[URBANTH-L] CFP: American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) Annual Conference 2005

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Wed Dec 8 23:45:02 EST 2004

CFP:  The Growth of Cities in the Maghreb Over Time
American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) Annual Conference 2005
URL http://http://www.la.utexas.edu/research/mena/aims/

This conference will bring together researchers from the Maghreb and the USA
to examine the question of the growth of North Africa's cities in both
contemporary and past contexts. We shall undertake this broad question from
chronological, sociological, geographic, and historic perspectives, among
others. We especially seek contributions from urban planners and those who
work in urban infrastructure and in public works. We seek individuals who
can contribute on the following topics, among other possibilities: The City
in Antiquity: how were Punic and Roman cities conceived & established; how
did they grow and develop in their time? The City in Islam: how were new
cities founded in early North African Islam? What was their relationship
with the pre-existing urban hierarchy? Extension of military quarters, the
growth of suburbs, and the extent of Maghrebi cities in the period before
European colonization... Planning and building the European city in the
early colonial period. The growth and subsequent transformation of European
quarters of North African cities. Urban planning and the growth of cities
since independence. Urban infrastructure in today's cities in Morocco,
Algeria, and Tunisia. How are the big cities of the Maghreb governed today?

One Page proposals are due February 1st and should be sent to: Mr. James
Miller, CEMAT Director at email: cemat at planet.tn or Dr. Emily Gottreich,CMES
at UC Berkeley at email:emilyrg at berkeley.edu

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