Date and location

  •   May 19, 2014 - May 23, 2014
  •   Vienna University of Technology

Conference details

Are you passionate about planning and keen to explore the roots of the planning discipline? Do you want to understand how planning ideas evolved, circulated and moved through time and space? Are you eager to grasp the collective “institutional memories” – the oral histories – of those key individuals who have fi rst-hand knowledge of the intellectual Evolution of Planning Thought? Are you interested in engaging with the first generation of planners to discuss their planning thoughts and ideas’ contemporary salience? If yes, then you should participate in the Evolution of Planning Thought Lecture Series.

This Lecture Series unpacks how planners developed theories and conceptual tools, how these shaped the development of practice, how planners organised themselves at an international and global scale, and the conceptual, institutional and practical lacuna that remain to be filled. Every lecture starts from a personal perspective to tell a much broader story about the Evolution of Planning Thought. The subsequent podium discussion provides a unique space to reflect on where we are as planners, how we have got there and where we are going as a community into the future. Each lecture concludes with a social gathering, allowing less formal discussions with highly respected planners of the first generation.

Conference Organisers

Organiser: Dr. Beatrix Haselsberger, Vienna University of Technology (Austria). Departement of Spatial Planning,

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