London
Livable Cities

A Conference on Issues Affecting Life in Cities
Event Date: June 19-21, 2024
Abstract Date: July 15, 2023
June 2024
A conference examining the cross-disciplinary issues that make the places we inhabit "livable"

Livable Cities – London

Today, the societies, cultures, and the places in which we live and work are increasingly intricate phenomena. Globalization eradicates spatial boundaries to business; gentrification involves social and political pressure; pandemics are never site specific or confined to the past. Architecture and urban design are global endeavors; sustainability requires material and political action; and patterns of criminality are not placed bound. Similarly, the need for education and housing are universal; and land rights are essential legal tools for First Nations and communities everywhere.

Within this mode of thinking, when we discuss sustainability we must consider local planning and global politics. When we speak about smart cities, we are obliged to consider cyber security and civil rights. When we discuss law and human rights, we cannot ignore economic or social policy. Equally, when we think about food production and consumption, we must consider transportation costs, public health, and more.

In reading livability as an aggregate of forces, this conference does not see ‘the city’ as primarily a physical and designed entity. On the contrary, it posits ‘the livable city’ as a ‘construct’ involving a plethora of agendas and disciplines.

As an inherently interdisciplinary conference, Livable Cities – London explores cities as a material and immaterial question – as an interplay of forces including, but not limited to: politics, sociological trends, cultural tendencies, media representations, economic policy, design and planning methods, the provision of public services, and more.

By juxtaposing, comparing and sharing work in various fields, it is expected that a broader and richer picture will emerge regarding what makes the places we inhabit more, or less, livable.

 

Image: Embussy (Pixabay)

Disciplines

  • Urban Planning
  • Sustainability
  • Sociology
  • Architecture
  • Human Geography
  • Criminology
  • Transport
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Art
  • Media Studies
  • Social Policy
  • Technology
  • Public Health
  • Business
  • Urban Economics
  • Anthropology
  • Creative Industries
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education

Key Dates

Abstracts (Early)
30 June 2023
Feedback
30 July 2023
Conference
19-21 June 2024
Full Paper Submissions
10 August 2024
Full Paper Resubmissions
20 December 2024
Publications
10 March 2025

Themes

Architecture, Urbanism, & Transport
Urbanism, design, regeneration, infrastructures..
Society, Communities & Cultures
Equity, participation, housing, crime, human rights..
Art, Medias & Technology
Cultural industries, public art, smart cities, social media..
Health, Public Wellbeing & Accessibility
Post-COVID society, healthy cities, inclusion, food access..
Resilience & Sustainability
Strategic retreat, resilient cities, sustainable communities..

Formats

In-person: Delegates can visit New York and present live at the conference venue.

Zoom: We welcome live presentations via Zoom.

Pre-recorded:  Pre-recorded presentations or films will be available permanently on the AMPS Academic YouTube channel.

Lightning talks: For delegates wishing to offer shorter presentations of their work. Subject to the level of interest.

@London: For delegates visiting London but presenting virtually on Zoom.

Written papers: In all cases, delegates can present full written papers for inclusion in all associated conference publications.

 

In-person (20 mins)
Zoom (20 mins)
Pre-recorded video (20 mins)
Lightning talk (5 mins)
@New York (20 mins)
Written papers (3000 words)

 

Publications

The publishers that AMPS works with include UCL Press, Routledge Taylor & Francis, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Vernon Press, Libri Publishing and Intellect Books.

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Conference outputs include the AMPS Proceedings Series, ISSN 2398-9467; Special Issue Publications of the academic journal Architecture_MPS ISSN 2020-9006; Books from this event will be developed by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, with short films available on the AMPS Academic YouTube Channel.

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Written papers are optional.  If submitted they should be 3,000 word length. Formatting instructions to follow after the conference. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed for the AMPS Conference Proceedings Series. Subject to review, selected authors will be invited to develop longer versions as articles in the academic journal Architecture_MPS or in specially produced conference books.

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Submissions & Registration:

Registration                                                                                                                                                             Queries: program@amps-research.com

 

Click the button below to submit your abstract or register. For revised abstracts use resubmit.