ICLD

Program

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Special Sessions

The academy is organised around interactive and participatory sessions:

  • Thematic streams: for in-depth discussions on cross-cutting issues, for junior and senior scholars to discuss ongoing research and research projects in small groups with the possibility to receive and provide feedback. See list under writing workshops
  • Training sessions: participatory video, transdiciplinary research and co-production, writing research applicaitons, localising the SDGs
  • Local Policy Labs: to discuss real life problems experienced by local governments and to brainstorm ideas for policy recommendations and further research. 

Writing workshops

Social accountability and alternative forms of participation in local democracy, session A 
Session leader A: Anders Lidström, Professor, Department of Political Science, Umeå University 

Session leader B: Rebeca Abbers, Associate Professor Of Political Science, University Of Brasília


From climate crises to climate action: roles for local governments
Session leader: Jesse Ribot, Professor, School of International Service, American University in Washington


Global Migration: Rebel cities and communities in search of inclusion
Session leader: Benjamin O-Brien Gonzalez, Professor of Political Science, San Diego State University


Children and youth influence in local decision making
Session leader: Soo Ah Kwon, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, University of Illinois


Urban creativity and inclusive cities
Session leader: Liza Rose Cirolia, Researcher, Centre for African Cities


Local governments in post-conflict countries: conflicts and possibilities
Session leader: James Manor, Emeritus Professor of Commonwealth Studies, School of advanced studies, University of London

Training sessions

Participatory Video for research and engagement
Session leader: Crystal Tremblay, Assistant Professor and Special Advisor on Community Engaged Scholarship, Department of Geography, Univeristy of Victoria. See greetings from Crystal here

Transdisciplinary co-production
Session leaders: Meritt Polk, Professor, Head of Department, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg 
Henrietta Palmer, Artistic Professor, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning, Chalmers University of Technology

SDG Synergies Approach
Session leader:  Nina Weitz, Research Fellow within the Governance and Institutions Unit at Stockholm Environment Institute

Writing Policy Research Proposal
Session leaders: Jesse Ribot, Professor, School of International Service, American University in Washington
Shabbir Cheema, Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Centre for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Merilee Grindle Professor Emerita, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
James Manor Emeritus Professor of Commonwealth Studies, School of advanced studies, University of London
Soo Ah Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, University of Illinois

Local Policy Labs

Local policy labs are interactive sessions that bring researchers, practitioners and policy maker together to brainstorm around concrete problems. They provide an opportunity to address issues of relevance to local governments, with the possibility to suggest policy recommendations and identify potential research topics. 

All policy labs considers an inter-sectional perspective on how local governments ought to include women, differently-abled people, children, youth, indigenous people, immigrants, LGTB and informal workers, among others.

1. Cities leading the action for climate

2. I wish that my dream wasn’t a dream: child inclusion

3. The right to the city & urban creativity

3.1. Role of urban public spaces in refugee integration

3.2. Protecting the human rights of minorities and helping to build inclusive cities

3.3. Informal livelihoods: from exclusionary to inclusive policies

4. Direct democracy in urban planning

5. Sustainable Development Goals

6. Varieties of local peace-building