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Urban Spaces and Mosquitoes on a Changing Planet | 23-25 March 2023 

Urban Spaces and Mosquitoes on a Changing Planet

23-25 March 2023, Barcelona
A multi-disciplinary conference

As a complex socio-ecological problem, mosquito-borne disease cannot be effectively addressed without insights and expertise from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. While each urban system presents its own challenges, the processes of globalisation, mobility, and climate change make mosquito-borne disease a problem that transcends regional and national borders. Therefore it is important to bring together those working in and across different geographical and socio-ecological contexts to cross-fertilize ideas and insights.

This conference will bring together scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers to share and exchange their experiences and findings related to mosquitoes and mosquito-borne disease connected to the natural, built and social features of urban environments. We hope to stimulate new thinking that can help in the planning, designing, and intervening in urban environments to help prevent the spread of mosquito-borne disease, especially in the context of anthropogenic climate change.

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The event will be held at Universitat Pompeu Fabra from 23-25 March 2023. It will include thematic presentations, poster sessions, and keynote addresses. Limited funding will be available to support travel expenses for selected speakers, on a case-by-case basis, with preference given to underrepresented countries. More details will be provided soon.

The schedule will be as follows:

  • 23 March: Conference Day 1 (presentations, posters, keynote, dinner)
  • 24 March: Conference Day 2 (presentations, posters, keynote)
  • 25 March: Optional collaboration and writing retreat


Call for papers or abstracts

Scholars, experts and practitioners from across disciplines are invited to contribute their knowledge, experiences, and findings as oral presentations and posters.

Submissions in the form of papers or extended abstracts should be emailed to by 15 January 2023.

Please indicate in your email if you would like your submission to be considered for an oral presentation, a poster, or either. Possible topics, may include (but are not limited to):

  • Climate, complex systems and socio-ecological perspectives on human-mosquito interaction/entanglement in urban settings
  • Networks, interactions and disease spreading, including new data sources and modelling approaches
  • Architecture, built environment, and urban infrastructures, including housing design and household interventions, water infrastructures and drainage systems
  • Law and policy perspectives, including governance structures, jurisdictional boundaries, and public health law
  • Smart cities and digital infrastructures, including urban analytics in mosquito control and surveillance, and legal and ethical aspects of digital surveillance technologies
  • Urban transition, eco-cities and the challenges of mosquito-borne disease, including greening strategies, parks, climate change, and adaptation
  • Demographic, social and economic perspectives, including inequality, risks and vulnerabilities, health and well-being, and sustainable and fair cities
  • Everyday routines and practices, behaviour change and interventions
  • Living together and co-existing with mosquitoes in urban environments, including ethnographic, historical, and decolonial perspectives
  • Mobilities, movement, travel, temporalities, and activity spaces


Date: 19 December 2022