The Congress for the New Urbanism is gearing up for CNU 21 and is now accepting academic papers representing the most creative and innovative ideas in New Urbanism. Several papers will be selected for presentation at CNU’s annual Congress, which will be held in Salt Lake City, UT from May 29th-June 1st, 2013.
This year, CNU is targeting the notion of “Tactical Urbanism” – a topic that focuses on temporary projects and urban activism. Papers should concentrate on real examples demonstrating the feasibility or lack of practicality of projects motivated by activism rather than politics, i.e. Park(ing) Day, Dumpster Pools, Guerilla Gardening, etc., and their subsequent effects on the culture of planning.
We invite all academic research submissions with a focus on New Urbanist practices, although highest priority will be given to the following topics: art in public spaces, urban repair, temporary interventions, land use fluctuations and utilization cycles, guerrilla urbanism and squatting, homelessness, ethnic sub-cultures, economic reform, land use re-interpretations, creative/temporary development proposals, new lifestyles, lack or excess of security, urban abandonment/shrinkage, aesthetic value of time, urban design theories or methodologies, and creative means of urban transportation.
Paper submissions are due Friday, December 14th, 2012.
For more information, visit Submission Guidelines or email email@example.com with questions or comments.
We are also searching for reviewers of academic paper submissions. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, please send a short description of your expertise to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Call for New Urban Research is now open. We encourage academics on all levels to evaluate, critique and submit their research for review to CNU’s 2013 Call for New Urban Research!