Track 6

Planning History

  • Benjamin Davy
    • TU Dortmund (Germany)
  • Gail Dubrow
    • University of Minnesota (USA)
  • João Rovati
    • Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

In recent years, the traditional scope and focus of planning history on the evolution of the profession has given way to a more encompassing vision of the actors and forces that shape the development of cities and regions. Scholarship in the field is now as likely to address the role of global capital investment in the creation of world cities, as it is to illuminate the agency of informal settlement dwellers in resisting eviction.

This track welcomes submissions that complicate our understanding of the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that shape the development of cities and regions over time, while shedding light on the role of the state and its planning apparatus in these processes.

Proposals for individual papers or group sessions that offer a comparative perspective are especially welcome in light of the international scope of this meeting.