YA BLOG

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

You could be... the next editor-in-chief of the blog of the AESOP YA network

On behalf of the YA coordination team and the small but growing team of YA blog editors, I would personally like to invite you to consider a small but key move ...

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Governing the Unknown: Adaptive Spatial Planning in the age of uncertainty

5 minutes read This is a short contribution by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), from POLIS University, Tirana, unfolding the inspirations and underlying ev...

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Cognitive mapping to understand neighbourhoods - Kenya

3 min read Editor's note: This post is the concluding post in a series of entitled 'Mapping - a tool to build urban resilience' (see post 1 about community-led ...

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COVID-19 and climate resilience: Effective disaster prevention and management practices 

Read time: 7 minutes Guest author: Olga Chepelianskaia (UNICITI) Editor's note: This post shares the findings of two related articles that link the current cris...

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Insights into the CT’s work

Read time: 5 minutes Authors: the Coordination Team of the AESOP Young Academics’ network It’s that time of the year again - Elections!  If you’re totally new t...

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12 useful books and articles on qualitative research methods

5 minutes read Guest author: Viktorija Priļenska (Tallinn University of Technology) This blog post is intended for PhD students who are in the first year of the...

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Presentation from Elisa Privitera - New YA Coordination Team Member!

2 min read Hello dear friends and colleagues, My name is Elisa Privitera, but all call me Lizzy. I am an engineer and architect particularly interested in urban...

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Presentation from Ledio Allkja - New YA Coordination Team Member!

2 min read Hello Everybody, I am Ledio Allkja, a spatial planner from Albania and this is a short post on introducing myself as the new member of the AESOP Youn...

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The medina as a historic urban landscape

4 min read Guest author: Sarah Ben Salem (Szent István University) The ‘Historic Urban Landscape’ concept in an approach that was declared by the UNESCO in 2011...

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Share summaries of webinars & events

2 min read This post invites you to share summaries of the latest/most engaging webinars you attended or hosted recently. Recovery planning: yes we can! The web...

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Cartoons for systemic change & recovery

2 min read We normally change only if we have to. A popular idiom encapsulates this: "Necessity is the mother of invention". If we don't acutely perceive the ne...

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Online Workshops: Expert Tips & Six Formats

5 minute read This post provides some resources for the craft of designing and hosting online workshops. Workshops enable you to collaborate and engage with com...

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Planning around COP25: call for blog posts

The recent UN climate conference COP25 took place in Madrid last December. The conference fell short of consensus in many areas, although many technical issues ...

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Highlights from 2019

Read time: 3-4 minutes This post summarises the rich and diverse content shared on the YA blog during 2019. But first... Happy 2020 to all readers and followers...

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Top 14 books & events of the 2010s (views from the USA)

Read time: 3-4 minutes As we enter a brand new decade, the American spatial planning community has been generous in providing retrospectives of the past decade....

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2019 Recap: AESOP YOUNG ACADEMICS in ACTION

Read time: 2-3 minutes Guest author: Agnes Matoga (Chair of AESOP YA Coordination Team, TU Kaiserslautern) As Chair of the AESOP Young Academics Network 2019-20...

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Digital adaptations & reflections: from people to planet

Read time: 5 minutes In a time of global crisis, the digital keeps us connected and providing us opportunities to adapt and reflect both individually and collec...

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Top 10 blog posts on the YA blog

Read time: 2 minutes This post celebrates the top ten blog posts published on the blog of the AESOP Young Academics network since its launch in 2014. It does so...

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Shining at the VIVA

Read time: 7-8 minutes Following up on a previous post entitled "Preparing to shine at the VIVA", this post distils some common gems of advice to help you prepa...

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Placemaking: trends & people

Read time: 4-5 minutes This brief post presents some trends and people that shape the placemaking movement worldwide. See the companion post: Placemaking: toolk...

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