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Overview of Planned & Future Summer Workshops

2018 2019
2020 2021
Denver, CO
Oct 12-15
Buffalo, NY
Oct 25-28
Greenville, SC
Oct 25-28
Toronto, Can
Nov 4-8
Miami, FL
Oct 21-24
Administrators Conference DC/Reston
March 10-11
Location TBD
Spring TBD
Location TBD
Spring TBD
JPER Writing Workshop Rutgers
Jul 16-18
July 16-18
Summer TBD
Host TBD
Summer TBD
Host TBD
Summer TBD
Denver, CO
Oct 10&11
Preparing for
Job Market
Sessions at Denver Conference Sessions at Buffalo Conference
Sessions at Greenville Conference
Sessions at Toronto Conference
Sessions at Miami Conference
Pre-Doctoral Workshop for Students of Color    Summer TBD   Summer TBD  
Junior Faculty of Color Workshop Harvard
Jun 22-24
  Summer TBD Summer TBD 


ACSP PhD Workshop

2018 Dates & Location TBD

Interested in hosting?  Review the 2018 RFP here.

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and the PhD Committee of ACSP invites doctoral students of planning working on their dissertation research to attend the 2017 ACSP PhD Workshop. Responding to feedback from last year’s participants, this year the workshop will be a 1.5 day event. It will be hosted in Boulder, CO, during Tuesday afternoon October 10 and all day Wednesday October 11, just prior to the ACSP Annual Conference in Denver starting Thursday, October 12.

The Workshop attracts PhD students from planning programs from around the world to gather and discuss the practical details of creating, producing, distributing and consuming planning knowledge among scholars. Workshop participants will learn to conceive, design, and present PhD-quality research to multiple audiences, including, most centrally, their peers. Students will advise one another as scholars pursuing unique research paths within a community of shared inquiry. The faculty work jointly as teachers, advisors, and coaches.


JPER Writing Workshop for Early Career Planning Scholars

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, July 16-18, 2018

The Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER) and it editors will host the annual JPER Writing Workshop for New Scholars on July 16-18, 2018, at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey. We seek to improve written scholarship among new faculty of planning and related academic programs. The workshop is intended for untenured assistant professors, recent Ph.D. recipients, or candidates graduating in spring of 2018 in urban planning, urban studies, and similar fields.

The program will include whole-group sessions on writing and publication, with intensive small-group work on participants' own manuscripts. Selected participants must submit an article-length paper, about 25-30 double-spaced pages, by May 4, 2018. The paper will go through a mock peer review process by three referees. The reviews and feedback from faculty and other participants will help form the basis for small-group discussions during the workshop. Please direct questions on the workshop program and paper requirement to Karen Lowrie, Managing Editor (

Applications are due March 19, 2018. Please submit to electronically in Word or pdf, labeled with "Last Name-JPER-2018" the documents listed below.

Please combine the four documents below into one file for submission.

  1. Cover letter on research interests and scholarly goals
  2. Application Form (PDF)
  3. Current curriculum vitae
  4. A recommendation letter from a department chair or dissertation advisor

We will notify successful applicants by March 30, 2018, and provide detailed information about accommodations at that time.

There is no registration fee for participants. Participants are responsible for travel to/from New Brunswick, NJ. ACSP/JPER provides two nights of overnight accommodations (double-occupancy) at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ (http://newbrunswick., breakfasts and lunches, and an evening social event. There is a single-room supplement fee for participants who wish to have a single room.


ACSP Junior Faculty Workshop for Faculty of Color

2018 Dates & Location TBD

The ACSP Committee on Diversity, in collaboration with the ACSP Planners of Color Interest Group organizes the Junior Faculty of Color workshop every other year [odd numbered years]. If you will be entering your second or third year of the tenure track during this year, this workshop is for you! The workshop aims to provide early-career, tenure-track faculty with the skills and knowledge to flourish in the planning professoriate. Workshops are hosted by an ACSP member planning program, and the event provides close interaction with senior faculty from various types of ACSP institutions. The workshops focus on three areas: developing your initial research and publishing agenda, making service and teaching effective, obtaining grants, and planning a long-term career trajectory that will make an impact.


Pre-Doctoral Workshop for Underrepresented Students of Color

Dates & Location TBD

Interested in hosting?  Review the 2018 RFP here.

Our world is changing, and urban planning can lead the way. In an increasingly diverse and globalized world, urban planners work to create communities that are economically thriving, socially just, and environmentally sustainable. A doctoral degree in planning can prepare you to link new knowledge to issues that affect communities and policy-making worldwide.

To introduce planning doctoral study to selected outstanding students, one of our member schools with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, will host a bi-annual [in even numbered years] workshop to prepare students to apply to and succeed in doctoral programs. Students from groups that are under-represented on planning faculties are particularly encouraged to apply. Groups that are under-represented on planning faculties include: African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders. Registration and instructional materials will be provided at no cost, lodging and meals will also be provided at no cost, and travel stipends are available for some students.

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  • 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.


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