UCL Urban Laboratory


*CANCELLED* A Global Urban Network: Emergent approaches and challenges to urban research (AAG 2020)

06 April 2020, 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

Panel discussion at UCL Urban Laboratory conference 'At the frontiers of the urban'

As part of the 2020 AAG Annual Meeting in Denver, UCL Urban Laboratory is co-organising a panel bringing together scholars active in leading academic urban research institutes around the globe to debate the opportunities and challenges of formalising a collective association of urban institutes.

Event Information

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Susan Moore


Capitol Ballroom 4
Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street
CO 80202
United States

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, this event has been cancelled. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The discussion builds on initial conversations emerging from the inaugural workshop of the Global Urban Network, coordinated by the School of Cities at the University of Toronto in October 2019, which brought together directors of urban institutes from 17 universities, across 5 continents.

The panel participants will each provide a brief summary of the unique approaches their respective institutes take in addressing both localised and global urban challenges. Each panelist will elaborate on how their work and the operational visions of their institute are embedded within the university-city-community nexus and discuss the existing and potential opportunities for new and deepened partnerships in city-building. The benefits and pitfalls of ‘scaling-up’ these models and approaches and working collectively on common themes and research agendas will form the basis of the wider discussion. The panel encourages participation of scholars from other urban institutes not originally represented at the workshop in Toronto.


Updates will be posted on the AAG website. Please note the correct session times are 16.40 - 17.55.