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Civil society initiative for user-generated urban development processes: equal partners in post-industrial cities?

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Introduction  Cities in diverse contexts experience increasing civil society engagement through neighbourhood-scale, informal and citizen-based interventions. Local expertise provides civil society initiatives with a notable advantage over professional planners and offers the possibility to become place-makers – and ultimately urban planners –...

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5th World Planning Schools Conference - Opportunities for Planning Students

2 min. read The 5th World Planning Schools Conference and the 16th Asian Planning Schools Association Congress WPSC-APSA 2022 are being held in Bali, Indonesia ...

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Shrinking Villages jeopardizing Himalayan future

6 min. read The recently released IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2022 (AR6) echoes the growing concern of risks from climate change as a precursor...

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Operationalizing the 'Just City' – Annual conference of the AESOP Thematic Group of Ethics, Values and Planning.

1 min. Read. Hello AESOP Young Academics. Happy new year! We start this year 2022 by reporting on the annual conference of the AESOP Thematic Group on Ethics, V...

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(Abstract Deadline EXTENDED) PlaNext Special issue - Cities in the face of crises: Planning & designing future living environments

3 min read. We are pleased to inform that there is still time until the 31st of December to take part in the Special Issue of PlaNext: Cities in the face of cri...

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Call for Proposals to host the 17th Annual Conference of the YA Network - AESOP

The call for proposals to host the 17th Annual Conference of the Young Academics Network from the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) in 2023 is...

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Centering a critical urban geography of disaster-prone areas

8 min. read Natural disasters are often identified in the parlance as 'acts of God', and their human victims, as the costs of encountering a juggernaut. Another...

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PlaNext-AESOP Call for papers: Special issue Cities in the face of crises: Planning & designing future living environments

5 min. read In our interest for this call to reach further and particularly to Young Academics, we are happy to present the most recent PlaNext (AESOP Young Aca...

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Emerging collaborative resources for young urbanists and scholars

3 min. read There is an emerging trend within academia, and particularly amongst young academics, to collaborate more freely and produce alternative ways to eng...

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In memory of Prof. Vanessa Watson

From the AESOP YA we want to share this article by African Centre for Cities (ACC) Director Edgar Pieterse, and his reflection on Prof. Watson contribution to p...

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How can colour contribute to fostering urban justice?

14 min. read A summary examining the potential of so-called “placemaking” interventions in terms of strengthening urban justice, using the placemaking strategy ...

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Call for Contributions - Urban Issues of the Global South

1 min. read In our goal to increase visibility for urban planning issues and urban studies in general in the Global South, we want to call our audience for new ...

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Urban Mobility and the Colombian experience: Institutional Failure, Informality and Autonomy.

7 min. read. We continue with our series on themes from the global South, with a short article by our editor-in-chief, Luis Lozano-Paredes. This series on the g...

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Introducing the new AESOP YA Coordination Team: Milan Husar

2 min. read Ending with the presentation series of the new members of AESOP YA Coordination Team, today we share the thoughts and personal introduction from Mil...

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Introducing the new AESOP YA Coordination Team: Tjark Gall

3 min. read + video. Continuing with the presentation of the new members of AESOP YA Coordination Team, today we engage with the thoughts and personal introduct...

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Introducing the new AESOP YA Coordination Team: Mennatullah Hendawy

2 min. read As part of the introduction of our new team members we wanted to build a series for our audience to get a closer view of the newly elected members o...

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AESOP Conversations in Planning - Special Issue: Planning Practices and Theories from the Global South

4 min. read + videos Building upon our previous editorial on the Conversations in Planning booklet series focused on a perspective of the global south in associ...

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Perspectives from the Global South: AESOP Booklet on Prof. Vanessa Watson

8 min. read Increasingly, the issue of cities in the global south has gained more attention within urban studies and urban planning academia. In attention to th...

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Proposed scenarios for assessing Social Resilience of Urban Open Spaces in the “arrival” cities of Greece

22 min. read Authors: Eleni Oureilidou1,*, Konstantinos Ioanidis2 1PhD candidate, School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki2PhD, Associate Pr...

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2021 YA Elections Results!

1 min read.  We would like to inform you of the results of our YA Elections 2021 and we are very pleased to congratulate the newly elected members of the Young ...

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