Urban Futures: Planning, Politics, Possibilities

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Urban Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/7/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (MDT)
Room: 8223, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Michael Minn
Chairs: Michael Minn


Public and private institutions at all scales think proactively about their future and the future of the communities they serve. And yet, imagination of the infinite possibilities for cities of the future is constrained by the ideologies of the past and the spatial contradictions of the present. This session presents empirical and theoretical research into imagined urban futures, and seeks to offer insights into how the political, moral, and ecological challenges of our day could be addressed in the cities of the future.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Andrew Hoolachan*, , Towards an urban political ecology for planning policy: the scalar tensions of sustainable urban futures in East London 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Mike Kohout*, California State University, San Bernardino, Future Geographies of the Suburban Metropolis in California’s Deserts 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Allan Shearer*, The University of Texas at Austin, David J Kilcullen, Cordillera Applications Group, Conceptualizing Antifragility of Dense Urban Areas 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Michael Minn*, Farmingdale State College, Bethany Brooke Cutts, North Carolina State University, Absolute, Abstract, and Differential Space: A Lefebvrian Framework For Evaluating Praxis 20 9:00 AM

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