I failed to post that they are issuing a publication in conjunction; the written material is due September 30. See the website for more information

Becoming Poor

Communication and the City: Voices, Spaces, Media
14-15 June 2013

Urban Communication Foundation & Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds

In association with:
ECREA Media and the City Temporary Working Group

Conference website:
http://www.pvac.leeds.ac.uk/communicationandthecity/

The Communication and the City Conference is an international two-day event hosted by the Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from a variety of national contexts to discuss questions of urban communication across academic disciplines and professional fields.

OVERVIEW

By middle of this century 7 out of 10 people in the world will live in cities, and it is in cities that we find major centres of political, economic, creative and ideological power. For these reasons, in recent decades an increasing number of scholars have come to see cities as powerful texts and contexts for communication research. Drawing from across…

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