Call for Submissions

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We invite you to submit your contributions to the 4th PlanoCosmo International Conference! The conference will be held on April 3-5, 2018 in Bandung. It is organized by Urban and Regional Planning Study Program in the School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development at Institut Teknologi Bandung. We look forward to receiving your submissions before 31 August 2017. If you are interested in proposing side or special events (including but not limited to special session, rountable discussion, author meet critics, thematic tour, exhibition, etc.) or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Organizing Committee at



Conference theme

The conference theme is “Transforming Beyond Borders, Starting the New Urban Agenda“. Please refer to the Submission guidelines for the procedures and important dates.

Conference tracks

1. Urban Land and Housing System
Track chairs: Prof. Eugenie L. Birch & Prof. Haryo Winarso
• Housing for everyone
• Innovation and technology for housing development
• Housing development and finance
• Mega-urban project and large-scale land development
• Urban land management

2. Peri-urbanization and Regional Policy
Track chairs: Prof. Tommy Firman & Dr. Shabbir Cheema
• Peri-urbanization, suburbanization, and post-suburbanization
• Metropolitanization, mega-urbanization, megapolitanization, and megaregionalization
• Special zones and regional competitiveness
• Interlocal, interregional and cross-border cooperation
• Globalization, decentralization, rescaling, and reterritorialization

3. Regional Innovation and Smart City System
Track chair: Prof. Roos Akbar & Dr. Ridwan Sutriadi
• Smart city and big data
• Infrastructure 2.0
• Planning in a digital era
• Creativity and innovation
• Sharing economy and sharing cities

4. Infrastructure and Transportation System
Track chairs: Prof. Pradono, Dr. Ibnu  Syabri & Dr. Tubagus F. Sofhani
• Infrastructure provision and management
• Inclusive and sustainable transportation system
• Technology for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)
• Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and compact cities
• Megaproject planning and management

5. Disaster Risk Reduction
Track chair: Prof. Richard Haigh & Dr. Harkunti Rahayu 
• Megadisasters and challenges
• Disaster early warning, preparedness, prevention, and response & recovery
• Pre- and/or post-disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation planning and management
• Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into planning and urban management
• Business continuity planning

6. Environmental Planning and Management
Track chair: Prof. Arief Rosyidie & Dr. Djoko A. Suroso
• Food, water, and energy security and planning
• Coastal zone management and marine planning
• Climate change adaptation
• Socio-ecological resillience
• Green cities and ecotourism

7. Informal Urbanism and Inclusive Development
Track chairs: Dr. Paul Jones & Dr. Sri Maryati
• Slum upgrading and kampong improvement
• Communal infrastructure provision
• Squatting and relocation
• Pluralism and citizen participation
• Complexity and self-organization in settlement transition

8. Rural Transformation and Small Town Planning
Track chairs: Dr. Li Zhang & Dr. Hastu Prabatmodjo
• Rural transformation
• Rural-urban linkages, relations, and integration
• Small town and medium-sized city planning
• Village management and governance
• Agrarian reform