CALL FOR PAPERS
Ecologies of Urbanism in Asia II: Cities, Towns, and the Places of Nature
June 9-12, 2014
Anne Rademacher and K. Sivaramakrishnan
We invite paper submissions for a conference to investigate urbanism,Â nature, and ecological sustainability in Asian cities and towns. We willÂ explore the ways that urban social processes intersect with assessments ofÂ urban environmental order and disorder in specific cities by asking, howÂ are relationships between urban environments and urban societies made, andÂ made meaningful? How do biophysical properties, rules, and histories ofÂ nature matter in the city? How is the urban environment used to constructÂ social identities and demarcate political spaces?
The papers will engage cases grounded in the cities and towns of SouthÂ Asia, Southeast Asia, and south China. We seek submissions in the followingÂ thematic areas: the political ecology of the city, urban environmentalism,Â nodes and networks, and the social lives of infrastructure.
Paper proposals, of no more than 300 words (1 double spaced page), and aÂ two-page authorâ€™s CV showing current institutional affiliation with postalÂ and email addresses, should be sent via email attachment as pdf documents.Â Applications must be sent in by July 15, 2013, and invitations toÂ participate will be sent by August 15, 2013. Applicants should send theirÂ material to Sahana Ghosh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All selected participants will be provided a round-trip economy airfare toÂ Hong Kong, and up to six nights accommodation, as well as invitations toÂ the conference dinner and associated field trips. Only those able to stayÂ for the whole conference and field trips should apply; this would meanÂ arriving Sunday, June 8, 2014, and staying through Friday, June 13, 2014.
This conference follows *Urban Ecologies in Asia*, which convened in HongÂ Kong in 2010 with the support of the Hong Kong Institute for the HumanitiesÂ and Social Sciences. A detailed conference description and program fromÂ UrbanÂ Ecologies in Asia are posted here:
The resulting book may be found at: