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May 29, 2024

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Philosophy of the City—Madrid

October 2-4, 2024

Venue: Instituto de Filosofía – Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

The Philosophy of the City Research Group (POTC RG) is a global community of scholars dedicated to understanding the city and urban affairs. 

Presentations on any philosophical issue about cities are welcome.  Some topics include housing, local governance, conceptualizing cities, urban policy, infrastructure, distribution, urban aesthetics, recognition, urban technologies, water issues, food and the city, street art, gender, energy, mobility, city life, urban culture, justice, the city in philosophy’s history, discrimination, public space, immigration, examining specific cities, urban expansion, and defining the city. Presentations can be in English or Spanish. Philosophical papers on Madrid are especially welcome.

For individual submissions, send abstracts of about 300 words to

Keynote Speakers: Judith Green (Fordham University) and Roberto Goycoolea Prado (Universidad de Alcalá)

Deadline: May 3, 2024. Notifications: Before May 24.

We are pleased to offer a Graduate Student Presentation Award of 300 USD to be given at the concluding ceremony. To be eligible, indicate a desire for consideration at the end of the submission. All participants are encouraged to submit revised versions of presentations to the Philosophy of the City Journal.

Philosophy of the City Summer Colloquium 2024:“Resilience and Beyond”

July 1-3, 2024, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, The Philippines


Resilience entered the discussion about cities as a way to think differently about how to protect cities from natural disasters and terrorist attacks in the early 2000s. The attacks on 9/11, the damage done by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and the questions raised by the Fukushima nuclear accident became formative events in the discussion about safety and security in the city. The term gained prominence when the United Nations and other political bodies picked up the concept in the context of mitigating the effects of climate change. Resilience is now integral to national, regional, and local government responses. This workshop examines any facets of the term and how it relates to the topics below. Other issues not listed are welcome if relevant to the colloquium’s theme.

Meanings of resilience in urban contexts

Alternatives to resilience thinking

Resilience and food systems

Urban Planning

Resilience and forms of justice

Urban sustainability

Democratic approaches and resilience

Waste and waste management

Resilience as a government copout

Responsibility and resilience

Resilience and urban infrastructure

The role of AI in resilience planning and responses

Psychological resilience in the city


For more information, see:

Organizers: Philosophy of the City Research Group

Venue: Ateneo de Manila University


Deadline for submissions: April 7

Notifications: May 1

Registration Due: June 1

Conference: July 1-3

Submission of Abstracts:Submit abstracts (200 words) by email to by April 7, 2024

Questions? Conference Chair Dr. Remmon Barbaza,


We will accept a maximum of 20 papers to ensure an intense and in-depth discussion. Graduate students are encouraged to submit. Each paper will be presented and discussed in a 50-minute session (30 minutes for presentation and 20 minutes for discussion).Registration:The registration fee of $100 USD ($50 for graduate students) includes lunch, coffee, and the evening reception. Opportunities for joint dinners will be provided, but dinner costs are not included with the conference registration. No refunds on registration fees.

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