2016 Urban Planning Conference

Planning across Generations: Deconstructing the Past, Shaping the Future

April 1 - 2, 2016
Student Union

Overview of Conference

The fourth annual Savannah State University Urban Planning Conference welcomes abstract submissions linking the past and future of planning. What lessons can be learned from past scholarship and practice? How can planners avoid repeating past mistakes that have led to unjust, unsustainable, and unhealthy cities today?


Abstracts may address any areas of planning practice and research, but particularly those that approach contemporary planning from historically, culturally, and socially-informed perspectives. Substantive and methodological topics are entirely open.


We are particularly interested in case studies, research, and practice that incorporates existing and/or historical precedents in any area of planning, design, or policy related to urban spaces with directions for the future. In addition to individual abstracts, we also welcome proposals for pre-organized sessions, round-tables, tours, and workshops. This conference is an opportunity to tap-into knowledge that can better inform future planning. We are seeking historically-informed submissions addressing planning practice, research, and/or pedagogy across a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

Please limit abstracts to between 300-500 words and include relevant contact information for primary authors/presenters. Direct any questions and abstract submissions to Dr. Daniel Piatkowski at piatkowskid@savannahstate.edu or Dr. Deden Rukmana at rukmanad@savannahstate.edu. Abstracts are due by January 31st, 2016 in .doc or .pdf format.



Dr. Deden Rukmana, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Urban Studies and Planning Program, 912-358-3218, rukmanad@savannahstate.edu

Dr. Otis Johnson, Scholar-in-Residence, 912-358-4335, johnsono@savannahstate.edu


Conference Sponsors

The conference is supported by Savannah State University.



Conference Links

The 2015 Urban Planning Conference

The 2014 Urban Planning Conference

The 2013 Urban Planning Conference