13th European Biennial of Towns and Town Planners 2019 | Planning on the Edge

Plymouth will host the biennial conference, which aims to launch a debate on how planners and urban designers can help create sustainable cities.

Planning on the edge

The central theme of this conference is to investigate planning in places which are defined by their peripherality or location between two or more boundaries. The challenges of planning and regeneration of coastal settlements provides an obvious focus, but the theme might also encompass the planning of places at the edge of their territories, in a ‘frontier zone’, on a migration route or at a transition between different physical environments.

The European Council of Spatial Planners (ECTP) Biennial conference is in association with Plymouth City Council, Destination Plymouth, the University's Planning School and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).