CALL FOR PAPERS – International Making Cities Livable Conference on Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods -Deadline October 31, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline October 31, 2017
55th International Making Cities Livable Conference on
Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods

May 14-18, 2018, The Shaw Center, Ottawa, Canada

Join us in Ottawa to share your achievements and learn from others how we can best promote healthy, sustainable, equitable 10-minute neighborhoods. We shall discuss the best neighborhood models for encouraging walking, biking and public transit, high-density human scale mixed use, places to foster daily social life and community, opportunities for daily contact with nature, and equitable neighborhood planning.

Paper proposals are invited from elected officials, scholars and practitioners concerned with issues such as the following:

Planning 10-Minute neighborhoods
Land-use planning for new neighborhoods
Re-shaping suburbia into healthy 10-minute neighborhoods
Essential elements of 10-minute neighborhoods

Generating Community in 10-Minute Neighborhoods
Neighborhood plazas, sociable squares
Reclaiming streets for people    
Child- and elder-friendly lifetime community  
Form based coding to generate “Eyes on the Street”   
Combatting loneliness, depression, strengthening the "Social immune system"
Social networks in vertical and horizontal sprawl v. human scale density

The Healthy 10-Minute Neighborhood
Active mobility, walkable, bikable streets, complete streets, etc
How the built and natural environment affects health    
Integrating public health and planning  
Health impact assessment    
Health effects of nature - parks, gardens, rivers, incidental green
Health impact of air pollution, urban noise, light pollution; and mitigation strategies
Fighting crime and anti-social behavior through urban design

The Ecologically Sustainable 10-Minute Neighborhood
Fighting climate change by healthy urban design    
Transit-oriented, mixed-use development    
Restructuring suburbs: malls, multi-functional schools, mixed-use infill
Sustainability of high-rise and sprawl v. human scale density
Green architecture, green urban design
Combatting food deserts, urban agriculture    
Healthy green and blue urban ecosystems

The Equitable 10-Minute Neighborhood
Health equity planning    
Inclusive and equitable communities, healing social segregation 
Mixed-income/affordable family housing
Stabilizing low-income home ownership, Shared equity housing, etc 
Community participation/ Children and youth involvement
Prioritizing improvements in poor neighborhoods, barrios and favelas
Housing the homeless/preventing homelessness    
Integrating immigrants and asylum seekers. 

For more details and to submit a proposal, please see:

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