[Air-L] CfP: Community Engagement for Sustainable Urban Futures - special issue of Futures

Marcus Foth m.foth at qut.edu.au
Tue Mar 31 18:11:41 PDT 2009

Call for Papers

Community Engagement for Sustainable Urban Futures
Special issue of Futures

Submissions close 31 July 2009


This special issue of the multidisciplinary journal Futures is  
concerned with community engagement strategies that help to inform  
medium and long-term futures studies to foster sustainable cities and  
related urban, suburban and periurban environments. Within the nexus  
of people, place and technology, the issue invites research papers  
that report on methods and practices of futures studies investigating  
possible and alternative futures of urban communities, cultures and  
societies; urban informatics, infrastructure and computing technology;  
and the implications on a scale between local and global contexts.


Relevant topics include but are not limited to the following:

Community engagement strategies, methods and approaches to create  
future scenarios
Tools and methods to support and inform urban planning
Public sphere, participation, online deliberation systems: polity of  
urban futures
Future implications of urban informatics, ubiquitous computing and  
pervasive technology such as wireless internet and mobile applications
The use of multi-format user-generated content (narratives, photos,  
videos, multimedia) in urban futures studies
The impact of neogeography, simulations and 3D virtual environments to  
reproduce and analyse complex social phenomena and city systems in  
urban futures, design and planning
The role of social networking, collective and civic intelligence and  
crowd sourcing in urban futures
Urban futures and environmental, economic and social sustainability

Organisation and Submission Details

Authors are requested to follow the instructions at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/futures 
. We invite the submission of conceptual or empirical (quantitative  
and/or qualitative) work on the theme of urban futures. Deadline for  
completed manuscripts: 31 July 2009. Submissions should be electronic  
(.doc or .rtf format only, please avoid .docx, .pdf and .html).  
Acceptance notifications are sent to authors by 30 Sep 2009. Final  
revised papers are due by 31 Oct 2009. The special issue is scheduled  
for publication mid 2010. Inquiries about possible topics are welcome.  
Submissions and inquiries should be directed to the guest editors.

Guest Editors

Greg Hearn

Professor of Media and Communication, Queensland University of  
Technology, Brisbane, Australia

g.hearn at qut.edu.au

Marcus Foth

Senior Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane,  

m.foth at qut.edu.au

Tony Stevenson

Futurist, writer, community volunteer
tony-stevenson at bigpond.com

Dr Marcus Foth
Senior Research Fellow

Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Queensland University of Technology (CRICOS No. 00213J)
Victoria Park Rd, Brisbane QLD 4059, Australia
Phone +61 7 313 x88772 - Fax x88238 - Office K506
m.foth at qut.edu.au - http://www.urbaninformatics.net/

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