Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission deadline - October 29th


The deadline for abstract submission has passed, thank you to all those who submitted!

Full paper submission deadline - February 4th

Conference Theme:

Urban Greenway Planning: Adapting to Expanding and Contracting Cities

The theme for the 2019 conference explores the social and ecological potential of linear green spaces in urban areas that are experiencing decline or those that are booming. We look to understand the variety of ways in which urban greenways are conceived, designed, built, used, and maintained in cities across the globe in response to economic and demographic trends. We invite abstracts (200-400 words) describing research, a project summary, or a perspective essay.

Two ways to present:

Oral Presentation

Submit an abstract to give an oral presentation during one of the conference sessions describing a summary of a greenway project, greenway research, or a perspective piece Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be encouraged to submit a full paper for peer-review but this is not required. Abstracts (and optional papers) will be published in the conference proceedings.

Poster Session

The poster session is geared towards professionals and students and presents an opportunity to share a greenway project. See below for more information on a project summary. For those interested in presenting in our poster session, please submit an abstract outlining the scope of your project by the October 29th deadline. This abstract will be included in the proceedings.

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Topic Areas:

1) Cultural and/or Historical Landscapes 2) Wildlife Habitat 3) Human Health and Well-Being 4) Recreation 5) Urban Waterfronts

6) Expanding and Contracting Cities 7) Equity and Access 8) Climate Change and Resilience 9) Implementation and Governance

What is a project summary?

Please provide information the following:

  1. Scope/details of the greenway project including: goals/mission; scale/length; built status (built/planned/dates); specific functions of the greenway; location; project leadership; budget.
  2. Discussion of the theoretical “context” of the project.
    1. What is/was significant in the planning of this greenway? Methods, public participation, integration with other planning, etc.
    2. What novel or innovative construction methods were engaged? Sustainable design, stormwater management, paving/surfacing, vegetation management, etc.
  3. Self-Evaluation of the success or limitations of the project according to specific criteria.
  4. References/resources

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