The IJEPR Annual Conferences are a multi- and interdisciplinary forum for the exploration, presentation, and discussion of innovative theoretical and empirical research on Urban e-Planning. The 'Conference on Urban e-Planning' has from this year been converted to a mixed format (in-person and virtual). The online sessions are scheduled for 7-8 April, and onsite / in-person sessions on 11-12 April.
The growing number of digital innovations creates numerous opportunities and challenges for urban and regional planners around the world. The conference papers will address issues related to the current digital revolution and its impact on urban planning and on key urban development issues, such as those related to climate change, to the energy transition, artificial intelligence, cyber security, among others.
In this context, the 6th International Conference on 'Urban e-Planning' aims to explore:
- the governance and planning of smart cities;
- the role of urban e-planning in sustainable urban development and in the response to the challenges of climate change;
- new developments in citizen e-participation in planning; and
- the urban e-governance responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The conference will be structured around the following tracks.
TRACK 1 - GOVERNANCE AND PLANNING OF SMART CITIES - This track examines and discusses current trends, practices, challenges, and innovations in the governance and planning of Smart Cities, including in the context of crisis management.
TRACK 2 - URBAN E-PLANNING AND CLIMATE EMERGENCY - This track explores and discusses the role of urban e-planning in local / urban adaptation and mitigation policies, and the respective challenges and outcomes.
TRACK 3 - URBAN E-PLANNING AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC - This track addresses and discusses the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on urban e-planning practices and the role assigned to urban e-planning in the post-pandemic recovery policies.
TRACK 4 - CITIZENS e-PARTICIPATION IN URBAN GOVERNANCE - This track examines and discusses the multiple forms of e-participation, including Citizen Science, and its role in urban e-planning.