The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) presents:
THE 14TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANNING HISTORY
Baltimore, Maryland, November 17-20, 2011
Papers are cordially invited on all aspects of urban, regional and community planning history. Particularly welcome are papers or complete sessions addressing architecture, planning, geography and landscape design in the Baltimore area and mid-Atlantic region; environmental sustainability, nature and the metropolis; historic preservation; real estate; regions; and 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), so new scholarship dealing with this period is particularly encouraged. There will also be a prize devoted to student research. Thursday afternoon sessions will be dedicated to issues affecting greater Baltimore, and SACRPH wishes to extend a special welcome to practitioners based in (or interested in) this region. On Sunday morning, attendees will choose from a range of tours.
Please note: SACRPH has moved its conference to November 17-20, instead of the previously announced dates of October 13-16. This change has been necessitated because the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) has belatedly moved its own conference to coincide with SACRPH's original dates. The SACRPH conference has been moved to November to avoid this conflict. The February 15 deadline for abstracts, however, remains the same.
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 planners, geographers, historians, environmentalists, architects, 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 commentator, and we also encourage submissions that propose other innovative formats and/or engage other aspects of teaching or publishing. Submissions must include the following materials:
o a one-page abstract of each paper, clearly marked with title and participant's name;
o a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant, including address, telephone, and e-mail (included in the same file as abstract);
o for individual papers, up to four key words identifying the thematic emphases of the topic;
o for panel sessions, a one-paragraph overview of the session's themes and significance.
Proposals must be sent by February 15, 2011 to SACRPH@mit.edu in the form of a single attached MSWord file including abstract and c.v. Please use Arial 12 font. (Persons proposing full sessions should include the abstracts and c.v.s of all session participants in one file.) We will also issue separate calls for participation in a proposal-writing workshop, a new media session, and a poster session for undergraduates and master's students. Inquiries regarding the program may be directed to the Program Committee Committee: Chairs: Larry Vale, Ford Professor of Urban Design and Planning at MIT, and SACRPH President-Elect:
The conference will take place at Baltimore's Tremonts -- the Tremont Plaza Hotel and Tremont Grand meeting facility located in downtown Baltimore, a short walk from the harborfront. Visit http://www.tremontsuitehotels.com/ for additional information. Baltimore is served by Amtrak and by the Baltimore-Washington International Airport, located about ten miles from the hotel.
Program Committee Co-Chair/
Ford Professor of Urban Design and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
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