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[gn_spoiler title=”7:30-8:30am: Breakfast” open=”0″ style=”2″] Location: Marriot Courtyard[/gn_spoiler][gn_spoiler title=”8:00am-6:00pm: Registration Desk Open” open=”0″ style=”2″] Location: Marriot Courtyard
[/gn_spoiler][gn_spoiler title=”8:30-10:15am: Plenary Session: Toronto: An American City?” open=”0″ style=”2″] Location: Marriott Courtyard

Chair: Richard Harris, McMaster University

  1. Ted Relph, University of Toronto Scarborough: Toronto: The Landscapes of an American City
  2. Doug Saunders, The Globe and Mail: How City Neighborhoods Work for Immigrants
  3. David Hulchanski, University of Toronto: The Geography of a Declining Middle Class
  4. Pamela Blais, Metropole Consultants: Toronto: A Typically Perverse Metropolitan Area

Canadians often compare their cities with those of their neighbor to the south. Americans rarely feel the need to return the favour; they have enough of their own cities to think about. But residents of both countries have long shared the North American continent, and also many of the elements that typically shape metropolitan areas: democratic and market-oriented modes of governance, abundant land, affluence, mobility, growth, immigration, and much else besides. With subtle and occasionally significant variations, they have also shared an evolving culture of planning that seeks to guide and regulate the land market in a context of municipal fragmentation. Arguably, Toronto is as much an American city as is New York or, for that matter, Detroit.

This plenary will introduce and consider Toronto as an American city. Four speakers will briefly address key issues: the generic as well as the distinctive elements of its urban landscape; the manner in which the immigrant experience has reflected and shaped neighborhoods; how those neighborhoods have come to reflect growing social inequality; and how Toronto has met, and might more effectively meet, the challenge of suburban sprawl.[/gn_spoiler][gn_spoiler title=”9:00am-6:00pm: Book Exhibit” open=”0″ style=”2″] Location: Porter

Exhibiting Presses include:
Brookings Institution Press
Cambridge University Press
Cornell University Press
Harvard University Press
Island Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Library of American Landscape History, Inc.
MIT Press
The Neptis Foundation
Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group
Scholarly Book Services Inc.
State University of New York Press
Temple University Press
The University of Chicago Press
University of Minnesota Press
University of Toronto Press
University of Virginia Press
W.W. Norton & Company
Yale University Press[/gn_spoiler][gn_spoiler title=”10:30am-12:15pm: International Planning History Society Council Meeting” open=”0″ style=”2″] Location: Wood B[/gn_spoiler][gn_spoiler title=”10:30am-12:15pm: Paper Session A” open=”0″ style=”2″]Session A1: Legacies of Nineteenth Century Networks
Location: College

Chair: Peter Norton, University of Virginia
Comment: Peter Norton, University of Virginia

  1. Robert Fishman and Conrad Kickert, University of Michigan: Mapping the American Streetcar Suburb: Comparative Research on the History of Transit Oriented Development
  2. Evan Friss, James Madison University: The Crash: The Collapse of Urban Cycling in the United States
  3. Heidi Hohmann, Iowa State University: Pennies, Pavement, and Public Process: The Design and Redesign of Minneapolis Parkways, 1883 to 1980
  4. Raphael Fischler, McGill University: The Making of Modern Zoning: Westmount, Canada

Session A2: Twentieth Century Housing and the State
Location: Yonge

Chair: Alexander von Hoffman, Harvard University
Comment: Alexander von Hoffman, Harvard University

  1. Judge Glock, Rutgers University: The Federal Housing Administration: Did It Really Favor the Suburbs?
  2. Kenny Cupers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Environment, Behavior, and the Criminalization of Public Housing
  3. Susanne Cowan, Washington University: The Urban Laboratory: Community Design Centers and Urban Design Education 1960-1980
  4. Sayaka Fujii, University of Tsukuba: The Changing Role of National Wide Semi-Public Development Agency in Japan: Focusing on the Shift from Housing Corporation to Urban Renaissance Agency

Session A3: Thinking Globally and Planning Locally: Mid-Twentieth Century Planners on Three Continents
Location: Bay A

Chair: Christopher Klemek, George Washington University
Comment: Christopher Klemek, George Washington University

  1. Stefan Couperus, Utrecht University: The Neighborhood Unit in Coventry and Rotterdam: How Two Blitzed Cities Related to a Planning Fad, 1930-1950
  2. Nikhil Rao, Wellesley College: Searching for Self-Government: Models of Municipalism in Late Colonial Bombay
  3. Jordan Stanger-Ross, University of Victoria, British Columbia: Suspect Properties: The International Origins of the Liquidation of Japanese-Canadian Property, WWII

Session A4: Thinking Like a Publisher
Location: University B

Chair: Timothy Gilfoyle, Loyola University Chicago

  1. Timothy Mennel, The University of Chicago Press
  2. Robert Lockhart, University of Pennsylvania Press
  3. Michael McGandy, Cornell University Press
  4. Pieter Martin, University of Minnesota Press
  5. Philip Leventhal, Columbia University Press

Session A5:Infrastructure as Utopian Planning
Location: Spadina B

Chair: James Buckley, University of California, Berkeley
Comment: James Buckley, University of California, Berkeley

  1. Lily Baum Pollans, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Pipe Dreams: The Aspirations of Infrastructure in 19th and 20th Century Utopian Urban Plans
  2. Abby Spinak, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: “Not Quite So Freely as Air”: Comparative Social Visions of Rural Electrification in the United States and Canada
  3. Christopher M. Jones, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Connect Me First: A Study of the Impact of Race on Rural and Urban Electrification in the United States
  4. Melissa Haeffner, Colorado State University: Managing Utopia with Utopic Tech-Fixes: Desalinization and the Luxury Tourist Resorts of Los Cabos, Mexico

Session A6:Trials and Tribulations of Airport Planning in Late Twentieth Century North America
Location: Wood A

Chair: Zachary Schrag, George Mason University
Comment: Janet Bednarek, University of Dayton

  1. Owen Gutfreund, Hunter College: Questioning the Growth Imperative: The Decision Not to Build a New International Airport in Metropolitan Boston
  2. Nicholas Bloom, New York Institute of Technology: Local Transit/Global Airport: Mismatch at Idlewild
  3. Bret Edwards, University of Toronto: Playing Catch-Up to Growth: Problems of Access at Toronto International Airport, 1968-1975

Session A7: Roundtable: The Physical City: Social Change and Urban Space
Session I: Historical Narratives of Social Change and Urban Space

Location: Alexander A&B

Moderator: Greg Hise, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Joseph Heathcott, The New School
Mary P. Ryan, Johns Hopkins University
Dianne Harris, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Marta Gutman, City College of New York

Session A8: The Aesthetic Infrastructure of Suburbia
Location: Spadina A

Chair: David Smiley, Barnard College
Comment: David Smiley, Barnard College

  1. Penelope Dean, University of Illinois at Chicago: Keeping Up Appearances
  2. Gabrielle Esperdy, New Jersey Institute of Technology: Banality and Beauty: Towards an Aesthetic of the “Hi-Way Culture”
  3. David Salomon, University of Buffalo: Beneath the Refinery’s Glow: Tony Smith and the Art of Suburban Infrastructure
  4. Sara Stevens, Rice University: The Aesthetics of Property Values: How Suburban Landscape Design Stabilizes Investments

Session A9: Rethinking Renaissance: Planning Pittsburgh since 1945, Part I
Location: Carlton

Chair: Ted Muller, University of Pittsburgh
Comment: Jon Teaford, Purdue University

  1. Mariel Isaacson, CUNY Graduate Center: Fantasy Meets Reality: The Pittsburgh Renaissance and Urban Utopias
  2. Laura Grantmyre, University of Pittsburgh: Visualizing Urban Renewal: Conflicting Visuals and Visions of Pittsburgh’s Hill District, 1943-1961
  3. Patrick Vitale, University of Toronto: Red Scares and Renaissance

Session A10: Roundtable: Curating the City: Place Making Through Mobile Publishing
Location: Leaside

Chair: J. Mark Souther, Cleveland State University
Comment: Audience

  1. J. Mark Souther, Cleveland State University: Piloting the Curatescape Platform: The Cleveland Historical Mobile App
  2. Eli Pousson, Baltimore Heritage Inc.: Building Digital (and Traditional!) Tours of Baltimore’s Historic Buildings & Neighborhoods
  3. Michael Mizell-Nelson, University of New Orleans: Streaming History in the Street: Creating Mobile Audiences for Documentary Film
[/gn_spoiler][gn_spoiler title=”12:15-2:15pm: Lunch” open=”0″ style=”2″] Location: Marriott Courtyard[/gn_spoiler] [gn_spoiler title=”2:30-4:15pm: Paper Session B” open=”0″ style=”2″]Session B1: Planning for Complexity in the Postwar World
Location: Spadina B

Chair: Dianne Harris, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Comment: Audience

  1. Wes Aelbrecht, University College London: The Discourse of Photography and Urban Renewal in the American City: The Planning Proposals of Kevin Lynch and Mildred Mead to Resolve the Urban Crisis
  2. Laurel A. Harbin, University of Florida: An American Planner in India: Albert Mayer’s Post-War Planning for Inner Democratization in Indian Villages from 1946-1957
  3. Anthony Raynsford, San Jose State University: Inventing the “Pluralist City”: Kevin Lynch, Donald Appleyard and the Semiotics of Cultural Difference

Session B2: Beyond the Urban Enclave: Asian Place-Making in the North American Suburb
Location: Wood A

Chair: Erica Allen-Kim, University of Toronto
Comment: Audience

  1. Willow Lung-Amam, University of Maryland, College Park: The Other Suburbanites: A Social History of Asian Mall Development in Silicon Valley
  2. Jennifer Hock, Independent Scholar: Home Work: School Building and Community Building in the East San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles
  3. Erica Allen-Kim, University of Toronto: The End of the Ethnic Mall? From Chinese Theming to Cross-Over Mainstream at Markham’s Remington Center

Session B3: Public Space and Urban Order
Sponsored by the Public Works Historical Society

Location: Bay A

Chair: Owen Gutfreund, Hunter College
Comment: Owen Gutfreund, Hunter College

  1. Anne Beamish, Kansas State University: Light as Policeman: The Ideology of the Street Lamp’s Ability to Fight Crime in American Cities
  2. Gwynneth C. Malin, City University of New York: Infrastructure as Spectacle: Water in Nineteenth Century New York
  3. Allison Marie Ward, Queen’s University: Boasting of the City Beautiful: Civic Pride and Depression-Era Public Works in the “Ambitious City” of Hamilton Ontario
  4. René Saucedo Ezequiel Muñoz, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez: Models of Growth and Urban Planning in Ciudad Juarez

Session B4: Eco-Urbanism
Location: University B

Chair: Robin Bachin, University of Miami
Comment: Robin Bachin, University of Miami

  1. Tanu Sankalia, University of San Francisco: Magic City 2.0: Narratives of Utopia and Sustainability in Treasure Island’s Planning History
  2. Scott Campbell, University of Michigan: The Evolution of “Progress” and Three Rival Narratives: Risk Aversion, Self-Organization, and Sustainability
  3. Rebecca Hayes Jacobs, Yale University: Affordability and Access for All: The Politics of Fresh Food at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Session B5:Center and Periphery in the British Commonwealth
Location: Yonge

Chair: Shane Ewen, Leeds Metropolitan University
Comment: Shane Ewen, Leeds Metropolitan University

  1. Robert Freestone, University of New South Wales: The 1943 County of London Plan Exhibition
  2. Michael Hebbert, University College London: Fifty Years On: 1963 London Government Act Revisited
  3. Ellen Shoshkes, Portland State University: Jacqueline Tyrwhitt, Marshall McLuhan and Planning Education at the University of Toronto, 1951-1955

Session B6: Public Housing: The Long Search for an Urban Vision
Location: College

Chair: Roger Biles, Illinois State University
Comment: Kristin Szylvian, St. John’s University

  1. John F. Bauman, University of Southern Maine: Row Housing as Public Housing: Philadelphia’s “Used Housing” Program, 1957-2000
  2. D. Bradford Hunt, Roosevelt University: Seeking Alternatives to Traditional Public Housing in Chicago, 1950-1982
  3. Amy L. Howard, University of Richmond: Legacies of Hope? The Remaking of San Francisco Public Housing

Session B7: The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe: Antecedents and Influences
Location: Leaside

Chair: Richard White, UTM
Comment: Sy Adler, Portland State University

  1. Zack Taylor, University of Toronto Scarborough, Right-wing Populism and the Curious Revival of Regional Planning in Toronto
  2. L. Anders Sandberg and Gerda Wekerle, York University, Constructing a Regional Conservation Plan: Planners, Scientists, and the Oak Ridges Moraine
  3. Pierre Filion, Anna Kramer, and Gary Sands, University of Waterloo, From Dispersion to Recentralization? North American Metropolitan Planning Models and Strategies

Session B8: Roundtable: The Physical City: Social Change and Urban Space
Session II: Learning from the Recent Past

Location: Alexander A&B

Moderator: Marta Gutman, City College of New York

Matt Lasner, Hunter College
Rob Snyder, Rutgers University
Jonathan Massey, Syracuse University School of Architecture
James M. Buckley, University of California, Berkeley

Session B9: Rethinking Renaissance: Planning Pittsburgh since 1945, Part II
Location: Carlton

Chair: Jon Teaford, Purdue University
Comment: Ted Muller, University of Pittsburgh

  1. Allen Dieterich-Ward, Shippensburg University: Live on the Hills and Work in the City: Rise and Fall of Renaissance in Wheeling West Virginia
  2. Tracy Neumann, Wayne State University: Renaissance and Retrenchment in the 1970s
  3. Andrew T. Simpson, Carnegie Mellon University: “We Will Gladly Join You in Partnership or See You in Court”: The Growth of Large Not-for-Profits and Consequences of Renaissance in the New Pittsburgh

Session B10: American Dreams and American Militarism: Housing, Demographic Dynamism, and Militarized Cities, 1942-2000
Location: Spadina A

Chair: Henry Taylor, University at Buffalo
Comment: Henry Taylor, University at Buffalo

  1. Ryan Reft, University of California, San Diego: Subverting Urban Renewal in Hampton Roads: The Navy, Norfolk, and the Black Middle Class, 1943-1958
  2. Stefani Evans, University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Decline and Dynamism: Reading the Built Environment in Santa Ana, California, 1950-2000
[/gn_spoiler] [gn_spoiler title=”4:30-6:15pm: Paper Session C” open=”0″ style=”2″]Session C1: Heritage and Preservation
Location: Bay B

Chair: Andrew Hurley, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Comment: Dan Campo, Morgan State University

  1. Randall Mason, University of Pennsylvania: Gustavo Giovannoni’s Urban Conservation
  2. Stephanie Ryberg-Webster, Cleveland State University: Beyond Rust and Rockefeller: Preserving Cleveland’s African American Heritage

Session C2: Saving Downtown
Location: Spadina A

Chair: Winifred Newman, Florida International University
Comment: Winifred Newman, Florida International University

  1. Melissa Charenko, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Business Improvement Areas: The Case of Bloor West Village
  2. Amanda Johnson, Boise State University: The Marriage of Art and Green: Exploring the Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park
  3. Rachel Weber, University of Illinois at Chicago: Unbuilding the Loop: Obsolescence and Business District Relocation during the 1920s and 1930s Booms
  4. Philip Morgan, McMaster University: Churches and Condominiums: Who Benefits? An Analysis of Density Benefits in North York Centre, Toronto

Session C3: The Shifting Imperatives of Planning
Location: Wood A

Chair: D. Bradford Hunt, Roosevelt University
Comment: Larry Bennett, DePaul University

  1. Martin A. Bierbaum, Independent Scholar: The Judicial Impetus for Shaping Metropolitan Growth: The New Jersey Case
  2. Joel Rast, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee: Housing Reform in the Private City: Lessons from Chicago
  3. Pierre Clavel, Cornell University: The “Progressive City” Over Time

Session C4: Elite Spaces
Location: Spadina B

Chair: Kristin Larsen, University of Florida
Comment: Audience

  1. Catherine W. Zipf, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Becoming “Ochre Point”: The Origins of a Gendered Landscape in Newport, RI
  2. Kimberley Protho Williams, DC Historic Preservation Office: Mary Foote Henderson and the Making of Meridian Hill, Washington, DC
  3. Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani, The New School: Civic-City: Becoming Ourselves in Flexible Public Space

Session C5: Toronto Metropolitan Planning c. 1950 to 1970
Location: Leaside

Chair: David Amborski, Ryerson University
Comment: Richard Harris, McMaster University

  1. Richard White, University of Toronto Mississauga: Toronto’s Golden Age of Planning: Toronto’s Metropolitan Plan of 1959:  An Overview
  2. Andre Sorenson and Paul Hess, University of Toronto: Toronto and the Institutionalization of Planning 1946-1960
  3. Jennifer Bonnell, University of Guelph: The Valley and the Road: Building Toronto’s Don Valley Parkway

Session C6: Real Estate Development and the Twentieth Century City
Location: Alexander A&B

Chair: Susanne Schindler, The New School & Columbia University
Comment: Susanne Schindler, The New School & Columbia University

  1. Thomas Hubka, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: National Types/Local Variations: The Small-Builder-Developer’s Creative Role in the Production of America’s Common Housing, 1870-2000
  2. Andrew H. Whittemore, University of Texas at Arlington: The Merchant Builder’s Vernacular: The Evolution of Postwar Subdivision Design
  3. Sarah Selvidge, University of California, Berkeley: Architects, Bankers, Planners, and Politicians: Mexico’s Banco Nacional Hiptecario de Urbanización y Obras Públicas and the Financial Solution to the Urban Housing Crisis
  4. Andrew Wiese, San Diego State University: Corporate Real Estate Development, 1960-1974: Origins and Impacts

Session C7: Port Cities
Location: University B

Chair: Nikhil Rao, Wellesley College
Comment: Elizabeth Macdonald, University of California, Berkeley

  1. Robert Lewis and Matti Siemiatycki, University of Toronto: Urban Mega-Projects, Cost Overruns and Place: The Case of the Prince’s Dock, Bombay
  2. Christopher Silver, University of Florida: Evolution of the Waterfront: Planning, Development and Water Management in Jakarta since the 17th Century

Session C8: The Archives Write Back: Digital Archives, Damaged Communities, and the State
Location: Yonge

Chair: Walter Greason, Monmouth University and International Center for Metropolitan Growth
Comment: Walter Greason, Monmouth University and International Center for Metropolitan Growth

  1. Lynne Horiuchi, Independent Scholar: Knowledge Production on Heritage Websites for Sites of Confinement
  2. Mary Corbin Sies, University of Maryland: The Lakeland Archive: Community Strategies for Cultural Sustainability
  3. Angel David Nieves, Hamilton College: The Soweto HGIS Project: Models for Collaboration and Digital Archive-Making in the “New” South Africa

Session C9: Competing Visions of Downtown in Los Angeles, Cleveland, and New York City
Location: College

Chair: Alison Isenberg, Princeton University
Comment: Alison Isenberg, Princeton University

  1. Joseph Bernardo, University of Washington: “No Definable Bilingual Districts”: Ethnic Enclaves, Orientalism, and the Filipino Condition in Downtown Los Angeles, 1930-1965
  2. J. Mark Souther, Cleveland State University: “A $35 Million ‘Hole in the Ground’“: Metropolitan Fragmentation and the Demise of Cleveland’s Downtown Subway Plan, 1953-1959
  3. Andrew Wasserman, Stony Brook University: Photographing an Uptown Downtown: Selling 125th Street with Harlem Postcards

Session C10: Immigrants in Cities
Location: Bay A

Chair: David Monteyne, University of Calgary
Comment: David Monteyne, University of Calgary

  1. John Baden, Case Western Reserve University: Shared Space and Markets: African American and Jewish Relations in Cleveland from 1900 to 1945
  2. Domenic Vitiello, University of Pennsylvania: Refugee Resettlement and Community Development in Philadelphia, 1975-2012
[/gn_spoiler][gn_spoiler title=”4:30-6:15pm: Graduate Student Workshop” open=”0″ style=”2″] Location: Carlton

Chair: Matt Lasner, Hunter College
Session limited to participants selected by separate application (deadline passed).

[/gn_spoiler] [gn_spoiler title=”6:30-8:30pm: Reception” open=”0″ style=”2″] Location: The Carlu, 444 Yonge St, 7th Floor[/gn_spoiler] [gn_spoiler title=”8:30-10:30pm: Graduate Student Reception” open=”0″ style=”2″] Location: Fire on the East Side, 6 Gloucester St, Upper East Side event space[/gn_spoiler] [gn_spoiler title=”8:30-10:30pm: SACRPH Board Meeting” open=”0″ style=”2″] Location: Wood B[/gn_spoiler]

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