EDRA49 Call for Proposals, "Social Equity by Design"

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Call for Papers
October 16, 2017
Oklahoma, United States
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Health and Health Care, Historic Preservation, Urban Design and Planning, Human Rights

Every year, for almost 50 years, socially-motivated professionals and researchers in the environmental design fields have come together during the EDRA conference with a shared belief in the importance of creating environments that are supportive of all people. Through paper presentations, symposia, workshops, intensives, site visits and open discussions, we seek to investigate how to design environments that make communities safer and more enjoyable — more equitable. 

In 2018, EDRA will be in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma June 6 to 9 for the 49th iteration of our conference. EDRA49 invites researchers and practitioners to share their knowledge of and best practices for promoting greater social equity in our world today and in the future. We welcome submissions in all environmental design research and practice areas and allied professions.

Possible tracks include:

  • Designing accessible environments
  • Housing design and policy
  • Cross-cultural placemaking: Fostering diversity through community design
  • Resilient community planning and design
  • Economic development & community revitalization
  • Participatory design strategies
  • Emerging design tools: Data, simulation, and virtual design
  • Education design and policy
  • Healthcare design
  • Historic preservation, heritage, and the historic environment
Contact Info: 

Environmental Design Research Association
1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
Phone: (651) 379-7306, Fax: (651) 290-2266

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