Welcome to the annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools. ANZAPS2019 is jointly hosted by UQ|UP and Griffith University in sunny Brisbane.


The role of research and the researcher in city making

  • Who writes and who decides the narrative for city making?
  • Is there a role for critical thought /theory in urban planning education and practice?
  • Do the skills of new urban research graduates meet community, government and industry expectations?
  • What is the relationship of academic urban research and researchers to urban planning practice and practitioners? What could it be?
  • What roles are there for urban researchers (academic and/or others) in urban planning practice in Australia and/or New Zealand?
  • Is an academic entrepreneur a possibility? What does this role look like? Is this role desirable?
  • How can academics and practitioners collaborate to create meaningful and useful research?

EDITORIAL BOARD & ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Prof Neil Sipe | A/Prof Caryl Bosman | Dr Sebastien Darchen | Dr Dorina Pojani | Ms Stephanie Wyeth | Ms Laurel Johnson

ABSTRACTS are due Friday 29 March [extended to Monday 15 April]. Download and use the provided abstract template. Submit abstracts via email to In the abstract, address one of the sub themes listed above. Notifications of abstract acceptance will be sent by Friday 3 May. The accepted abstracts are published in a Special Issue of UQ|UP Research Paper series (ISSN  2651-916X).

PAPERS The authors of selected abstracts will be invited to contribute full papers to a Special Issue of Australian Planner. The invitations will be sent by 15 July. Only the selected authors will be contacted.

PRESENTATIONS The conference format will include standard 20 minute presentations as well as 3-5 minute pitches and an exploratory workshop. Graduate research students are strongly encouraged to submit for a 3 minute pitch. Posters are encouraged, particularly posters that promote new urban research. Those planning 3-5 minute pitches and poster presentations must also submit an abstract (see above).

THE MAIN VENUE is the Griffith University South Bank campus, above The Ship Inn. One session takes place at South Bank House, and the conference dinner is at The Charming Squire, South Bank. The map of these venues is posted below.


We hope that attendees will leave the ANZAPS2019 conference with tips for building meaningful and enduring research links with government, industry and the community.

This is a paperless conference! Participants are encouraged to use the digital versions of the Program and Book of Abstracts. Please consider the environment before printing conference materials.