In the ever-evolving tapestry of urban life, we have come to value the dynamism of our cities and identify urgencies in development. From temporary or interim uses, pop-up installations, to ephemeral experiments, and exacerbating crises, our environments are continually shaped by rapid changes and broader trends. This special session is an opportunity to scrutinize the evolutions of how we formulate, design, plan and narrate contexts or constructions to respond to, or make sense of, agile futures.
We invite students, scholars, and practitioners in the fields of urban planning and design, geography, public administration, and public policy to contemplate how/whose/which terms, tactics, and timings compel whose/which semantics, symbols, policies, or politics.
We encourage abstract submissions on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:
Keywords: temporality; urban change; improvisation and adaptation; temporary interventions; uncertainties