CFP: "Urban futures in the Asia-Pacific" - Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies.
Call for Papers Date:
Submissions are invited from graduate students for a special issue of the Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies: Urban Futures in the Asia-Pacific.
Contributions are welcome from all fields, including: social sciences and the humanities, architecture and planning, politics and policy analysis, and any other form of urban study.
Cities are centres of economic, social, political and cultural activity, but they can also be areas of intense poverty, unhealthy environments, dangerous spaces and captivity. With the current unprecedented rates of growth in the Asia-Pacific unlikely to abate it is of great importance that we maximise the potential of urban spaces while avoiding the multitudinous harm that cities can cause. The Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies is calling for papers that examine the possible futures of urban spaces in the Asia-Pacific. This can pertain to policies, plans and designs as well the experiences of people in urban spaces.
• Examining urban policies that are argued to promote sustainable urbanism and create more liveable urban spaces.
• Evaluating case study developments and assessing influences of new urban design paradigms, such as ‘Smart Growth’ or ‘New Urbanism’.
• Assessing the potential of future technologies and/or transport initiatives that offer solutions to urban problems and provide the potential of more sustainable and liveable urban environments.
• Investigating layers of urban governance structures and how they impact on urban environments and their development, either as a constructive or restrictive force.
• Analysing our understandings of urban spaces and providing critical review of the current values that underpin urban practices.
• Detailing and evaluating methodological innovation in the field of urban studies, including new tools and technologies that provide novel ideas and a better of understandings of our urban world.
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