[URBANTH-L]Panel on urban public places

Boucher Nathalie Nathalie_Boucher at UCS.INRS.Ca
Wed Jan 21 12:28:12 EST 2009

I wish to put together a panel on urban public places, for the CASCA/AES Conference in Vancouver, May 13-16 2009. In this age of globalised crisis, virtual interactions and movements, and the limitless desire for an uncontaminated environment and relations, what do cities offer their inhabitants in order to meet and exchange? What is happening in cities with traditional public places, no public places, unmaintained public places, or with no hope for public places? What is happening to and in traditional spaces of interactions (like parks, squares and the Habermas Cafés) in relatively old cities ? Are there any new public places emerging from private visions of the city, like in Los Angeles? Where do people gather, mix, put their tolerance to the test in view of the heterogeneity of their city?

Deadline is January 31st. The notice is pretty short!!! If you are interested, please send me asap the name, affiliation, email address and telephone number of the principal presenter; name(s) of co-presenters/co-authors; a brief biography of each author/presenter; 100 words abstract of the paper.

nathalie.boucher at ucs.inrs.ca

Nathalie Boucher

Étudiante au doctorat en Études Urbaines
Institut national de la recherche Scientifique, UCS

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