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NOVEMBER 3-6, 2016

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
 921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR  97204-1296

Book of Accepted Abstracts for 2016

Call for Papers (PDF)

Abstract Management System - decisions for abstracts were emailed. If you didn't get yours, contact ddodd@acsp.org.

Conference Registration - if you're a member or have a guest account, sign in first to save money!

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


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.