10 de mayo de 2017

CfP: Health, Urban Migration and Home - interdisciplinary conference


Colleagues, this international conference brings together the disciplines of health, migration studies, sociology and the built environment - urban design and architecture. It continues events on migration, housing and urban expansion at previous events in the same series. This one takes health the issue around which to build its interdisciplinary debate.
The first keyniote is now announced: Christopher Shaw. Chair, Architects for Health
Please pass this on to interested colleagues. Thanks.

Conference: Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live
Place: University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Dates: 25-26 January 2018

For people unable to travel to Bristol, pre-recorded film and skype presentations are available. You will still be able to submit a written paper for publication in the journal series and associated books.
Abstract Submission (Round 1): 01 June 2017   Nb.  This allows delegates needing an early decision
Abstract Submission (Round 2): 30 October 2017 

Organisers:
The event is part of a series being organised by an international consortium of universities and publishers including: The University of Derby, La Universidad de Sevilla, University of Cyprus, Swinburne University Australia, London South Bank University Liverpool and John Moores University, UCL Press and Libri Publishing. It is coordinated by the UK non-profit research organisation AMPS as part of its engagement with the UN Habitat University Initiative.
This particular event is organised by the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.
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Themes:
This event is part of a global series of conferences and publications that critique multiple health and built environment issues, with a particular interest in housing design and planning.
Publications:
There will be a conference proceedings publication with its own ISSN. Delegates will also be considered for inclusion in books series with Routledge Taylor&Francis, UCL Press, Vernon Press and Libri Publishing respectively. There will be a specific conference publication and a Special Issue of the journal Architecture_MPS is also available.
Keynotes:
Speakers this series of events organised by AMPS and its university partners include: John Ashton, President of the Faculty of Public health, Herman Hertzberger, Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medalist, 2012; Assemble, Turner Prize Winners, 2015; Stephen Hodder, CBE, President, RIBA, 2013-15 and other organisations such as the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the Royal Town Planning Institute.
The city of Bristol
One of the UK's most popular tourist destinations, identified in 2009 as one of the world's top ten cities, and named as the best city in Britain in which to live in 2014, Bristol also won the EU's European Green Capital Award in 2015. It is ranked as Britain's most-sustainable city. It is also at the centre of the UK’s art, music and cultural scenes.