2016 Urban Planning Conference
Planning across Generations: Deconstructing the Past, Shaping the Future
April 1 - 2, 2016
Overview of Conference
The fourth annual Savannah State University Urban Planning Conference welcomes abstract submissions linking the past and future of planning. What lessons can be learned from past scholarship and practice? How can planners avoid repeating past mistakes that have led to unjust, unsustainable, and unhealthy cities today?
Abstracts may address any areas of planning practice and research, but particularly those that approach contemporary planning from historically, culturally, and socially-informed perspectives. Substantive and methodological topics are entirely open.
We are particularly interested in case studies, research, and practice that incorporates existing and/or historical precedents in any area of planning, design, or policy related to urban spaces with directions for the future. In addition to individual abstracts, we also welcome proposals for pre-organized sessions, round-tables, tours, and workshops. This conference is an opportunity to tap-into knowledge that can better inform future planning. We are seeking historically-informed submissions addressing planning practice, research, and/or pedagogy across a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:
- Planning and outreach across generations
- New technologies (e.g., crowdsourcing, the sharing economy, driverless vehicles)
- Equity and diversity
- Urban design
- Housing and homelessness
- Economic and community development
- Homeland Security
- Food systems
- Transportation and land use
- Climate change, resilience, and coastal zone planning
- Logistics and trade
- Historic preservation
- Politics of planning
Please limit abstracts to between 300-500 words and include relevant contact information for primary authors/presenters. Direct any questions and abstract submissions to Dr. Daniel Piatkowski at email@example.com or Dr. Deden Rukmana at firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts are due by January 31st, 2016 in .doc or .pdf format.
Dr. Deden Rukmana, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Urban Studies and Planning Program, 912-358-3218, email@example.com
Dr. Otis Johnson, Scholar-in-Residence, 912-358-4335, firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference is supported by Savannah State University.