October 8-10, 2010 | Hartford, Connecticut
Host School: University of Hartford
Co-chairs: Michael J. Crosbie, Dariel Cobb, Daniel Davis, & Theodore Sawruk, UoH
The 21st century is already distinguished by the fact that for the first time in human history more people live in cities than in suburbs or rural areas. Yet the appeal of the suburb in America and elsewhere remains strong, despite its impact on the natural environment. How do we mediate between these two ways of living and working? The conference seeks papers that explore the myriad contrasts, similarities, challenges, unions, rejections, moderations, mediations, combinations, and permutations of urban and suburban identity. We invite your speculations, observations, criticisms, expectations, and propositions on urban/suburban form, design and construction, resource management, transportation, civic life, community, privacy, sustainability, and the role of the architect and educator in designing and critiquing urban/suburban realms.