CALL FOR NEW EDITOR: JOURNAL OF PLANNING HISTORY
The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) is soliciting applications from qualified individuals or two-person teams to succeed Dean Christopher Silver as editor of the refereed Journal of Planning History. Prof. Silver, who has served admirably as the journal’s founding editor for more than a decade, will work with the incoming editor to facilitate a smooth transition during 2013. The journal was developed in conjunction with Sage Publications under the aegis of SACRPH. It is distributed to SACRPH members as a benefit of membership and has an institutional subscription level (in libraries) of more than 1,500.
Editing JPH provides faculty with the opportunity to be at the center of research on city and regional planning history, both in the United States and across the globe. In addition, the editor is an ex-officio member of the SACRPH Board’s Executive Committee and attends Board of Directors meetings in conjunction with the SACRPH biennial fall conference and the Urban History Association’s conference (held biennially in alternate years).
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Communication and the City: Voices, Spaces, Media
14-15 June 2013
Urban Communication Foundation & Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds
In association with ECREA Media and the City Temporary Working Group
Conference website: http://www.pvac.leeds.ac.uk/communicationandthecity/
The Communication and the City Conference is an international two-day event hosted by the Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from a variety of national contexts to discuss questions of urban communication across academic disciplines and professional fields.
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Call for Briefings
_Articulo – Journal of Urban Research_ (http://articulo.revues.org/) seeks submissions for the inaugural volume of its Briefings section.
_Articulo_ is a peer-reviewed online journal devoted to the exploration of urban issues through the lens of a wide range of social science approaches. The Journal embraces a multidisciplinary perspective on the transformation of social, environmental and economic issues of cities and city regions.
The Briefings section of the journal presents short, topical and informative texts about current developments in urban and regional research, policy and advocacy. The maximum length for Briefings is 2000-3000 words. We encourage submissions from both academics and practitioners on urban issues in cities around the world. These briefings are meant to inform readers about recent and significant developments in the field of urban studies/urban history; to raise interesting questions; and to provoke debate.
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The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is now
accepting applications for the 2013 Fulbright German Studies Seminar http://www.cies.org/gss/. The topic is “Berlin: Where Cultures Meet and Challenges Abound” and the application deadline is October 15, 2012.
Eligible candidates are scholars and professionals from U.S. universities, colleges, and community colleges who hold a Ph.D., or equivalent professional degree, and perform their teaching and research within the broader context of German and European Studies. Candidates must demonstrate substantial professional accomplishments and recognized professional standing. Candidates with full-time teaching appointments are preferred, but adjunct faculty are welcome
to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
The seminar will be held in English and will take place June 10 – 19, 2013. More information about this award can be found online at
Please contact Tanya Janes, Senior Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 686-6258 or Anna
Valiante, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or (202) 686-4026 with any questions.
Institute of International Education
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
University of Michigan-Dearborn. Geography-Urban Specialist. The Department of Social Sciences at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is seeking
candidates for a tenure track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Geography effective September 1, 2013. A Ph.D. in geography or a related field is required. Candidates must have a commitment to teaching talented and diverse undergraduates, expertise in GIS, and a demonstrated ability to sustain a productive research agenda. The position is a joint-appointment in Geography and Urban and Regional Studies and will support the department’s growing majors in Social Studies and Urban and Regional Studies, the Geography minor, and the Certificate program in GIS. Teaching load is three courses per semester. The new faculty will be expected to teach urban geography, urban planning, and GIS for social sciences, supported by the university’s new Geospatial Analysis Lab. The faculty member would teach additional courses in human geography and urban and regional planning consistent with his/her area of interest.
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Planum is glad to present you the 43rd Conference of the Urban Affairs Association:
Building the 21st Century City: Inclusion, Innovation, and Globalization
With special tracks on Media & Urban Life, and Urban Issues in Asia and the Pacific Rim
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WITHIN THE LIMITS OF SCARCITY
Rethinking Space, City and Practices
27th February – 1st March 2013
University of Westminster, London
submissions of abstracts until 1st November 2012 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notification of acceptance: 21st of November 2012
Paper submission: 15th January 2013
Scarcity is often considered as a fundamental condition of human societies. On the one hand, the state of not having enough has been at the bottom of a variety of strategies and techniques to overcome it; on the other, it has served as an explanatory argument for social order, for distribution or for conflict.
Scarcity has accompanied the becoming of the urban condition. Repeatedly, (im-)material shortage has been at the core of the city’s struggles. More recently, global economic uncertainty, widespread urban inequality and pressing environmental questions in both North and South, are posing acute challenges to all involved in producing the built environment. Within this scenario, different actors, from architects and other built environment professionals to local authorities and community based organisations, will be increasingly pressured to deploy strategies to work within or against the limits of scarcity.
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ACUMEN: Assembly for Comparative Urbanisation and the Material Environment
Digital methodologies for social research on processes of urban landscape development
12th and 13th of December 2012, Leeds, UK
ACUMEN will be hosted by the Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy (CSAP), School of Geography, University of Leeds. It is funded by Digital Social Research Community Activities Funding Scheme of the NSDeSS, with the support of TALISMAN: Geospatial Data Analysis and Simulation.
ACUMEN will be an intensive meeting of minds focused on identifying the opportunities and challenges involved in enabling an emergent interdisciplinary research field. Its aim is to advance comparative methodologies for the social study of urbanisation processes through time and across cultures (i.e. prehistoric to contemporary) with particular connection to the material and/or built environment, aided by the use of digital technologies. It offers a rare opportunity to have extended learned discussions amongst peers in an intimate setting with appropriate focus. Continue reading “WORKSHOP ACUMEN: Assembly for Comparative Urbanisation and the Material Environment – Digital methodologies for social research on processes of urban landscape development. Leeds, UK. 12./13.12.2012”
Vice Magazine’s ‘Guide to the Olympics,’ a 30-minute documentary (in four parts, starting here: http://www.vice.com/rule-britannia/the-vice-guide-to-the-olympics-part-1 ), offers, among other more sensationalist bits, interviews with residents of Carpenter’s Estate in the Borough of Newham, living on the ‘doorstep’ of the Games. The documentary also features author Iain Sinclair ( http://www.iainsinclair.org.uk/tag/2012-olympics/ ), who argues that the Olympics represent ‘degeneration rather than regeneration’ for communities in East London [see also: http://www.npr.org/2012/07/25/156866851/sinclair-rejects-olympic-excess-in-ghost-milk ].
H-Urban List Editor
PhD fellow in History
University of Oslo
_The Journal of Urbanism_ – Call for Papers
Special Issue: DIY Urbanism
Guest Editor, Donovan Finn, PhD, Stony Brook University
A new attitude toward public space is emerging in cities across the globe. Though certainly not a new phenomenon, citizens are increasingly using urban space to advance political and social justice goals through protest, occupation, unsanctioned modification, and other means. Of particular relevance to planners, urban designers and local policymakers are the actions called, variously, do-it-yourself (DIY), tactical or guerilla urbanism. DIY activities engage the increasingly blurry distinctions between design and activism through which individual actors have become increasingly empowered to create and implement low cost interventions in public space aimed at solving fine-grained urban dilemmas. Though often illegal or at best unsanctioned, DIY interventions are increasingly lauded within certain activist segments of the planning, design and social justice communities as pragmatic and fiscally prudent approaches to addressing unmet needs of urban residents in the face of municipal fiscal crises, increasing privatization of public space and other recent trends.
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