International Urban Planning and Environment Congress

July 29 - August 2, 2022

Dear conference attendees,

We are excited to announce that the IUPE Congress, originally scheduled for July 2020, has been rescheduled for July 29th through August 2nd, 2022.  The AESOP 2022 Congress will also be held in Estonia July 25th – 29th 2022. As such, participants have the potential to attend two planning conferences if they choose to do so. 

For those of you with an accepted abstract for 2020, you will have the opportunity to modify 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.
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


  • Abstract submission Deadline January 30, 2022

  • Conference Dates:  July 29 - August 2, 2022

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
18.30 - 21.30  Opening Remarks and Reception

Day 2 

10:00              Mobile Workshops                      

click HERE for preliminary list of mobile workshops

Day 3    
09:00 - 10:00  Keynote
10:15 - 12:00  Parallel Sessions 1
12:00 - 13:15  Lunch
13:30 - 15:15  Parallel Sessions 2
15:15 - 15:45  Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:30  Parallel Sessions 3

Day 4
09:00 - 10:45  Parallel Sessions 4
10:45 - 12:30  Parallel Sessions 5
12:30 - 13:45  Lunch
14:00 - 15:45  Parallel Sessions 6
15:45 - 16:15  Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:30  Roundtables

19:00              ERM Museum Tour and Congress Dinner

Conference Close


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.


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