The 2020 ACSP Annual Conference Will Happen!
See below for a growing list of "Your Efforts"
ACSP had planned, prior to COVID-19 happening, to be able to notify authors of their accept or reject status for their abstract submission during the first week of May. Track chairs and reviewers of abstracts, now managing their own personal challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, are doing their best to complete the work. We expect to be able to send notifications very soon. Thank you! Stay tuned.
Monday, May 11, 2020
ACSP staff are researching both in-person and on-line (virtual) options, and the Governing Board will meet in June to make a decision about whether we will be in person or virtual. We are very grateful to our local hosts – Ryerson University, University
of Toronto, and York University – and are committed to honoring their many contributions so far to this conference.
We received just over 1,200 abstract submissions – an ACSP record – almost 300 of which were part of the focal event on Racial Equity and Justice in Urban Planning Research and Education in the Face of Racialized Inequality. The review of all submissions
is nearly complete, slightly delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The positive energy has been overwhelming. Our scholarship, learning, and the needs of our students, faculty members, and colleagues in practice continue, and ACSP will meet those needs.
For now, it is still too early to know which direction, in-person or on-line, ACSP 2020 will take. Please watch for your weekly Tuesday eNewsletter, and our social media channels (see below) for more information in June and throughout the summer.
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Marlon Boarnet, University of Southern California
ACSP Vice President/President-Elect
Carissa Slotterback, University of Minnesota
ACSP National Conference Chair
Gerardo Sandoval, University of Oregon
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Prior ACSP COVID-19 Messages:
Resources from ACSP Committee on the Academy
The following webinar links are now available on ACSP's YouTube Channel:
If you haven't subscribed to ACSP's YouTube channel, please do so today!
Resources from ACSP Member Schools:
- ACSP Faculty, with a focus on economic development planning, created a spreadsheet to begin to collect the various news stories, etc., regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on Economic Development & Planning.
Coronavirus ED impact/response
*Thank you to Nichola Lowe, UNC Chapel Hill, for launching this document.
The Center for Urban and Regional Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launches a mini podcast series entitled Viewpoints on Resilient and Equitable Responses to the Pandemic : https://curs.unc.edu/2020/03/27/curs-launches-viewpoints-on-resilient-and-equitable-responses-to-the-pandemic-podcasts/
Local Actions to Support Walking and Cycling During Social Distancing Dataset: http://pedbikeinfo.org/walkbikesocialdistance
Columbia GSAPP Urban Planning: Pandemic Urbanism: Praxis in the Time of Covid-19, A Collective Effort
Here’s a List of Colleges’ Plans for Reopening in the Fall
You don’t have to be great right now. ‘Good enough’ will do. - Lisa J. Servon chairs the City and Regional Planning Department at the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania
NYU Planning Faculty Help Local Policymakers Respond to COVID-19 Crisis
A group of housing researchers and advocates across Canada, have submitted a National Call to Action on housing to the Federal Government: http://housingresearchcollaborative.scarp.ubc.ca/our-response-to-the-covid-19-pandemic/
In Pandemics, Property, and Planning (https://youtu.be/cwS65jUw2v0) a global group of scholars reflect on the pandemic’s meaning and
implications through the lens of land-based property rights and spatial planning. Directed by Sony Pellissery (National Law School of India University), Ben Davy (TU Dormund, Germany, and University of Johannesburg, Faculty
of Law), and Harvey Jacobs (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands).
Resources from ACSP Member Schools (Conferences/Webinars etc.):
Resources from ACSP Governing Board Student Representatives:
Resources from ACSP Association Contributors:
World Health Organization Resources:
CitiesForGlobalHealth.org: responses to global health emergencies
Inside Higher Ed: The Shift to Remote Learning: The Human Element
If COVID-19 gnaws on nations for semesters on end, that will gut higher ... through the lenses of sociology, political science, culture, media, urban studies, etc. This may appear both in formal scholarship, research and development, ...
Inside Higher Ed: Latest Coronavirus News
Toward that end, we will make 300 beds available by the end of this coming week ... The curfew in the college town that's home to the University of Alabama ... “Our students were planning on having a place to live and having meals ...
The Impact of COVID-19 on Public Space: A Review of the Emerging Questions
The Case for Liberal Arts Education in a Time of Crisis: Small, private colleges teach students how to be not only workers but civically engaged citizens of the world.
How Can ACSP Assist Our Members?
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