Local Administration and Urban Planning Conference

Call for Papers

LOCAD '14 / Local Administration and Urban Planning Conference welcomes scholars, local government administrators and urban planners to discuss urban issues with the focus on local governments, administration and planning. LOCAD '14 will focus on past experiences, current work of decentralized management and ways of successful management and planning practices. In addition to discussions on planning strategies and technical regulations, delegating sovereign powers to the society at the local level will be put on the agenda as a social aspect of urban development. The communication of administration of local government to the society will be one of the themes of politics of local administration and planning practice.

The conference aims at gathering leading scholar and researchers as well as experts on planning and administration from different places of the world to share experiences and innovative research in public administration and policy, effective local government and urban planning practice.

The Role of Local Government in Sustainable Life of the City and Social Concerns of Urban Development will be the general topic of the LOCAD '14 conference, providing an international framework to focus on the role, of local governments and on the sustainable economic development and responsible planning strategies.

LOCAD '14 Conference, organized by DAKAM, will be held during 19-21 June, 2014, at IÜ (Istanbul University), Turkey.


Urban Planning and Locality: Case Studies and Theory
Green Economic Business Model

Local Governments and Economy

People Participation of People in Local Affairs and "Democracy"

Local Government Management Capacity

Promoting Social and Economic Development at the Local Level

Educational Development and Management of Education at the Local Level
Coverage and Quality of Health Services at the Local Level

The Role of the Local Governments on the Public Security

Comparing Local and National Government in Efficiency and Irregularity

The Voice of Local Government in Energy Development and Energy Sustainability

Building the Bridges Between the Foreigner Cites. Creating and Maintaining High Standard of Alliance.

Transparency at the Local Governing



Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 14, 2014
Deadline for registration: May 9, 2014
Deadline for full papers submission: May 16, 2014


Registration fees are he registration fees are 250 Euro for In-person presentation (Student or several presentations discounts are %10.), 225 Euro for Virtual Presentation, 200 Euro for Poster Presentation, 900 Euros for Panel session.
Papers will be selected according to double-blind peer reviews by the scientific committee of DAKAM's Social Sciences section and by several scholars specialized in this field.

In-person participation: Regular conference presentation, the participants attend personally. One of the authors will present their work in a 15 minutes time, plus 5 minutes for discussion. If you have to cancel your place at the conference after registration, one of your colleagues can attend in your place. A substitution can then be made, and no extra charge or cancellation penalty is incurred.

Virtual presentation: virtual participation is also available if you are unable to attend the conference in-person. You will submit a PowerPoint presentation with voice-over or a video before the conference. This presentation will be shown in one of the venue halls according to the conference program. Your work will be included in the conference program and proceedings in a special format.

Poster presentation:  A poster presentation is also available if you are unable to attend the conference in-person. Your poster will be exhibited in the exhibition hall of the conference venue during the conference. Your work will be included in the conference proceedings.

Panel Session: A proposal for an entire session of 80 minutes including minimum 3, maximum 5 presentations. A session title and a detailed abstract for the presentations has to be submitted.  Virtual presentations can be included. One of the participants may present the another's work with a written permission from the author.


                 Ph.D. in Technologies for the Exploitation
                 of the Cultural Heritage .
                 Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Architecture

                 College of Engineering , University of Mosul 
                 Mosul - Iraq .

E-mail:        emadhanee@yahoo.com
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