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5th Annual Urban Planning Conference

Tuesday, January 17, 2017  
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Savannah State University will host the fifth annual Urban Planning Conference on March 31, 2017 with the theme “Equity Planning: Creating Diverse and Inclusive Communities”. The conference will focus on equity planning to address the widening gap between prosperous communities and those that continue to be disenfranchised. Despite the growth and positive transformation that have occurred in many rural and urban areas over the past few decades, a significant segment of the American population live in substandard conditions. As planning professionals, it is crucial that we promote equitable development and advocate for policies and practices that mitigate systemic inequities in housing, transportation, economic opportunities, and living environments.

Abstracts are welcome from all areas of planning practice and research, particularly those that approach contemporary planning from historically, culturally, and/or socially-informed perspectives. Substantive and methodological topics are entirely open. For more information, please visit:

Please limit abstracts to between 300-500 words and include relevant contact information for primary authors/presenters. Direct any questions and abstract submissions to Dr. Deden Rukmana at

Abstracts are due by January 31st, 2017 in .doc or .pdf format.


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.