The Fifth Conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR)

Date(s) of Conference:

May 26-28, 2011 


University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada


The conference brings together scholars from around the world to present
 innovative research and engage in interdisciplinary exchange related to the theme of the Association – the study of the connections, in the broadest sense, between Land Use Planning and Law.

Both Law and Planning are social institutions aimed at promoting the public interest while safeguarding individual liberties. Both guide private decision making, but derive strength and authority from public participation. The
challenges facing policy makers today emphasize the need to study the ways in which the law enables and restricts planning.

Call for Papers:

We invite papers on all topics related to law and planning, including, but not limited to the following:

     – Legal aspects of urban, regional, and rural planning
     – Land use controls
     – Property rights, expropriation and compensation
     – Housing
     – Land policy, land management, and land readjustment
     – Heritage/environmental protection
     – Land use and aboriginal rights

Abstracts may be submitted by email by December 15, 2010 to:

We expect to adjudicate all abstracts by January 31, 2011.

Contact Information:

Eran Kaplinsky


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