Thank You!

Conference organizers would like to thank the presenters and attendees who made the inaugural Space of Struggle mini-conference a huge success. We look forward to taking the work forward in new and exciting ways.

Getting to the conference

We are lucky to host the conference on Portland State University’s campus at the Native American Student and Community Center (NASCC and @psunascc) located at 710 SW Jackson Street, Portland, OR 97201. The NASCC is located a block west of the Green and Orange/Yellow Line Max station at PSU South/SW 5th & Jackson.


If you’re in town for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference and staying downtown at the Hilton, simply walk outside the hotel toward Pioneer Square and jump on the Green or Orange/Yellow Line Max going south toward PSU/Milwaukie.


For lunch, recommend the numerous food carts located at SW 4th and College St. While in Portland, we recommend reviewing the resources for guests with numerous other recommendations written by current PSU students and faculty.

Conference Schedule!

We have posted the full conference schedule, conference book of abstracts [PDF] and the the evening plenary information!

Please join us in welcoming Professor Faranak Miraftab, Professor Kian Goh, Professor Nabil Kamel, Professor Aaron Golub, and Professor Sy Adler for the evening of November 2nd. We look forward to an engaged discussion on radical planning and humane urbanism!

More information is in the menu links. RSVP and let us know what you think! See you in Portland.

Exciting developments!

The organizing committee for The Space of Struggle is excited to announce that the full schedule will be available by the end of September. We have over 20 speakers and presenters from across the globe and from a variety of academic disciplines. Stay tuned for additional information.

Deadline Extension!

We’ve had a great response to the CFP! The organizing committee has decided to extend the abstract submission deadline by one week to midnight on August 12, 2016. Click the 2016 CFP link for additional details or send any questions to radplan(at) We’re really looking forward to our November conference. See you there!