CfP: Emerging Boundaries of Praxis – 9th AHRA Research Student Conference 19.-20.05.12 Aberdeen

Emerging Boundaries of Praxis
9th AHRA Research Student Conference. 19-20 May 2012. Aberdeen
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Robert Gordon University
With IDEAS Research Institute; Environment for People

Call for papers
New Urban Conditions are transforming the way we perceive urban issues and recognize new research strands. Shifting socio-economic and political conditions and the urban production and consumption patterns stipulate new-fangled ideologies in the production of Built Environment (architecture; landscape; public realm; planning schemes and so on) and hence the methods and ideologies that engross in producing these built environments warrant a renewed thinking process. Urban managers (architects and allied professionals) largely require renaissance in thinking process for preparing themselves to countenance the improbability of the new and emerging urban conditions.
9th AHRA Conference is expected to give delegates (architects, planners, urban designers, construction sector professionals, and all allied professionals), especially the research students, a platform to share and understand the emerging fundamentals of research methods; urban issues and findings; and overall a conduit for student delegates to establish collaborations and stir polemical debates in order to allow them to re-position themselves to look at the cities and architecture differently.
Papers are sought from the researchers in the field of built environment, which deals with any issues on focusing on built environment. Selected peer reviewed papers (post-conference), will be published in a special issue of Global Built Environment Review ( Delegates receive “Continuing Professional Development” (CPD) certification for attendance.

Proposal for papers should be sent as 200 words abstract with title, name, affiliation and keywords to by 31 January 2012.
Call for Papers: 31 January 2012
Acceptance of Papers: 17 February, 2012
Full Papers: 20 April, 2012
Conference: 19 May, Saturday, 2012.