The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH)
*The 13th National Conference on Planning History*
*Oakland, California, October 15-18, 2009*
*Papers are cordially invited* on all aspects of urban, regional and community planning history. Particularly welcome are papers or complete sessions addressing architecture, planning, and landscape design in the Bay area and the West; environmental sustainability, nature and the metropolis; historic preservation; real estate; regions; public art; and studies that consider race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality in planning and the shaping of urban form. Papers presented at the conference will be considered for the *Francois Auguste de Montequin Prize* (best paper in North American colonial planning history) and a *Student Research Prize. *Thursday afternoon sessions will be dedicated to the history and future of planning in the Bay area, and SACRPH wishes to extend a special welcome to practitioners based in (or interested in) the region. On Sunday morning, attendees will choose from a range of tours. **
*SACRPH* is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting scholarship on the history of planning cities and metropolitan regions. Its members come from a range of professions and areas of interest, and include architects, planners, historians, environmentalists, landscape designers, public policy makers, preservationists, community organizers, students and scholars from across the country and around the world. SACRPH publishes a quarterly journal, *The Journal of Planning History* ( http://jph.sagepub.com/), hosts this biennial conference, and sponsors awards for research and publication in the field of planning history. For further information please consult http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/sacrph.
The program committee welcomes proposals for either individual papers or whole sessions of two or three papers with comment. Submissions must include the following materials:
**a one-page abstract* of each paper, clearly marked with title and participant's name
****a one-page curriculum vitae* for each participant, including address, telephone number, and e-mail**
**(*for individual papers) up to *four key words* identifying the thematic emphases of the work**
***(for panel sessions) a one-paragraph overview of the session's themes and significance**
Proposals must be sent *by February 15, 2009* to firstname.lastname@example.org* *in the form of a single attached MSWord file including abstract and c.v. (Persons proposing full sessions should include the abstracts and c.v.'s of all session participants in one file.) Inquiries regarding the program may be directed to Program Committee Co-Chairs Alison Isenberg, Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University: email@example.com; and Owen Gutfreund, Associate Professor of History and Urban Studies at Columbia University: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The conference* will take place at the *Oakland Marriott City Center in downtown Oakland*. The hotel, which is located adjacent to the 12th St Station of the Bay Area Regional Transit (BART) system, provides easy access to the Old Oakland commercial district and scenic Lake Merritt, with the lively Jack London Square and Uptown entertainment districts within walking distance. Visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/oakdt-oakland-marriott-city-center for additional information. Oakland is served by Oakland International Airport (approximately 15 minutes) and San Francisco International Airport (approximately 40 minutes); both airports are served by BART. Conference attendees might also investigate flights into Mineta San Jose International airport-a greater distance, but possible savings. In addition, Amtrak stops in downtown Oakland.
Alison Isenberg, Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University: email@example.com
Owen Gutfreund, Associate Professor of History and Urban Studies at Columbia University: firstname.lastname@example.org. Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/sacrph
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