Alternatives - A publication and conference call for sociologists, public health and built environment scholars

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Call for Publications
November 3, 2018
Ohio, United States
Subject Fields: 
Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Local History, Public Health, Sociology

Alternatives to the Present. A Conference on Architecture, Urbanism, Sociology, Development & Planning


01-02 November 2018. Kent State University,  Cleveland. 

Abstracts: 05 June 2018


Disciplines: Planning, Geography, Sociology, Urbanism, Architecture, Housing, Community Studies, Landscape.

Participate: In-person, skype, pre-recorded film, written paper.

Theme: The New Urban Agenda of the United Nations seeks to combine the material, social and environmental agendas molding the urban world. The American Association of Geographers links the notions of resilience and urban justice. The American Planning Association advocates for planning that promotes social equity and inclusive communities while the AIA champions livable communities. This conference brings these disciplines together and critiques the reality of this seemingly coherent set of agendas in the built environment.

Organisers: Kent State University, the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative with the interdisciplinary research organisation AMPS (Architecture, Media, Politics, Society) and its academic journal Architecture_MPS.

Publications: As part of PARADE the following books have already been published:

Housing Solutions Through Design. Libri Publishing; Digital Futures and the City of Today. Intellect Books; From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing. UCL Press; Imaging the City - Art and Creative Practices in the City. Intellect Books; Housing the Future. Libri Publishing; Urban Documents, Design Practices and Social Criticism Through the Lens. Intellect Books; Reflections on Architecture, Society and Politics. Routledge.

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