Reconstructing Urban Natures: Building Engagements between Green Urbanism, the Resilient City, and Urban Political Ecology
Posted: 8/30/2016 (Conference)
Urban political ecology to date has shown a limited capacity to creatively appropriate the better insights emerging from planning and design literatures to move the debate forward.
In a session from April 5-10, 2017, the American Association of Geographers would like to invite a wide variety of contributions from colleagues who are seeking to think about the design-politics of green urbanism, planning and urban political ecology. They would like to consider:
- Interventions which account for the intellectual/political and strategic impasses reached by green urbanism design/green urban planning/urban political ecology;
- Papers which investigate ongoing pathologies and problems (from green gentrification to green governmentality) that are emerging with the materialization of green urban strategies across the planet;
- Conceptual and political interventions which might point to more robust modes of integrating urban political ecology, green urban design and architecture, and planning for resilience;
- Explorations of the utopian and dystopian geographies of historical and contemporary modes of eco-design and design activism–from counterculture ventures to contemporary forms of community design and architecture;
- Examples and discussions of urban social movements and eco-urban social movements and other design activist movements that might help us productively rethink the design politics of urban ecological futures; and
- Ways of developing a more political and strategic design politics of urban sustainability.
To apply to present, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words via email to Hannah Teicher firstname.lastname@example.org and Damian White email@example.com.
Location: Boston, MA