Call for Papers – Deadline, November 30, 2019
The International Planning History Society’s 2020 conference calls for contributions investigating a broad range of topics in planning history relating to the theme of City Space Transformation: Renovation of the Urban Environment. The aim behind the theme is to contribute to a deeper understanding of the history of renovations and revitalizations of the built environment by exploring these both as transformation and stability of urban space. Under the weight of economic constraints and options of virtual reality, historic planning approaches have been somewhat sidelined in the debates on the modernization and renovation of dilapidated houses and public spaces in cities and towns.
Papers may cover topics including urban form, urban visions, comprehensive planning, planning legacy and heritage, cross-cultural exchange and colonization, and the concept and methodology of global/world planning history.
The conference organisers are looking especially for studies which explore the planning history in Russia and the Soviet Union, as well as in East Europe and America to compare with plans, ideas, and projects implemented in the various parts of the world. Vice versa they want to promote discussions and introduce the discussion on urban and regional planning history, in general, reflecting new topics, methods, and perspectives.
Deadline for the submission of Abstracts of papers and panel proposals: 30 November 2019
Theme: City Space Transformation: Renovation of the Urban Environment
The 2020 IPHS Moscow conference aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of the history of renovations and revitalizations of the built environment by exploring these both as transformation and stability of urban space.
Venue: Moscow, Russia
The 2020 conference is the first IPHS conference in Russia or the Soviet Union and will be a special opportunity for conference participants to gain insights into the history, planning and architecture of the unique urban fabric of the biggest European megapolis.
Professor Alexey Krasheninnikov, Dean of Urban Studies, MARKHI (Moscow Architectural Institute)
Organised as a collaboration between the Moscow Architectural Institute and the Moscow State University
The conference program includes keynote lectures, parallel paper sessions, panel presentations, book talks, and field trips. A post-conference tour is planned to St. Petersburg.