The Bartlett School of Planning


UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 2020

08 September 2020–09 September 2020, 9:00 am–9:00 pm

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We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts is now open and will close on 31st of July. Registration will open on 7th of August.

Event Information

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Dr Iqbal Hamiduddin

The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL will host the 2020 UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference in London, between 8-9 September 2020. 

The theme will be 'Good Cities, Better Lives', the title of Professor Sir Peter Hall's final book from 2014, and an appropriate goal for the research and reflections on planning practice to be discussed at this conference. The theme also links to the celebration of 100 Years of Welwyn Garden City taking place later that week.  

Due to the continuing uncertainty caused by CV-19 we have taken the decision to down-scale this year's planned 3-day Planning Research Conference to a more compact 2-day symposium, to take place at UCL on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th September - travel and social distancing restrictions permitting. 

Although smaller in scale, we intend to offer as full a menu of plenaries, track / break-out sessions, mobile workshops as well as we can. A social event and dinner will take place on the Tuesday evening.


Visit the PRC2020 website for more details.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 31st July 2020
  • Abtract acceptance notice: 7th August 2020
  • Registration opens: 7th August 2020


  • 2 day conference ticket (including Tuesday evening dinner) £150
  • 1 day conference ticket £80
  • Research student 2 day conference ticket £100

Abstract Submission

The call for abstracts is open until 31st of July. Please submit via the registration form.

Other contacts:

Victoria Howard, Communications Manager