Circulation in the Living City: Public Works History in Boston 2010
Call for Papers Deadline:
The Public Works Historical Society is planning an exceptional program on August 14 and August 15, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts as part of the 2010 American Public Works Association (APWA) International Congress and Exposition. The program will feature a variety of sessions and other types of presentations focusing on those public works that have provided “circulation,” broadly defined, in Boston and other cities throughout history. The infrastructure for transportation, water, sanitation, and even communication has been designed to promote the movement of people, goods, waste, and information and thereby sustain the prosperity and health of urban residents. Boston’s peculiar geography and history presented significant obstacles to circulation, and its public works projects have revealed as much about conflict and failure as about cooperation and success. While Boston’s challenges are unique, the experience of its civic leaders and public works professionals highlight universal questions related to circulation in cities. The PWHS requests proposals from scholars, focused on Boston as well as revealing comparative cases, including students and independent historians. This is an excellent opportunity to reach an audience of professional practitioners as well as to interact with colleagues engaged with public works history.
To be included on the program, please email or mail a statement of interest and a one-page CV to Louise Nelson Dyble, firstname.lastname@example.org, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Way, Houghton MI 49931. Submissions requested by January 22, 2010.
Louise Nelson Dyble
Michigan Technological University
Department of Social Science
Houghton MI 49931
Phone: (906)487-2189 Email: email@example.com
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