The 13th annual conference of the International Association for China Planning (IACP) was held in Chengdu, China, On June 14-July 16, 2019.It was organized by the IACP and the School of Architecture and Design, Southwest Jiaotong University. The theme of this conference was “Sharing cities: Challenges and responses to new urban planning.”
The conference brought together more than 500 planning scholars and practitioners from around the world.
This conference featured world-renowned speakers and international experts.
The conference had more than 350 papers presented within 84 parallel sessions, which were organized into fourteen broad themes.
The conference organized a series of special sessions. The topics included the “Belt and Road” development, healthy cities, underground space planning, informal development, urban spatial structure, and planning for accessibility (IACP-sponsored special issue in Transportation Research Part D).
The conference also organized a roundtable between IACP and journal editors. The journals participating in the conference included CCPR（城市规划英文版）, International Urban Planning, Urban Planning Journal, Shanghai Urban Planning, and Journal of Urban and Rural Planning.
Four awards were presented at the closing ceremony: The IACP Best Student Paper Award, the Karen R. Polenske Award, the IACP Distinguish Service Award, and the IACP Rising Scholar Award.
The 2020 IACP annual conference will be held on June 20-21 at Shenzhen University.