Paper Sessions

Cities, Urban and Public Space

  1. Urban innovation and the rise of projects, platforms and testbeds
  2. (Not) my green city? The role of green spaces in times of urbanization
  3. Researching public space: from place-based to process-oriented investigations
  4. Urban green commons today and in the future – an environmental justice perspective 
  5. Inside the artificial brain of the city: an exploration of the impact of AI on urban development 
  6. City injustices: moving between vertical and horizontal
  7. Shaping the future through smart urban visions
  8. Spatial change in urban areas and their surroundings
  9. Planning for sustainable urban futures: transgressing the North-South boundaries in theory and practice
  10. Struggling with the planetary turn
  11. Exploring (divergent) urban temporalities

Climate Change

  1. Lived sustainabilities: unpacking the realities of living sustainably in a changing climate
  2. Understanding climate change and informing climate action in the European Northern Periphery
  3. Understanding strategic climate philanthropy in Europe and beyond
  4. Facing the uncertainty of climate change and the Anthropocene: A call for dialogue among Gender, Peace and Conflict, Indigenous studies

Education, Universities, and Geography as a Discipline 

  1. The liberal subject of neoliberal geography
  2. Historical geographies of Nordic geographies
  3. Education for a sustainable development
  4. Education in times of competence-based education

Energy and Food

  1. Thinking through connections: concepts for linking spaces in food and energy transitions
  2. New geographies of meatification: patterns, processes, practices
  3. Acting local, catalyzing global? The role of bottom-up initiatives in the transition towards sustainable food systems
  4. Mobile wind energy policies – the formation of wind energy policies in a mobility perspective


  1. Gender Inequality and Sustainability under Customary Rights: Space, Culture and Society

Mobility, Migration and Borders

  1. Intra-EU mobilities: governance, bordering and resistance
  2. Cultural representations of the European refugee crisis
  3. EU-beggars and rough sleepers in a time of populist nationalism: mean streets and the end(s) of Europe
  4. Uneven mobilities and the production of subjectivity
  5. Vital mobilities: When moving matters 
  6. Ways forward in understanding children’s and families’ everyday mobilities and time-spatial organization of daily life
  7. Tightening the Noose – The Impact of Constricted Migration Policy on Sexual and Gender Minorities

People, Environments, and Resources 

  1. Spatialities of forest based resources in (un-)sustainable transitions
  2. Sustainable reconstructions of highlands and head water regions
  3. Environment, migration and ethnicity
  4. Adapting human-animal relationships to Arctic environmental change
  5. Agency, Institutions, and Empirics in Environmentality Studies
  6. Politics and places of plants
  7. Considering creativity in an era of ecocide

Planning, Land Use and Property

  1. Fuzzy, firm or flexible? Conceptualising ‘sustainability’ in planning and environmental policymaking
  2. Geographies of (long-term) land ownership
  3. Agriculture geography after the second world war in the Nordic countries
  4. Designating seascapes as marine protected areas – new challenges for sustainable development goals
  5. Sustainability, justice, industrial and ‘green’ developments in multifunctional and indigenous rural landscapes
  6. The political ecology of the outfields (utmarka): Conflicting views of resource use 
  7. Land grabbing through stealth: disinvestment, gentrification and deskilling as dispossession
  8. Planning and planning legitimacy in the coastal zone
  9. Property in practice

Production, Finance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

  1. The spatialities of migrant entrepreneurship
  2. Extra-regional dynamics innovation and development
  3. Evolutionary economic geography, current trends and future directions
  4. Global value chains, production networks and development in the Global South
  5. The Rent Gap Turns 40
  6. Waste management and circular economy in regional development and planning
  7. The Financialization of Agriculture in Latin America
  8. The complexities of precarisation: everyday experiences of negotiating and resisting precarity
  9. Exploring the economies of signs and space
  10. Industries and the Green Economy

Rural, Regional, Peripheries and the North

  1. The making of resource regions in Northern Europe
  2. Social and economic geographies of peripheral regions
  3. Sustainable foundations: building new geographies of housing and homelessness in the circumpolar North
  4. Regional development paths and critical junctures
  5. Micro-urbansiation in peripheral and sparsely populated areas
  6. Sustainability, digitalization and ICT in rural areas – implications and possibilities
  7. Interrogating rural transformations ‘from above’

Social and Political

  1. Geographical research for, by and with Muslims
  2. Political Geographies of Citizenship
  3. Citizen engagement and natural resource governance in an increasingly local world


  1. Inclusive geographies of sustainability
  2. Sustainable Island Geography – Geographies of Island Sustainability
  3. Revisiting coastal landscapes: creative tensions of sustainability
  4. The Anthropocene Uncanny & The Sustainability imperative
  5. Innovation and experimentation for sustainability transitions:  actors, spaces and scales
  6. Is the cemetery dead? The continued sustainability of cemeteries, gravestones and their associated monuments across the Nordic realm
  7. Forging sustainable spatialities: ruptures, fragments and relations

Tourism and Second Homes

  1. Revisiting 30 years of sustainable tourism in the age of overtourism
  2. Sustainable tourism: business model innovation
  3. Peer-to-peer service platforms in tourism: digital capitalism, new urban tourism, and governance
  4. Geographies of second homes
  5. Sustainable tourism:  life changing experiences for whom? 
  6. Resilience and voluntary temporary populations
  7. Second homes and climate change


  1. Promises and challenges of sustainable transportation
  2. Challenging mobilities/transport regimes
  3. Sustainable regional development: transport, mobility and communication

Welfare, Care and Health 

  1. Exploring the geographies of Scandinavian welfare states: past, present, and future
  2. Social innovation for sustainable care
  3. Migration and health
  4. Health and Sustainability in the Global North: Working in and with Publics 


NGM 2019
Department of Geography
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
NO-7491 Trondheim

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