CFP Sep 19, 2021

Session at EAHN 2022 (Madrid, 15-18 Jun 22)

Madrid, Jun 15–18, 2022
Deadline: Sep 20, 2021

Petra Brouwer, University of Amsterdam

European Architectural History Network (EAHN) 2022

Compact cities throughout the ages

We welcome submissions to our session on compact cities throughout the ages. Our session seeks to re-contextualise and historicize the compact city by proposing a broader and more inclusive framework than the narrative that became dominant in Western planning practices since the 1970s. In order to develop new ideas on the compact city, we seek papers that give insight into 1) the historicity and/or 2) the worldwide interest in the compact city as a planning concept. We are curious if the compact city was already a concept in pre-industrial times, if we can define the geographical, cultural and historical specificities of compact cities, and how specific ideas and practices circulated across time and space.

The session is organized by Petra Brouwer and Tim Verlaan, University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Centre for Urban History)

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted through the conference platform, along with the applicant's name, email address, professional affiliation, address, telephone number and a short curriculum vitae (one page, PDF format).

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