IACP Annual Conference 2019: Call for Abstracts

Join us in Chengdu, China June 15-16, 2019, for the 13th International Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference, organized by IACP and Southwest Jiaotong University, China.

Abstract Submission is open now. The deadline to submit your abstract is February 1, 2019.

Conference Theme: “Sharing Cities: Challenges and Responses to New Urban Planning”
Since the reform and opening up 40 years ago, China has achieved great success in economic and urban development. Nevertheless, the rapid development has been accompanied with some challenges, including uncoordinated regional development, urban illnesses, inefficient urban governance and management, a lack of community services, unequal allocation of resources, ineffective functional spaces, and intensifying urban-rural dual structure.

In the new era, “sharing” has become one of the most important development concepts. Aiming at sharing the benefits of the reform and opening up, this new concept can stimulate economic development among all population groups and promote social justice, harmony, and inclusive development. Sharing is a key to solving “new contradictions”. The sharing economy has boomed in many sectors, including transportation, housing, public services, and education. It is also tightly connected with the sustainable development of society. Sharing the resource elements of urban development will inevitably influence institutional operation, spatial structure, urban renewal, urban production cycle, and urban-regional governance. Planning “sharing” cities can guide future development, address urban problems, enhance citizen satisfaction and happiness, and meet the growing demands for a high-quality life.

Chinese cities are transitioning from high-speed growth to high-quality development. In the process, urban planning in China should focus on developing “sharing” cities, learn from international experiences, and address hot issues. Therefore, this conference invites scholars, planners, engineers, and government officials in China and abroad to share knowledge and experiences as well as to explore coping strategies for challenges and opportunities for urban development in China.

The Conference Has 15 Tracks:
1. Development in the context of the “Belt and Road” strategy
2. Planning and construction in western China
3. Transportation and infrastructure
4. Urban land use
5. Rural revitalization and urban-rural coordination
6. Preservation planning for the historical and cultural heritage
7. Urban governance
8. Ecological environment protection and planning
9. Housing and community development
10. Inclusive urban development
11. Urban informatics and smart cities
12. Regional economic development
13. Urban design
14. Planning education
15. Others

Abstract Submission
Paper abstracts are submitted using EasyChair. You will need to register as an author with EasyChair to make a submission. Please submit your paper abstract of 200-300 words, in English only*, including the title, author(s), affiliation, contact address, telephone and email address by February 1, 2019.  Please refer to the abstract template for formatting and details.
*Please select ONE of the fifteen tracks and submit your abstract ONLY to that track.
*When you submit, please enter the names and contact information of all co-authors. Otherwise, their names will not appear in the conference program. Authors of submitted abstracts may update their author information via EasyChair after the initial submission.
*All abstracts will be peer reviewed by the Technical Committee.

Important Dates
– Deadline for abstract submission: February 1, 2019
– Notification of abstract acceptance: March 15, 2019
– Deadline for advance registration: May 1, 2019
– Deadline for student award and travel grant applications: May 1, 2019
– Dean’s forum, on-site registration and technical tours: June 14, 2019
– Conference: June 15-16, 2019

Conference Language
The working language for the IACP conference is English.

Conference Organizing Committee

Chair Lingqian Hu (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Vice Chairs Hongwei Dong (California State University, Fresno)
Xiaoguang Wang (Central Michigan University)
Yiping Fang (Portland State University)
Junfeng Jiao (The University of Texas at Austin)

Register for the Conference
Conference registration website will open soon.

If you have any further queries on IACP 12th conference, please contact us via iacpconference2019@hotmail.com


Past conference information can be found here.