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  • Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries

    Cincinnati | Dates: 10 Jan – 07 May, 2015

    Returning to the Betts House from January 10 through May 7, 2015

    Come celebrate Cincinnati’s unique beer history at The Betts House! The Betts House is pleased to announce the return its 2013 exhibit, Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries, on view from January 10 through May 7, 2015. Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer is the first exhibit to explore the tunnels, breweries, buildings and people that made Cincinnati a leader in the 19th-century brewing industry. Through photos, charts and detailed narrative, the exhibit explains the technology and construction of Cincinnati’s breweries. Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer also highlights the social and cultural influences that made Cincinnati a brewing destination, such as immigration and labor.

    Why a beer exhibit? In the late 1890s, beer consumption in Cincinnati was two-and-a-half times the national average. To satisfy such a significant beer drinking community, the Cincinnati brewery industry grew to meet the demands, resulting in one of the largest collections of pre-Prohibition brewery buildings in the United States.

    This exhibit was researched, written and curated by local experts, Steve Hampton, architect and executive director of the Cincinnati Brewery District Urban Redevelopment Corporation, and Michael Morgan, historian and author, “Over-the- Rhine, When Beer was King”.

    Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer is created in partnership with The Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation and sponsored by the Josephine Schell Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee; the John Hauck Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, John W. Hauck, E. Allen Elliot, and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees; and the Ohio Humanities Council.

    ABOUT THE BETTS HOUSE
    Built in 1804, Ohio’s oldest brick house is located in the Betts-Longworth Historic District near downtown Cincinnati.  The Betts House is a museum of the built environment, offering exhibits and programs exploring architecture, historic preservation, building trades, construction technologies, and building materials.  Located two blocks west of Music Hall, at 416 Clark Street, the house is open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, 12:30 – 5 p.m. Other days and times are available by appointment.  Admission is $2 per person. Visit http://www.TheBettsHouse.org for more information.

    The Betts House is owned by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Ohio (NSCDA-OH), a non-profit organization, founded in 1896, which promotes our national heritage through historic preservation and education.  In 2000, the National Trust for Historic Preservation presented their prestigious Trustee Emeritus Award for Excellence in the Stewardship of Historic Sites to The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America “for acquiring, restoring, and interpreting a collection of historic properties that offer invaluable opportunities to experience the rich variety of America’s heritage.”

  • Getty Conservation Institute’s From the Field: Conserving Southern California’s Modern Architecture

    Los Angeles | Dates: 09 Dec, 2014
    December 9, 2014
    7:00 PM
    Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center

    Southern California boasts an unparalleled legacy of Modern architecture. Throughout the twentieth century, the region served as a veritable laboratory for new architectural ideas and forms, expressed in everything from small-scale residential architecture to commercial and monumental civic buildings. These aging structures, so integral to the region's landscape, now present architectural and conservation practitioners with a range of challenges—such as adapting obsolete buildings to modern uses, meeting energy efficiency needs while preserving character-defining features, or sensitively restoring features and finishes that have been lost over time—which demand the development of innovative solutions.

    This evening's program will showcase six recent projects by Los Angeles-area practitioners, each highlighting a different preservation challenge and building type, and presented by the practitioners themselves. 

    The event will be "Powered by PechaKucha," a simple presentation format in which speakers show 20 images, each for 20 seconds, making for a fast-paced and lively evening. 

    This event is presented in conjunction with Getty Conservation Institute's Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative, which seeks to advance the practice of conserving twentieth-century heritage.
  • CFP: Street & Urban Creativity Scientific Journal

    Dates: 25 Nov, 2014 – 01 Feb, 2015
    In the aftermath of the Lisbon Street Art & Urban Creativity International Conference, it became clear due to the large number of contributions from distinctive disciplinary fields that the research methodologies while tackling with ‘Street & Urban Creativity’ – are in fact unique. For this open call we are inviting contributions from once again all disciplines to discuss topics, research tools and methodologies used in advanced studies of the theme Street & Urban Creativity. For instance, interdisciplinary and transnational approaches are “topographies” that we are welcoming in order to further advance this already expanded field for research. Abstracts of 700 words for issue #1 of the "Street & Urban Creativity Scientific Journal" under the thematic line of "Methodologies of Research" should be sent to journal.urbancreativity@gmail.com until February 1, 2015.
  • CFP: At Home in the Space Between (June 19-21, 2015)

    Notre Dame | Dates: 24 Nov, 2014 – 15 Jan, 2015

    The 2015 conference of The Space Between society, “At Home in the Space Between,” focuses on the concept of home during the period 1914-1945.  “Home” as a space invites discussions of interiority, belonging, and family.  It also conjures alternate conceptions of haunting, anxiety, and alienation.  From notions of the Great War’s “home front” to the interwar period’s “back to home and duty,” politicized notions of home are especially rich during this period.  The innovative design and lifestyle experimentation of this period also invite studies of a domestic modernity.  The conference “At Home in the Space Between” requests papers from all disciplines that consider “home” in the broadest sense as both space and concept.

     Possible topics include:

    •  Dwelling (as a modern practice as well as a domestic space)
    • Interiors and Interiority
    • Modern Architecture and Interior Design
    • Home Front
    • Homeland
    • Home Life
    • Feeling at Home; Belonging
    • Anxiety and the Home; Claustrophobia
    • Homelessness
    • Domestic Modernity
    • Labor and the Home; Domestic Service
    • Technology and the Home
    • Home and Abroad

    Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short biographical statement.

    Deadline:  January 15, 2015

  • The Big Idea: Experience Data

    Chicago | Dates: 09 Dec, 2014

    Access to data is shaping the future of the built environment. Join us for a conversation on how emerging technologies will change what we can see and know, how we elect to design and build, and what new applications mean for city building, city services, and urban policy.

    Speakers:

    • John Tolva, Former Chief Technology Officer for the City of Chicago, and President, PositivEnergy Practice
    • Charlie Catlett, Director, Urban Center for Computation and Data (a join initiative of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory)
    • Euro Beinat, Vice President of Platform Technologies at Zebra Technologies
    • Petra Stieninger, PhD, Director, Smart City Projects at CCJM

    Presented in partnership with Built Worlds, a platform for the exchange of ideas about technology innovation in the built environment.

    TIME: 6pm reception and tours of Built Worlds, 6:45pm program
    COST: $12/$7 CAF Members
    LOCATION: Built Worlds (formerly Burnham Works), 1130 W. Monroe St.

  • SAH 68th Annual International Conference

    Dates: 15 – 19 Apr, 2015
    Visit sah.org/2015 for information on the SAH 2015 Annual International Conference in Chicago, April 15-19.
  • Medford (MA) Historical Commission

    Medford | Dates: 08 Dec, 2014 – 30 Jun, 2015
    The Medford Historical Commission is seeking qualified individuals from the Medford community to serve on its board. The Medford Historical Commission, along with the Medford Historic District Commission, is entrusted with the preservation and protection of the City's historic character and heritage. The Commission was established under Section 8d of Chapter 40 of the Massachusetts General Laws and Chapter 48 of the Medford Municipal Ordinances. The Commission is the official City body charged with the identification of properties and sites of historical significance and is the principal advisor to the City on matters relating to historic preservation. The Commission reviews all requests for the demolition of buildings constructed before 1900 or listed on the National and Massachusetts Registers of Historic Places, in accordance with the City's demolition delay ordinance. The board holds regular monthly meetings and occasional special hearings at City Hall, conducts site visits as necessary, oversees historic property surveys and grants, and engages with Medford property owners on issues of preservation. Applicants should have interest, knowledge, and experience in fields related to architectural history, historic preservation, and/or Medford history. Applicants should contact the Commission by submitting a letter of interest outlining their qualifications. Please include name and contact information, as well as relevant supporting material. Candidates may be contacted for an interview. The Commission shall then present nominees to the Mayor for final selection and appointment. Those selected to serve on the board volunteer for three-year terms as Special Employees of the City. Please submit letters & materials to: Medford Historical Commission c/o Office of Planning and Community Development Medford City Hall 85 George P. Hassett Drive Medford, MA 02155 or by email to historicalcommission@medford.org
  • The University of Wisconsin, Madison libraries are pleased to announce the launch of a new digital project: The Dominy Craftsmen Collection.

    Dates: 11 Nov, 2014

    The University of Wisconsin, Madison libraries are pleased to announce the launch of a new digital project: The Dominy Craftsmen Collection.

    http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Dominy

    Three generations of the Dominy family of East Hampton, New York functioned as craftsmen from ca. 1760 to ca. 1850.  Working in wood and metal, they produced clocks and furniture and repaired thousands of pocket watches.  Direct descendants of the Dominy craftsmen kept together the shop equipment, tools, and manuscript material on their original site until 1946, thus preserving the only complete record of craftsmen working in colonial America and the New Republic.  Much of this material is now relocated to the Winterthur Museum.

    UW-Madison's Digital Collections Center, in collaboration with Winterthur Museum and Libraries, the Chipstone Foundation, and Dominy scholar Charles F. Hummel, is now making these archival materials and related resources publicly available online.

    Phase One of the project is now live.  Currently you can find manuscript materials, images of watchpapers, a video-taped lecture by Charles Hummel about the Dominy craftsmen, articles by Carl Bopp and Charles Hummel, and more.

    A future addition to the project will be an enlarged digital edition of With Hammer in Hand, the major scholarly publication on the Dominy craftsmen by Charles F. Hummel.

    As usual with a newly launched project, we appreciate your feedback and notice of any glitches you might encounter.  And we hope you will help pass the word about the existence of this new resource to your researchers.

     

  • CFP: Urban Culture (Dubrovnik, 14-18 Sep 2015)

    Dubrovnik | Dates: 19 Nov, 2014 – 15 May, 2015

    Dubrovnik, Croatia, Inter University Center, September 14 - 18, 2015
    Deadline: May 15, 2015

    International conference on Urban Culture

    Urban cultures are increasingly constituted at the crossroads of cultures, religions, and ideologies at the local, regional, national and global level. Conflicting ideas of development, conservation and urban planning bring attention to the importance of broadening the understanding of the socio-cultural, political, economic and environmental problems we are faced with today.

    Different groups of interest have for a long time sought to influence the planning of city space in various directions in response to the challenges of a rapidly increasing urbanization. As an example researchers and activists have in urban habitats observed a developmental agenda shared by big city governments and corporate players alike myopically focusing on a city´s marketability, leading to a commodification of cultural representation, expressions and cultural memories.

    Recognizing the danger inherent in this agenda of excluding democratic participation from below, citizenship groups and NGO´s seeking common ground have succeeded in exploring and finding alternative and creative solutions to urban challenges that have found resonance and support among city managers and meeting the aspirations of the general public. In some research environments in cities like Bangkok, Osaka, Zagreb and Dubrovnik the cultural sectors of art and music have been able to contribute to such explorations in a fruitful way.

    Various media for researching as well as spheres for interventions – tangible and intangible – are conceivable. For music, e.g., what does a soundscape of a concrete city reveal about its social reality? About different dimensions of image construction? About activities of various social groups?" For arts, e.g., which artistic practices and initiatives can contribute to double reading of urban and cultural memory in urban spaces, and relate it to lived and living expressions? How can art counteract the dominant urban trend of aestheticization and the function of culture in urban contexts that has become „image-based“ and commodified ?

    There seems to be consensus about the way ahead: In order to address the pressing challenges of a rapidly globalizing world we need to reopen our cities as living, communicative spaces, bringing into our lives a sense of living together in shared and living spaces. We need to re-envision the urban fabric as a living, thriving and sustainable community. The UN Post-2015 Agenda calls for a new participatory and collaborative effort in studying and consequently making informed recommendations and decisions about our future course. Recognizing these pressing needs the organizer invite researchers, practicioners, politicians, students, activists and artists to collaborate in our quest for a sustainable urban future by participating in our conference. In accord with the leadership of the Inter-university Cenre Dubrovnik conferences focusing on urban culture studies are being planned as annual occurrences.

    Deadline for abstract submission: May 15th, 2015. We invite abstracts of no more than 500 words (including an indicative reference list).

    Presentations in the form of papers, visual presentations and panels are especially welcome but not obligatory for registration and attendance, as are also contributions to the peer reviewed Journal of Urban Culture Research.

    Administration and organizational costs, working materials, and coffee breaks during conference are covered by the organizers.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Walter Davidson House Tour

    Buffalo | Dates: 22 Nov, 2014

    This is the only time this year that the Davidson House will be open to the public! The Davidson House, built in 1908, was designed for Walter Davidson, who worked at the Larkin Company. The Davidson House reveals prairie style principles similar to those seen in the Darwin D. Martin House. The owner has graciously granted us access to this spectacular home for just one day. Master Docent Marla Bujnicki will guide visitors through the first floor of this private home as well as give an overall look at the history of the beautiful Parkside neighborhood. 

    The tour will be held on Saturday, November 22nd from 10am- noon. Walk- ups are welcome and tours will be given every 15-20 minutes throughout that time with the last being given at 11:30. Guests that day can also purchase a variety of Buffalo themed gifts for the Buffalover on their Christmas list. Cash or check are preferred for payment. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $10 for PBN members. If you have a membership, please call us at (716) 852-3300 for your reduced ticket purchase code. Tickets can be ordered online here. The Davidson House is located at 57 Tillinghast Place in Buffalo. Street parking is available.

  • St. Louis Hol­i­day His­toric House Tour

    St. Louis | Dates: 11 Dec, 2014

    Thurs­day, Dec. 11 | 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Fea­tur­ing the Camp­bell House, the Eugene Field House, the Chatillon-DeMenil House, the Samuel Cup­ples House, and the Old Courthouse.

    Click here to pur­chase tickets.

    Get in the spirit of the hol­i­days in high style by vis­it­ing five of St. Louis’ finest his­toric homes and build­ings. For one night only, get the chance to expe­ri­ence the Camp­bell House Museum, Eugene Field House and St. Louis Toy Museum, Chatillon-DeMenil House, Samuel Cup­ples House at St. Louis Uni­ver­sity and Old Cour­t­house, each decked out in their fes­tive fin­ery. Each stop along the way will fea­ture light hol­i­day refresh­ments and enter­tain­ment. Many loca­tions also have gift shops to help you with your hol­i­day shopping!

    Par­tic­i­pants can tour the loca­tions on continuously-running char­ter buses that will shut­tle them from stop to stop or may opt to take a self-guided tour. To pur­chase tour tick­ets, call the Camp­bell House Museum at (314) 421‑0325 or click here to pur­chase tick­ets.

    Guided Bus Trans­porta­tion tick­ets: $30.00 in advance, $40.00 the day of the event. Price includes admis­sion to all five loca­tions and bus trans­porta­tion.
    Self-Guided tick­ets: $20.00 in advance, $30.00 the day of the event. Price includes admis­sion to all five locations.

    **Inclement Weather Date: Dec. 17, 2014

  • Private Tour of the Auditorium Building with Historian Bart Swindall

    Chicago | Dates: 10 Jan, 2015
    Saturday January 10, 2015 at 10:15am
    $25 per person
    Prepaid reservations required to 312-326-1480

    Join historian Bart Swindall, known as "Mr. Auditorium," for this fascinating private tour of the Adler & Sullivan masterpiece celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2014.  Learn about the architecture and interior decoration of the building, the fascinating events that occurred here during its long history, and how we nearly lost this architectural treasure before its rescue in the 1960s.  

    Proceeds support the House & Collections Committee fund for the ongoing restoration of Glessner House Museum.

  • "Living The History" 125 Years Of The Auditorium Theatre

    Chicago | Dates: 09 Dec, 2014

    Price: $ 35 – 125

    Come celebrate our 125th birthday with this one-night-only, once-in-a-lifetime evening filled with music, movement, and memories! Starring Patti LuPone and John Mahoney and featuring members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Apollo Chorus; dancers from The Joffrey Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; and music from a rock band composed of legendary Chicagoans.

    Phone: 800.982.ARTS (2787)
    Box Office: 50 E Congress Pkwy
    Groups of 10+ are available now!

    For more information on Gala Dinner tickets, tables, and sponsorships,  that include a ticket to the performance, call 312.341.3825 or email abyrne@auditoriumtheatre.org.

  • Nominate Now For 2015 National Design Awards

    Dates: 18 Nov – 08 Dec, 2014

    Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is pleased to announce an open call for nominations for the sixteenth annual National Design Awards program. To learn more about the National Design Awards program, including information about award categories and eligibility requirements, please click here.

    Questions? Email us at designawards@si.edu or call 212.849.8337.

    2015 Nomination Deadline: December 8, 2014

  • 2014 Architecture and Design College Fair

    New York | Dates: 21 Nov, 2014

    High School students from the tri-state area are invited to attend this free college fair to learn more about applying to architecture school. Representatives from schools both within and outside of New York State will be on-hand at the Center for Architecture to meet with students and answer questions.

    Schedule of Events:

    4:00 - 7:00 
    Architecture Schools Fair will be open
    5:30 - 6:30 
    Panel discussion with representatives from participating schools
    6:30 - 7:00 
    Q&A from members of the audience


    2014 Participants (in formation) 

    Boston Architectural College
    The City College of New York  -  The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
    College for Creative Studies
    Cooper Union -  The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
    Cornell AAP Architecture Art Planning 
    Drexel University
    Fashion Institute of Technology
    New York Institute of Technology 
    The New School 
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Roger Williams University
    Pratt Institute 
    Tulane University 
    University of Buffalo
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    ACE Mentoring

    Price: Free

    In order to have an accurate attendee count we kindly ask that you Register for the event.

    The Center for Architecture is located in Greenwich Village and is conveniently located near public transit.

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     for directions.
    Click here for a list of public parking nearby.

  • Educational Path of an Architect: An Informational Session for High School Students

    San Francisco | Dates: 11 Dec, 2014

    Students need to plan their high school learning path carefully and take advantage of a wide range of life experiences to demonstrate their ability to succeed. Our goal is to provide useful information and additional resources to guide students with program types, length of study, and application process that is useful no matter what program they select.


    Presenter Bio

    Timothy (Tim) Stenson 
    B.S. Architecture, University of Virginia; M.Arch, University of Virginia

    Born in Brooklyn and educated in a garage on Long Island, Timothy Stenson has been taking things apart, and occasionally putting things together since childhood. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture from the University of Virginia.

    Since arriving at Syracuse University in 2004 Stenson’s design research has focused on lower-cost, lower-energy houses. He has completed a series of projects supported by funding from the US Department of Energy, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence. Current projects include research into architectural and engineering design processes for integration and optimization of low-energy systems. Prior to SU, Stenson taught full-time at the University of Michigan and at the University of Virginia. His course work has included core design studios, advanced fabrication based studios, building technology, and furniture design and fabrication.


     

  • Art/Housing Publics: Conversations on Art and Social Justice

    Berkeley | Dates: 21 Nov, 2014

    Renowned Houston artist and community developer Rick Lowe of Project Rowhouses fame will join Elena Serrano of Oakland's Eastside Arts Alliance, Aubra Levine from Satellite Affordable Housing Associates, Jordan Simmons of Richmond's East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, famed landscape architect Walter Hood and more to look at solutions to the twin crises in arts and housing this Friday at UC Berkeley.

    They'll be examining ways that affordable housing developers and arts organizations have partnered to create sustainable spaces for grass-roots arts for youth and adults, along with housing that meets the needs of local communities.

    Lowe was recently recognized with a MacArthur "genius" grant for his groundbreaking Project Rowhouses work revitalizing one of Houston's oldest African American neighborhoods by creating arts-centered development one house at a time. We'll compare his model to Bay Area examples.



  • Southern Oregon Historical Society Presents Christmas Past

    Medford | Dates: 01 Dec, 2014
    December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    History & Discovery Center
    106 N. Central Avenue, Medford, OR

    On December 1 Southern Oregon Historical Society will unveil its Christmas Past window display at the Historical Center located in downtown Medford. Daniel Perry, ASID Designer, and local artist, Jake Hillman, have created an old-fashioned Christmas display window from the 1930s and 1940s. You are invited to attend this free event and enjoy Holiday carolers and refreshments as a guest of SOHS.

  • Future Care: Design for Health

    San Francisco | Dates: 21 Nov, 2014

    AIA San Francisco in partnership with AIA Los Angeles presents the 2nd annual Future Care: Design for Health on Friday, November 21 at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center. Gathering the top minds in healthcare planning, design and construction, this one-day conference will address the rapidly changing healthcare environment and how these changes impact what healthcare providers need from the design and construction community.

    “Future Care is an excellent opportunity, with leaders of California’s largest healthcare providers and the builders and designers of our healthcare facilities assembled, to consider the impact of a changing healthcare environment– not only in the places we seek medical care, but also in our homes and communities,” explains John Kouletsis, AIA San Francisco Board Ex Officio President and Vice President, Facilities Planning and Design at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

    Throughout the day attendees will have the unique opportunity to meet industry leaders and discover best practices in change management– not only in the healthcare industry but also in other industries that have faced sudden or unexpected change or growth due to external forces. This conference aims to prepare architects, engineers, hospital owners, developers, general contractors and innovators from other fields to respond to today’s changing environment and collaboratively and effectively design and build the next generation of healthcare.

    The conference will open with comments from Chris Raker, AIA, Managing Principal of Raker Architects, who has forty years’ experience in the management of interdisciplinary project teams. Richard Joseph Jackson, MD, MPH, FAAP, Hon ASLA, Hon AIA, Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles will deliver the keynote address. Dr. Jackson is credited with pioneering the field of wellness design. His keynote address will explain how the built environment can help or hinder our ability to lead healthy lives.

    Other participating leaders include Chris Arkenberg, Strategy and Research Lead for Orange Silicon Valley; Veenu Aulakh, Executive Director at the Center for Care Innovations (CCI); David Butler, Founder of Natural Pools; Deborah Cullinan, Executive Director for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Chris Downey, AIA, Architecture for the Blind; Tiffany Figoni, Director of Product Development for Health Net of CA: Salud y Mas; Michael W. Folonis, FAIA, Principal of Michael W. Folonis Architects; Scott Foral, Managing Principal - HC Planning at HDR; Barbara Garcia, MPA, Director of Health at San Francisco Departent of Public Health; Frances Ridlehoover, Managing Partner of Jensen + Partners (TBC); Katie Rovere, Senior Consultant of Organizational Effectiveness for Kaiser Permanente; Surbhi Sarna, Founder of nVision Medical; Matthew Shaffer, Division Marketing Director at The Trust for Public Land; Michael Willis, AIA, Principal at MWA Architects.

    A new paradigm in healthcare is emerging. Healthcare leaders will discuss the way designing for health should evolve, and groundbreaking designers will share ideas and inventions that address community, innovation and design in a Pecha Kucha-style series of presentations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to draw from the many sources of inspiration delivered during the day and share their ideas during break-out sessions.

  • CFP 2015: SACRPH (Society for American City and Regional Planning History)

    Los Angeles | Dates: 05 – 08 Nov, 2015
    The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) presents THE 16TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANNING HISTORY Los Angeles, California, November 5-8, 2015 SACRPH cordially invites papers on all aspects of the history of urban, regional, and community planning, worldwide. Particularly welcome are papers or complete sessions addressing: • planning and the built environment in the U.S. Sunbelt • comparative and global studies of planning, especially of the U.S. West/Pacific Rim, or U.S. Southwest/Latin America • preservation planning in 20th-century cities • disaster and urban resiliency • the ethics of planning • planning and the law We also encourage papers that examine planning before the 19th century and SACPRH awards the de Montequin Prize for the best paper presented at the conference in colonial planning history. A Thursday afternoon program will be dedicated to the legacy of urban renewal in L.A. after the demise of redevelopment authorities in California in 2012, and SACRPH wishes to extend a special welcome to practitioners. Sunday morning will offer a range of tours exploring the planning of Los Angeles. SACRPH is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting humanistic scholarship on the planning of metropolitan regions. Its members include historians, practicing planners, geographers, environmentalists, architects, landscape designers, public policy makers, preservationists, community organizers, students, and scholars from across the world. SACRPH publishes a quarterly journal, The Journal of Planning History (http://jph.sagepub.com/), hosts a biennial conference, and sponsors awards for research and publication in the field of planning history. For further information please consult our website: http://www.sacrph.org. The Program Committee welcomes proposals for complete sessions of three or four papers, and for individual papers. We also encourage submissions that propose innovative formats and that engage questions of teaching and learning, digital information, and publishing. Submissions should be formatted as a single PDF (preferred) or as a single Word document. Please format the proposal with a standard 12-point font and 1.25-inch side margins. Do not include illustrations. Each proposal must include the following: • a one-page abstract for each paper, clearly marked with title and participant's name • a one-page CV for each participant, including address, telephone, and e-mail • for individual papers, four key words identifying the thematic emphases of the topic • for session proposals, a cover page indicating lead contact, with telephone and email; the names of the session Chair and Commentator (if available), a one-paragraph overview of the session's themes and significance, and a description of the format (regular panel, roundtable, workshop) Proposals must be received by February 15, 2015 via email attachment to sacrph2015@gmail.com. Inquiries may be directed to Program Committee co-chairs: Matthew Lasner, Assistant Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College mlasner@hunter.cuny.edu Paula Lupkin, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of North Texas paula.lupkin@unt.edu