IPHS holds an international biennial conference. Every international conference has both made a remarkable contribution to the literature and opened a path for new research fields. 

An Overview of the Previous Conferences

By Prof. Dr. Nuran Zeren Gulersoy and Dr. Ebru Gürler


In the four decades since its formation in 1976 the International Planning History Society has created a vibrant community of specialist scholars encompassing every region of the world.

Previous get-togethers have been hosted by the cities and universities of London UK, Brighton UK, Tokyo, Birmingham UK, Richmond VA, Thessaloniki, Hong Kong, Sydney Australia, Helsinki, Letchworth Garden City, Barcelona, New Delhi, Chicago, Istanbul, Sao Paulo, St Augustine and Delft.

IPHS conferences have built up a formidable historiographic legacy through the society’s specialist journal Planning Perspectives and the Planning History & Environment monograph series edited by Ann Rudkin of Alexandrine Press. We warmly invite the participation of scholars working on any aspect of the history of city and regional planning.

From July 15 to 19 2018, the International Planning History Society (IPHS) will hold its 18th conference in Yokohama, Japan.

We invite proposals for single papers, pre-organized sessions, discussion-focused roundtables, on the topic “Looking at the World History of Planning”.