International Urban Planning and Environment Congress

July, 2022


Dear conference attendees,

After careful consideration regarding the threat from COVID 19, we have decided to postpone IUPE 13. Out of an abundance of caution for public health and the realization that many of you are facing travel bans at your respective institutions and in your countries, we have concluded that postponing the conference is the only solution.

The new date for IUPE 13 will be in July 2022 in the same location, Tartu, Estonia. We are excited by the potential for participants to combine the IUPE conference with the AESOP Congress to be held in Estonia in July 2022.  For those of you with an accepted abstract you will have the opportunity to modify, update, or withdraw your abstract. For those of you who are satisfied with the abstract you have submitted, you will not need to submit a new one.

Please stay tuned for additional plans in the coming months.

We hope you are able to stay safe and healthy during this difficult and unprecedented time.  

Kind regards,

Sarah Coffin and Peter Phibbs – Co-chairs IUPEA
Lembit Nei, Katrin Kangur, Minea Kaplinski-Sauk and Zenia Kotval – Local Host Committee, Tartu College, Tallinn University of Technology


Congress Theme:  Managing Change

​As planners we must recognize problems, but also seek solutions so that change works in our favor rather than against us. It is our hope that this conference will allow us to share and learn from international professionals on issues facing our profession in the next decades and share noteworthy practices on how we can plan and manage changes affecting our built and social environment.



  1. Climate Change, Energy and Resiliency

  2. Public Health, Mobility and Food Access

  3. Sustainable Development, Social Cohesion and Environmental Protection

  4. Smart Growth, Technology (e-Governance) and Automation

  5. Innovation in Planning Methods, Tools and Techniques


Tentative Program Outline

Day 1   
15.00 - 17.00  Business Meeting
18.00 - 21.00  Opening reception

Day 2 
09:00 - 10:30  Opening Remarks and Keynote
10:30 - 11:00  Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:45  Parallel Sessions 1
12:45 - 14:15  Lunch Break
14.30 - 16.15  Parallel Sessions 2
16:30              Networking Opportunities

Day 3    
09:00 - 10:00  Keynote
10:15 - 12:00  Parallel Sessions 3
12:00 - 13:15  Lunch
13:30 - 15:15  Parallel Sessions 4
15:15 - 15:45  Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:00  Roundtables

18:30              ERM Museum Tour and Congress Dinner

Day 4
10:00              Mobile Workshops
                       click HERE for preliminary list of mobile workshops
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Riina Varol


Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia and the oldest city in the Baltic States welcomes you to enjoy a blend of historic and modern infrastructure and facilities within a green and friendly environment.


Estonia is a small European country that lies on the banks of the Baltic Sea, connecting the dots between Scandinavia, Central Europe and what lies to the east.

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