The 12th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference (UHPH) will take place in Wellington, New Zealand between February 2 and 5, 2014 hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington School of Architecture


Conference Theme: Landscapes and Ecologies of Urban and Planning History

Urbanisation represents a dynamic flux of social histories and natural ecologies woven together across time. The interaction between settlement and landscape told through conflict, discovery, heroism, failure, imagination and policy at different scales presents a rich lode for histories informed by an environmental perspective. This conference affords a special opportunity to explore these interrelationships but will welcome all contributions related to urban and planning history in Australia and New Zealand.

Wellington is an inspired location in which to consider the complex relationships between cities and their settings. It is situated in a dramatic landscape, with the built environment perched between rugged, bush-clad hills and a magnificent harbour.

Call for papers

The Conference Committee has made a call for paper abstracts. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 30 March 2013. Further information on the Call for Papers and conference subthemes can be found at

Please contact Morten Gjerde on with any queries.