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SACRPH Conference

Thursday, January 19, 2017  
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Proposals Deadline: 2/25

The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) presents:
THE 17TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANNING HISTORY
Cleveland, Ohio, October 26-29, 2017

SACRPH cordially invites scholars and practitioners to present papers and talks on all aspects of urban, regional, and community planning history and their relationship to urban and metropolitan studies. Particularly welcome are papers, talks, roundtables, and sessions addressing the theme of Theory and Practice in Planning History. What is the relationship between the ideas shaping metropolitan development and the history of the built environment?

SACRPH is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting humanistic scholarship on the planning of metropolitan regions. SACRPH members include historians, practicing planners, geographers, environmentalists, architects, landscape designers, public policy makers, preservationists, community organizers, students, and scholars from across the world. SACRPH publishes a quarterly journal, The Journal of Planning History (http://jph.sagepub.com/), hosts a biennial conference, and sponsors awards for research and publication in the field of planning history. For further information please consult our website: http://www.sacrph.org.

The Program Committee welcomes proposals for complete sessions (of three or four papers) and for individual papers. We also encourage submissions that propose innovative formats and that engage questions of teaching and learning, digital information, and publishing. Proposals must be submitted by February 25, 2017 via the following link: http://www.sacrph.org.

Each proposal must include the following:

  • For individual paper submissions: a 100-word abstract
  • For individual paper submissions: a one-page CV, including address, phone, and e-mail (PDF or Word Document)
  • For panel submissions: a single document(PDF or Word) including cover page (indicating lead contact, with telephone and email, and the names—if available—of the session Chair and Commentator); a one-paragraph overview of the session's themes and significance, plus a description of the format (panel, roundtable, workshop); a 100-word abstract for each proposed paper; and a one-page CV for each participant, including address, phone, and e-mail.
  • For all submissions: four key words identifying the thematic emphases of the topic

Please format required attachments with a standard 12-point font and 1.25-inch side margins. Do not include illustrations.

Inquiries may be directed to Program Committee co-chairs: Julian Chambliss, Professor of History, Rollins College, Florida: jchambliss@rollins.edu; or David Freund, Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park: dmfreund@umd.edu.


Mission

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.

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