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May 11-14, 2016

Please, enrol for the conference using this LINK:

SCUPAD Congress- May 11-14, 2017, Salzburg, Austria

Congress Topic: Displacement, Our world in motion

The 2017 SCUPAD Congress will address challenges faced by cities and regions everywhere struggling to provide healthy and fair environments for an increasing number of new citizens.  Professionals, policy makers, NGOs, citizen-practitioners, activists and academics come together to discuss ideas and practical accounts of their experiences in trying to provide space for the new arrivals.

The deadline for proposals was February 20, but you are welcome to participate in the discussion and social activities, even if you haven’t presented a proposal.

Every year, millions of people leave their birthplaces, either voluntarily or forcibly, to look for economic or educational opportunities, a safe environment or simply a better life. This has implications for how our cities and regions are managed and designed.

According to the United Nations, the migrant stock rose from 154.2 million in 1990 to 231.5 million in 2013[1]. Global movements of people are triggered by large structural processes such as globalization, modernization, and blatant inequality between the Global South and the Global North. Although most immigration policies are dealt with by national states, it falls on the shoulders of local governments to find solutions to house and integrate millions of new citizens every year.

We expect to look deeply at a wide range of problems, from the flagrant gentrification of central London, a consequence of moneyed immigrants locating to that area to housing policies in German cities where the arrival of about a million refugees in 2015 has created economic and social changes.

We will discuss relevant accounts of experiences from all over the world. We are particularly interested in policies, projects and actions that aim to provide new arrivals with healthy environments for living, while integrating them in their host society.

The SCUPAD Congress takes place from Thursday May 11 to Sunday May 14, 2017 at the Salzburg Global Seminar, Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria. Information on registration costs is available on the SCUPAD website:

Founded in 1965, SCUPAD fosters an important personal and professional exchange among academics policy makers, and practitioners dealing with spatial planning and development issues around the world.   Our congresses traditionally have taken place in the city of Salzburg, Austria. However, we have recently initiated a policy to promote a congress elsewhere every two years. Last year, our congress was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

For more information on SCUPAD see 

Final programme:

If you have difficulties visualising the programme on your browser, please download a PDF HERE.

SCUPAD membership is not mandatory for participation in the congress, but members have some advantages and slightly different fees. Please consider joining the SCUPAD community.

Membership fees vary according to your place of residence and there are special fees for ‘young professionals’ (34 years old and younger).

Membership fees vary according to the income classification of your country of residence (High income, Upper middle income, Lower middle income, or Low Income). For example: Austria is considered a high-income country, while India is a low income country. Please check the classification of your country HERE:

Income Level of the place where you lice (this is not your own income) Values in euros
Member Student (yearly application) Young Professional (34 and younger, yearly application) Senior Member (65 and older, one time application)
Category A High Income 90 25 euro 45 60
Category B Upper Middle Income 60 15 30 40
Category C Lower Middle Income 30 10 15 20
Category D Low Income 5 0 0 0
Congress Fees (values in Euros)
Members Non-members
Regular 130 260
Early bird (until April 15) 120 250
Young professionals (34 and younger) 65 130
Early bird young professionals (until April 15) 60 125

Staying at the Schloss Leopoldskron (the conference venue) is a great experience. We encourage participants to join us at the Schloss, but we understand you might want to make other staying arrangements

Hotel fees Schloss Leopoldskron Fees include all meals
Prices for 11/12/13 May Per night/ single room Per night/ double room
Participant (older than 34) 170 150
Young professional (34 and younger) 140 120

Please, enrol for the conference using this LINK:

If you wish to stay somewhere else, you will need to pay your meals at the Schloss Leopoldskron separately. These are the rates for separate meals at the conference venue:

Only Lunch:  per day €38,00 (including juice and water)

Only Dinner : per day €38,00 (including juice and water)

Lunch+Dinner : per day €76,00 (including juice and water)

For further information, please contact:

Roberto Rocco, Andreas Schulze Bäing and Petra Hirschler

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