International Urban Planning and Environment Congress

July 29 - August 1, 2022

Conference Dates: 

July 29 - August 1, 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


Please note that this is a preliminary program based on accepted abstracts and confirmed attendees.  As can be noted at the end of the program, we still have approximately 20 unconfirmed attendees with accepted abstracts.  As these get confirmed, there will be changes to the program.  The final program will be published on July 15th, 2022


July 29th  

IUPE Board Meeting

18.30 -  Welcome Reception

July 30th  

Mobile Workshops


July 31th  

09.00 - 10.00  Welcome and Keynote: 

Tiit Oidjärv, Policy Consultant, Ernst & Young Estonia.

10:00 - 10:30  Coffee Break

10.30 - 12.30  Session 1:

12:30 - 14:00  Lunch Break

14.00 - 16.00  Session 2:


August 1st

09:00 - 10:00  Keynote:
Helen Sooväli-Sepping, Vice-Rector for Green Transition, Tallinn University of Technology

10:00 - 10:30  Coffee Break

10.30 - 12.30  Session 3:

12:30 - 14:00  Lunch Break

14.00 - 16.00  Session 4:

18:30 - Conference Closing Dinner



The following is a list of accepted abstracts with unconfirmed participation at the conference.  If anyone on this list still intends to participate, they must register and pay by July 11th.  The final program will be published with all registered participants on July 15th.


Other International planning event, ASEOP Annual Congress will also take place in Tartu, 25-29.07.2022. For more info see their website.


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