Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Call for Papers

47th International Making Cities Livable Conference on
True Urbanism: Cities for Health & Well-Being
Portland, OR, May 10 – 14, 2009
Co-sponsored by The City of Portland & Portland Metro Planning Council

Proposals should be prepared for blind peer review. State title of p aper, name of author, affiliation, full contact information on cover email. Attach Word file with abstract (200 – 250 words).
Please send to:

Deadline for submission: October 15th, 2008
For more information, see
An international conference for city officials, practitioners and scholars in planning, urban design, transportation planning, architecture, landscape architecture, health policy and social sciences from many parts of the world to share ideas, and establish working relationships.
Paper topics include:
Urban Design & planning for physical & social health ** Planning pedestrian & bike networks ** Active living & the walkable, bikeable city ** New achievements in urban transit ** Transit oriented development ** Land use principles for the healthy city ** Beautiful cities & well-being ** Psychological effects of the built environment ** Urban housing to integrate diversity ** Mixed-use urban fabric & infill ** Urban villages/Suburban towns ** Redesigning suburban malls as village/town centers ** Designing town squares for social life & civic engagement ** Teaching health & planning ** Achieving LEED Gold ** LEED Neighborhood Development ** Community participation in architecture and urban design ** Regional planning for sustainability ** Traditional urban planning ** Historical models ** What can we learn from Europe?