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Conference Theme

14th International Planning History Society Conference will take place in Istanbul between the dates July 12-15, 2010. The conference will address the theme of “Urban Transformation: Controversies, Contrasts and Challenges”.

The conference theme seeks to provide a window not only for a broad investigation of urban transformation aspects in Planning History across the world, but also for sharing professional and academic knowledge and expertise in Istanbul, in the European Capital of Culture 2010.

During the recent globalisation period, Istanbul has become the focus for a number of urban transformation initiatives, which have brought an unprecedented level of challenges in planning, urban governance, cultural and social structure, historic preservation and other areas.

Proposals will preferably address one or more of the following sub-themes:

Proposals that cover the full breadth of planning history are also welcome.