Call for papers: 17th International Planning History Conference

Ebenezer Howard's garden city diagram

Deadline: 5 January 2016 - 12:00am

Dates: 17 - 21 July 2016


Where: Delft, Netherlands

Venue: TU Delft

Conveners: IPHS

We welcome contributions that investigate urban form, urban visions, comprehensive planning, adaptive design, governance structures or policy making as related to danger, destruction and re-building in the modern era. This includes research on physical rebuilding, as well as economic restructuring, governance, and related social, ethnic, migratory, religious, and issues and implications. Proposals on other topics relevant to the modern history of urban, regional and environmental planning are welcome as well.

We encourage papers with a comparative and cross-disciplinary approach by historians, academic and practicing planners, geographers, environmentalists, preservationists, public policy makers, and graduate students.

Proposals should be prepared in the form of an abstract of no more than 500 words exclusive of references. Links between the paper and proposed conference theme should be indicated with keywords if possible. Abstracts and papers should be written in English.

A short biographical statement (500 words) or an abbreviated CV needs to be submitted with the abstract, including full contact information (address, email, phone). All proposal abstracts will be refereed by the program committee. Authors who would like to have their full papers in the conference proceedings (available with conference registration) have to go through a refereeing process.

More information on the paper submission procedure can be found here. Papers submitted for consideration in the refereed proceedings will need to be in Word or a software that allows editing.

Important dates

  • Abstracts for papers and panel proposals are due 5 January, 2016 – Abstract submission now open click here to submit.
  • Decisions on proposals no later than 5 February, 2016.

Refereeing Track

  • Full paper submitted for peer review by 5 April 2016.
  • Review comments by 5 May 2016.
  • Submission of final papers for publication 1 June 2016.

Only peer-reviewed papers by presenters attending the conference will be included in the conference proceedings.

Source: IPHS 2016

Photo Credit: Ebenezer Howard via Wikimedia

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