Call for abstracts/papers


The extended deadline for abstract submission is 07 November 2014.

PLPR 2015 Conference welcomes any topic based on theoretical analysis, research and/or practice related to planning and law, property rights on land, real estate studies, or planning and regulatory instruments. We welcome contributions from scholars and practitioners in planning, law, real estate and related economic issues, and we especially encourage graduate students working on topics within this realm to submit their abstracts. Indicative topics of the invited contributions can be the following:

  • Urban planning and development, urban regeneration
  • Environmental planning & sustainable development
  • Housing and building regulations
  • Governance, public participation and planning law
  • Human rights and social justice
  • Climate change and planning law
  • Public/private sector and planning law
  • Property rights and the market
  • Cultural heritage protection

We warmly encourage initiatives for special sessions. The session organizer(s) should submit an abstract/description for the entire session to the organizing committee. The session description will be posted at the PLPR2015 website, announcing that participants can submit their abstract for this special session. Related abstracts will then follow the usual review process. The proposed special sessions so far are:

Special session 1:The Time Factor and Planning Instruments

Special session 2: Maritime Spatial Planning/Exclusive Economic Zones

Special session 3: Contested Lands

Oral presentations should be up to 15 minutes. Only one presentation per each lead author would be preferable. For presentations, PowerPoint or a similar presentation mode might be used.

PLPR does not offer peer review of full papers, and submission of full papers is not required prior to the conference, but participants are encouraged to do so. In that case, full papers could be shared with those interested via memory stick or the list of emails that we will make available to all. If necessary, we could also arrange for or posting on the PLPR or the Conference web sites (not yet determined).

Professor Richard K. Norton (University of Michigan) will be in charge of a double-blind peer review for each submitted abstract. Once all abstracts have been reviewed, authors of accepted abstracts will be notified. 



Submit your abstract


Authors must use the template provided by the conference (Click here to download the Abstract Template). Abstracts should not exceed 400 words. Please also see instructions in the Template.

For each submission the author should firstly create an account by registering in the website through the Log in / Sign in section. After creating your account, you will immediately receive an e-mail at your e-mail address. Please follow the instructions in order to activate the account. After that you can Log in through the Conference website and submit your Abstract through the electronic platform (Main menu -> Call for Papers and Submission -> Submit your Abstract).

The submission form must be completed once for each abstract, making sure to include the abstract title and the details of the contacting author.The submission form also includes a list of special sessions related to the conference for authors that find their abstract topic relevant to these sessions, and an edit box for authors that would like to indicate their own proposal for a special session. Finally, in order to select the file you wish to upload please use the Choose file button. We suggest to name the file after your lastname and firstname initial (e.g. SmithJ for John Smith) in order to facilitate the reviewing process. Please note that the file should not exceed the size of 1MB and that ONLY PDF, DOC, DOCX and ODF file types are accepted. Once you have ensured all the details are correct, please press the Submit button.

The Conference also provides the authors with the opportunity to Manage (Main menu -> Call for Papers and Submission -> Manage your Submission) their submission until the submission deadline either by editing their initial submission or by deleting and re-submitting their abstract.

After submitting your abstract you will be automatically e-mailed with a reference number for your submission. Please keep this e-mail as you will need this number should you wish to contact us regarding your abstract. Additionally, each time you update or delete your submission form you will be automatically informed about the changes.

The deadline for submitting your abstract is 07 November 2014.

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