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How planners can play a key role in addressing the climate crisis

Reading time: 4 minutes Editor's note: This post is part of the permanent call for blog posts to mark the European Climate Pact and Green Deal. Send your contri...

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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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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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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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The AESOP YA Blog is getting a new design!

2 min read. As we passed the torch to our new YA blog team, one of the decisions we took was to change the aesthetics of the blog to make it more reachable for ...

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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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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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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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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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Placemaking: toolkits & books

Read time: 3 minutes This post is a companion to a previous post: Placemaking: trends & people. This post focuses on toolkits, methods, books and handbooks ...

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Survey: Your blog. Your community.

The blog of the AESOP Young Academics' network is a great asset for all members and followers of the AESOP community to share their work. It is a place to share...

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Is the Spectrum dead?

This post is republished from Changeology, a highly insightful blog by community engagement practitioner Les Robinson about how to engage communities effectivel...

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Read time: 4-5 minutes2018 was the year which generated the most traffic on the blog: 13,000 views and 9,300 visitors for 29 published posts. The posts covered ...

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