TRIALOG e. V. – Association for Scientific Research into Planning and Building in the Developing World

The association publishing the journal TRIALOG is an independent forum of academic, consultancy, and practical professionals from the spheres of planning and building in a global context. The membership consists primarily of architects, urban and regional planners, sociologists, geographers, ethnologists, and economists from, for the most part, the German-speaking world.

The association’s primary objective is the improved understanding of planning-related issues and societal developments arising on the different continents, particularly in regard to socio-spatial theories and planning methods. Thereunto, regional and international conferences are organised, independently or in cooperation with other scientific or scholarly bodies. Evaluations of these and other appropriate events are published in the journal alongside research findings, case studies, and practical reports of relevance.

TRIALOG e. V. is registered as a non-profit organisation. The association organises an annual conference on current issues that is usually held in conjunction with the annual general meeting. As a rule, the AGM is held at a university in the German-speaking world.

The goal of all activities is the establishment and support of an intensive dialog and exchange between colleagues of all countries. Members with long-term experience in specific fields are occasionally approached for teaching and consulting activities.

The production and distribution costs of the journal are covered primarily by subscription fees. Further financial support comes from membership fees and donations. New members are always welcome. As a member, you help support the goals of the association and likewise benefit from our network. If you would like to become a member, please fill out the form on the TRIALOG membership page or get in touch with one of the local contacts.