Research Committees

RC21 Urban and Regional Development

Established in 1970


To promote the development of theory and research in the sociology of urban and regional development; to create an international community among scholars in the field of sociology of urban and regional development.

Board 2023 - 2027

Joint Co-presidents Alberta ANDREOTTI, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy,
Claire COLOMB, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom,
Vice-President t.b.a.
Secretary/Treasurer Stijn OOSTERLYNCK, University of Antwerp, Belgium,
Online Communication Manager Miguel Angel MARTINEZ, Uppsala University, Sweden,
Board Members Maria Jose ALVAREZ RIVADULLA, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Francesca ARTIOLI, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France
Renata BICHIR, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Talja BLOKLAND, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, Ex-Oficio (former RC21 President)
Julie-Anne BOUDREAU, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Roberta CUCCA, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Rivke JAFFE, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IJURR representative)
Hannah HILBRANDT, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Luftun Nahar LATA, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Miguel Angel MARTINEZ, Uppsala University, Sweden
Tetsuo MIZUKAMI, Rikkyo University, Japan
Stijn OOSTERLYNCK, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Xuefei REN, Michigan State University, USA
Neha SAMI, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, India
Hilary SILVER, George Washington University, USA
Peer SMETS, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Program Coordinators for V ISA Forum of Sociology 2025 are:
Claire COLOMB,


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