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Call for papers: Planning history conference in Oakland (October 2009)

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  • Asha Agrawal
    (From http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/sacrph/conference/conference.html ) Society for American City and Regional Planning History Presents 13th Biennial Conference on
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 13, 2009
      (From http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/sacrph/conference/conference.html )

      Society for American City and Regional Planning History


      13th Biennial Conference on Planning History
      Oakland, California
      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
      (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 comment. Submissions must
      include the following materials:

      One-page abstract of each paper, clearly marked with title and
      participant's name
      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
      University: isenberg@...; 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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