Call for Abstracts and Workshop Proposals
The 6th CRRC Methodological Conference: How Evidence-based Urban Policy Can Make Cities Inclusive, Just, and Livable
Tbilisi, June 22, 2018
The aim of the “6th CRRC Methodological Conference: How Evidence-based Urban Policy Can Make Cities Inclusive, Just, and Livable” is to discuss the role of empirical research in urban policies to make cities more inclusive, just, and liveable. Often urban policies fail because the authorities and the policy makers equally neglect empirical evidences. Indeed evidence-based urban policy may not and should not be considered as the single solution to acute problems contemporary cities face. However, integrating empirics into policy creation and implementation process could arm decision-makers with better tools of understanding societal, technological, and political challenges materializing in contemporary cities.
The conference will bring together local and international researchers to discuss innovative practices in empirical research and their application to the empirical study of urban issues. We invite papers that discuss various aspects of urban studies. Preference will be given to potential presenters who apply innovative approaches to studying urban issues empirically. Presenters are expected to highlight the application of quantitative and/or qualitative methods to the study of the policy making process in urban spaces, analysis of policy outcomes, or assessment of the impact of a particular policy. To achieve high quality discussion and feedback for presenters, a limited number of papers will be accepted.
Workshops: Parallel workshops will be organized during the conference which will discuss innovative methods for policy-oriented applied social science research. CRRC welcomes proposals for workshops concerning experimental and quasi-experimental research design, dealing with missing data, data visualization, and other relevant research methods and tools.
Language of the conference – English.
Applicants are required to submit an abstract online via the abstract submission form by April 2, 2018. Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words long, and should include the following:
Title of paper;
Three to five keywords;
Main author's name, title, affiliation, address, telephone, and email address;
Co-authors’ names and affiliations, if applicable.
To submit an application for a workshop, please send your CV and a tentative outline of the workshop to: firstname.lastname@example.org by March 18, 2018.
Submission of abstracts and workshop proposals – April 2, 2018
Notification of pre-acceptance – April 16, 2018
Submission of full papers and workshop presentations – May 18, 2018
Notification of final acceptance – June 1, 2018
Financial Support: CRRC will provide up to three nights of lodging for the participants not based in Tbilisi, and lunch and dinner at the conference venue to all participants. Ground transportation will be provided for all participants from Armenia and Azerbaijan. The cost of airfare for participants from Armenia and Azerbaijan will not be covered. Please note that CRRC offers a limited number of scholarships covering travel and accommodation expenses to support postgraduate students and early career researchers from outside the South Caucasus, who need financial support in order to present at the conference. Scholarships will be granted based on the quality of submitted papers and available budget. Meanwhile, CRRC encourages international scholars to search for travel grants from other sources. CRRC will cover transportation and accommodation costs of workshop leaders who are not based in Tbilisi.
About the Organizer: CRRC-Georgia is a non-profit research organization, which collects, analyzes and publishes policy relevant data on social, economic and political trends in the country. CRRC-Georgia, together with CRRC-Armenia and CRRC-Azerbaijan, constitutes a network of research centers with the common goal of strengthening social science research and public policy analysis in the South Caucasus. The network has 15 years of experience providing researchers, the government, donors, NGOs, and the private sector with research methodology, data and analysis to assess critical trends and expectations in Georgia and across the region. For more information about CRRC, please visit: http://www.crrc.ge/;http://caucasusbarometer.org.
If you have any further questions, please contact us:
Address: CRRC-Georgia, 1 Liziko Kavtaradze Street (former 5 Chavchavadze Avenue), 0179, Tbilisi, Georgia
Email: email@example.com (Indicate Methodological Conference in the subject line)
Tel: +(995 32) 250 52 90