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The blog of the Young Academics of the Association of the European Schools of Planning

Urban Heat Island for Beginners: Part 3 *

The Vertical Profile of UHI Any change in the surface energy budget and in the surface temperatures produces effects on urban heat island (UHI) that can be noti...

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Urban Heat Island for Beginners: Part 1 *

The urban population is increasing worldwide and the urban expansion or the increase in urban density can affect both the global and the local climate having co...

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13th AESOP Heads of Schools meeting: reflective account by Simin Davoudi.

Guest author: Simin Davoudi, Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning, Director of GURU, Newcastle University.  On the 20th of April 2018, the City and th...

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Scanning for disturbances in Munich: Resilience for the prosperous

Reading time: 10 minutes Guest author: Markus Stenger (Stenger2, Munich) Editor's note: This post is a short paper that was submitted to the URNet conference 'R...

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Placemaking and Climate Resilience

Read time: 3 minutes Author: Konstantina Vidou (UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth) One could argue that the relationship between placemaking ...

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Welcome to Konstantina Vidou, new co-editor at the YA blog

2 minute read Hello all, My name is Konstantina, I am an Urban Planner and Development Engineer from Greece. I grew up in Luxembourg but returned to Greece for ...

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Venice had its own 'Airbnb problem' during the Renaissance – here's how it coped

Guest author: Rosa Salzberg (University of Warwick) Editor's Notes: 1) This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read ...

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Planning in Central America in the 21st century: Possibilities and limitations for resilience implementation

10 min read Guest author: Carlos Ferrufino (Universidad Centroamericana - UCA) Editors' note: This post is a short paper that was submitted to the URNet confere...

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Elections approaching! An invitation from your YA representative

3 min read Guest author: Pinar Dörder (Darmstadt University, chair of the YA Coordination Team) Dear friends, Here is Pinar Dörder, I am an architect and urban ...

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11 Tips for Successful Project Proposals

6 min read. Guest author: Mennatullah Hendawy (Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space, and First Degree Citizens) Because it could be a simple math...

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Passing on the torch to the new YA blog team!

7 min read The time has come to pass on the leadership and management of one of the best spatial planning blogs out there. You will likely have read it in the l...

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The YA blog in 2020

Reading time: 4 minutes  2020 broke a new record in terms of the number of visitors on the blog of the AESOP Young Academics network since its inception in 2014...

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"The times they are (still) a'changing": resources for climate transition

Reading time: 6 minutes In 1964, in times of emerging social change across the USA, Bob Dylan sung prophetically that "the times they are a'changing" whether we...

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Community-led Heritage Mapping in Kathmandu (Nepal)

4 min read Guest author: Olga Chepelianskaia (UNICITI) Editor's note: This piece is the first in a series of three posts entitled 'Mapping - a tool for urban re...

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Environmental resource mapping

3 min read Guest author: Olga Chepelianskaia (UNICITI) Editor's note: This post reviews the importance of mapping local environmental resources using diverse da...

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Desassossego [disquiet]: reflecting on being academics during the Covid-19 pandemic

8 min read Guest authors: Urban Transitions Hub (UTH) (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon) Editor's note: This post is an engaging contribution ...

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Public and stakeholder engagement, covid-19 and the 'digital explosion' - are we heading towards a more 'blended' approach?

4 minute read Guest author: Caitlin Hafferty (Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire, UK) Note: this post was initially pub...

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Adapting PhD research during the Covid-19 pandemic

5 minute read Guest author: Caitlin Hafferty (@CaitlinHafferty), PhD researcher at the Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershi...

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Welcome 2021 - a fresh new start!

Reading time: 3 minutes Goodbye 2020, welcome 2021 Without doubt, 2020 was a challenging year for all of us. Equally, the challenges came with a silver lining. ...

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Call for blog posts - EU Climate Pact & Green Deal

2 minutes read Launching the EU Climate Pact On December 16th, the EU will officially launch its Climate Pact. Here is the official blurb on the EU Commission's...

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