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Planning Knowledge: A regional perspective in the era of Globalisation.
Guest-Editor: Prof. Emeritus Patsy Healey, Newcastle University, UK
Opening Essay By: Prof. Emeritus Patsy Healey

‘The local and the global in the development of planning knowledge’

ARCPLAN invites authors to submit original works that include both empirical and theoretical research to this special issue on ‘Planning Knowledge’.

This issue focuses in discussing:

  • the understanding of planning in theory and practice,
  • planning tools,
  • the context and dynamics of development shaped by local practice.
  • the meaning of expertise in the planning field,
  • the challenges for planning education.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission by Thursday: Shabaan, 25th, 1439 – May 10th, 2018.
  • Full-manuscript submission: Dhul Hija, 21st, 1439 -1st September, 2018.

All submissions to ARCPLAN should be sent to the following email address: [email protected]

Strategic Spatial Planning
Guest-Editor:

  • Prof. Louis Albrechts, Leuven University, BE
  • Prof. Ahmed Yousry, Cairo University, EG

Opening Essay By: Prof. Louis Albrechts

‘Strengths, challenges, opportunities, and pitfalls in and for Strategic Planning’

ARCPLAN invites authors to submit original works that include both empirical and theoretical research to this special issue on ‘Strategic Planning’. This issue invites planning academics in the Arab world to reflect on the perception of ‘strategic planning’ in their local context and their approach about how plans, policies and public services are conceived and delivered, with the objective of enabling the (structural) change needed in an open and equitable way.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission by Saturday: Ramadan, 11th, 1439 – May 26th, 2018.
  • Full-manuscript submission: Muharram, 5th,1440 -15th September, 2018.

All submissions to ARCPLAN should be sent to the following email address: [email protected]

Resilient Urbanism: from crisis to responsive governance.
Guest-Editor: Florian Wiedmann, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

ARCPLAN invites authors to submit original works that include both empirical and theoretical research to this special issue on ‘Resilient Urbanism’ which aims to address the challenges faced by cities, in both Arabic and Western cities, in view of the world’s refugee crisis; particularly the potential to change the narration of crisis towards new and responsive governance built on new and innovative planning interventions to enable a resilient form of urbanism integrating new communities.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission by Saturday: Jumada al-awwal, 20th, 1440 – January 26th, 2019.
  • Full-manuscript submission: Shawwal, 9th, 1440 – June 13th, 2019.

All submissions to ARCPLAN should be sent to the following email address: [email protected]