Next conference

Land use planning law and climate change : challenges and perspectives


Ecological University of Bucharest


20-21 September 2024


Provisional program

Following a proven method used during the previous AIDRU conferences, the Bucharest conference of 20-21 September 2024 will be prepared by national reports on which the international synthesis reports will be based, and then presented and debated during the conference. National rapporteurs will intervene at round tables, presenting a key example related to the conference object in their countries.

The conference will be held in French and English.

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Friday September 20, 2024 
Ecological University of Bucharest




8:15 Welcome


Opening of the conference
Prof. Mircea Dutu, President of the Ecological University of Bucharest
Prof. Thierry Tanquerel, President of AIDRU 


Presentation of the activities
Prof. Vera Parisio, Secrétaire générale de l’AIDRU



First Part: Current situation



The limits of current urban planning law in the face of climate change (synthesis report)
Frédéric Rolin, Professor at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, GRIDAUH Scientific Director


The effects of procedures and participation (synthesis report) 
Francis Haumont, Professor emeritus UCLouvain, Lawyer at the Brussels and the Nice bars

10:00 Break
10:15 First round table
11:15 General discussion
12:00 Lunch



Second part: Integration of climate policies and evolution perspectives



Integrating climate policies in urban planning law (synthesis report) 
Marion Chapouton, Doctor of public law, GRIDAUH Secretary General

14:00 Second round table
15:00 Break


The contribution of urban planning law to the adaptation to climate change (synthesis report) 
Andrej Dutu Buzura, Associate Professor, National School of Political Sciences and Public Administration, Bucharest

15:45 Third round table
16:45 General discussion
17:15 End of session



Saturday September 21, 2024
Ecological University of Bucharest


Third part: Urban planning law in action in the face of climate change 


9:00 Fourth round table (3 countries)


Lessons from national examples (synthesis report)
Thierry Tanquerel, Professor emeritus Geneva University, President of AIDRU 

10:00 Award of the AIDRU – GRIDAUH prize and presentation of the prize- winning essay
10:20 (Presentation to be determined)
10:45 General discussion

General conclusions
Prof. Jacqueline Morand Deviller, Professor emeritus University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Honorary President of AIDRU

11:30 AIDRU General Meeting

End of the conference




At each AIDRU conference, the AIDRU and the Groupement de recherche sur les institutions et le droit de l’aménagement, de l’urbanisme et de l’habitat (GRIDAUH) award the AIDRU – GRIDAUH prize to a legal essay relating to the theme of the conference.


The prize’s rules can be consulted here


The deadline for the submission of essays is May 1st, 2024


Submissions should be sent in electronic form (pdf) to : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Essays submitted after the deadline or failing to meet the rules’ requirements will not be considered.