Cities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable?
Dates: 22-23 June 2017
Place: University of Derby
Organisers: AMPS | University of Derby
The complexity of our cities is well documented. The economies they are based on are multiple. Some are growing exponentially, others are shrinking. Some pride themselves on architectural heritage, others are seeking to build and rebrand. Some are old, some are new. Inevitably their urban fabrics vary. The communities that live in these places reflect these conditions. Some are are long-standing, others are new and in-formation. Sometimes they are active, on occasion homogenous. More generally they are diverse. These communities need, and want, a say in their futures. Some are well connect and affluent, others suffer deprivation and social exclusion. A constant in the mist of this complexity is their need to be housed – whether by themselves, the market, or governments.
01 March 2017: Abstract Submissions
01 April 2017: Abstract Feedback
01 June 2017: Registration closes
22 – 23 June 2017: Conference
01 July 2017: Full Paper Submissions (where applicable)
01 November 2017: Feedback for publication
01 December 2017: Publication of Full papers begins
The conference welcomes case studies; design proposals, research projects, investigative papers and theoretical considerations in various formats:
Conference Presentations (20 minutes)
Written Papers (3,000 words) *
Alternative Proposals Pecha Kucha; short films; photo essays etc.
……………………………… In-person and virtual presentations (via Skype, etc.) are welcome.
Delegates are given the option to present their work at conference either with or without an accompanying full written paper.
* 3,000 word papers will be published online and later in an e-book.
All abstracts and papers are fully double blind peer reviewed.
This event is organised by the interdisciplinary research organisation AMPS (Architecture, Media, Politics, Society); its academic journal Architecture_MPS; and the University of Derby.
People: Dr. Graham Cairns, AMPS; Rachel-isaac-Menard, Architecture_MPS; Eleni Tracada, UoD. The event forms part of the AMPS program of events, Housing – Critical Futures.
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