The LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and the Instituto Tecnólogico Autónomo de México (ITAM) are jointly organizing the 2018 APPAM International Conference which will be hosted by the ITAM at its principal campus location in southwest Mexico City.
Located in one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas, the 2018 conference theme is: Public Policy for Sustainable Metropolitan Development, and it comes some 18 months after the 2016 bi-decennial UN-Habitat III conference in Quito and the adoption of the "New Urban Agenda" (NUA). The NUA presents a paradigm shift based on the science of cities and lays out standards and principles for the planning, construction, development, management, and improvement of urban areas along its five main pillars of implementation: national urban policies, urban legislation and regulations, urban planning and design, local economy and municipal finance, and local implementation. The NUA also incorporates the United Nations 2015 sustainable development agenda which sets goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all, embodied in 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs propose specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years and include: Poverty, Good Health and Wellbeing; Quality Education; Clean Water and Sanitation; Affordable and Clean Energy; Decent Work and Economic Growth; Sustainable Cities and Communities; Climate Action, etc. For further details on the New Urban Agenda and SDGs and targets, please visit the Habitat III and United Nations websites.
Both the conference theme, and the venue of Mexico City offer an excellent opportunity for a wide range of session papers and posters presentations relating primarily to sustainability in cities, especially those related closely to the aforementioned NUA and the SDGs. Given the conference location in one of the world’s largest megacities we invite submissions with a metropolitan focus (albeit not exclusively so), with a “steer” towards larger cities, especially those with multi-jurisdictional governmental structures and governance challenges. Specifically, submissions are invited for sessions that focus upon, or intersect with tracks within the broad Policy Areas listed here.
We are soliciting abstracts for (1) individual papers to be integrated into panels, (2) panels made up of 3-4 papers, (3) roundtables, and (4) posters. Abstracts for individual papers and posters should be between 150 and 250 words; if a panel of papers is proposed there should be a summary of each paper plus an overarching description of the panel and its importance. Descriptions for roundtables should be between 150 and 250 words, plus a listing of participants and a summary of their contributions.
All submissions should be in English and completed no later than February 7, 2018.
***The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, February 7, 2018. After review from the APPAM Program Committee, all submitters will receive an accept or reject notice in Late March 2018.***
There are 4 steps to the online submission process.
Please provide paper and session titles that are no more than 15 words long.
You will be required to select a Primary Policy Area.
Please list all authors in the order you wish for them to appear in the program.
Please include the submitting author, as anyone not listed in your submission will not appear in the program.
Please include complete contact information for each author.
When listing institutions, list ONLY the parent institution. APPAM will not publish school, office or department names, regardless of your institution's policy.
Example: University of California-Berkeley (NOT Goldman School of Public Policy)
Example: US Department of Education (NOT Office of Inspector General)
Abstracts are required to have a minimum of 150 and a maximum of 250 words. This system will accept symbols. You do not need to include bibliographic or reference information with your abstract.
Abstracts may be formatted as you see fit. APPAM does not require that abstracts be submitted with specific font, paragraph, or layout requirements as long as it is easy for reviewers to read and is 250 words or less in length.
Abstracts may be submitted by copying and pasting your text into the provided text box.
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