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

Literature reviews at odds: Between conflict management and information overload

10 min. read Introduction In the first article in this series, I discussed the importance of starting and ending with why, and how a fit-for-purpose strategy can help deliver a meaningful contribution to knowledge. This, even as the odds of research projects may lead one off the beaten-track and into the great wilderness of the 'Unplanned'. The cap...

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Why we should stop publishing in open-access journals with article processing charges

Reading time: 4 minutes Guest author: Francesco Chiodelli (University of Turin) In recent years, a new generation of academic journals has emerged and grown rap...

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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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Earth albedo for beginners: "reflections" on the reason why it has to be included in life cycle assessment*

The Earth has an average planetary albedo of ∽0.3 (Wielicki, Wong, Loeb, Minnis, Priestley, & Kandel, 2005), but considerable differences exist between diff...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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