Land and the American Dream: a Sustainability simposium

Country: USA

City: Doylestown

Abstr. due: 01.06.2015

Dates: 14.10.15 — 16.10.15

Organizing comittee e-mail: precariousalliance@delval.edu

Organizers: ASLE

 

America has been celebrated as a beautiful land of bountiful natural resources since its founding. Its colonization and industrialization were fueled by the belief that the land could fulfill “The American Dream,” the hope of a better, richer, and happier life for all people. But is an American Dream that equates progress with prosperity, and democracy with development, a sustainable way forward into the twenty-first century?

“Land and the American Dream” will examine how The American Dream has contributed to
economic, social, and environmental concerns and explore solutions that can promote a more
sustainable American Dream. The event will bring together scholars, scientists, business leaders, conservationists, policymakers, environmental advocates, land-use planners, farmers, and social justice activists, among others, to explore solutions for a better future. Please visit precariousalliance.org to submit proposals for papers, panels, workshops and presentations. We invite presentations on topics such as:

FARMLANDS, URBAN DESIGN & PLANNING, WILDERNESS AREAS, PRESERVED LANDS & OPEN SPACES, WASTE & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT,
SUBURBS, LAND PLANNING & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Conference Web-Site: http://www.asle.org/calls-for-papers/land-american-dream-sustainability-symposium/