ACS 5: Symposium on Urbanism, Spirituality and Well-Being: Exploring the Past and Present | Envisioning the Future

June Program - Day 2 - Afternoon Session

June 7, 2013 | Glastonbury Abbey, Massachusetts

Present Urbanism: Research, practice, and scholarship on contemporary thinking concerning the relationship of spiritual motivations and the built environment, including architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, market capitalism, multiculturalism, sustainability, and social equity.

Contemporary Sufi-Inspired Urban Design in Touba, Senegal

Eric Ross, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco


Northern City: Spirituality of Indigenous Peoples in the Built Environment

Lena Sidorova, North-East Federal University, Russia


Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral: Urbanism, Phenomenology and the Sacred

Michael Madden, Toronto, Canada


God in the City or, Manna about Town

Michael J. Crosbie, Faith & Form


Locating the Sacred in Dutch Vinex-Areas

Inez Schippers, Tilburg University, The Netherlands


New Sacred Geographies: Between Autonomy and Total Immersion

Antonio Petrov, University of Texas San Antonio


Siting, Spirituality and Sustainability - New Possibilities?

Justin Lawson, Deakin University, Australia


Growing Home: Sacred Space and Contemporary Ecotopia

Andrew G. Gingerich, Andrew Gingerich Design + Analytics, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Future Urbanism: Research and scholarship on the future of urban life, with particular emphasis on the fundamental needs and practices of placemaking and the creation of meaningful, sustainable, and spiritually inspiring urban environments and architecture.

Reinventing Cities as Sacred Landscape: the Case for an Eco-Centric View of Infrastructure

Dennis Winters, Landscape Architect and Roberto Chiotti, Architect, Toronto, Canada


Slow Urbanism

Prem Chandavarkar, CnT Architects, Bangalore, India


Spiritual Centers and Edges of the City

Alison B. Snyder, University of Oregon


Utopianism Reconceived: Multicultural Communities Engaging through an Inclusive Futurology

Maged Senbel, University of British Columbia