Town Planning Review

The 11th Conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR), Hong Kong, 19–24 February 2017

Town Planning Review (2017), 88, (6), 713–717.

Abstract

Linda McElduff and Rick Meijer Conference Report The 11th Conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR), Hong Kong, 19–24 February 2017 The eleventh annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR) took place from 19 to 24 February 2017. The event was hosted by the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong: the oldest tertiary-education institution in Hong Kong. This was the first PLPR conference to be held in East Asia, and after the gentle pace and medieval ambience of Bern (Switzerland) last year, Hong Kong provided a fast-moving, high-density urban setting from which to explore old and new ideas under the theme Institutional Innovations in Land Development and Planning in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Participants were warmly welcomed by Professor Chris Webster and his organising committee, who should be commended for their hard work and diligence in ensuring that the formal proceedings, excursions and social events were well prepared and executed. PhD workshop Building on the success of Bern last year, a full-day PhD workshop was held on Monday 20 February during which eighteen PhD students presented their research topics and discussed various methodological approaches. These early-career researchers benefited from the mentorship of Mark Oranje (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Tejo Spit (Utrecht University, the Netherlands), Tzu-Yuan Chao (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan) and Christian Strauß (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Germany) who kindly volunteered their time and expertise. The workshop was a great success due in no small part to its superb organisation, which helped maximise participation and ensured that every student received individual constructive feedback. Conference theme: Institutional Innovations in Land Development and Planning in the 20th and 21st Centuries In developed economies, urban planning and land development legislative frameworks continually evolved during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, changing Linda McElduff is Lecturer in Planning in the School of the Built Environment, Ulster University, Jordanstown Campus, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT37 0QB; Rick Meijer is PhD student in Land Use Planning in the Environmental Science Group, Wageningen University & Research, Droevendaalsesteeg 3, Gaia Building, 101/N.A; email: rick.meijer@wur.nl; l.mcelduff@ulster.ac.uk

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McElduff, Linda

Meijer, Rick