The 2020 ACSP Annual Conference Will Happen!

 See below for a growing list of "Your Efforts"

ACSP had planned, prior to COVID-19 happening, to be able to notify authors of their accept or reject status for their abstract submission during the first week of May. Track chairs and reviewers of abstracts, now managing their own personal challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, are doing their best to complete the work. We expect to be able to send notifications very soon. Thank you! Stay tuned.

Monday, May 11, 2020  

ACSP staff are researching both in-person and on-line (virtual) options, and the Governing Board will meet in June to make a decision about whether we will be in person or virtual. We are very grateful to our local hosts – Ryerson University, University of Toronto, and York University – and are committed to honoring their many contributions so far to this conference.

We received just over 1,200 abstract submissions – an ACSP record – almost 300 of which were part of the focal event on Racial Equity and Justice in Urban Planning Research and Education in the Face of Racialized Inequality. The review of all submissions is nearly complete, slightly delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The positive energy has been overwhelming. Our scholarship, learning, and the needs of our students, faculty members, and colleagues in practice continue, and ACSP will meet those needs.

For now, it is still too early to know which direction, in-person or on-line, ACSP 2020 will take. Please watch for your weekly Tuesday eNewsletter, and our social media channels (see below) for more information in June and throughout the summer.

Any questions about your abstract, please feel free to email


ACSP President
Marlon Boarnet, University of Southern California

ACSP Vice President/President-Elect
Carissa Slotterback, University of Minnesota

ACSP National Conference Chair
Gerardo Sandoval, University of Oregon

COVID-19 Resources:

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Prior ACSP COVID-19 Messages:

Resources from ACSP Committee on the Academy

The following webinar links are now available on ACSP's YouTube Channel:

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Resources from ACSP Member Schools:


Resources from ACSP Member Schools (Conferences/Webinars etc.):

Resources from ACSP Governing Board Student Representatives:


Resources from ACSP Association Contributors:

World Health Organization Resources:

Other Resources:

How Can ACSP Assist Our Members?

If you have additional resources that you would like to see listed on this page, or ideas on how ACSP can assist our members during this time, please email


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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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