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Connecting Urban Inequality to the Built Environment 1
17 June - 19 June 2024
Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

NIAS-symposium Connecting Urban Inequality to the Built Environment

Spatial Segregation of Neighborhood Organizations and Entrepreneurs
– Please note: registration is closed

Understanding local patterns of connectivity that sustain neighborhood organizations and entrepreneurs has been a longstanding topic of multidisciplinary research. This three-day interdisciplinary symposium aims to generate discussion on how the built environment affects neighborhood organizations and entrepreneurs, and to what extent it exacerbates urban spatial inequality. Academics from the fields of entrepreneurship, sociology, economic geography, urban studies, and geospatial data science, will weigh in on the distinct theoretical and empirical challenges related to studying this topic. The symposium will feature the following confirmed esteemed guests and keynote speakers: Martin Ruef (Duke University), Olav Sorenson (UCLA), Mario Luis Small (Columbia University), Nicole Marwell (University of Chicago), Sunasir Dutta (University of Minnesota) and Jon Bannister (Manchester University).

The symposium is open to all – from early-career researchers (PhD, PostDocs), mid-career scholars to senior professors, working in diverse academic disciplines.

The full program is available here. All elements in the program take place on-site, at the Amsterdam venue.

This symposium is part of a 2024 NIAS-Lorentz Fellowship and is sponsored by the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS-KNAW), Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES) and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) of the University of Amsterdam. Organizers are Floris Vermeulen (University of Amsterdam), Mingshu Wang (University of Glasgow) and Laura Dupin (University of Amsterdam).