Thursday, July 16, 2009

Anamesa Planning Meeting: Tuesday, July 21st

What? Start-up team meeting for the graduate journal, Anamesa

Who? Anyone interested. No experience necessary.

When? Tuesday, July 21 at 5:30pm

Where? Dojo Restaurant 14 W. 4th Street (corner of W. 4th & Mercer)

Why? Appetizers on us! (Oh, and the chance to be part of an amazing team project.)

Anamesa is an interdisciplinary journal of graduate works, run and published jointly by the students of the Draper Program and CLACS (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies). Usually published twice a year, the journal has been quiet for the last couple of semesters. But, plans are now in the works to jumpstart it again—beginning with a joint issue covering the past fall and spring—and we need your help!

All interested in being part of the team should plan to meet for appetizers on the patio at Dojo Restaurant, 14 W. 4th Street (corner of W. 4th and Mercer) at 5:30pm, next Tuesday, the 21st. Please RSVP to Anna Bardaus at alb469[at] so we can get a head count. If you can’t RSVP in time, don’t let that stop you—come anyway!

Available jobs include: editors, proofreaders, designers and art directors, publicists, webmasters, and more. No prior experience necessary. Just a keen eye, a few hours a week, and lots of enthusiasm for the promotion of critical and artistic expression.

If you have any questions, contact Anna Bardaus at alb469[at], or DSO President Myong Chin myc266[at] Also, check out past issues of Anamesa at
See you there!

Call for Papers: Society for American City and Regional Planning History

The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) will be holding its bi-annual conference in the San Francisco Bay Area in the Fall of 2009. The conference will be based at the Marriott Oakland City Center hotel and will run from Thursday, October 15 through Sunday, October 18, 2009.

On Saturday, October 17, the conference will feature a public session of posters that present original research by undergraduate and masters degree program students. This session will be a unique opportunity for students at the bachelors and masters level to present their work in a forum attended by hundreds of professionals from all over the United States as well as overseas.


Undergraduate and masters students interested in participating should submit to asha[dot]weinstein[dot]agrawal[at]sjsu[dot]edu a single document containing the following:

- A one-page abstract clearly marked with your name and contact information that summarizes the research, including the title, the central research question(s), a brief statement of significance, the sources consulted, and the major conclusions. (Works in progress, such as bachelors or masters theses, that do not yet have firm conclusions, are also encouraged.)

-A one-page resume or curriculum vitae, including (at a minimum) your contact information, university, major or concentration, expected degree,and expected date of graduation.

In addition, students must have their adviser, or a faculty member closely familiar with the project, email a short letter of endorsement to asha[dot]weinstein[dot]agrawal[at]sjsu[dot]edu. The letter should explain the significance of the work and confirm that the faculty member expects it will be ready to present by October.

Proposals will be reviewed in the order received (all materials must be received before the proposal will be reviewed), with the final deadline for all materials submitted being Tuesday, September 8. It is anticipated that the maximum number of proposals will be accepted before that deadline, so students are encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible.


Presenters are expected to provide their own poster of up to 36 x 42. SACRPH will provide foamcore backing boards, easels, and clips. For tips on designing and creating a poster, see or

A special schedule of discounted fees will be available to student presenters who wish to attend only one day or a portion of a day at the conference. Those wishing to attend more of the conference will pay the regular student registration fee.

Questions can be addressed to Michael Kahan, Associate Director of Urban Studies at Stanford University, at kahan[dot]michael[at]gmail[dot]com; or to Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at San José State University, asha[dot]weinstein[dot]agrawal[at]sjsu[dot]edu.

SACRPH is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting scholarship on the history of planning cities and metropolitan regions. Its members come from a range of professions and areas of interest, and include architects, planners, historians, environmentalists, landscape designers, public policy makers, preservationists, community organizers, students and scholars from across the country and around the world. SACRPH publishes a quarterly journal, The Journal of Planning History (, hosts this biennial conference, and sponsors awards for research and publication in the field of planning history.

The student poster session is presented with the support of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, San José State University.

For further information please consult