The role of planners as convenors, facilitators, integrators and collaborators of shared practices and ideas will be explored at the conference. The full spectrum of built environment professionals and activists as well as role players from community, civic, religious and state agencies with interests in planning and development are encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration.

Conference papers submitted could be peer reviewed or non-peer reviewed papers. All abstracts approved will be published in an Abstract Book and made available at the conference.

Authors can choose between academic papers and industry papers. Industry papers are non-peer reviewed and afford the authors an opportunity to discuss ideas and experiences in conference.

Papers for publication must be peer reviewed. A section of such papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected authors of Conference Papers will also be invited to participate as authors in books published by SAPI post conference.

The Planning Africa 2018 Programme Committee would like to encourage submissions that:

- Respond to the theme as outlined above,

- Focus on one of the sub themes outlined above,

- Are relevant to the African context,

- Will create intellectual debate and promote academic rigour, and

- Are generally practice orientated, clearly communicating ideas and experiences whilst utilising examples and visual instruments.

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Paper Review Process

Papers for publication will undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review process.

The abstracts received will be screened and shortlisted by the programme and scientific committee in terms of: relevance, purpose and significance to conference theme and objectives. Based on the rigorous peer review process the authors of the selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers.

All full papers will undergo a double-blind peer review process by a review panel comprising of national and international domain experts in the planning and built environment field. Selected papers based on the double-blind peer review process will be published in an ISBN proceeding. The conference proceedings would also be submitted for indexing with Google Scholar, and other reputed indexing databases.

 
To register as a Peer Reviewer please click here.

 

Key Dates

—  31 October 2017 - Deadline for submission of abstracts

—  30 November 2017 - Deadline for confirmation of selected abstracts

—  30 April 2018 - Deadline for submission of Full Papers for double-blind peer review

—  30 April 2018- Deadline for submission of final abstract and non-peer reviewed paper

—  31 May 2018 - Deadline for confirmation of all full papers reviewed

—  1 June 2018 - Authors and co-authors registered and paid

—  30 June 2018 - Deadline for Final full paper for inclusion in conference proceedings

 

Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts should ideally be between 300 to 500 words and submitted on line. Please click here to submit an abstract.

Planning Africa Conference 2018 is unfortunately unable to offer complimentary registrations to authors but will offer a discounted rate for students. Registration to attend the conference will be for the author’s account. Co-authors, if attending conference, must also be registered for conference.

If registration payment has not been received, the presentation will not be listed on the conference programme and the papers will not be included in the conference proceedings. This measure has been taken by the organising committee to address the problem of ‘no-shows’ disrupting the conference programme.

 

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