Welcome to the IPHS website!

The International Planning History Society (IPHS) is dedicated to the enhancement of interdisciplinary studies in urban and regional planning history.

IPHS was inaugurated in 1993 as a successor association to the Planning History Group (PHG), a British-based organisation founded in 1974.

The 19th International Planning History Society (IPHS) Conference due to be held in Moscow from 5-8 July 2020 has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision has been made with much regret, but in recognition of our extraordinary global circumstances and because our priority is the health, well-being and safety of IPHS conference delegates and of the people who support the organisation and facilitation of the conference.

IPHS is considering its future conference schedule and will explore the possibility of a rescheduled conference, potentially in July or August 2021. The Society hopes to be able to make an announcement about that later in the year.

People who have submitted abstracts and papers for the 2020 conference will be contacted by the conference organisers through the EasyChair email system, and the Concord Group will contact those who have registered. Questions relating to the cancellation of the conference may be directed to the Concord Group through either Marina Vasileva: m.vasileva@concordgroup.ru or Olga Ikonnikova: o.ikonnikova@concordgroup.ru

Take care and all the very best in the challenging and turbulent times being faced across the world.

Associate Professor Christine Garnaut                           Professor Alexey Krasheninnikov

President: IPHS                                                                         19th IPHS Conference Convenor