Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Call for papers: Colonial and postcolonial Urban Planning in Africa

CALL FOR PAPERS :International Planning History Society (IPHS) CONFERENCE & Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Colonial and postcolonial Urban Planning in Africa Lisbon, 5-6 September 2013

According to the United Nations, around 40 percent of the African population lived in urban areas in 2009. Population living in these vibrant and complex cities,  different from one another in patterns, processes and functions, is expected to reach 60 percent in 2050 and to set important challenges to both central and local governments in the continent. The answer to these challenges seems to require above all systematic urban planning, as acknowledged recently by the director of UN-Habitat.

The Conference – Colonial and Postcolonial Urban Planning in Africa – aims to re-examine the history of colonial urban planning in Africa and its legacies in the post-independence period, to learn from contemporary African scholarship, and to discuss how postcolonial urban planning cultures can actually address these urban challenges and contribute effectively for the development of resilient and sustainable cities in Africa.

The Conference to be held in Lisbon, in September 2013, organized by the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning - University of Lisbon and the International Planning History Society (IPHS), will explore two key themes in the history of urban planning in Africa:

· Theme I - 19th and 20th Century Colonial Urban Planning in Africa
· Theme II - Postcolonial Urban Planning in Africa


Abstracts are due before January 15, 2013. Notices of acceptance will be sent by e-mail on February 15, 2013. Upon notification of acceptance, authors are expected to acknowledge receipt of the acceptance and to confirm their intent to attend the conference. Papers accepted will be assigned to a specific session based on topic. PowerPoint Presentations are due before the Conference. Full papers will be submitted just after the conference for possible publication (deadline to be announced during the conference).

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