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March 14, 2013

CFP: Re-industrialisation and progressive urbanism, School of Architecture, Design and Environment, Plymouth University, UK (June 13, 2013)

Deadline: April 1, 2013

Could urban re-industrialisation be seen as a method of increasing
business effectiveness in the context of a politically stimulated 'green
economy'? Could it be seen as a nostalgic mutation of a creative-class
concept, focused on 3D printing, 'boutique manufacturing' and crafts?
These two notions place urban re-industrialisation within the context of
the current neoliberal economic regime and urban development based on
property and land speculation. The key question for this conference is
could urban re-industrialisation be imagined as a progressive
socio-political and economical project, aiming to create an inclusive and
democratic society based on cooperation and symbiosis that goes way beyond
the current model of a neoliberal city?

We invite abstracts (max. 300 words) for papers from researchers and
practitioners from a broad range of disciplines, including, but not
limited to architecture, urban design, planning, economics, sociology,
anthropology, geography, and environmental science. We welcome submissions
based on empirical research as well as theoretical and visionary

Abstracts will be selected for further development as papers to be
presented at the conference. Papers shall be 2000 words maximum. Further
submission requirements will be distributed to the authors of selected
abstracts. Abstracts should arrive no later than Monday 1 April 2013.
Please send them in .doc or .pdf format to:
krzysztof.nawratek@plymouth.ac.uk Keynote presentations and selected
conference papers will be considered for publication following the
symposium in an edited volume.

Posted by jmkirsch at March 14, 2013 12:57 PM