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  • New Report on Our 2022 Conference is Out !
    A new report by Başak Aycan Özkan and Peter R. Davids has been published by the Town Planning Review. The report describes in detail the 16th annual PLPR conference held in Ghent, Belgium in July 2022. Check it out here  
  • PhD Webinar Series has been a success
    PLPRs 2022-2023 webinar series has brought together PhD students to discuss and refine their future papers. Academic publishing is a tough process, especially for novice authors. The Webinar offers a great platform to overcome your anxieties and learn both from your peers and experienced authors. It is a must for every aspiring scholar” says Dasha … Continue reading
  • AESOP 2023 Congress: Call for abstracts is now open
    Call for abstracts open! AESOP 2023 Congress 11-15 July 2023   The 35th AESOP Annual Congress 2023 will be held in Lodz, Poland. This year the congress shall focus on “Integrated Planning in the Context of Global Turbulence”. The Call for abstracts is now open until 15 January 2023! This theme reflects the current challenges … Continue reading
  • Save the date: PLPR 2023 in Michigan, US
    May 2-5, 2023 Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA The International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR) will hold its 17th annual conference May 2-5, 2023 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. The event will be hosted by the University … Continue reading
  • PLPR 2022: Thanks to Ghent
    PLPR 2022 was great – not only because of two years of online events… Thanks to the entire team organising this wonderful conference: Hans Leinfelder, Geert Van Hoorick, Mieke Paelinck, Tristan Claus, Hendrik Schoukens and Peter Lacoere and everyone else working in the background!
  • Early Careers Webinar: Getting Published
    A career in research means to getting published! But how? In this 12 week webinar, we will focus on the publication process. In a small group, we will exchange tips and strategies for the writing and publishing process. We want to transform publishing into small steps. Each week, we will work on improving our articles … Continue reading
  • PLPR 2022: Registration deadline approaching
    One week left to register for the next PLPR annual conference (in Ghent, Belgium). Please before June 15th using the link provided here. Looking forward for interesting discussions.
  • PLPR 2021: Conference report online
    The conference report of our 2021 conferences (conducted online) has just been published by Town Planning Review. Thanks to Josje Bouwmeester for reflecting on our first ever-online conference. And thanks to everyone involved in organising it. Please download the conference report here.
  • PLPR 2022: Registration open
    Dear participant to the Ghent 2022 PLPR conference, We are pleased to announce that early bird registration is now open until the 15th of May. Be sure to check out our website for the programme, event venues and accommodations. Looking forward to welcoming you all to our beloved city of Ghent! Best regards,The local organizing … Continue reading
  • Land Policy Reading Club
    What did Elinor Ostrom actually say about land policy? Sould plannersread Ronald Coase? Why is Henry George relevant for a debate on planningand property law? Ben Davy and Thomas Hartmann invite you to re-read classic literature onland policy to explore and discuss such questions! Please find attachedmore information on the LAND POLICY READING CLUB. The … Continue reading
  • AESOP Congress 2022: abstract submission deadline extended
    Dear All, The AESOP Annual Congress will take place on 25-29 July 2022 in Tartu, Estonia inviting papers on the topic ‘Space for Species: Redefining Spatial Justice’. January comes with several announcements! – We have extended the abstract submission deadline until 1st February! There is still time to contribute!! : https://aesop2022.publicon.ee/en/abstract-submission/ – Application for the PhD Workshop is open now! Registration ends on 18th February: https://aesop2022phd-workshop.publicon.ee/en/welcome/ – Abstract submission … Continue reading
  • PLPR 2022: Postponed to 4-8 July 2022
    Dear participant to the Ghent 2022 PLPR conference,  We are very grateful that you have submitted an abstract for the PLPR conference in Ghent, planned from 7-11 February 2022. All of you should have received a review report about your abstract last week. The enormous response to the call for abstracts – we have received … Continue reading
  • PLPR 2022: Registration open
    We would like to inform you that the registration and payment-tool for the PLPR conference in Ghent is now open: https://arch.kuleuven.be/plpr-2022/submissions-registration. Registration deadline is January 15. You can register at an early bird fee until December 15.
  • PLPR 2022: submission open
    Dear members of the PLPR community, A short message to inform you that the abstract submission tool for the PLPR 2022 conference in Ghent is active. See at the bottom of the following website page: https://arch.kuleuven.be/plpr-2022/submissions-registration The deadline for submitting the abstract is close, October 15, 2021. Please spread the news in your network as well. In … Continue reading
  • PLPR 2022: submission will open soon
    Dear members of the PLPR community, The decision to organize the PLPR 2022 conference in Ghent on spot has taken a while because of the uncertainties regarding travel restrictions due to the Covid pandemic. Today, it seems very likely that travel to Belgium in February will be feasible for many Europeans. We keep our fingers … Continue reading
  • PhD E-Seminar
    Are you a PhD candidate in the field of spatial planning? Why not join the E-Seminar for 15 to 20 PhD candidates in planning and participate in discussions with other PhD candidates and mentors? Seminar date: Thursday 15th JulyTime: 10.00 – 16.00 (CEST)Cost: Free Please submit an overview of your PhD research (max. 3 pages) … Continue reading
  • PLPR 2022 goes to Ghent, Belgium
    Please save the date already in your agenda’s: 7-11 February 2022 we shall celebrate our next conference! It is organized by three institutions in collaboration this time: KU Leuven, Ghent University, and HOGENT welcome you to an inspiring conference in Ghent. The call for abstracts will open in Summer 2021. Check out the conference website for updates: https://arch.kuleuven.be/plpr-2022 In 2022, the … Continue reading
  • ARL International Photo Contest
    On the occasion of the launch of the new interactive knowledge and communication platform in autumn 2021, the German Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association (ARL) is organising a free, non-commercial photo contest! https://arl-international.com/
  • PLPR Online Sessions 2021 – Report
    During February 2021 over 300 academics from across the world exchanged ideas on planning, law, and property rights in eleven online sessions, and 12 doctoral researchers took part in a corresponding doctoral workshop. The online session series was organized by the International Academic Organization on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR). PLPR emerged in 2008 … Continue reading
  • PLPR 2021 Online Sessions
    PLPR 2021 Online Sessions started +++ Sessions started +++ Our Online Sessions have started. Find the full program here: https://www.conftool.com/plpr2021/sessions.php To participate, you must register as a user and additionally as a participants via Conftool. You can find the link to the Zoom session in the registration confirmation email and in the programme (click on … Continue reading
  • Video statements
    Video Statement of PLPR members “How do planning, law, and property rights matter?” Contribution of PLPR members as part of video series Statements on Planning, December 2020, Part 1/3 “What are relevant topics of PLPR?” Contribution of PLPR members as part of video series Statements on Planning, January 2021, Part 2/3 “Why do we need … Continue reading
  • Online PhD Workshop
    PLPR will organise an online PhD workshop on Monday 15 February 2021. Information here.
  • PLPR 2021 goes online
    Due to the Corona-pandemic, we had to cancel our planned PLPR 2021 conference in Ann Arbor, USA. As an alternative, we will organise a series of Online Sessions throughout February 2021. Information here.
  • PLPR 2021
    We are delighted to announce that the 15th annual PLPR conference 2021 Richard K. Norton at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States. Further information will follow later this summer. Please save the date: 16-19 February 2021 Update: Due to the Corona-pandemic, this conference had to be cancelled. PLPR will organise a series of Online … Continue reading
  • Many Thanks to Ústí nad Labem
    Jiřina Jílková, Pavel Raška, Lenka Slavíková, Eliška Vejchodská, and Zdeňka Smutná took great care to not only maintain the high academic quality of PLPR, but managed to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the spirit of PLPR. Please find the official PLPR 2020-Video on YouTube (click here) and a collection of pictures here (Thanks to Ben for compiling and sharing those!).
  • Prof. Rachelle Alterman
    PLPR Visiting Talk 2 April 2019, 1:15pm, at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, New York (US): Prof. Rachelle AltermanTechnion Israel Institute of Technology Revisiting “Windfalls for Wipeouts”: Land use regulation and property values from a cross-national perspective The notion of “regulatory takings” is well known to Americans. The converse, the idea … Continue reading
  • PLPR 2019: Thanks & Photos
    On behalf of the PLPR ExCo as well as all participants, we would like to express our thanks to Dawn Jourdan and her team from Texas A&M College Station for hosting the 13th PLPR Annual Conference. Photos have been uploaded to the gallery below and can be found on Flickr (link).
  • PLPR 2020
    We are delighted to announce that the 14th annual PLPR conference 2020 will be kindly hosted by the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem in Czechia. Please save the date: 17-21 February 2020 The conference will be organized by Jiřina Jílková, Pavel Raška and Lenka Slavíková. Further information will follow this summer. Conference … Continue reading
  • Prof. Harvey M. Jacobs
    PLPR Visiting Talk 23 November 2018 at Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands Prof. Harvey M. Jacobs (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands) The Future for Development Controls and Land Tenure: Policy Issues and Options. Closing keynote lecture to a course prepared for the … Continue reading
  • Dr. Demetrio Muñoz Gielen
    PLPR Visiting Talk 3 December 2018 at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) (ES): Dr. Demetrio Muñoz Gielen Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands Comparison between the Spanish and Dutch planning systems and development control 16.00-18.00h, in: ETSAB (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona) de la UPC, Avenida Diagonal 649, … Continue reading
  • Dr. Andreas Hengstermann
    PLPR Visiting Talk 03 December 2018 at Wageningen Univerisity (NL): Dr. Andreas Hengstermann University of Bern, CH Back to the future – planning law and the institutional land regime in Switzerland 12:00 – 13:00 at GAIA Buidling, Wageningen University More information & registration: Thomas Hartmann, thomas.hartmann@wur.nl This lecture is part of PLPR Visiting Talks.
  • Prof. John Sheehan
    PLPR Visiting Talk 20 November 2018 at J.E.P. University in Usti nad Labem (UJEP) (CZ): Prof. John Sheehan University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) & Bond University (Queensland), Australia Current developments in compensation for private property rights compulsorily acquired: The Australian experience 16:00 – 18:00 at Pasteur str. 3544/1, 400 96 Usti nad Lebem, CZ Please register … Continue reading
  • Prof. Rachelle Alterman
    PLPR Visiting Talk 07 November 2018 at KTH Royal Inst of Technology in Stockholm (SE): Prof. Rachelle Alterman: Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, IL The inevitability of negotiated development: walking the tight rope between law and practice 15:00 – 17:00 at U1, Brinellvägen 28A, 6th floor. Please register by sending email to: futureofplaces@abe.kth.se This lecture … Continue reading
  • PhD Workshop: Submission Deadline approaching
    Little Reminder The submission deadline for the upcoming PLPR PhD workshop is approaching soon. Please upload your abstract until 15th Oct. latest. More information here.
  • PLPR 2018 – Conference Report published
    The conference report of 12th PLPR in Novi Sad, Serbia, has been published. Click here.
  • PLPR 2019: PhD Workshop
    Howdy PLPR young academics, The next PLPR PhD Workshop will take place on Monday, 18 Feb. 2019  at Texas A&M in College Station, USA. Abstracts for the workshop are due by Oct 15th. For more details, please do not hesitate to contact our PhD coordinator Lu Zhou ( phd@plpr-association.org ). Please feel free to forward this poster … Continue reading
  • PLPR @ AESOP Gothenburg
    AESOP Annual Congress 2018, Gothenburg: Making Space for Hope Rachelle Alterman and Lina Olsson chaired the PLPR Track: “Law” (No.3) during the 2018 AESOP congress in Gothenburg, Sweden (10th– 14thJuly). There were eleven sessions with an average of four papers per session, making it one of the largest tracks at the conference. Academics discussed topics … Continue reading
  • PLPR 2019 in College Station, USA – Call for Papers
    The next PLPR annual conference will be held 18-23 February 2019 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, USA. The event will be hosted by the Texas A&M College of Architecture at the university’s Memorial Student Center, one of the nation’s premier student unions. Annual PLPR conferences provide an opportunity to present scholarship covering … Continue reading
  • Impressions from 3rd PLPR Pacific Rim Regional Meeting
    3rd PLPR Pacific Rim Regional Meeting The Third Pacific Rim Regional Meeting of PLPR was held at Taoyuan in northern Taiwan, ROC on the 16thto 17thApril 2018 and was a major success attracting over 370 delegates from Taiwan and the Pacific Rim (including Australia, China, Hong Kong Malaysia and South Korea). The conference was organized … Continue reading
  • PLPR mourns the loss of Leonie Janssen-Jansen
    It is with great sadness that we have to share that Leonie Janssen-Jansen passed away peacefully on the 11th of April, 2018. We have lost an inspirational, enthusiastic and critical colleague and friend. She was appointed Professor of Land Use Planning at Wageningen University and Research. Leonie passionately invested her time and effort into establishing … Continue reading
  • Save the date for PLPR 2019
    We are delighted to announce that the 13th annual conference of PLPR will be kindly hosted by Dawn Jourdan at Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas, USA! The conference will take place February 18-23 2019 under the theme “Preparing for Climate Change in the Planned and Unplanned City”. Information will follow this summer.
  • Third PLPR Pacific Rim Regional Meeting – Taiwan!
    The Third PLPR Pacific Rim Regional Meeting of PLPR will be held on 16-17 April 2018 in Taoyuan City, Taiwan.  Our hosts are Taoyuan City Government in partnership with National Pingtung University.  Click here for details.
  • PLPR 2018: Novi Sad – Information and Dates
    The 12th Annual Conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights will take place at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, on February 19th-23rd, 2018. Abstract submissions will open on September 1st. Click here for more information and key dates.
  • Conference 2018: Novi Sad, Serbia!
    A reminder that the annual PLPR conference 2018 will be kindly hosted by the University of Novi Sad, Serbia! The conference theme will be “Migration: Impacts, Law and Spatial Planning”. All conference events will be held on the central campus of the University of Novi Sad, over the week of 19th – 23rd February. The … Continue reading
  • John Sheehan – Order of Australia (AM)
    Congratulations to one of PLPR’s longstanding members, John Sheehan, for receiving the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours announced on 12 June 2017. For significant service to the real estate and property planning sectors, to professional institutes, and to educational and legal bodies. Service includes: Australian Property Institute: National Councillor, 2005; National Native Title … Continue reading
  • PLPR Track at AESOP Conference 2017
    This year’s AESOP conference will take place on 11-14 July, in Lisbon.  Track 15 is Law and planning under societal challenges.  The track co-chairs are PLPR members Rachelle Alterman, Leonie Janssen-Jansen, and Beatriz Condessa. Click here for the conference website.  
  • Hong Kong Conference 2017
    Thank you to Chris Webster, Lennon Choy and the local organizing committee from the University of Hong Kong for hosting the 11th annual PLPR conference.  Click here for photos.
  • PLPR Conference 2017 in Hong Kong
    See http://plpr2017.arch.hku.hk/ The International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR) will hold its 11th Annual Conference in 2017 in Hong Kong. The conference will take place Feb 20 – 25 February, 2017 at the University of Hong Kong. Abstract submission ends on Oct 14, 2016. Please follow the process for submission detailed here. Request … Continue reading
    We are delighted to announce that the annual PLPR conference 2018 will be kindly hosted by the University of Novi Sad, Serbia! The conference theme will be “Migration: Impacts, Law and Spatial Planning”. All conference events will be held on the central campus of the University of Novi Sad, with anticipated conference dates in late … Continue reading
    Thank you to Jean-David Gerber and Andreas Hengstermann from the Institute of Geography at the University of Bern for hosting the 10th annual PLPR conference.  Click here for photos.