Society for American City & Regional Planning History

SACRPH 2019 – Northern Virginia

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

Call for Papers

SACRPH invites scholars, planners, practitioners, and graduate students 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 also invites poster sessions, especially by graduate students at the MA or PhD level, to present their latest research. Poster Session proposals are due by July 15, 2019.

The deadline for complete sessions, roundtable sessions, and individual papers is now closed. The deadline for Poster Sessions is July 15.

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

We recognize that Thursday, October 31, 2019, is Halloween. That night will be SACRPH 2019’s opening plenary session and reception. Panel sessions will take place on Friday, November 1, and Saturday, November 2. For those unable to arrive by Friday morning due to Halloween commitments, please explain your needs in the proposal form in the field “Additional Notes for SACRPH 2019 Program Committee,” and the committee will make an effort to accommodate your needs.

To ease the workload on the Program Committee, please submit proposals via the online submission form. Please adhere to word limits and format required attachments with a standard 12-point font and 1-inch margins.

SACRPH 2019 Program Committee

Andrew Kahrl, University of Virginia, co-chair

Tracy Neumann, Wayne State University, co-chair

Barbara Brown Wilson, University of Virginia

Marcia Chatelain, Georgetown University

Mauricio Fernando Castro, Georgia State University

Lily Geismer, Claremont McKenna College

Paige Glotzer, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Andrew Highsmith, University of California, Irvine

Sarah Jo Peterson,

Pedro Regalado, Yale University

Arijit Sen, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Mo Speller, Johns Hopkins University

Patrick Vitale, Eastern Connecticut State University

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