From Plans to Land Change: Dynamics of Urban Regions

Sunday, August 30, 2020 (All day) to Wednesday, September 2, 2020 (All day)
Birmensdorf (near Zurich), Switzerland.
Related GLP Member: Anna M. Hersperger, Simona Bacau

The call for abstracts is now open for the international conference "From Plans to Land Change: Dynamics of Urban Regions”, taking place August 30 – September 2, 2020 in Birmensdorf, near Zurich, Switzerland. 

The international conference will focus on topics of planning evaluation and urban modelling. The conference participants will have the opportunity to present their current research and to discuss how theoretical developments, data sources, comparative studies and modelling approaches might advance the field. 

Invited are contributions that link spatial planning and land change research, specifically on the following topics:

  • Planning and urban land use modelling
  • Digital plan data and its uses in land change research
  • The role of planning in urban land use change
  • Governance of plan making and plan implementation

For submission of abstract, please go to: https://www.wsl.ch/concur2020/

The abstract submission deadline is February 29, 2020. 

Contact: concur@wsl.ch

About the conference

Cities and urban regions are among the most dynamic land-use systems in the world, with dramatic consequences for the provision of ecosystem services and the livelihood of people. Planning is a multifaceted activity with extensive experience in the management of these urbanization processes. However, our understanding of planning's contribution to shaping urban land use, form and structure is still incomplete, with serious consequences for the efficacy of urban planning and land change models.

This international conference aims to bring together the community of scholars working on planning evaluation and urban modeling. The participants are offered the opportunity to present their current research and to discuss how theoretical developments, data sources, comparative studies and modeling approaches might advance the field.

The conference is financially supported by the CONCUR project and sustained by Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL.

Important Dates

01/2020 - Call for abstracts
02/2020 - Registration open
02/2020 - Deadline for abstracts is February 29th!
04/2020 - Feedback on abstracts