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Call for Abstracts: Rethinking the Role of Law in Urban Planning, Policy and Development

Rethinking the Role of Law in Urban Planning, Policy and Development.

The new issue of Projections, the journal of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will attempt to channelize attention to the role of Law in the planning academy. By bringing new perspectives and methods of legal analysis into urban planning scholarship, it will seek to bring Planning and Law in closer conversation with each other, and encourage critical traditions in each to dialogue with each other. Scholars and practitioners of Law, Planning, Geography and other social sciences are invited to submit abstracts of articles proposed for publication in this volume of Projections. The editors of this volume welcome articles containing empirical research as well as essays that delve into theoretical questions on the role of Law in urban planning. The editors are also particularly interested in insights from regions of the world that have been otherwise under-represented in planning scholarship, and modes of legal analysis that contest the Euro-centrism inherent in both Law and Planning.

DUE DATE FOR ABSTRACTS: 30th of October 2014

Authors interested in publishing their articles in this volume are requested to email the student editor an abstract of about 300-600 words. Any further enquiries on the scope of the volume may be directed to Karthik Rao-Cavale (krcavale@mit.edu).

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Paper Submission Deadline Extended: Planning, Law and Property Rights Conference in Greece

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Planning, Law and Property Rights Conference 2015. Picture from PLPR website.

DATE: 25-27 February 2015

The submission deadline for the 9th International PLPR Conference of 2015 that is going to be held in Volos on 25-27 of February 2015 has been extended to 7th November 2014.

The International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights and the Department of Planning and Regional Development (DPRD) would like to invite you to the 9th Conference in Volos, Greece. The International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR) attracts academics in spatial planning, land-use and property law, real estate or related disciplines from all parts of the world (learn more about PLPR on www.plpr-association.org) and explores urban issues, legislative frameworks, and land ownership.

For more information visit the website or view the flyer by clicking here.

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