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53rd Annual Congress

Tuesday, February 14, 2017  
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ISOCARP and the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association (OAPA) are partnering in 2017 for a Joint International Conference/53rd ISOCARP Congress Portland, Oregon, USA, from 24-27, October 2017.

The conference will bring together leading urban managers, academics and practitioners, environmental designers, entrepreneurs, technology firms from around the world to explore the topic of Smart Communities: From new innovations in communications and driverless technologies to small communities connected to the world through fiber optic, technology shapes what we do.

The joint conference will be organized around six concurrent tracks and sub-themes:

  1. Technology, infrastructure and buildings 

  2. Governance and inclusive communities
  3. Culture, community experience and the sharing economy 

  4. Resilience, adaptation and disaster mitigation 

  5. Technology and small communities 

  6. Post-smart communities and the new frontiers.

You can submit a paper, a session proposal or a case study/practical experience.
Submit your abstract here. Deadline for abstract submission is 24 April 2017.
Have a look at the Call for Papers and the Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities.

Be part of this unique opportunity and join us in Portland in one of the most beautiful times of the year in the Pacific Northwest. Portland is one of the most livable cities in the world, it’s a welcoming community with great neighborhoods and districts to explore. It's a pioneer city regarding urban growth boundaries management.


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.