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Call for Entries: The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries between architecture, urban design and planning and showcase innovative thinking about American cities.
One Gold Medal of $50,000 and four Silver Medals of $10,000 will be awarded. Projects must be a real place, not just a plan or a program, and be located in the 48 contiguous United States. Award winners may use prize money in any way that benefits the project. Visit the Rudy Bruner Award website to learn more about the Award. Join the conversation about #urbanexcellence on Twitter. The deadline for the 2015 award is December 9th, 2014
Call For Papers: The Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research (APNHR) Conference will take place April 9-11, 2015 at the Asian Culture Complex, Gwangju, Korea. The deadline for the call for papers is June 30, 2014; the abstract submission deadline is September 30, 2014; and the notification of abstract acceptance is October 31, 2014.
Housing 2.0 is a platform derived from the CITY 2.0 of TED 2012, allowing people all around the world to participate in the creation of new paradigms to solve the current housing problems. The theme of this conference is thus to explore how housing has been limited by the approaches taken by the government and capital market in the past and how it could be tackled given this context. So we ask, what kinds of new approaches or systems could overcome the current housing problems? The scope of exploration under this topic could be boundless. This conference attempts to focus on three key themes, while accepting contributions on other aspects. For more information click here.
Call For Papers: The Urban Affairs Association (UAA), the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service/nonprofit professionals, will host its 45th Annual Conference in Miami, Florida in the spring of 2015 and is currently accepting abstracts/proposals. This year’s conference theme is: “Transnationalism from Above and Below: The Dynamics of Place-making in the Global City”. However, in keeping with its tradition, UAA also encourages proposals that focus on an array of research topics. For a complete listing of these topics and to view the official Call for Participation please visit: http://urbanaffairsassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/2015_call1.pdf.
The abstract/proposal deadline is October 1, 2014. For more information about the 45th Annual Urban Affairs Association Conference please visit: http://urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/conference2015/.
Conference Dates: April 8-11, 2015
Conference Location: InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131
CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline October 31, 2014, for the 52nd International Making Cities Livable Conference on Achieving Green Healthy Cities in Bristol, UK, June 29-July 3, 2015. Co-organizers are Bristol City Council, The Academy of Urbanism, and University of the West of England. At this conference, we will examine creative strategies, tools and design solutions for Achieving Green Healthy Cities. We will review how the built and natural environment can be designed and managed to increase social and physical health and well-being, and to foster ecological, social and economic sustainability.
These goals cannot be achieved by professionals in one field alone. They require collaborative efforts and insights from many disciplines. We will hear from world-renowned experts working at the interface between planning, public health, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation planning, and social sciences, and review outstanding projects from the UK, Europe, North America and around the world. Paper proposals are invited from elected officials, scholars and practitioners concerned with the following issues: Topics for Achieving Green Healthy Cities: Physical Planning for Healthy Cities; Ten-Minute Neighborhoods and Town Centers; Healthy Buildings, Healthy Architecture; Healthy Transportation Planning; How Public Health and Planning Collaborate; Counteracting Environmental Health Inequalities; Urban Design for a Hospitable Public Realm; Street Design in the Healthy City; Sociable Squares and Special Places; Green and Blue in the Livable City; Regeneration Projects; Lifetime Communities A Green Healthy City for Children; Pedestrian Paths; Wayfinding; Festivals; Community Participation in Planning and Reshaping the City; and Learning from Bristol
For more details, please see http://www.livablecities.org/conferences/52nd-conference-bristol. Those wishing to present papers should submit a 250 word abstract for consideration before October 31, 2014. Please submit online, following the Call for Papers Guidelines on the web at http://www.livablecities.org/conferences/52nd-conference-bristol/call-papers.
Please prepare proposals for blind peer review. Notification will be sent within 4 weeks of submission. Final accepted papers are due March 2014. Papers must be presented in person at the conference and will be published in the digital conference proceedings. Selected papers will also be published in eReports on focused topics.
Ecological Wisdom for Urban Sustainability: Doing real and permanent good in landscape and urban planning. October 17-18, 2014, Chongqing, China: The journal Landscape and Urban Planning (LAND), in collaboration with several international institutions, will host an international symposium on Ecological Wisdom for Urban Sustainability on October 17-18, 2014 in Chongqing, China. The symposium provides an international forum for transdisciplinary explorations; and will feature paper presentations which will later be considered for inclusion in special issues under the same theme by LAND, Acta Ecologica Sinica, and Landscape Architecture (Chinese). For more information or to register by September 20th click here.
Designing Libraries III Conference Registration Open: Registration is open for the 3d Designing Libraries Conference, which will be held at the University of Calgary in Canada on September 28-30, 2014. North Carolina State University Libraries and Coalition for Networked Information are co-sponsors of this event. Librarians, architects, planners, designers, information technologists and others will gather to discuss the challenges and achievements of designing libraries and learning centers for the 21st century. We have a great line-up of speakers and topics as well as two preconferences, which you can find on the conference website at http://ucalgary.ca/designinglibraries/. Registration, for a fee, is now available. The conference last year sold out so please register as soon as possible if you'd like to attend.
Australian Planner Call for Papers: Planning Implications of Telecommunication: Planning scholars and practitioners are invited to contribute to a special edition of Australian Planner co-edited by Dr. Tooran Alizadeh, Dr. Heather Shearer, and Assoc. Prof. Neil Sipe. The theme is Planning Implications of Telecommunication. The intention is to highlight the contemporary significance, challenges and opportunities that telecommunication has provided for urban and regional planning and policy in a range of areas such as socioeconomic development (social justice, teleworking and digital economy); spatial planning (new land-uses such as digital/smart work hubs, data centers, and live/work community developments); and e-governance (e-planning, e-democracy, and public engagement). For more information on the special issue, click here. Please feel free to contact the leading editor, Tooran Alizadeh via firstname.lastname@example.org if there is any questions. Abstracts are due June 15, 2014
The Bartlett School of Planning's Centenary Lecture, Good Cities, Better Lives in England's Green Pleasant Land, originally scheduled for April 24, 2014, is postponed until further notice. We will post the new date when it becomes available.
2014 Planners Network International Conference, Planning at the Borders, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, June 5-7, 2014
Call for participation deadline: April 10, 2014
Local Host: Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, email@example.com
Conference website: http://plannersnetwork2014.wordpress.com/about/
Call for abstracts for a Special Issue of the Journal of Urban Design on emerging pedagogy in urban design. This call will close on April 1, 2014.
Emerging pedagogy in urban design
How does urban design sit alongside other disciplines in built environment education? How do we teach urban design? In what ways can we teach our students to think creatively and enable them to shape memorable places? Has digital software changed ways of learning and undermined traditional skills? Should urban design always be taught as a 'design' discipline? How do we balance practice and theoretical dimensions?
This Special Issue of the Journal of Urban Design on emerging pedagogy in urban design seeks to uncover answers to these questions and more, while stimulating reflection on the place of urban design education in built environment academia.
Submissions are invited on a wide range of topics that may include:
• The uses of curriculum and pedagogy in urban design education
• Reflective case-study/accounts or evaluations of urban design educational practice
• Innovative and/or experimental learning methods in urban design education
• Embedding technology and e-resources, features, utilities and/or tools in the urban design curriculum
• Exploring the suitability of open access learning in the urban design discipline
• Specialising urban design education – the interface with social sciences, real estate/land economy, sustainable design, conservation, etc
Please submit abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org, between 200-300 words. All abstracts and papers will be fully refereed through the JUD blind-review process.
Abstract submission deadline – April 1, 2014 (by email, to email@example.com)
Decisions on abstracts – April 10, 2014
Submission of papers – July 15, 2014 (by JUD ScholarOne)
ARNOVA's 43rd Annual Conference 2014 Call for Participation - Evolving Sectoral Relationships: Global and Local Views, November 20-22, 2014 - Proposals can be for individual Papers, Panels (pre-arranged) of 3-4 papers, or Colloquia. Submissions by practitioners and doctoral students engaged in research are also welcome. Panels and Colloquia should (as a rule) involve people from multiple institutions.
The on-line proposal submission system will open February 23rd, 2014, and close at midnight, April 2, 2014. To submit a proposal, you will be able to go to www.arnova.org, and click on the tab that says “Submit a Proposal.” More information about types of sessions and presentations, and about submitting proposals can also be found there – under “Guidelines and Instructions for Proposals”. Questions can then be directed to the ARNOVA office at (317) 684-2120, or to firstname.lastname@example.org.