The 2010 FORMCities Symposium is hosted by the Jackson Community Design Center with the Mississippi State University College of Architecture, Art + Design. The deadline for the call for abstracts has been extended to July 1, 2010.
The spatiotemporal evolution of urban landscape in mid size American cities often exhibits landscape sorting – sometimes natural and often intentional. These sorted landscapes are characterized by pronounced lack of diversity, harmony and congruity along lines of race, income, and class. This symposium is an opportunity to generate creative ideas/images that reconcile urban landscapes, that redefine “wrong side of the tracks,” and produce an urban form with its emphasis on the assets of diversity. The symposium welcomes ideas, in which future growth trends reflect inclusion, cooperation, synergy, and mutualism. These ideas will provide temporal guidance to spatial images and become a part of an open set of ideas that guide a shared vision.
Please submit a 1000 word abstract to FORMCities.firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to present their full papers at the 2010 FORMCities Symposium on November 5-6 in Jackson, MS. This symposium will partner with the FORMCities Urban Divide Design Competition. More details regarding the competition are coming soon. Please visit our website for more information.