Virtual / New York. City Tech, CUNY
Organization: City Tech, CUNY / AMPS
The premise of this conference is that cities are sites of interconnected problems and solutions across disciplines. For example, while architecture, urbanization, resilience, housing and healthy cities all respond to unique and independent demands, they are also interrelated. As a result, innovations in one area are useful in another.
This conference suggests that: i) this interrelated dynamic is most evident in the issue of climate change and; ii) that the host city, New York, offers a perfect example of the interconnected urban phenomena.
The conference debates the city as a complexity entity in constant change from a cross-disciplinary perspective.
The conference offers both virtual and in-person options:
Pre-recorded film: Delegates can make pre-recorded films/videos of their presentations. These will be published on the AMPS YouTube channel and will be available permanently after the conference.
Screenings: In addition to presentations by academics, the conference welcomes short films (narrative or otherwise) from filmmakers.
Zoom: Also reflecting the virtual and mediated theme of the event, delegates are encouraged to present via Zoom.
In-person: In addition to seeking filmic and the virtual presentations, delegates are also welcome to attend the event in person and present directly.
Written papers: In all cases, delegates can present full written papers for inclusion in all associated conference publications.
DISCIPLINES & THEMES:
Whether we are architects, planners, infrastructural designers, transport engineers, policy makers, social activists or health professionals the work we do is informed by and informs the work of other fields when applied. On that basis, this conference seeks to explore best practices in:
Urban Design | Architecture | Sustainability | Engineering | Housing | Public Health | Sociology | Economics | Business | Governance | Art and Culture | History
Participants in these discipline areas are invited to propose ‘lead themes’. Reflecting the expertise of the City Tech, proposed themes include:
Urban Design and Planning in Globalized Cities | Architecture in the Digital Age | Landscaping the City for Climate Change and Growth | 21C Infrastructure and Transportation | Sustainability and Resilience | Affordable Housing and the Right to the City | Public Health and the Healthy City | The Economics of Development | City Management and Governance | Cultures, Communities | History, Heritage and the Challenges of Today.
Routledge Taylor & Francis | UCL Press | Intellect Books | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | Vernon Press | Libri Publishing