Professional Practice

Reshaping Suburbia into Complete Healthy Communities - Call for Papers

Date: 6/23/2013 - 6/27/2013

Type: Call for Papers / Submissions

Location(s): Oregon



50th IMCL Conference on Reshaping Suburbia into Complete Healthy Communities
Governor Hotel, Portland, OR
June 23-27, 2013

There was a time when the suburbs offered a healthy alternative to living in polluted industrial cities. Times have changed. Sprawling and fragmented suburbs where distances are too great and streets are too dangerous have significantly contributed to our massive problems of obesity, chronic physical ill health, social isolation, violence, and crime. We must act now to adopt healthy, equitable planning practices for reshaping suburbia. For more information, visit this website.

Paper proposals are invited on the following topics.

  • Reshaping Suburbia
  • Healthy Communities
  • Inclusive Neighborhoods
  • Public Places for Social Life & Civic Engagement
  • Integrating Public Health & Planning Methods
  • Generating Community Participation in the Suburbs
  • Nature in Suburbia
  • Healthy Transportation Planning
  • Tools & Methods for Reshaping Suburbia.

Please see the Presentation Topics on the website for more details about appropriate topics. Deadline for submission: November 1, 2012. Please submit abstract online.


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