International Urban Planning and Environment Association's 10th Symposium

Published at: 12 October 2011

Dear Colleagues, The International Urban Planning and Environment Association's 10th Symposium will be held in Sydney, Australia during July 24-27, 2012. UPE10 will provide a lively forum for international exchange between researchers and practitioners working on various dimensions of urban planning and environmental management, building on earlier Symposia held in the US, the Netherlands, South Africa, the UK, Thailand, Germany and China. The overarching focus for UPE 10 is the Next City: Planning for a New Energy and Climate Future, and research or practice based papers will address socio-cultural, economic, ecological, and governance aspects of this theme. Paper abstracts and full papers will be blind peer reviewed by the conference scientific committee. Full papers may be selected for inclusion in an edited UPE book following the Symposium. A PhD colloquium will precede the event, providing an opportunity for PhD students to build networks with international counterparts, prior to presenting their research at the Symposium. The Symposium will be held at the historical University of Sydney campus, with accommodation and major attractions including the Opera House and Sydney Harbour, as well as a number of significant urban renewal, waterfront revitalisation sites, and cultural precincts, a short walk or bus ride away. A selection of half day study tours will be included in the registration, and a post-symposium one day tour to the Sydney Blue Mountains National Park World Heritage Area will be available. There are numerous opportunities for post Symposium travel to other parts of Australia. Conference website for information, call for papers, and abstract submission: Abstracts due: 27 January 2012 Early submission of abstracts is strongly encouraged. Advice will be provided within 6 weeks of abstract submission. Early bird registration opens 1 November 2011 We hope to see you in Sydney in 2012, Nicole Gurran; Associate Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney Peter Phibbs; Professor, Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney (Conference Convenors)