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CfP: Participatory Mapping Conference at CalPoly SLO 1 M. Lauria Thanks for sharing this opportunity.  It looks like the conference dates have been set for July 31 - August 3, 2017, in San Luis Obispo.  It sounds like there has been strong interest.  I hope to participate. For others who are interested, Greg Brown at Cal Poly SLO is the contact - ggbrown@calpoly.edu
by C. Slotterback
Thursday, September 29, 2016
New book: Saving Our Cities 0 W. Goldsmith New Book Announcement I am pleased to announce the publication of Saving Our Cities: A Progresssive Plan to Transform Urban America. The book is available from Cornell University Press or from Amazon. Brief editorial reviews appear at each site. In Saving Our Cities I argue that the most important 'urban' policies we can pursue are those that are not actually regarded as 'urban' at all. To improve our cities we need to pay close attention to damages that come from "upstream." These damages disproportionately harm urban areas. Federal and state decisions, often in suport of corporate goals, harm city residents by promoting austerity, unequal schools, bad food, and the drug war. The time is right for cities (and city planners) to push for more enlightened state and federal action. For more information on Saving Our Cities, click on the CUP site below or search on Amazon.com: http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100510000      
by W. Goldsmith
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
First ACSP Student Bulletin 0 C. Lee Hi everyone, Please find attached the first ACSP student bulletin, which includes useful information for students and the general ACSP community including: recent student/current student accomplishments and updates student-related activities for the fall conference information on the graduate student clinic general information on the ACSP committees and how to get involved, and more! If you have any questions, please email me at acspgroup@gmail.com. Please disseminate widely!    
by C. Lee
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
USC Faculty Voice: Lisa Schweitzer on Justice and Community Engagement 0 M. Boarnet Hello Planning Colleagues. Our USC Faculty Voice series continues with Prof. Lisa Schweitzer writing on new directions in justice and community engagement. Please take a look, by clicking the link below! -- Marlon Boarnet http://uscprice.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/r/98E40F0583BABB7A2540EF23F30FEDED/6F354FA5B3C418A3F7E8006BBCB98688
by M. Boarnet
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Forum Guidelines? 2 L. Merlin Thanks! Somehow I missed this before. Perfect.
by L. Merlin
Friday, September 23, 2016
Metropolitics.org online peer-reviewed journal 0 A. Wolf-Powers Dear Planner colleagues, Metropolitics.org recently got a new institutional home: the Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center. Check out the journal at metropolitics.org and consider submitting a paper for consideration by the editors, The format is short (~1500 words) and great for trying out a new idea or promoting a journal article or book you've recently published. -- Laura Wolf-Powers ______________________________________________________________ The Center for Urban Research (CUR) at The Graduate Center / CUNY is pleased to announce that it has become the institutional home of Metropolitics.org, a peer-reviewed online journal of public scholarship about cities and urban politics. Metropolitics is the U.S.-based sister journal of Metropolitiques.eu, founded in 2009 by French academics whose research focuses on the city. The mission of both journals is to publish short-form essays and papers (~1500 words), based on original research, on a time frame that allows academic authors to contribute contemporaneously to public debate and make scholarly work more relevant to a broad readership. With an international network of corresponding editors, Metropolitics andMetropolitiques provide spaces for analysis of and debate about social, cultural and economic politics in cities around the world. To receive announcements about newly posted Metropolitics articles, visit the website and enter your e-mail address in the "subscribe to our newsletter" box. To submit to Metropolitics.org, contact 2016-17 Editorial Director Laura Wolf-Powers at lwolfpowers@gc.cuny.edu. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the editorial board.
by A. Wolf-Powers
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
USC Faculty Voice: Housing 0 M. Boarnet Hello Planning Colleagues. Our USC Faculty Voice series continues today with Dowell Myers writing on housing. Please take a look, by clicking the link below! -- Marlon Boarnet http://uscprice.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/r/6E69FF5F1F1A76122540EF23F30FEDED
by M. Boarnet
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Planning in a time of Black Lives Matter et alia 2 J. Thomas Great question to post, June and I really appreciate the vital resource shared by Joe. Finding ways that planning can intersect with the vision and policy demands articulated on the portal would be a start. I think it also means foregrounding the essential research by June herself and other planning scholars in our curricula that have uncovered the ways that planning tools have been both a part of creating present day disparities and the creative ways we can use plans, zoning, participation, codes etc to dismantle the legacy of institutional racism. Leigh Graham shared a great set of resources for integrating racial justice into our syllabi (links copied below) and called for a planning version. http://www.blacklivesmattersyllabus.com/ http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/ http://cmsimpact.org/resource/beyond-hashtags-ferguson-blacklivesmatter-online-struggle-offline-justice/ https://sociologistsforjustice.org/ferguson-syllabus/ http://blackyouthproject.com/digital-media-and-struggles-for-justice-curriculum/
by C. Acey
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Call for Papers - Planning, Law, & Property Rights 2016 - Hong Kong 1 R. Norton OF course I have the wrong date in the title. The conference will be PLPR 2017!!
by R. Norton
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Join Us for the Seventh Annual Dimensions of Political Ecology (DOPE) Confe 0 E. Huntley Please share widely! Seventh Annual Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference February 24 – 25, 2017 University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky, USA) The University of Kentucky Political Ecology Working Group invites you to participate in the seventh annual Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference (DOPE), taking place February 24-25, 2017, in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. DOPE has become a key international forum for graduate students and faculty at all stages in their careers, fostering critical interdisciplinary discussion of urgent topics including: rural social movements; food systems; complexity in ecological and social systems; decolonization, knowledge, and difference; science and technology studies; neoliberal natures and climate justice; and feminist political ecologies, among many more. Over 300 scholars, activists, and environmental professionals attended DOPE 2016, representing dozens of disciplines and more than 100 institutions spread over four continents. We encourage you to contribute to the intellectual vitality and continued success of the conference by organizing a session for DOPE 2017. The conference is open to a wide range of substantive foci, theoretical lenses, and methodological approaches. The DOPE organizing collective is thrilled to announce two of this year’s featured speakers: Keynote Speaker: Sandra Harding, PhD (University of California, Los Angeles Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Education and Gender Studies and Michigan State University Distinguished Affiliate Professor of Philosophy). Welcome Address: Paul Robbins, PhD (University of Wisconsin–Madison, Director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies) Call for Organized Sessions The DOPE Organizers strongly encourage participants to organize their own sessions, or to join sessions organized by other participants, rather than submit individual ‘orphan’ papers. To organize your own session, please: Draft a Call for Papers (CFP). For guidance, reference the wide variety of CFPs from previous DOPE conferences, available via our website. Email your CFP to the DOPE Organizers at ukpewg@gmail.com. You should distribute it among your colleagues and to relevant listservs. Conference registration will open in October 2016. All participants in your session must have registered and paid by the final registration deadline (December 1, 2016). As such, we suggest that you establish a session deadline of November 24 or earlier. After you have submitted your call, we will send you a Google Form that you will have to complete. This will confirm the final composition of your panel, including participants’ names, institutions, abstracts (300 word limit), titles, keywords, discussants, organizers, chairs, and other relevant information. We will ask that you be as detailed as possible and send this information before the final registration deadline (December 1, 2016). Guidelines and Suggestions for Session Organizers When planning, remember that each session is 100 minutes long, and we strictly limit organizers to two session slots. While we welcome conventional paper sessions, we also encourage organizers to consider workshops, panel discussions, lightning talks, or other session styles. Each DOPE participant may present in one session, and also serve as a discussant or panelist in ONE additional session. We ask that participants limit themselves to two conference activities. Undergraduate students are asked to submit their papers to our Annual Undergraduate Symposium. Individual Abstracts We strongly encourage participants to submit abstracts in response to CFPs being circulated (follow listservs and check our website for new CFPs); however, we will accept individual abstracts. Abstracts submitted to the conference individually rather than in response to specific CFPs will be sorted thematically, and cannot be guaranteed placement in the conference schedule. Abstracts or proposals should be no more than 300 words in length and include titles and three to five keywords. Please submit only one abstract to ukpewg@gmail.com. The deadline for abstract submissions is the conference registration deadline (December 1, 2016). Registration Registration will be linked from our website starting in October 2016, and ending December 1, 2016, with no extensions. The conference registration fee is $45 for graduate students, and $90 for faculty and non-academics. There is no fee for undergraduate participants. All University of Kentucky students register for free. Follow us on Twitter at @ukpewg or on Facebook as the University of Kentucky Political Ecology Working Group. Visit our website, www.politicalecology.org. Please send any questions to the DOPE Organizers at ukpewg@gmail.com.
by E. Huntley
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Graduate Student Clinic-- Call for Faculty and Students 2 C. Lee Thanks so much Jennifer! Thank you for volunteering!
by C. Lee
Monday, September 12, 2016
USC Faculty Voice 0 M. Boarnet Hello ACSP Colleagues. We at USC are excited to launch “The Faculty Voice,” a new dialogue series by USC Price faculty, focusing on critical planning topics. In this first feature, I share our efforts related to diversity. There is perhaps no greater issue for the future of planning than ensuring diverse and traditionally underrepresented voices are fully present in our field. Read more about our strategies to expand diversity, social justice, and inclusion. I invite you to participate in the discussion and add your comments! http://goo.gl/7eu73s Best -- Marlon
by M. Boarnet
Thursday, September 8, 2016
2016 FWIG CV Book: Call for Submissions 0 M. Nguyen 2016 CALL FOR CVs! ARE YOU A WOMAN SEEKING A TEACHING POSITION IN PLANNING? Deadline: September 30, 2016 The Faculty Women's Interest Group (FWIG) of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) annually prepares and posts on the ACSP website a compilation of the two-page abbreviated CVs of women seeking tenure-earning faculty positions in Planning and related programs in North America. The CV Book is widely used by Planning Departments conducting faculty searches; many people who appeared in previous editions are convinced that it played an important role in their successful job search. Most CVs are from those with an earned PhD in Planning or a related field who are just starting their careers. Feel free to include your CV if you already have a faculty position and are considering a move OR if you're ABD and almost ready. We occasionally get resumes from those with Masters degrees and practicing planners who hope to teach. If you are not sure where to start, try here: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/641/01/ . If you’d like your two page CV to appear in the next edition of the FWIG book, please send a PDF version of a two page CV as an attachment to an email to the address below. We will NOT accept any other format. We will NOT include more than two pages. PLEASE CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS BELOW. No more than 2 pages; At least one inch margins; At least 12 point type; Do NOT paginate; When you submit your resume, include explicit instructions for how your name should read in two ways: 1) FIRSTNAME M. LASTNAME; AND 2) LASTNAME, FIRSTNAME, M. so we format your name correctly in both the TOC and the specialization index.  Do NOT use footers of any kind (headers are ok, but don’t include page numbers); Choose 2 (and only 2) specializations for categorization purposes; Check the PDF version to ensure that the formatting is correct prior to sending it in. Additional suggested guidelines Print your NAME in 16-18 point type at the top – not “resume” or “vitae;” Consider what the two pages look like – your experience and background should be easy to see; Think about what the two pages say about you – your strengths and skills should jump right out; and, Check the current CV Book on the ACSP website for guidance. Please indicate two specializations under which you’d like your resume to be categorized (listed below). Because we very occasionally add a new category you may ALSO list a category not on the list below; if we get three or more requests for the same new category we will add it. Feel free to email for additional information. There is no charge for appearing in the publication. The publication should be on-line on the ACSP website by the last week of October. No hard copies will be published. Please send the PDF of your two page abbreviated CV to: FWIG Resume Book fwig.resume.book@gmail.com DEADLINE is September 30, 2016 FWIG CV Book Official Substantive Categories You must choose two from among the following 15 categories. You may ALSO suggest something not on this list; if we receive 3 or more requests for that category we will add it. But since you are allowed to be listed in only two categories, if you volunteer a substantive category not on the list below, you must tell us which one of the original two you wish to drop to add the new category. Arts and Cultural Development Dispute Resolution and Mediation, Participatory Planning Economic Development and Labor Force Analysis Environmental Management, Planning, and Protection Food Security and Access GIS and Quantitative Methods Healthy Communities and Active Living Historic Preservation Housing and Community Development International and Comparative Development and Planning Land Use Planning, Urban and Neighborhood Design Planning Theory and History Social and Diversity Planning, Social Inclusion Transportation and Infrastructure Planning Urban Finance, Management, and Policy
by M. Nguyen
Thursday, September 1, 2016
SESYNC Funding Opportunities 0 C. Slotterback The NSF-funded Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center is accepting proposals through 10/7 for Workshops and Pursuits that bring together researchers from multiple disciplines to address pressing socio-environmental problems.  For more info about this and other opportunities, visit http://www.sesync.org/opportunities.  I serve on the Scientific Review Committee for SESYNC and have seen many proposals come in related to urban issues such as climate, green infrastructure, health, and habitat.  I encourage you to apply!
by C. Slotterback
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Planning in the Olympics 1 D. Klosterman Thanks for posting! We're testing out the Forum tool at this point and hope to have it ready to go in the coming weeks.
by C. Slotterback
Tuesday, August 16, 2016


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