CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable Urban and Rural Development
The 17th International Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference
Hosted by the International Association for China Planning
Organized by School of Architecture, Tianjin University
Co-organized by Tianjin University Research Institute of Architectural Design & Urban Planning Co.Ltd.
You are cordially invited to submit abstracts to the 17th IACP Conference.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, urban and rural ecosystems’ resilience and safety, as well as the move toward more sustainable development, have all received global recognition. To achieve future high-quality development, it becomes an important research agenda to learn from international experiences, understand the profound changes in China’s development environment, and enhance the foresight, guidance, and systematization of urban and rural planning practices.
In 2016, the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) advocated changing the urbanization model to address new challenges, such as climate change and informal, unsafe, and unsustainable urban development. The UN-Habitat’s World Cities Report 2022 further underlined safe and resilient development, prioritizing public health, and proposed to enhance the adaptation and resilience of urban and rural environments to shocks and pressures to move towards a more sustainable future. In 2021, China’s 14th Five-Year Plan and the 2035 Long-Term Goals Outline also proposed a shift to the development of super mega-cities while taking into account the multi-faceted needs of the economy, society, culture, ecology, and safety
and strengthening risk management in urban governance to promote high-quality sustainable development. Recent spatial planning in various regions has also proposed multiple measures to increase urban safety, resilience, and sustainability.
The core theme of this annual conference is ‘safe, resilient, and sustainable urban and rural development’. We sincerely invite scholars, planners, engineers, and government administrators from China and around the world to participate in academic exchanges, widely discuss planning theories and practical issues that help drive high-quality urban and rural development in the new era, and share planning research and practices in various fields such as urban economy, culture, society, and ecology. The conference aims to discuss advanced concepts and successful experiences in urban and rural planning and governance in the context of new development through keynote and parallel sessions on new planning concepts, technologies, and issues related to safety, resilience, and sustainable development.
The conference tracks include:
1. Resilient Cities and the Theory of Urban and Rural Resilient Development
2. Spatial Planning System and Territorial Spatial Planning
3. Industrial Revitalization and Urban Vitality
4. Public Health and Healthy City
5. Strategies in Response to Climate Change
6. Urban and Rural Integration and Regional Coordination
7. Urban Regeneration and Value Reshaping
8. Historical and Cultural Preservation in Urban and Rural Areas
9. Smart City and New Technologies in Planning
10. Eco-City and Sustainable Development
11. Transportation and Infrastructure Planning
12. Housing, Community, and Real Estate Development
13. Urban Design and Landscape Planning
Paper abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair. Please register as an author in the EasyChair system first.
When making a submission, please select the most appropriate track and submit your abstract to that track ONLY. Please enter the names and contact information of all co-authors. Otherwise, their names will not appear in the conference program. The technical committee of the conference will review all submitted abstracts.
Participants interested in organizing a pre-organized session, please ask your session participants to submit their abstracts as regular abstract submissions. The organizer of the pre-organized session should send a pre-organized session proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org before April 01. The proposal should include the purpose and theme of the session, and the information of each individual paper (abstract ID, title, and authors). The subject of the email should be formatted as “Pre-organized session proposal: proposal title”.
Organization: on-site conference complemented by online meetings (Depending on the epidemic)
Opening for abstract submission: January 15, 2023
Deadline for abstract submission: March 1, 2023
Notification of abstract acceptance: April 1, 2023
Deadline for advance registration: May 15, 2023
Deadline for student award and travel grant applications: May 15, 2023
Dean’s forum, on-site registration, and technical tours: June 28, 2023
Conference: June 28 – July 2, 2023
Conference Organizing Committee
Chair: Zhenhua Chen (The Ohio State University)
Co-chair: Junfeng Jiao (University of Texas at Austin)
Executive committee: Zhilin Liu (Tsinghua University); Ying He (The Chinese University of Hong Kong); Tao Tao (University of Minnesota)
Chair: Kun Song
Vice chairs: Peng Zeng, Xiwei Xu
Tianjie Zhang, Qingming Jian, Qiao Wang, Xiaoyan Mi, Wei Zuo,Yu Wang, Yuanyuan Guo