Peripheral cities and territories

A European Council of Town Planners Conference theme

Boundaries, cities and territories

Papers are encouraged from other interpretations of the theme, such as planning issues related to:

  • cities and settlements in a ‘frontier zone’ on a national border between two or more countries
  • cities where water acts as a physical boundary in the urban structure and fabric, such as rivers, lakes or wetlands
  • the challenge of regenerating and reintegrating disadvantaged peripheral communities in urban and rural areas
  • cities acting as temporary housing areas on migration routes from one place to another.


Urban spaces on the edge

Papers are encouraged from other interpretations of the theme, such as planning issues related to:

  • cities where water acts as a physical boundary in the urban structure and fabric, such as rivers, lakes or wetlands
  • cities and places ‘on the edge’ of their territories, including the challenges of inward investment and the creation of a new place marketing image or branding
  • the challenge of regenerating and reintegrating disadvantaged peripheral communities in urban and rural areas
  • cities in a ‘frontier zone’ on a national border between two or more countries
  • cities and places acting as temporary housing areas on migration routes from one place to another
  • places representing a boundary or transition from one physical environment to another (such as the urban-rural fringe).