18th NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANNING HISTORY

Society for American City & Regional Planning History

SACRPH 2019 – Northern Virginia

DoubleTree by Hilton, Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia
October 31 – November 3, 2019

SACRPH 2019 Northern Virginia, our 18th National Conference on Planning History, will take place Thursday, October 31 – Sunday, November 3, 2019.  Our conference venue is the DoubleTree by Hilton, with renovated hotel rooms and stunning views of the Washington Monument, the Potomac River, and the Pentagon.  The DoubleTree is located in Arlington, Virginia’s Crystal City area (recently in the news as a site for a new Amazon headquarters).  The venue is close to the Metro (rapid transit), one stop from Reagan Washington National Airport, and 28 miles from Dulles International Airport.

SACRPH 2019 will include plenaries, panel presentations, roundtables, a poster session, a book exhibit, tours, and several receptions.  Lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday, November 1-2.   We welcome academics, planners, practitioners, and graduate students to attend, participate, and present their research.  Conference registration fees will be comparable to previous SACRPH conferences.  Please stay tuned for more details on schedule, program, and registration.

Call for Papers

SACRPH invites scholars and practitioners from a wide variety of fields to present on all aspects of urban, regional, and community planning history, worldwide. Particularly welcome for our 2019 conference in Arlington, Virginia, are complete sessions, papers, roundtables, and poster sessions addressing selected themes in the past, including:

  • Comparative and global studies of planning
  • Immigration and planning
  • Planning and structural racism
  • Gender, sexuality, and planning
  • Planning the military industrial complex
  • 18th and 19th century planning
  • Suburban and peripheral planning
  • Planning for sustainable, inclusive, and equitable metropolises

SACRPH is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting humanistic scholarship on the planning of metropolitan regions. SACRPH members include historians, practicing planners, geographers, environmentalists, architects, landscape designers, public policy makers, preservationists, community organizers, students, and scholars from across the world. SACRPH publishes a quarterly journal, The Journal of Planning History, hosts a biennial conference, and sponsors awards for research and publication in the field of planning history.

The Program Committee invites proposals for complete sessions of up to three papers, roundtable sessions, and individual papers. We also encourage submissions that propose innovative formats and that engage questions of teaching and learning, digital information, and publishing.

The Program Committee also invites poster sessions, especially by graduate students at the MA or PhD level, to present their latest research.

Proposals must be submitted by an online submission form, which will be available after December 1.  Proposals must include the following information:

For panel submissions (due March 15, 2019):

  • A web-based form for session title and contact information on each participant
  • A single document (PDF or Word) including names of participants; one-paragraph overview of the session’s themes and significance; 100-word abstract for each proposed paper; 1-2 page CV for each participant

For roundtable and non-traditional panels (due March 15, 2019):

  • A web-based form for session title and contact information on each participant
  • A single document (PDF or Word) including names of participants; one-paragraph overview of the session’s themes and significance; description of the format to be used (roundtable, workshop); 1-2 page CV for each participant

For individual paper submissions (due March 15, 2019):

  • A web-based form for paper title and contact information and four keywords identifying themes of the paper
  • A single document (PDF or Word) including name of participant; 100-word abstract for proposed paper; 1-2 page CV; the filename should be in the format Last Name, First Name, Short Title (i.e. “Doe, Jane, Planning in Arlington.pdf”)

For poster sessions (due July 1, 2019):

  • A web-based form for poster session title and contact information
  • A single document (PDF or Word) including name of participant; 150-word abstract describing the significance, sources, methods, and major conclusions or outcomes; 1-2 page CV; the filename should be in the format Last Name, First Name, Short Title (i.e. “Doe, Jane, Planning in Arlington.pdf”)
  • Posters will need to be printed by presenters in advance, as we will not have digital capacities for poster presentation; mounting boards and easels will be provided.

Please format required attachments with a standard 12-point font and 1-inch margins. Do not include illustrations.

 

Past Conferences

SACRPH holds a national conference every two years. The conference provides a forum for historians and planners to present current papers as well as to attend workshops on current planning history topics. The conference also features in-depth tours and workshops on historical and contemporary planning issues in the host city.

2017 – Cleveland, OH
2015 – Los Angeles, CA
2013 – Toronto, Canada
2011 – Baltimore, MD
2009 – Oakland, CA
2007 – Portland, ME
2005 – Miami, FL
2003 – St. Louis, MO
2001 – Philadelphia, PA & Camden, NJ
1999 – Washington, DC
1997 – Seattle, WA
1995 – Knoxville, TN
1993 – Chicago, IL
1991 – Richmond, VA
1989 – Cincinnati, OH
1987 – Columbus, OH
1986 – Columbus, OH

 

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