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|About the Annual Conference|
NOVEMBER 3-6, 2016
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
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Urban planning is unique and important because, as a field, it grapples with the study of real problems in real places; professional degree programs train those who will not only study but act. This year's conference theme considers the role played by academic urban planning programs in practice and in place.
At the 2016 conference, participants will be encouraged to reflect on the relationships of planning programs with practice and/or place and how our pedagogy engages these relationships. We advocate participants to engage with challenging questions for our field and our departments, network with each other, and bring additional voices into the room – practitioners, community members, and students. As one of the largest gatherings of planning academics, this conference is as an opportunity to build the conversations about what urban planning in the academy is and means, how it is important to universities, and what it means to the places we inhabit and serve. Explore More Conversation Areas