Society for American City and Regional Planning History Conference 2011

The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) will be holding its bi-annual conference in the Baltimore, Maryland in the Fall of 2011.  The conference will be based at the Tremonts—the Tremont Plaza Hotel and Tremont Grand meeting facility located in downtown Baltimore and will run from Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 20.

On Saturday, November 19, the conference will feature a public session of posters that present original research by undergraduate and masters degree program students.  This session will be a unique opportunity for students at the bachelors
and masters level to present their work in a forum attended by hundreds of professionals from all over the United States as well as overseas.

Undergraduates and masters’ students interested in participating should submit to edwardsh@cua.edu, by 9/27/11, a single document containing the following:

A one-page abstract clearly marked with your name and contact information summarizing the research, including the title, the central research question(s), a brief statement of significance, the sources consulted, and the major conclusions.  (Works in progress, such as Bachelors or Masters theses, that do not yet have firm conclusions, are also encouraged.) A one-page resume or curriculum vitae, including (at a minimum) your contact information, university, major or concentration, expected degree, and expected date of graduation.

Please have your adviser, or a faculty member
closely familiar with the project, email a short
letter of endorsement to edwardsh@cua.edu
explaining the significance of the work and
confirming that the faculty member expects it
will be ready to present by November. This email is also due by 9/27/11.

Presenters are expected to provide their own
poster of up to 36” x 42”.  SACRPH will provide
foamcore backing boards, easels, and clips.  For
tips on designing and creating a poster, see
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/undergrad/cgi-bin/drupal_ual/OO_research_opps_SURPSResources.html
or http://www.aspb.org/education/poster.cfm

A special schedule of discounted fees will be
available to student presenters who wish to
attend only one day or a portion of a day at the
conference.  Those wishing to attend more of the
conference will pay the regular student registration fee.

Questions can be addressed to Hazel Edwards,
Associate Professor and Program Director of
Master of City and Regional Planning Program at
The Catholic University of America, at edwardsh@cua.edu.