcome everyone interested in joining the discussions and network to come to the workshop and to join the drink/ dinner at Restaurant Bryggegården at Algade 15 in Roskilde town, Wednesday 25 May 2011 at 19.30.
Anders Trumberg, Marco Eimermann, (both at Centre for urban and regional studies, Örebro University), Ingar Brattbakk (Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo) and Heidi Bergsli (Urban Research Programme, Oslo University College)