The conference invites contributions concerned with the design, planning, implementation, maintenance and use of urban infrastructures (including, but not limited to, sanitation, transportation, health care and education); the social meanings underpinning infrastructural systems and their processes; wider environmental effects; and their human well-being outcomes (public health in particular).
We are interested in systems approaches and perspectives that place everyday life at the centre and take into account multiple scales (from the human body to the global climate), critical resources and human social systems to understand and address infrastructure challenges in urban East Asia. We welcome contributions on other experiences or comparative studies from other regions where they fit with the conference themes.
Bursaries for final year PhD students and Early Career Researchers (within three years of PhD) are available on a competitive basis.
Abstract submission deadline is 15 September 2018.
The conference is generously supported by The University of Manchester’s Hallsworth Conference Fund; Complexity Planning and Urbanism at the Manchester School of Architecture; the Confucius Institute at The University of Manchester; the Sustainable Consumption Institute at The University of Manchester; and Beijing Normal University.
For more information and to submit an abstract, visit the conference website.