17-21 February 2020
Jan Evangelista Purkyně University
Ústí nad Labem
About the conference
The International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR) will hold its 14th annual conference 17 – 21 February 2020 at Jan Evangelista Purkyne University (UJEP) in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. The conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies and Faculty of Science.
Annual PLPR conferences provide an opportunity to present scholarship covering a broad array of topics residing at the intersection of planning, law, and/or property rights (such as land use regulation and governance, regional and local planning, urban development, etc.). We welcome any proposed presentation situated accordingly. In 2020, selected special sections and a key note will be devoted to the problem of fragmentation (of land, institutions and planning). The theme reflects the post-socialist Central European reality dealing with the enormous fragmentation of land ownership as well as responsibilities and rules regarding the use of (public) spaces.
Call for papers
The PLPR invites all papers addressing topics at the intersection of planning, law, and property rights for presentation to colleagues. Papers need not be comparative multinationally, but they should be interdisciplinary across two out of three PLPR’s themes. Papers addressing any topic thus situated are welcome for submission.
Abstract submissions (up to 300 words) are due by 15 September 2019 via Conftool (to be ready during spring 2019).
Presenters will be notified of acceptance on or before 1 November 2019.
Jan Evangelista Purkyně University (UJEP) was founded in 1991. It is situated in the regional capital of Northern Bohemia, Ústi nad Labem. It adopted the name of the famous anatomist and physiologist of the 19th century, Dr. Purkyně (1787–1869), who was born in the region.
Currently, UJEP represents the cultural, educational and scientific centre of the region. It consists of 8 faculties covering the wide range of social and natural sciences, including philosophy, economics, art, mechanical engineering and environment. It serves almost 10,000 students annually. It is appreciated national-wide for its Art and Design programs. Strong internationally recognized research teams are situated at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Institute for Economic and Environmental Policy of the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies and the Department of Geography of the Faculty of Science.
PLPR 2020 is situated in the university campus (MFC center) at Pasteurova 1, Usti nad Labem.
About the city
The Ústí nad Labem city is the regional centre of Nothern Czechia situated on the Elbe (Labe) River, just half way between Prague (capital of Czechia) and Dresden (Germany).
The city with several historical monuments of national importance, underwent distinct transformation from provincial town to industrial centre of the country, nearby to open-pit brown coal mines. An extensive socialist renewal took place since the Second World War, during which parts of the city were destroyed, to the late 1980s, while the last three decades (since 1989) were characteristic of post-socialist economic and social transformation.
As a result, the city clearly manifests the planning challenges of post-industrial cities, including competitiveness in globalizing economies, equity issues related to social exclusion, dilemmas of urban renewal within the process of urban shrinkage, as well as specific issues such as challenges for flood risk management posed by extreme Elbe River floods in the past decades (learn more).