FIFTH ANNUAL KRUECKEBERG DOCTORAL CONFERENCE
IN URBAN PLANNING AND PUBLIC POLICY

Thursday, February 28, 2013

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

The 5th Annual Krueckeberg Doctoral Conference in Urban Planning and Public Policy is scheduled for Thursday, February 28, 2013 at the Bloustein School at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

 WHAT is the Krueckeberg Doctoral Conference?

This year’s Conference will convene doctoral students engaged in urban-, planning-, and policy-related research across disciplines and campuses at Rutgers University and neighboring institutions in the tri-state metropolitan area. Named after Professor Donald A. Krueckeberg, the conference commemorates Don Kreuckeberg’s long-running commitment to doctoral education by providing a forum highlighting doctoral student research at the cutting edge of urban studies, planning, and public policy.

Doctoral students at any stage of dissertation research are invited to present their work at the conference, whether you are first year and trying out a topic, you have just defended a finished dissertation, or you are somewhere in between. Presentations can outline a tentative research topic, survey the literature, report interim findings, or overview a completed dissertation. Each presenter will have 15 minutes, followed by a 15-minute period for Q&A at the end of each session.

HOW can you present your work at the conference?

To participate in the program, submit the Abstract Submission Form (see link below) by January 10, 2013. Your Abstract (max. 250 words) should include a problem statement; a description of the work completed, in progress, or anticipated; a summary of findings (if any); and a discussion of project significance and/or questions for continuing research. All Abstract Submission Forms must be submitted electronically.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the KDC planning committee and participants will be notified of acceptance by January 31, 2013. Papers will be selected based on quality of thought, time available for presentations, and the need to reflect the substantive, conceptual, and methodological diversity of doctoral research.

WHY should you present your work at the conference?

  • Presenting your work is an excellent exercise that helps you think clearly and carefully about your project so you can explain it to others who may be unfamiliar with your topic.
  • You will get valuable practice in speaking before a friendly audience.
  • You will receive useful and constructive feedback on your work from peers in other programs.
  • You will participate in the community of scholars working in urban studies, planning and public policy in multiple disciplines across the tri-state metropolitan area.
  • You can list the conference presentation on your CV.
  • You will strengthen ties among doctoral students in the tri-state region.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM:Use this form to submit your Abstract before January 10, 2013.

http://krueckebergconf.wufoo.com/forms/krueckeberg-conference-aaabstract-submission-form/

IMPORTANT DATES

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE:   January 10, 2013

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION TO PARTICIPANTS:  January 31, 2013

CONFERENCE DATE:  February 28, 2013

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Professor Robert W. Lake

Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

rlake@rci.rutgers.edu