Other Non-ACSP Meetings

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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 t.alizadeh@griffith.edu 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, teresa.vazquez@uacj.mx
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 jud.bartlett@ucl.ac.uk, between 200-300 words. All abstracts and papers will be fully refereed through the JUD blind-review process.
Key dates:
Abstract submission deadline – April 1, 2014 (by email, to jud.bartlett@ucl.ac.uk)
Decisions on abstracts – April 10, 2014
Submission of papers – July 15, 2014 (by JUD ScholarOne)

The Signs Foundation Inc. 2014 Expo in Orlando, Florida, April 23-26 - The Signage Foundation Inc. (SFI) views universities and academicians as integral members of our community. Without you, the majority of our landmark research projects wouldn’t exist! We want to encourage even more interaction. We greatly appreciate that you have either participated in the International Sign Association’s Sign Expo, the National Signage Research & Education Conference (NSREC) or in some of SFI’s research/education programs. Based on your demonstrated interest, SFI extends complimentary registration to you to attend the 2014 Expo in Orlando, Florida on April 23-26. You would be responsible for your travel and lodging. In addition to enjoying the high energy of North American’s premier signage exhibition, you are invited to join your colleagues in academia on Friday afternoon, April 25, 2014 at 3:00-4:00 pm in Room S320-D for the SFI Educational Seminar (ISA-55) on the topic of “Typography, Placemaking and Signs”. SFI has sponsored research to develop a series of topical paper on these subject areas. In addition, the seminar will be followed by a reception with networking opportunities.
Your registration will need to be confirmed no later than April 7, 2014.
To confirm your registration, please go to the website www.signexpo.org and click REGISTER NOW.
Step one: Enter the promo code at the top (ISA-55)
Step two: Fill out the registration questions
Step three: Check the free tradeshow box
Step four: Click on the education sessions on the bottom left and select ISA-55
Step five: Continue to checkout
We look forward to welcoming you to Orlando in April!

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 proposals@arnova.org.

The 2014 International Conference on Energy, Environment, Ecosystems, and Development, May 12-13, 2014, Montreal, Canada - EEED 2014 is an international forum for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research and development results in all areas of Energy, Environment, Ecology, Power Systems, Renewable Energy Sources, Natural Hazards, Natural Resources, Water Resources, Urban Planning and Transportation, Urban Pollution, Water Pollution, Air Polution, Sustainable Chemical Engineering, Sustainable Chemistry and Sustainable Development. Paper submission deadline is March 10. Contact us by email: info@europment.org

Virginia Tech's School of Public and International Affairs initiates a conference and research series promoting interdisciplinary discussion. The purpose is to push through disciplinary limitations in understanding social phenomena and to suggest solutions to problems. The first conference took place in April 2012 and focused on distressed cities. Our approach is twofold. First we advance a progressive, interdisciplinary exchange during each Ridenour Faculty Fellowship conference. Second, we build a research network between scholars, artists, and practitioners aimed at generating insights for practice and publications from research inspired by the conferences. Visit our website to subscribe to updates.