Conference at Oneonta, USA, April 1, 2011

April 1, 2011 at State University of New York College at Oneonta, New York, USA
All presentations are held at the Quad, Art Gallery

 

Program

8:45
Welcoming Statement: Dr. Nancy Kleniewski (President, SUNY Oneonta)
Opening Remarks: Ho Hon Leung (Chair, Center for Social Science Research; co-founder, 4C5M Studio)

 

SESSION I

9:00-11:00
Rediscovery of Historical Value in Globalizing Shanghai: Urban Renovation from Demolition to Preservation(Prof. Yu Hai, Sociology, Fudan University)

The Historic Space in Urban Renewal: Three Cases in Shanghai’s Old-city 

Redevelopment Process since 1990’s(Zhong Xiaohua, Sociology and School of Social Development and Public Policy, Fudan University)

Operation Murambatsvina [Drive out Rubbish]: (Re)Evaluating the Causes, Lessons, and Impact of Forced and Violent Urban Clearance Five Years Later (Robert Compton, Africana Latino Studies and Political Science, SUNY Oneonta)

 

SESSION II

11:15-12:30
Suburban Absorption in Eastern New York(Alex Thomas and Gregory Fulkerson, Sociology, SUNY Oneonta; Polly Smith, Sociology and Anthropology, Utica College)

Cultural Affairs Policy and New York’s Upstate Regional Identity(Ernest Sternberg, Urban & Regional Planning, University at Buffalo, SUNY)

 

SESSION III

2:00-3:15
Nostalgia and the Ideology of the Market: Shoppers and the Downtown American Department Store, 1930 to the Present(Vicki Howard, History, HartwickCollege)

The Role of Theatres in Reviving a Historic Downtown District(Patrice Macaluso, Theatre, SUNY Oneonta)

 

SESSION IV

3:30-5:00
Urban Arcadias: The Myth and Meaning of Gay Homelands(Jeffery Dennis, Sociology, SUNY Oneonta)

Claiming Spaces, Claiming Citizenship: Spatial Use by Emerging LGBT Communities in Accra, Ghana (Kathleen O’Mara, Africana & Latino Studies, SUNY Oneonta)

Urban Landscapes and the Building of Democracy(Chris Keegan, Philosophy, SUNY Oneonta)