SACRPH 2019 Northern Virginia

Thursday-Sunday, October 31 – November 3, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton, Washington DC – Crystal City
Arlington, Virginia

SACRPH 2019 Call For Papers is now available.  Panel sessions, roundtables, and individual paper proposals due March 15, 2019.

In 2019, SACRPH will host its biennial conference in Northern Virginia, a region with a wealth of planning history. This includes early historic preservation efforts (Alexandria), postwar planned communities (Reston), bruising desegregation battles (housing, schools), major military installations (Pentagon, Langley), booming edge cities (Tysons Corner), and immigrant-led transformations (Vietnamese, Salvadoran, South American). Most recently, Amazon announced it would develop a headquarters in Crystal City, steps from our conference hotel. The region has plenty for planning historians to contemplate and confront.

The conference hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton, Washington DC – Crystal City, is easily accessible via public transit (Metro), Washington National Airport, and Dulles International Airport.

Please mark your calendars, and we look forward to another engaging conference.

D. Bradford Hunt, President, SACRPH

Image Credits: Camila Ferreira and Mario Duran, 2010; Long and Foster Real Estate, 2014; Dave Bucksbaum, Center for Local History, Arlington County Public Library, 1980


The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) was founded in 1986. The organization promotes scholarship on the planning of cities and metropolitan regions over time, and bridges the gap between the study of cities and the practice of urban planning.

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