The Urban Studies program invites scholars and practitioners from all fields to submit paper proposals for a symposium entitled "Global Games and Local Legacies", to be held in Vancouver from October 22-24. The symposium will involve organized panes, moderated discussion, and an open forum for ideas about urban Olympics outcomes research. Key themes include Urban Development/Gentrification, Governance and Policy, Cultural Infrastructure, Olympic Legacy, Olympic Resistance, Global/Local Tensions in the search for sustainability, and comparative lessons for Vancouver and London.
Presentations of both completed scholarship and research at the more exploratory stage are welcome, as is graduate student work. Please send a proposal with a title (3-5 keywords), and an abstract of 250 words or fewer, including your full name, position, and contact information by July 15, 2009 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate whether you wish to apply for one of the limited travel grant available for presenters who produce a complete paper. Your submission will be reviewed by SFU faculty and you will be contacted by August 15.
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