2014 IPHS Conference, St. Augustine, Florida, USA.
July 20-23 2014
Event theme: ‘Past as a Guide to Sustainable Future’
International Planning History Society Conference – 2014
“Past As Guide to Sustainable Futures”
It is also worth noting that St. Augustine is situated in St. John’s County, one of Florida’s more affluent waterfront areas. In addition to its historic attributes, the area boasts some of the finest water-based recreation. It is also home to the US Golf Hall of Fame (with several terrific golf courses), and its proximity to several of Florida’s major metropolitan areas (Jacksonville to the north and Orlando to the south) provides another set of complementary urban amenities for conferees.
The conference will include at least two full days of sessions, at least one-half day for local tours within St. Augustine (and beyond), and the opportunity for some pre- and post-conference tours beyond St. Augustine.
Conference registration costs are still being determined but will be kept as low as possible through the use of various public spaces (with less onerous space costs) and through local sponsorship of conference activities. There will be an optional conference dinner held in the opulent dining space of the former Ponce Hotel (which currently serves as the Flagler College student dining area). There will be published proceedings for the conference that includes a full body of paper abstracts and a more limited volume of papers accepted through a refereed process.
Accommodations in St. Augustine are plentiful and affordable. Within walking distance of the historic area, downtown and the Flagler College campus, there more than 600 hotel rooms and a wide variety of inns and bed-and-breakfast accommodations, ranging from $60- $200 per night. The elegant Casa Monica Hotel, adjacent to Flagler College, will serve as the lead accommodation for conference participants with a reserved block of 120 rooms (virtually the entire hotel). Information on accommodations, travel recommendations, and registration will be available on the IPHS 2014 web site available by May 2013.
Proposals for individual papers, complete sessions, roundtable discussion sessions, and poster presentation are welcomed on the conference them and on all aspects of planning history. The call for proposals, with full details on the submission process, will be available by May 2013.
In the meantime, mark your calendars and consider joining us in historic St. Augustine, Florida, in July 2014 for a truly remarkable gathering,
For inquiries and further information about the 2014 conference, contact:
Christopher Silver, PhD, FAICP
Dean and Professor
College of Design, Construction and Planning
University of Florida
331 Architecture Building
Gainesville, FL 32611
IPHS Secretary General
Editor, Journal of Planning History
Details from the 15th IPHS conference (2012) in São Paulo, Brazil can be found here.