Philosophy of the City 2014 : Philosophy of the City II Conference
Call For Papers
What do philosophers have to say about urban life?
Can they help solve the challenges of today’s urban environment?
Is there a need for a new philosophy, a new philosophy of the city?
Building on the success of the 2013 conference in Brooklyn New York, the 2014 meeting in Mexico City examines these questions in an international, 21st century, globalized and fully urbanized context. We welcome presentations in any area of philosophy of the city. Topics of interest include:
What is “Philosophy of the City?”
Is “Philosophy of the City” philosophy for the city?
How long should Rosa ride? Ethics of commuting and transportation
Architecture & urban aesthetics
The city, polis and demos in the history of philosophy
Big data, surveillance and social epistemology
Is mold the new lead? Justice and urban public health
The intimate limits of local democracy
The Capabilities Approach in urban planning
Spatial Racializations of the urban: slum, sprawl, street, and ghetto
International law and the global city
City identity: understanding, framing and context
Community management and energy policy
Participatory budgeting and planning
Ecological challenges for built environments
The relevance or irrelevance of citizenship in future cities
Kshama Sawant, Seattle’s socialist city council member
A just, sustainable future
Emerging issues: climate change, emergency responses and future cities
Send abstracts of 150-200 words to Shane Epting, at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15, 2014. Accommodations for presenters needing earlier notifications for travel/funding requirements will be made. For these cases, please submit as soon as possible. The “official” language of the conference is English, but presentations/submissions in Spanish are acceptable. Translation services will be provided.
Para preguntas en Espanol favor de comunicarse con Luis Ruben Diaz Cepeda en email@example.com.