The 2022 Planning Research Conference will take place at the University of Manchester from 5th – 7th September, and coincides with the Department of Planning and Environmental Management’s 70th anniversary.
Building on the RTPI’s digital planning manifesto and the work of the Digital Task Force for Planning, this year’s conference theme is Planning in, and for, a Digital World. Our keynote speakers will focus on this important aspect of planning ‘reform’; ranging from the implications of the metaverse, to how the ‘digital’ may or may not transform planning practice, and the possible erosion of public participation.
Keynote speakers confirmed so far include:
Chief Planner for England, Dept of Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), UCL, UK
Professor of Land Use Planning, Aalto University, Finland.
Professor of Digital Urban Systems, UCL, UK.
We welcome papers on all aspects of planning as is the tradition with the annual UK-Ireland PRC. Conference tracks will include topics such as:
The online payment system is now open so you can register for conference attendance.
Abstract submission closes:
Abstract acceptances sent:
Early bird registration deadline:
Final conference registration deadline:
Monday 16th May 2022
Friday 20th May 2022
Friday 17th June 2022
Sunday 31st July 2022
Draft conference schedule:
Mon 5th Sep
PhD workshop from 10am – 4pm.
2pm registration desk opens
4:30pm Welcome reception, Departmental Anniversary Speech and RTPI Annual Research Awards
Tue 6th Sep
9am -5pm keynote speakers and paper sessions
7:00pm conference dinner at the Whitworth Art Gallery
Wed 7th Sep
9am – 1pm paper sessions and closing keynote.
2pm onwards optional study tours.
PhD student £180 (including Monday’s PGR workshop).
Early Bird £240.
Conference Dinner £50.
Questions pertaining to the conference at this stage should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org