Suburbanisms Conference: A Suburban Revolution?

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Collage of common features found in a suburban.

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.