The City Institute at York University will be hosting a conference entitled “A Suburban Revolution?” from September 26-29. 2013, at York University. As the Global Suburbanisms Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) reaches its mid-term, the conference will bring together scholars and work on intersecting topics relevant to the study of suburbanisms – the first conference of its kind.
Key speakers include:
- Robert Fishman (University of Michigan)
- Pablo Mendez (University of British Columbia)
- Alan Mabin (University of Witwatersrand)
- Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly (University of Victoria)
- Christopher Niedt (Hofstra University)
- Pierre Filion (University of Waterloo)
- Louise Johnson (Deakin University)
- Richard Harris (McMaster University)
- Anne Haila (University of Helsinki)
Lead of the Atlas of Suburbanisms, Markus Moos, will be chairing a session entitled “Understanding Suburbanization”, set to be an an exploration of the ways of knowing the suburbs, suburbanization and suburbanism; methodology; tools; naming; benchmarking; mapping; comparativity, etc.
Conference details can be found at the Global Suburbanisms website.