World Planning Educators To Meet in Indonesia

The fifth World Planning Schools Congress this coming August, organized on the theme Planning a Global Village: Inclusion, Innovation, and Disruption, will step up cross-border movement of planning ideas and practices.

January 31, 2022, 7:00 AM PST

By Bruce Stiftel @BruceStiftel


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Planning educators will meet in Bali, Indonesia and virtually, August 29 - September 2, in what will be the fifth World Planning Schools Congress (WPSC). The Call for Submissions is now open with a deadline of February 28, as they seek involvement of teachers and researchers from universities around the globe.  

Today's U.S. urban planning includes many practices that originated in diverse countries, including bus rapid transit (Brazil) and urban districts designed with the intention of periodic flooding (China). WPSC V is a rare opportunity to gather planning educators to exchange concepts and methods for planning from universities worldwide. The meeting, organized by the Association of Planning Schools of Indonesia (ASPI) for the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN), involves eleven planning school associations and is expected to involve faculty from over 400 universities in more than 80 countries.  

The Congress theme, Planning a Global Village: Inclusion, Innovation and Disruption, will be developed through 13 tracks ranging across the breadth of planning practice. Among the track chairs are U.S. scholars Casey Dawkins of the University of Maryland, College Park, Monica Haddad of Iowa State University, and Mi Shih of Rutgers University. Zorica Nedovic-Budic of the University of Illinois at Chicago is a member of the GPEAN Congress Steering Committee. Student opportunities connected to the Congress include a global doctoral colloquium, an international joint studio, and a student competition and exhibition.

U.N. Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd. Sharif, University of Hong Kong professor Anthony Yeh, and Columbia University professor Saskia Sassen will be keynote speakers. 

Calls for paper and session proposals to be selected competitively based on peer review are open until 28 February. Registration for the Congress will open 2 April.

Monday, January 3, 2022 in World Planning Schools Congress V Call for Submissions

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