Territorial Spatial Planning in the New Era of Globalization and Regionalization
The 15th International Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference
International Association for China Planning
Nanjing University, China
You are cordially invited to submit abstracts to the 15th IACP Conference.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on human production and lifestyle, and has had a dramatic impact on the globalization process dominated by neoliberal values since the 1970s. Globalization based on the flow of information, capital and technology will not come to an end, but the dominant values, dynamics, governance structure and presentation of globalization will be reshaped. We are entering a new era of globalization. China has been an active participant in economic globalization since its reform and opening up. In the past decade, China has put forward the initiatives of building of a community with a shared future for mankind and the Belt and Road, which has received wide recognition and positive response from the international community. Faced with the external environment of rising trade protectionism, post-epidemic world economic downturn and shrinking international market demand, China has promptly adjusted its development strategy and planned a new “dual circulation” development pattern in which the domestic cycle plays a leading role and the domestic and international cycles promote each other.
In response to the development trend of new globalization, China’s territorial development strategy is also being reconstructed from a one-way regional opening pattern, which was mainly oriented to the markets of developed countries, to a comprehensive opening and development pattern that are oriented to developed countries, to the broader “Belt and Road” region, and to neighboring countries and regions. To this end, the central government has laid out 19 national new zones and approved four batches of 18 free trade zones in the Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region, the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta, and the vast inland areas to create regional growth poles for national economic development and opening to the outside world. At the same time, more attention has been paid to improving the level of integrated development of city clusters and metropolitan areas. To build world-class mega-regions, Chinese governments have introduced the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Synergistic Development Plan, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development Plan, the Yangtze River Delta Regional Integrated Development Plan and the Chengdu-Chongqing Region Twin Cities Economic Circle Construction Plan.
Territorial spatial planning in the context of new globalization and regionalization is the core theme of this annual conference. We cordially invite urban planning scholars and practitioners, engineers, and government officials in China and around the world to the conference to have academic exchanges, analyze the trend of new globalization and new regionalization, share the advanced concepts and outstanding experiences of territorial spatial planning, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of spatial planning in China.
The conference tracks include:
New trends in Globalization and Regional Development
Territorial Spatial Planning and Urban-Rural Integration
Regional Integration and Metropolitan Planning Practices
Smart Cities and New Technologies for Urban Planning & Design
Land Use and Economic Development Policies
Transportation and Infrastructure Planning
Housing and Community Development
Urban Environmental Planning
Urban Health and Public Safety Planning
Urban and Landscape Design
Urban Renewal and Historical & Cultural Preservation
Special Issues of Academic Journals
Please submit your paper abstract of 200-300 words, in English only*, to http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iacp2021 by March 1, 2021. Please refer to this template for formatting. Paper abstracts are submitted using EasyChair.com. You will need to register as an author with EasyChair to make a submission.
Please select ONE track and submit your abstract ONLY to that track.
When you submit, please enter the names and contact information of all coauthors. Otherwise, their names will not appear in the conference program.
All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Technical Committee.
Deadline for abstract submission: March 1, 2021
Notification of abstract acceptance: April 1, 2021
Deadline for advance registration: May 15, 2021
Deadline for student award and travel grant applications: May 15, 2021
Dean’s forum, on-site registration, and technical tours: June 19, 2021
Conference: June 20-21, 2020
Organization: on-site conference complemented by online meetings
Conference Organizing Committee
Chair: Hongwei Dong (California State University, Fresno)
Vice Chairs: Siqi Zheng (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Jige Quan (Seoul National University)
Junfeng Jiao (The University of Texas at Austin)
Chair: Xiaolong Luo
Committee of Urban-Rural Governance & Policy Research, UPSC
* Conference language: The working language for the IACP conference is English.