Urbanhist Conference



Welcome to the online platform for the 2nd urbanHIST Conference:

“Interpreting 20th Century European Urbanism”

Stockholm, 21-23 October 2019.


Preliminary Schedule:

urbanHist Conference Preliminary Schedule



Writing Town Planning Histories

Dissemination and Mobility of Town Planning Ideas

Urban Regeneration in European Cities

Discourses of Consumption in Modern Architecture and City Building

Cities and the Environment

Facets of Modernity in Housing Development

Post-socialist transition: Between Conflicts and Legacy

Housing beyond State Power

The impact of Industrialisation on Central and Eastern European Cities

Nature and the City: (Re-)creating Urban Landscapes

Information for guest participants

Everybody who wants to join the conference is more than welcome. Please fill in the register form below, if you are no member of the urbanHIST consortium and if you are not actively participating by presenting a paper. Your registration is needed since we are offering lunch and coffee for all our guests.

Please complete the registration until Wednesday, 25.09.2019 the latest. Please don´t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at urbanhist@bth.se.

Registration Form Guest Participants


Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Prof. Henrieta Moravčíková, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia

Prof. Luděk Sýkora, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Prof. Sasha Tsenkova, University of Calgary, Canada

Prof. Stephen V. Ward, Oxford Brookes University, UK


About the conference

The conference will take place at the Wenner-Gren Center in Stockholm between the 21st and the 23rd of October 2019.

Convenor of the conference is Abdellah Abarkan, Professor and Head of the Department of Spatial Planning at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) in Karlskrona, Sweden. Besides the Bauhaus University Weimar (Germany), the University of Valladolid (Spain) and the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (Slovakia), BTH is one of the four urbanHIST beneficiaries. The 15 urbanHIST early stage researchers are substantially involved in the organization of this conference.

Wenner-Gren Center is located at Sveavägen 166, 102 31 Stockholm

For information about urbanHIST H2020 Project, please visit www.urbanhist.eu


Questions we have received already as well as our answers can be found here.

In case you have another question or need further information about the conference, please contact our local urbanHIST manager Annica Skytt,  annica.skytt@bth.se


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 721933.