2018 ARCP will take place from November 8-10, 2018 in Busan. Abstracts and papers in the fields of urban planning and design, regional development, urban and social geography, architecture and all sub-fields concerned with peri-urbanization and urban resilience are welcomed.
All abstracts and papers should conform to the required format and be sent to samlih@pusan.ac.kr.
Topics are listed below:

The purpose of conference is to promote Asian urbanization studies and collaborations among Asian universities and research institutions, even governments, in order to strengthen sustainable urban and rural development.


The country/city case studies will examine main questions below:

(1) What is peri-urbanization (including characteristics and size) and what are the driving forces and related variables of peri-urbanization, location of industries, employment and investments in the region?
(2) What are governance and administration structures and processes of peri-urbanization?
(3) What are the consequences of peri-urbanization and results of national state or regional and local policies and programs?
(4) What are the adversities and challenges come to face and ways to building urban resilience in Asian Cities?


Specifically, the country/city case studies will address the following topics:

• Characteristics, size and scope of peri-urbanization (through mapping, satellite imaging and related methods);
• Governance and administration structures and processes of peri-urbanization;
• Service delivery and access in peri-urban areas;
• Land management and planning controls that affect peri-urban areas;
• Government policies and programs and their impacts
• Migration and mobility
• Mechanisms for citizen participation and inter-agency coordination
• Environmental impacts on peri-urban areas
• Other sub-themes relevant to a country

     - Dimension of Health & Wellbeing
     - Dimension of Economy & Society
     - Dimension of Infrastructure & Environment;
     - Dimension of Leadership & Strategyntry

Submission of Abstract
June 25 - September 10, 2018
Notification of Acceptance
September 15, 2018
October 10, 2018
Conference Date
November 8, 2018
Submission of Full paper
January 31, 2019

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