Cite: The Architecture + Design Review of Houston is a quarterly publication that has always mixed an appreciation of high design with a shot of down and dirty civic engagement.
The Spring 2014 special issue of Cite entitled “The New Periphery” seeks submissions from educators and practitioners across disciplinary fields that critically examine contemporary issues in suburbia and the emerging relationship between the city center and its periphery.
Submissions should focus on the appropriation and transformation of conventional suburban space and forms. They seek provocative work that is equally accessible to both a sophisticated public audience and our professional and academic peers.
Submissions should address one of the following categories:
1. Speculative design work that identifies new ways of accommodating and responding to change in the suburban landscape.
2. New forms of analysis that reveal the scale and impact of the demographic transformation of the periphery.
3. Design and/or documentation of specific and concrete adaptations to the existing built infrastructure of the periphery that have been fueled by changing demographics—particularly the big box, strip shopping center, mall, multi-family housing complex.
For submission information and more, click here.