Call for Abstracts! 57th ISOCARP World Planning Congress, 8-11 November, Doha Qatar

Published at: 22 April 2021

The International Society of City and Regional Planners’ (ISOCARP) 57th ISOCARP World Planning Congress taking place on 8-11 November 2021 in Doha, Qatar is now receiving abstract submissions for its five tracks and special sessions and forums!

How will we unlock and build back better cities and communities? Urban and territorial planning is the vaccine. It can only be effective when applied worldwide and be made equally accessible to all people. The new planning vaccine needs to enable innovative ideas and strategies to achieve more sustainable territories.

This year, the Congress’ theme of ‘Planning Unlocked’ will encourage us to unlock planning challenges as we plan for a post-pandemic world of "New Times, Better Places and Stronger Communities". This theme prepares us for a fresh start and so will the format of the ISOCARP 2021 Congress. While we look forward to the events that will be hosted in Doha, we will explore the possibilities to make this congress as inclusive as possible through novel conferencing and knowledge-sharing alternatives. By also taking these discussions beyond walled rooms we hope to allow attendees to participate across different disciplines, time zones and cities, given the current global health context.

Submit your abstracts for research papers, case studies, projects, session proposal and forums before May 16, 2021 (10PM UTC)! Share this call within your networks and visit our website: doha2021.isocarp.org for more information.