An International Symposium at the London School of Economics
Sponsored by The Leverhulme Trust
19-21 April 2004
Aims and Structure
Starting from the widely shared belief that face-to-face contact, and hence cities are ‘coming back’ in the context of the new, internationalized and flexible economy, this major interdisciplinary symposium aims to address a series of unanswered questions about the necessary conditions for achieving this in different kinds of city - and to initiate a new round of work on these across the policy and academic communities.
It will bring together in central London 150 or so researchers and other leading members of these communities, with an agenda organized around nine current claims about the key requisites for a resurgent city - characterized as:
The designed city
The interactive city
The communal city
The safe and secure city
The sustainable city
The serviced city
The habitable city
The communal city
The socially integrated city
Each of these themes will occupy half a day, with 3 theme sessions running in parallel - each containing a mix of invited papers, reflecting different perspectives, plus a small number of submitted papers, selected from responses to this call, which is intended to attract other interesting and original ideas
Fuller information on the conference agenda, objectives and theme questions can be found at: http://www.lse.ac.uk/Depts/resurgentCity/
To encourage high quality submissions there will be a significant honorarium for selected papers. In addition travel, lodging, and conference meals will be paid not only for those giving papers but also for discussants and a limited number of young researchers.
How to Participate
Submit a paper proposal by December .
Paper proposals should consist of the following:
Paper description of up to 500 words, in English; the paper should be targeted at a mixed, interdisciplinary audience, including members of the policy community as well as academics - so it should not be technical or scholastic in character, but presented in a way which can stimulate discussion among this audience.
Brief (250 words maximum) biographical summary, including full contact information, as well as indicating the author's relevant experience;
If available, a sample of other representative work, limited to one paper or article per proposal.
Email proposals to the conference administrator, Mary Hardie -
The organizing committee are Ian Gordon (co-ordinator - ), Paul Cheshire, Gilles Duranton, Anne Power, Yvonne Rydin, Richard Sennett, Jan Stockdale, Michael Storper, Tony Travers and Christine Whitehead (all of the LSE), Susan Fainstein (Columbia University), and Waqar Ahmad (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister).
We will notify you about your participation by January 10, 2003.
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