The 7th International Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference

June 29, 2013 – July 1, 2013

We are pleased to cordially invite you to submit abstracts to the 7th International Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference, to be held from June 29 to July 1, 2013, in Shanghai, China.

Conference Theme

Urban resiliency in the face of uncertainty is a priority for planning and governance in communities worldwide. In China, which has suffered many of the world’s most devastating floods, earthquakes, and typhoons, preparing for the threat of disaster has long been an important planning objective. Recent calamities, such as the 2008 Winter Storms, the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, and the 2012 Beijing Floods have only made planning for resiliency more urgent.

As planners work to prepare for such events, interdisciplinary collaboration becomes increasingly important. Planners need the tools and insights offered by other fields, including both the natural and social sciences. At the same time, these interdisciplinary relationships also help to shape the identity of urban-rural planning in its new role as one of China’s primary academic disciplines.

The 7th IACP Conference, to be held from June 29 to July 1, 2013, will bring together planners, designers, scholars, scientists, engineers, and government officials from China and all over the world to exchange ideas on the theme, Building Resilient Cities in China: The Nexus between Planning and Science.

  • Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Historical and theoretical foundations
  • Land use
  • Housing and community development
  • Infrastructure (transportation, water, energy, etc.)
  • Urban design
  • Analytical methods
  • Technological developments and applications
  • Climate change and ecological planning
  • Emergency management and disaster relief
  • Risk mitigation and anticipatory practice
  • Domestic and international best practices and case studies

Abstract Submission

Please log in your account (, and submit your paper abstract of 300-400 words, in English*, including the title, author(s), affiliation, contact address, telephone and email address by January 31, 2013. If you work in mainland China, please also provide your Chinese name, affiliation, contact address, abstract title and abstract in both English and Chinese. The abstract should outline the research questions, methodology, and data sources (if applicable), as well as its contribution to existing knowledge. All abstracts will be peer reviewed by the Technical Committee.


IEEE Full Paper Submission

Please log in your account (, go to user home, click "new submission", select "Full Paper Submission" as the track name from the drop down list and upload the file.


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Keynote Speakers & International Experts:

Clinton Andrews
Daniel Sui
Robert Olshansky
Brian Muller

Dan Abramson
Gavin Shatkin
Guoqiang Shen
Jiawen Yang
Li Yin
Qing Shen
Rachelle Alterman
Richard LeGates
Roy Strickland
Tingwei Zhang
Wei-Ning Xiang
Xinyu Cao
Zhong-Ren Peng


Location and Hotel Information:

IACP 2013 Location and Hotel Information:
Chinese version, English Version


Conference Check-in and Hotel information:

1. Conference check-in
The conference check-in will start at 1:00 PM and close at 6:00 PM on June 29th on the first floor of The Suites Shanghai Hotel. The address of The Suites Shanghai is No. 1 Huaihai Rd. (W), Shanghai (

2. Hotel information
The local host has reserved about 100 rooms for you which are distributed at The Regal International East Asia Hotle (, The Suites Shanghai (, and Jinjiang Inn (Location information of the three hotels). You can choose one you like. When you check in, please tell the counter that you are coming to Shanghai Jiao Tong University for the IACP Conference, and then you will get a lower charge for your room (The Regal International East Asia Hotel about $115, The Suites Shanghai about $74, and Jinjiang Inn about $47).

Particularly, the rooms for keynote speakers and international experts are reserved at The Regal International East Asia Hotel, and those for IACP board members and members as well as deans and chairs are reserved at The Suites Shanghai.

Also, you can choose other hotels around the conference venue since there are many other hotels available.

If you have any concern or question, please feel free to contact Qing-Chang Lu (E-mail to:



1. 会议注册报到

2. 宾馆住宿
会议主办方已为各位参会嘉宾预定好了100间左右的房间,分别分布在富豪环球东亚酒店( )、上海西华酒店( )、锦江之星交大徐汇店三个宾馆(三个宾馆的位置示意图),与会嘉宾可自行选择宾馆住宿。住宿时,请向宾馆服务人员说明是参加上海交通大学主办会议嘉宾,宾馆会收取比市场价较低的协议价(富豪环球东亚700元、上海西华酒店450元、锦江之星300元)。

其中,会议邀请的主旨演讲嘉宾和国际专家安排在富豪环球东亚酒店住宿、IACP board member 和 member、院长/系主任论坛嘉宾安排在上海西华酒店住宿。



Important Dates

Website open for abstract submission: Dec. 1, 2012
Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2013
Notification of abstract acceptance: March 1, 2013
Deadline for advance registration: May 1, 2013
Deadline for IEEE paper submission: May 15, 2013**
Deadline for student award and travel grant applications: June 1, 2013
On-site registration: June 29, 2013
Plenary and parallel paper sessions: June 30 – July 1, 2013

Conference Organizing Committee

Chair: Qisheng Pan (Texas Southern University)
Co-Chair: Nick R. Smith (Harvard University)

Local Host Chair: Hu Hao (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Local Host Co-Chair: Huang Jianyun (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Local Host Contact: Jian (Daniel) Sun (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

The International Association for China Planning (IACP) is an independent non-profit organization of scholars, students, and practitioners interested in planning issues in China. Founded in 2005 and located in Washington DC, U.S.A., its mission is three-fold: (1) to serve as a bridge between urban planning researchers and practitioners in China and their counterparts in other countries, (2) to provide a forum for scholarly and professional dialogues, and (3) to form a lively and supportive community for its members. The current IACP Board Chair is Dr. Xueming (Jimmy) Chen, Virginia Commonwealth University. For further information on IACP, please consult:


The Local Host
Established in 1896 as Nan Yang College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is one of the first national institutions of higher learning in China. SJTU is located on five campuses in Shanghai, with 31 schools and more than 35,000 students. The School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering was founded in 2003. The school has a strong grounding in scientific and technical education, with extensive, state-funded research programs. Jianmin Yang is the current Dean of the School. The conference will be hosted at SJTU’s Xuhui campus in the historic center of Shanghai.

*Conference language: The working language for the IACP Conference is English.

**IEEE: Paper submission is only required for those participants wishing to publish a conference paper in the IEEE proceeding. Papers will be peer reviewed and an additional fee is required for publication. Please consult the conference website for further details.


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