Call for Abstracts: UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 2017

Published at: 24 February 2017

UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference:

Transcending Boundaries: Global Flows and Spatial Justice


Queen's University Belfast
11th – 13th September 2017

Plenary Speakers include:

  • Saskia Sassen, Columbia University
  • Tore Sager, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Fintan O’Toole, The Irish Times


Queen’s University is delighted to announce the 2017 UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference. The theme of the conference, Transcending Boundaries: Global Flows and Spatial Justice, will provide an arena in which to discuss contemporary planning issues and the prospects of the planning profession in the 21st century. In particular, it will provide an opportunity to explore ways in which planning, development and spatial analysis engages with multi-level and complex flows of people, finance, environmental assets and other resources across space. Papers are invited on the wide-ranging themes available on the website below. The conference will also mark the 50th anniversary of planning education and research at Queen’s University Belfast and provide an opportunity, not only to celebrate our past, but also to look forward to shaping the future of our environment, communities and economy.

The conference will begin with a civic reception at Belfast City Hall on the evening of 11th September 2017, followed by two days of plenary and track sessions, with a conference dinner on the evening of 12th September in the University’s Great Hall.

We now call for abstracts and proposals on the following:

  • Roundtables and other special sessions: Deadline 28th April 2017
  • Paper and posters: Deadline 26th May 2017

Call for applications for accompanying PhD workshop coming soon.

For further details on abstract submission: https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/PRC2017/

For queries, please contact: prc2017@qub.ac.uk