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Philosophy of the City 2014 : Philosophy of the City II Conference


When Dec 4, 2014 - Dec 5, 2014
Where Mexico City
Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2014
Categories    philosophy   environmental ethics   social and political philosoph   applied ethics

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:

Ÿ What is “Philosophy of the City?”
Ÿ Is “Philosophy of the City” philosophy for the city?
Ÿ How long should Rosa ride? Ethics of commuting and transportation
Ÿ Architecture & urban aesthetics
Ÿ The city, polis and demos in the history of philosophy
Ÿ Big data, surveillance and social epistemology
Ÿ Is mold the new lead? Justice and urban public health
Ÿ The intimate limits of local democracy
Ÿ The Capabilities Approach in urban planning
Ÿ Spatial Racializations of the urban: slum, sprawl, street, and ghetto
Ÿ International law and the global city
Ÿ City identity: understanding, framing and context
Ÿ Decolonizing cities
Ÿ Community management and energy policy
Ÿ Participatory budgeting and planning
Ÿ Ecological challenges for built environments
Ÿ The relevance or irrelevance of citizenship in future cities
Ÿ Kshama Sawant, Seattle’s socialist city council member
Ÿ A just, sustainable future
Ÿ Emerging issues: climate change, emergency responses and future cities


Send abstracts of 150-200 words to Shane Epting, at 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

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