CFP: Heritage in Rapidly Urbanizing and Expanding Cityscapes
I will be coordinating a special session entitled “The Role of Heritage in Rapidly Urbanizing and Expanding Cityscapes” for the Canadian Association of Geography’s annual conference this summer in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Rapidly urbanizing and expanding cityscapes mean that as something is created, often something is lost. And the loss is often seen in the destruction of historical artefacts, meaning that with every step forward, a story can be lost – a history one step further from us. This panel proposes to explore how urban heritage is being regarded and integrated on various scales across Canada – and around the world; it aims to focus not just on the physical structures of urban history, but also of the stories themselves. These stories and these spaces are integral in our collective development of urban landscapes and our roles within those places. Presentations of various mediums and by community practitioners are particularly encouraged. This panel will be of interest to those who are drawn to urban design, environmental health, oral history, and cultural heritage.
Keywords: Sense of Place, Story, Cultural Heritage, Cities
Sessions at the 2013 meeting of CAG will be 90 minutes in length (each presenter has 15-20 minutes to present, with time left for discussion).
All presenters must submit a 200-word abstract summarizing the research and the direction in which the work is going. This panel is not limited to “geographers” and presenters from other disciplines are welcome to apply. Potential session presenters must send abstracts to me for approval and once accepted, those can submit the abstract to the conference itself (details to follow). Abstracts must be submitted to me by Monday, March 11th, 2013.
Any questions, please contact me.
~ Amanda Hooykaas, PhD
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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