CITIES IN A CHANGING WORLD: QUESTIONS OF CULTURE, CLIMATE AND DESIGN
Place: Virtual / City Tech, CUNY, New York
Dates: 16-18, June 2021
Abstracts: 30 Nov, 2020 (Round One) | 30 Mar, 2021 (Round Two)
This conference is currently planned as a hybrid in-person and virtual event. If necessary it will be moved to a fully virtual format.
Architecture | Urban Design | Heritage | Social history | Art and Culture | Sociology | Economics | Governance | Sustainability | Public Health | Cultural Studies
PUBLISHERS: Routledge | UCL Press | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | Vernon Press | Libri Publishing | Intellect Books
FORMATS: In-person, pre-recorded presentations, Zoom, written papers.
ORGANIZERS: City Tech, CUNY | AMPS | PARADE | UCL Press | Routledge
The premise of this conference is that the city is, and always has been, a site of interconnected problems and solutions operative across disciplines. While issues of architectural design, urbanization, resilience, housing and healthy cities etc. all respond to their own unique and independent demands, they are also interrelated. New York is a perfect example. The site for the United States’ most iconic historic buildings, it demands 21st Century uses of them. The home of the US public health movement in the 19th Century, it is at the forefront of the healthy city agenda today. Historically a landing port for immigrants it knows the pressures of displacement and migration. A city for the wealthiest elites in the world, it exhibits poverty, social exclusion and periodic cultural tensions. This conference seeks to explore these issues through a contemporary lens, offering historical insights into some of today’s most vexing architectural, urban and social problems.
Cindee Hogan, Rachel Manard