Note: We advertise events here that are organized by, or relevant to, our members. Not all are organized by GCID specifically, and relevant contact details are provided so you can contact the organizers directly.

Online Seminar: The war-time urban development of Damascus: how the geography-and political economy of warfare affects housing patterns by Barend Wind
Date/Time: June 17th at 3pm
Description: See abstract here:
 Barend works as an Assistant Professor in Socio-Spatial Planning at the University of Groningen, NL. His research focuses on the institutional causes of the (un)affordability and (in)accessibility of housing. He seeks tools to solve housing crises based on theories of social and spatial justice, and has carried out spatial research in post-conflict contexts such as former Yugoslavia and Syria.
ZOOM link:
Meeting ID: 957 1028 2052

Learning Cities COVID-19 recovery: from research to practice
Next Seminar Date/Time:  June 17th at 13:00 CET - The challenge of inclusion in learning cities
Description: For each seminar further details will be made available in due course. Professor Mike Osborne from the School of Education together with the  Deputy Director of UIL I will the setting the scene for the first webinar followed by presentations from amongst others the mayor of Medellin in Colombia. Dr Catherine Lido from the School of Education and the Urban Big Data Centre will lead off for the second webinar on Measurement. Later webinars will include colleagues from the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods. Every webinar will include presentations from at least two cities around the world, including a number from the global south and some with whom we are currently working in GCRF projects. Each seminar requires pre-registration, which can be done at any time from now onwards. We very much hope that as many of you as possible can join.

World One Health Congress
Dates: October 30th-November 2nd
Venue: Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
Description: We are planning extra sessions on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 and are specifically welcoming abstracts with an emphasis on: pathogenesis and clinical manifestations / virology and epidemiology/ intervention strategies / clinical and outbreak management. The Congress will take place in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), the same venue as initially planned. All registrations will be transferred to the new dates and all abstracts that have been accepted for presentation will remain in the programme unless the authors notify us that they wish to withdraw. New important dates:

  • early bird registration till 18 September.
  • abstract presenter registration till 4 September.
  • late breaker abstract submission deadline is 18 September.


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