A workshop in the conference “THE RISE OF ASIA IN GLOBAL HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVE: Covid-19 from Asia to the world: what assessment and what perspective for a common future?”


With the continuous increase of urbanisation and concentration of population in urban areas worldwide, it is worthwhile to set-up and develop an international network of UDW (Urban Development Watch). It will allow to identify the challenges in a given urban area, to compare with other urban areas, to learn each other among the "watchers", to see the problems at national, regional and/or global levels.


The object of watch is a geographical area/locality/territory (town, city, agglomeration, urban/suburban zone). The watch may be focused on one or more sectors: culture, ecology, economy, politic and/or religion/spirituality, etc.


The workshop is open to individual and group paper presentations. Those willing to present their papers are invited to submit their proposals until December 31, 2021.


To submit a proposal, please, click and follow this link:



Paolo Motta (Architecture and Territorial Planning, EURISPES Institute of Political, Economic and Social Studies, Rome, Italy)

Bambang Kusumo Prihandono (Sociology, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Universitas Atmajaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Akhmad Ramdhon (Sociology, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia)