The Fifth Congress of the Americas is being held at the University of the Americas-Puebla, in Puebla/Cholula, Mexico, October 18-21, 2001. Presenters will be converging on the city from Latin America, the United States, and other parts of the world.
I'm in charge of organizing urban-related papers and panels for the Popular Culture/American Culture section of the Conference. My intent is to be inclusive, to bring together a variety of approaches and topics under the rubric of "The City, City Planning, and City Lives." This section will focus on images of the city as well as on more conventional urban-related papers. Papers may focus on urban developments in in a single nation, like Mexico or the United States, or may take a broader or more comparative/global approach to urban themes.
The section is open to a wide variety of papers and approaches, including: the historical development of the city, urban planning, the impact of globalization on cities, representations of the city, neighborhood and other community-based organizations, and relations between border cities.
Interested persons should check out the conference web site at
and follow the Popular Culture/American Culture links. Information regarding registration procedures, conference fees, and hotels is also available on the web site.
The deadline for submitting panel and paper proposals is JUNE 1, 2001. SO PLEASE RUSH YOUR PAPER PROPOSALS.
To participate, submit a 100- to 200-word abstract. If submitting by email, please include an attachment as well as a pasted copy.
Please send proposals or inquiries to the address below.
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