[URBANTH-L]Second CFP: A Suburban World? Global Decentralization and the New Metropolis

Katrin Anacker kanacker at vt.edu
Mon Feb 12 17:11:49 EST 2007

***Apologies for multiple postings
Second Call for Abstracts (due by April 30, 2007)

International conference
Reston, Virginia, USA
April 6-April 8, 2008

A Suburban World? Global Decentralization and the New Metropolis

Hosted by Dr. Robert Lang (Metropolitan Institute), Dr. Paul Knox 
(Virginia Tech), and Dr. Edward Blakeley      (University of Sydney)

We have entered a new era where the areas outside worldwide core
cities are forming different settlement systems. In Europe, even
tight building controls have not curbed the appetite of households to
move out of the central cities. China and India, with fast-growing
middle classes, are witnessing a startling expansion of their urban
areas with rapid auto-dependent growth on the fringe. Mexico and
Indonesia are beginning to adapt American-style suburban development
patterns. As urban form changes, new research and policy have to be
created to address the challenges of sprawl, congestion, and
affordable housing. This conference will explore these and other
issues in the American as well as international context.

* Immigration/Changing Demographics of the Suburbs
* Special Segregation by Lifestyle/Economics; Gated Communities
* Megapolitans/Metropolitan Form
* Transportation
* Energy Consumption/Sustainable Environment
* Disasters/Adaptation
* Transnational Communities/Residential Tourism
* Governance & Regulation
* Business of Suburbia/Economic Development/Economic Space
* Suburban Decline
* Urban Form at the Neighborhood Level
* Newburbia/Newtowns
* History

Conference Website:

asuburbanworld at vt.edu

Katrin B. Anacker
Post Doctoral Fellow
Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech
Suite 100
1021 Prince St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
e. kanacker at vt.edu
ph. 703.838.8320
fx. 703.518.8009

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