Events and Annoucements

Producing the City from France to China: A Long-Term Circulation of Expertise

Hybrid seminar – Tuesday May 31, 2022 – 9:00-17:30 CET – In French

Onsite: Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris-Belleville

Online (without password): (ID of the meeting: 995 66960717)


France was one of the key foreign countries sharing expertise dealing with the built environment with China during the 20th century. However, the study of this history has been limited to the contemporary period. This seminar, a hybrid event in French, will explore this subject from a larger historical perspective exploring two different periods and subjects. In the morning, presentations will discuss the education of Chinese experts in architecture, civil engineering and planning in France during the interwar period. The afternoon will focus on the different types of exchanges between French experts and the municipality of Shanghai during the 80s and the 90s concerning not only the planning and design of the Pudong area but also in terms of large-scale planning, urban renewal, and mass transit systems. Program (In French):

19th IPHS Conference Alternative Arrangement Announcement  

Following the cancellation of the 19th IPHS Conference that was to be hosted by the Moscow Architectural Institute from 4-6 July 2022, the International Planning History Society is pleased to announce that an alternative hosting arrangement has been made and that the conference will proceed as a two-day virtual event on 5-6 July 2022. 
Professor Carola Hein, History of Architecture and Urban Planning, TU Delft, and IPHS Vice-President, will convene the conference. 
The program will include parallel sessions for the presentation of papers, the Gordon Cherry Memorial Lecture and the IPHS Prizes and Awards 2022. Authors whose abstracts were accepted for the cancelled conference will be contacted regarding the new event. 
The due date for the submission of full papers, prepared using the IPHS conference paper template, will be extended to 30 April 2022. Authors will be asked to indicate whether they wish to have their full paper refereed. Only refereed full papers will be published in the conference proceedings. 
A conference registration fee will apply. Authors who wish to present their papers will be required to pay the registration fee to secure their participation. 
For further information and updates about the conference see the IPHS website at:

Statement regarding the 19th IPHS Conference (4-6 July 2022) 

The International Planning History Society (IPHS) upholds the right of all individuals, nations and countries to live in democratic freedom, under peaceful conditions and without fear of oppression.
In response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, the Council of the International Planning History Society has withdrawn its support for the Moscow Architectural Institute (State Academy) hosting the 19th IPHS Conference scheduled for 4 to 6 July 2022 and the Society has cancelled the conference.
The International Planning History Society will contact those whose abstracts were accepted for the conference and will make an announcement, as soon as possible, about alternative arrangements for the 19th IPHS conference. 

A New Play on Robert Moses at Bridge Theatre, London

Ralph Fiennes stars in David Hare’s blazing account of the life of a man whose iron will exposed the weakness of democracy in the face of charismatic conviction.

For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses was the most powerful man in New York. Though never elected to office, he manipulated those who were through a mix of guile, charm and intimidation.

Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created new parks, new bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. But in the 1950s, groups of citizens at grass roots began to organize against his schemes and against the motor car, campaigning for a very different idea of what a city was and for what it should be.

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Call for Papers

Urban History Journal 50th Anniversary Conference—The State of Urban History: Past, Present, Future

University of Leicester, 11–13 July, 2023

The goal of this conference is to take stock of urban history as a discipline and consider its future goals and impact on the production of historical knowledge.

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Free Online Course

Water Works: Activating Heritage for Sustainable Development

Address contemporary challenges from a socio-spatial and cultural perspective, and activate water heritage for decision-making in water management.

Starts 7 Feb, ends 7 Aug, 2022

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Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand
Australasian Urban History Planning History Group

Ngā Pūtahitanga / Crossings

A Joint Conference of SAHANZ and the Australasian UHPH Group

The 39th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand & The 16th conference of the Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group

24–27 Nov 2022, Auckland

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The City College of New York

Virtual Presentations, October 20
Tours, October 21
In-Person Presentations, October 22

SACRPH 2022 – Harlem

19th National Conference on Planning History

Society for American City & Regional Planning History

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AESOP 2022 Congress

Space for (all) Species: Creative Use of Data to Understand the Role of Planning

Tartu, Estonia, 25–29 July 2022

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The seminar series brings together a multidisciplinary mix of scholars and practitioners including urban historians, sociologists, geographers, planners, architects, urban designers and property developers to consider the meaning, form, dynamics and significance of peripheral centralities within an era of global extended urbanisation.

Seminar Series

Peripheral Centralities: Lost, Past, Present and Future

 Co-convened by: Prof. Nick Phelps (University of Melbourne); Assoc. Prof. Paul J. Maginn (University of Western Australia); and, Prof. Roger Keil (York University, Toronto) and supported by the Urban Studies Foundation.

September 2021—December 2022, Melbourne, Perth, Australia

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Call for Book Proposals

Book Series: Routledge Research in Sustainable Planning and Development in Asia

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