Critical Issues in Caribbean Urban Planning

Event Date(s): 08/01/2009 - 10/01/2009

Location: Normandie Hotel, St. Ann's,Trinidad and Tobago, W.I

 “Critical Issues in Caribbean Urban Planning” has been selected as the topic for the Urban Planning conference to be held in Trinidad from January 8th - 10th, 2009. This event is being organised under the ACP/EU EduLink Project titled “Capacity Building in Urban Planning and Land Management in the Southern Caribbean”.  The project partners are the University of the West Indies, the University of Guyana, Anton de Kom University of Suriname and the University of Amsterdam. The conference is looking for attendees and papers based on the sub-thematic areas outlined below:
  • Theme 1: Participatory Governance, Institutions & Sustainable Livelihoods in Caribbean Countries
  • Theme 2: Caribbean Disaster Mitigation & Adaptation: Response of Urban Planning in the Region
  • Theme 3: Evolution of the Planning Process in the Caribbean - NEW
  • Theme 4: Informality, Housing and Caribbean Land Markets
  • Theme 5: Infrastructure, the Caribbean Built Environment & Energy
  • Theme 6: Changing Paradigms in Planning Education and Training

 In addition, the meeting will review new training modules for training in planning in the Southern Caribbean and launch the Caribbean Network for Land and Urban Management.        

Please submit abstracts for papers to be presented to the Conference Committee Chairman Dr. Asad Mohammed at asad.mohammed@sta.uwi.tt no later than November 30th 2008.

Submissions must include an abstract that should be no longer than 300 words and a title page with the author’s full name, contact number, email address and should indicate the thematic area (see above) under which the paper is submitted. Selections will be made in within a week of submissions. The authors of accepted papers will be notified by December 08th. A full draft of each paper is due by December 22nd. Each abstract that has been accepted for presentation must be followed up with a paid registration. High-quality papers will be considered for publication in an edited collection. The thematic areas around which the call for papers is issued will produce the structure of the edited collection. Therefore, readers of this call may wish to submit such papers for possible inclusion in the collection even if they are unable to attend. Papers must be of current vintage, related to one or more of the thematic areas of the conference, and no more than 4,500 – 6,000 words. 

he conference will be held at the Normandie Hotel. Accommodation arrangements have been made with the Normandie and Chancellor Hotels and must be booked by December 15th 2008 to ensure availability of rooms and concessionary rates to the conference. Information on registration for the conference is attached. 

Click here for information on the Conference Agenda

Click here for information on Registration Fees and Guidelines

Any further enquiries concerning logistics should be directed to the Network Coordinator Petal Joseph at tobagop@hotmail.com or (868) 684-1908.