Changes in Urbaria activities due to coronavirus

The outbreak of the coronavirus/covid-19 affects many activities of Urbaria and Urban Studies. Below you can see the updating situation regarding our events. In general we are encouraging everyone to practice social distancing whenever possible and look into ways of organizing our activities remotely/postpone non-essential ones.

Although many of the already planned events are cancelled or postponed, we will continue to promote Urban Studies. Please contact us should you have a suggestion regarding a blog post in What the Urban?! –blog and stay tuned for the publishing of Urbaria Summaries.

We are complying with the University of Helsinki general guidelines regarding the situation.

Updating information regarding the situation of Urbaria events:

Urban Lunch Hour
Updated: All the unheld seminar sessions will be postponed to the Autumn 2020. No more seminar sessions will be organized in the Spring 2020.

UniverCity Talks and Impact Workshop by Prof Jonathan Grant
The visit by Prof Grant will be postponed until the next autumn and organized then in the similar manner. Urbaria and HELSUS will inform about the exact dates of the new visit once confirmed.

Internal meetings
We will inform the participants personally regarding these.  

Pre-Vappu Party
Pre-Vappu party will not be organized this year should the exceptional situation at the university continue until then.

Lopputyömarkkinat/Thesis Market
Instead of the physical event, Urban Academy will publish the suggested thesis topics on their website on 28.4..

Kaupunkitutkimuksen päivät 2020 / Urban Studies Conference 2020
Urban Studies Conference 2020 is postponed. The new dates are 27.-28.8. still in the House of Science and Letters, Helsinki. The call for abstracts is extended until 22.3.