Re-Imagining Urban Form and Policy Symposium (March 10-12, 2016), Call for Abstracts

SALA SCARP UBC urban symposium banner for March 2016(Many people will be interested in this announcement. Notice the call for abstracts. Of special interest is the topic of “capital” and how it affects our city, while “governance” goes to the core of our civic democracy, and the review of the Habitat 1976 Forum is bittersweet in view of Concord Pacific’s impending demolition and destruction of that Forum’s model project at Marine Gardens.)

Event: Re-Imagining Urban Form and Policy Symposium, Call for Abstracts

Re-Imagining Urban Form and Policy in a Global Economy – The (Im)possibility of Design
March 10-12, 2016 | University of British Columbia, Vancouver
View the conference website

This is a call for abstracts for an international symposium on the theme “Re-Imagining Urban Form and Policy in a Global Economy – The (Im)possibility of Design”, a symposium jointly organized by the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) and The School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Confirmed keynote speakers for the event include, Professor John Friedmann (University of British Columbia and University of California, Los Angeles), Professor Albert Pope (Rice University) and Professor Matt Hern (University of British Columbia).

We welcome proposals that explore emerging paradigms in the context of four interconnected themes:
1. Capital: Restructuring and Redirecting Capital Flow and Value Growth in the Making of the New City
2. Reimagining Governance and Planning Policies
3. Reframing the Agency of Design
4. Looking Back and Looking Forward: Reflections on the 1976 UN Habitat Forum

Abstracts can be submitted here:

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