CFP: EDINBURGH: Breaking regulations in the modern city (6th Intl. Conf.on Urban History-Sep.2002) [proposals due Nov.1,2001]
- This conference strikes me as having potential for providing a wealth of
analogously significant information for an arcologist, especially in some
of the specialist sessions. At the end is the original email forwarded from
the Compurb list that contains contact info.
Who was running the cities? Elites and urban power structures, 1700-2000
Cities, multiculturalism and ethnicity: Expressions of identity and
municipal politics, 19th/20th century
Between cities and urban areas: What scale for cities' history?
Entre villes et régions urbaines: quelle échelle pour l'histoire des villes?
Imperial spaces and imperial power: Urban geographies of empire
The decline of industrial cities
European cities, public sphere and youth in the 20th century
Endangered cities: Military powers and urban society in the age of total war
Models of urban power in European political systems: the Russian perspective
Migration and gender in early-modern European towns
Civic museums and museums of civic history in European cities in the 20th
"Almost-cities" and small towns: Lords and their urban strategies in early
Formal and informal economies in early modern European and Asian cities
Urban property: Society, economy and built environment
Town and crown: Political cultures of capital cities
Multi-island cities: Urban development, transformation and socio-cultural
change in Venice and other towns divided by water
The unauthorised city: Making and breaking regulations for modern urban
space (18th-20th centuries)
The value of practice and knowledge in building the second postwar city
Citizens, money and urban governments in late medieval and early modern Europe
Professions médicales, magistratures de santé et politiques sanitaires
urbaines, XIVe-XVIIIe siècle
Metropolis and nationalism: The role of the modern capital in the national
homogenisation and consciousness of the people
Lost cities/lost identities: Memories of urban life in the Eastern
Shadows in the enlightenment city: The city image and the rise of romanticism
Development of modernist planning
Cohabiter dans les villes Européennes de l'époque moderne et contemporaine
(18 and 19e)
Knowing the city: Information, communication and understanding in the
medieval and early modern city
Urban centres in South and South East Asia: Economy and culture
Consulting the citizen: negotiation and negation in urban policy making
Rituals take over
From patrician power to common citizenship? Transformations of the city
state in the aftermath of the French revolution
Municipal government and administration: Position and significance of 20th
century urban elites
The administrative town: European regional capitals
The city as laboratory for landscape in the 17th and 18th centuries?
La ville, laboratoire du paysage XVIIe / XVIIIe siècles ?
Civic space in 19th and 20th-century urban societies
>Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 03:08:25 -0500****END ORIGINAL****
>From: Mark Douglas Whitaker <mrkdwhit@...>
>Subject: CU: WWW/CFP: EDINBURGH: Breaking regulations in the modern city
> (6th Intl. Conf. on Urban History (September 2002) [proposals due Nov.
> 1, 2001]
>Posted by Filippo De Pieri <depieri@...>
>Call for Papers
>The unauthorized city.
>Making and breaking regulations for modern urban space (18th-20th
>Session at the 6th International Conference on Urban History
>(Edinburgh, 5-7 September 2002).
>The proliferation of regulatory frameworks for the social use of
>space counts among the more distinctive characters of the history of
>the urban world in modern times. Urban regulations and plans have
>played a major role in attempts to govern the spatial growth and
>transformation of cities during the last two centuries. The ideal of
>a city controlled by means of codified systems of rules has been
>widespread among political elites and technical bureaucracies. Plans
>and regulations have often been presented as synonymous with a quest
>for greater order and rationalization; lack of them has repeatedly
>been pointed out as a cause of urban disorder or inequality.
>However, the distance between these regulatory frameworks and the
>actual city-making processes has always been great. Rules have
>frequently been broken; attempts to predict and control urban change
>have often failed. From business, industrial and commercial
>districts to slum and squatter settlements, an important part of our
>present urban landscape is the result of economic pressures and
>patterns of social behavior that have challenged, if not ignored,
>existing urban rules. Regulations have influenced the modifications
>of modern cities, but not shaped them. Hence the need for a
>historical reappraisal of the actual role played by rules and plans
>in the processes of urban transformation.
>The session proposes to consider rule-making and rule-breaking
>activities as two facets of the way modern urban societies work, and
>study their relationships and mutual influence in historical
>perspective. Who promotes and approves urban regulations and plans?
>Who breaks or modifies them? How do regulations change to cope with
>their inadequacy? How does the regulatory ideal affect and reshape
>urban conflicts? Do rules influence social and historical
>representations of the city? Do traditional dichotomies, such as the
>distinction between 'planned' and 'unplanned' growth, still help us
>to understand the social and spatial issues at stake in the way
>modern cities transform themselves?
>Papers are encouraged to deal with cases of 'irregular' use of urban
>space (illegal/informal building processes, conflicts about the use
>of existing built and non-built spaces) and provide an in-depth
>analysis of the social and institutional actors involved and their
>strategies. Proposals may cover any time period from the late 18th
>century to the present day. The session aims at promoting a
>methodological debate between participants and establishing a
>comparative perspective extended to non-European examples.
>Proposals for this session will be accepted until November 1, 2001.
>Please send one-page abstracts to:
>Ecole Francaise de Rome
>Piazza Farnese 67
>00186 Rome (Italy)
>Fax: +39 (0)6 6874834
>Filippo De Pieri
>Dipartimento di Progettazione Architettonica
>Politecnico di Torino
>Viale Mattioli 39
>10125 Torino (Italy)
>Fax: +39 (0)11 6614876
>The official languages of the conference are English and French.
>For further details, visit the EAUH 2002 website: