Planners Network, Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, and New Village Press will be cohosting a 2013 conference—Beyond Resilience: Actions for a Just Metropolis. The conference will be held June 6-8, in New York City. We welcome presentation proposals!
Questions arise: how can activists, academics, and professionals promote alternative, more sustainable, and just ways of preserving and developing the metropolis? What lessons have been learned? What role can progressive planners play?
We invite proposals for community-based workshops, discussions, speakers, and plenaries. Preferred topics include: socially just disaster preparedness and response; environmental justice; cross-sector alliances and organizing; meaningful and equitable employment; climate change; racial, class, and gender justice in planning and zoning policies; waterfront planning; housing justice including affordable housing and quality public housing; gentrification and displacement; redefining/reexamining urban security; transportation justice; water security; and food security.
Please be as specific as possible about who will participate in your proposed session, panel, or workshop and what you expect to accomplish. Limit your submission to 250 words and attach as a separate word document. Include “2013 Conference” in the subject line of the e-mail and send to:
To learn more about this year’s conference and past conferences, visit A Just Metropolis.