Postponement of the Dortmund Conference on Spatial and Planning Research to September 2022

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published on 15/11/2021

Postponement of the Dortmund Conference on Spatial and Planning Research to September 2022

Due to the once again increasing number of Covid-19 cases, the "Dort­mund Conference on Spatial and Planning Research" in February cannot take place as a face-to-face event as planned.

As the event team would like to hold the con­fe­rence in presence and not on­line, DOKORP 2022 will be postponed to (probably) Sep­tem­ber. The exact date and further details will be communicated as soon as possible!

Should the postponement of the conference lead to the withdrawal of accepted papers, we may reopen the call for papers. Please keep an eye on the Dortmund Conference homepage!


We may re-iopen the call for papers if the postponement of the conference results in accepted papers being withdrawn.  Please pay attention to the latest information on the conference website!


More in­for­mation about the Dort­mund Conference:

DOKORP 2022 

"If possible, please turn around!"
Research and Planning for the Sustainability Turn

The Dort­mund Conference on Spatial and Planning Research is jointly or­ga­nized by the Department of Spatial Planning at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity, the Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association, Hanover (ARL) and the Research In­sti­tute for Regional and Urban Development (ILS), Dort­mund.

Spatial planning and development, despite guiding principles to the contrary, contribute locally and globally to social processes that exceed the planet's carrying capacity and distribute burdens and opportunities unequally. "If possible, please turn around!" therefore is not the suggestion of your navigation system after a missed turn, but the request to consistently question this direction as well as to point out pos­si­bi­lities that necessarily go beyond mar­gi­nal directional corrections. The Dort­mund Conference on Spatial and Planning Research 2022 would like to contribute to the Sustainability Turn and invites you to present your contribution to this process.

DOKORP 2022 includes eight tracks. You can submit a presentation or propose your own session by July 15, 2021. You can also initiate a spatial and planning science roundtable. DOKORP 2022 is also open for other topics of spatial and planning re­search.


  • Prof. Dr. Antje Bruns (since 2015 Professor for Sustainable Development and Governance in the Geography Department at Trier University)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Holz-Rau (since 1998 Professor of Transportation and Transportation Planning at the Department of Planning at the Technical Uni­ver­sity of Dort­mund)


Conference Tracks

Track 1: Neighbourhood development

Track 2: Urban development

Track 3: Spatial development and monitoring

Track 4: International and European perspectives of spatial planning

Track 5: Planning theory

Track 6: Mobility and transport

Track 7: Green and blue infrastructures

Track 8: Climate change and public health

Conference Tracks as PDF