International Urban Planning and Environment Congress

20-23 July, 2020

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


  • Abstract submission Deadline February 15, 2020

  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance: March 15, 2020

  • Early Registration: March 15 - May 1, 2020

  • Conference Dates:  July 20-23, 2020



* - Low Resourced Countries as identified HERE
** - One Accompanying Person may be registered during the registration process by checking the relevant box on the Registration Form. The Accompanying Person registration fee includes access to all conference sessions, admission to Welcome Reception on July 20th, Conference Dinner on July 22nd and participation in a Mobile Workshop tour.


In case of group registration, or late addition, please contact conference organizers directly by email at minea.kaplinski@taltech.ee.  If you would only like to invite a guest to a Conference event (Welcome Reception, Conference Dinner Mobile Workshop) you may pay for that on site.


Tentative Program Outline

July 20     
15.00 - 17.00  Business Meeting
18.00 - 21.00  Opening reception

July 21  
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

July 22      
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

July 23 
10:00              Mobile Workshops
                       click HERE for preliminary list of mobile workshops
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.


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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