Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for PLPR 2023 Ann Arbor here: https://www.conftool.pro/plpr2023


Deadline: December 16, 2022, by midnight EST. Note – This deadline will not be extended!


Proposed paper presentations will be accepted through a regular academic peer-review process. Proposed conference presentations on any topic speaking to the intersection of planning, law, and/or property rights are welcome. Decisions regarding abstract review should be available by the first week of February 2023.


Conference Presenter Instructions: Abstracts should be in English and should not exceed 500 words. Please provide 3 to 5 references to help situate your work in the relevant literature(s) and be sure to indicate in the abstract how the proposed work relates to at least two of the three organization themes (i.e., planning, law, and property rights).

Invitation to Propose Special Sessions: PLPR will accept proposals for special sessions. If you would like to propose a special session, please send a brief proposal to the conference organizers at plpr2023@plpr-association.org. Any topic is welcome for proposal, so long as it speaks to issues or questions at the intersection of planning, law, and/or property rights.


The proposal should include a session title and brief description (about 200 words or less) of the session. The description should explain the focus of the session, justify its importance and timelines as a special topic for a PLPR conference, and note its fit with at least two of the PLPR themes (i.e., planning, law, and/or property rights). The PLPR Executive Committee will review special session proposals and notify the sponsor regarding acceptance as soon after submission as possible.


Sessions may be proposed with all presenters identified, or they may be proposed and opened for other potential presenters to join. In either case, all proposed presentations must be accepted through the regular abstract review process. Accepted session proposals that would be open to additional presenters will be added to the abstract submission website as soon as the session proposal is approved. The earlier a special session is proposed, the longer it will be available for others to join.  

Ph.D. Workshop: The PhD workshop is an extension of the PLPR Conference, not a stand-alone event. Ph.D. students applying to attend the workshop should submit both a regular presentation proposal (general submission) and a Ph.D. workshop proposal, both available through the regular abstract submission website noted above. Workshop applicants will be asked to submit a short (3 pages max) research project description, consisting of the problem setting, research question(s), hypothesis, theoretical background, research methods, status of the research, and problems faced (if any). Only PhD students whose abstracts are accepted for the main PLPR conference are eligible for the workshop.