[Foodplanning] food-themed talks at the ACSP-AESOP Joint Congress,
July 6 - 11 in Chicago
joenasr at compuserve.com
Sat Jan 19 09:54:52 PST 2008
We are now less than 3 weeks away from the deadline to submit proposals for the big congress this July in Chicago,
bringing together planning academicians, researchers, students (and some practitioners) from across North America and Europe.
Please find below the call for abstracts for that event, as a reminder.
I had sent you a message a few weeks suggesting that it would be great to have a coordinated effort to have a real presence
of food-related topics on the program - especially from "both sides of the pond".
I had offered to try to coordinate this effort. As a reminder, for those interested in
proposing one of the following three things, please indicate it to me (unless you prefer to
post a message directly to this list about it):
* a paper dealing with a food-related theme
* a pre-organized set of papers dealing with a food-related theme
* a roundtable on a food-related theme.
Here at least three reasons to coordinate this effort:
*Some people are planning to propose a paper (or even a roundtable or session) dealing with food,
but may not be aware of enough other people with whom they can join forces;
hopefully we can make the necessary connections this way.
*This is a rare opportunity to bring together people from Europe and North America (and beyond?)
working on food issues. It would be great to have sessions or roundtable with such a mix.
*Some serious discussions are just starting (involving, among others, our fearless "eminence grise" Jerry Kaufman
and ACSP President (and hidden foodie) Mike Hibbard) to explore the possibility of bringing together people
into a "Food and Agriculture Interest Group" (or some variant on that). We'll deal with that
more actively after Feb. 8th, when the abstract deadline passes. But one of the things that
will help justify the creation of such an interest group is evidence of such interest.
The presence of food-themed sessions and roundtable would help towards that.
More on this issue in February.
Some of you have already sent me some information on what you are thinking of doing in Chicago around food questions.
But I'm sure there are many more of you out there. If you have any idea, even if you're not sure about them yet,
please pass them to you ASAP, so that we can begin to bring these ideas together into cohesive topics for sessions
I should indicate that either at the last ACSP or since then, some ideas for sessions or roundtables
have already been proposed. These include so far (these are my provisional titles):
* Planning for the food-energy nexus
* Connecting food and health through planning
* Planning for food systems: A transatlantic dialogue
* Food in the planning school: Pedagogical challenges
These are some of the ideas. If you think you have something to contribute under these themes,
or if you have ideas of themes of your own, please send them along ASAP.
20 days til the deadline: it goes very fast!
Looking forward to hearing from (hopefully) many of you in the next few days.
joenasr at compuserve.com
(alternates: joenasr at cyberia.net.lb
jnasr at ryerson.ca)
[To Jim Hiley: Could you please forward this message to the Planning for Agriculture & Food Network list?
I did not manage to subscribe to it yet. Thanks.]
From: Curtis Winkle, INTERNET:cwinkle at UIC.EDU
To: [unknown], INTERNET:PLANET at LISTSERV.BUFFALO.EDU
Date: 05/12/2007 11:15 AM
RE: Abstract Submission Site Open for ACSP-AESOP Joint Congress, July 6 - 11 in Chicago
Abstract Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2008
at 11:00 PM US Eastern Standard Time
Joint Congress Website: http://www.uic.edu/cuppa/upp/congress/
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and the Association
of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) will hold their 2008 annual
conferences together at the fourth Joint Congress, July 6 -11 in Chicago at
the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel. This follows Joint
Congresses in Oxford (1991), Toronto (1996), and Leuven (2003).
The ACSP-AESOP Joint Congress Committee and the Local Host Committee at the
University of Illinois at Chicago invite proposals for individual papers,
complete pre-organized sessions, roundtable discussions and poster
presentations. The invitation is extended to faculty and students of ACSP
and AESOP member programs and to scholars and scholarly practitioners
outside the ACSP/AESOP family who are concerned with planning cities and
Bridging the Divide: Celebrating the City
The conference theme "Bridging the Divide: Celebrating the City" focuses on
the mediating role of cities. Many cities are, to some degree, divided or
contested. And cities themselves may play roles in reproducing identities
that promote conflict between racial, ethnic, religious or national groups.
A key question arises: How can innovative approaches to planning and
governance help to bridge these divides?
We encourage papers and debate on the nature of these divides and the role
that cities play in spanning them, through, for example, place-shaping,
infrastructure development, governance, fostering of bridging social
capital, capacity building, promoting environmental justice, reducing health
disparities, and creating mechanisms for conflict resolution.
We hope to learn by building bridges in scholarship-sharing international
perspectives and experiences on the role of cities in mediating conflict. A
selection of high quality conference papers which address the conference
theme will be considered for publication in an edited book.
Joint Congress Tracks
Papers and sessions should correspond to one of the following tracks:
Track 1. Gender, ethnicity and diversity in planning
Track 2. Economic development
Track 3. Environmental planning, resource management and climate change
Track 4. Governance, capacity building and participation
Track 5. Housing and community development
Track 6. International development and transnational planning
Track 7. Land use policy and governance
Track 8. Methods for spatial and planning analysis
Track 9. Planning education
Track 10. Planning and human health and safety
Track 11. Planning processes, law, administration, and dispute resolution
Track 12. Planning theory and history
Track 13. Regions and regional planning
Track 14. Transportation, mobility, connectivity and infrastructure planning
Track 15. Urban design and physical planning
Track 16: Mini-Track - Planning ideas and planning practices, sponsored by
the Journal Planning Theory and Practice, published by Routledge
You may also participate by hosting a reception, displaying at the book
fair, submitting job opportunities or your CV to the Job Fair or scheduling
For more information or to submit an abstract, visit the Joint Congress
Website at http://www.uic.edu/cuppa/upp/congress/ or contact the Congress
Director Donna Dodd at ddodd at acsp.org.
Joint Congress Co-Chairs,
Simin Davoudi, Newcastle University, simin.davoudi at newcastle.ac.uk
Curt Winkle, University of Illinois at Chicago, cwinkle at uic.edu
ACSP Conference Chair
Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Policy
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA)
University of Illinois at Chicago
cwinkle at uic.edu
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