Society for American City and Regional Planning History
13th Biennial Conference on Planning History
October 14 - 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
, 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:
One-page abstract of each paper, clearly marked with title and
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
Proposals must be sent by February 15, 2009 to sacrph@...
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
; and Owen Gutfreund, Associate
Professor of History and Urban Studies at Columbia University:
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
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.
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