YA BLOG

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

Preparing to shine at the VIVA

Read time:  6 minutes The VIVA is your time to shine. The VIVA, alongside your PhD thesis submission, is a major milestone on your way to becoming a 'doctor of ...

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Blogging for impact

Read time: 6-8 minutes Blogging is not only a fun way to share your work as researcher or practitioner, it also supports greater impact. This post reviews the b...

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Upcoming international conferences

You probably know which conference you will be attending next (like the next AESOP Young Academics Conference "Planning Inclusive Spaces" or the AESOP Congress ...

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Looking for Aesop in AESOP: call for reflections

AESOP is broad and diverse community of scholars and practitioners at diverse stages in their career(s). The AESOP 2018 conference was a strong, engaged and eng...

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A motto to revisit and revise - EQUAL PAY. EQUITABLE PAY

Article originally published with Linkedin Publishing- in continuance to my previous post - Planning as a profession and course of study : A floundering Planner...

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Open Defecation: A Coda of Geospatial differentiation by British India?

Swacch Bharat? A pan India mission launched with political support at the centre is a novel effort. But to eradicate open defecation from a society whose founda...

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Housing in India and government attitude towards it

Housing is an important aspect of city development. Population growth in a city is mainly attributed to two main reasons: migration from different areas in sear...

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YA conference summary & selective list of upcoming planning conferences

One of the last major spatial planning events was the 12th AESOP Young Academics conference, held at the University of Groningen 26-29 March 2018. Following las...

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Planning as a profession and course of study : A floundering Planner’s Perspective

The planning as a profession in India is synonymous with either party/event planning or smart cities, nothing more, nothing less. Only a few know what planning ...

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#Spacematters - List of planning-related blogs v. 1.0

Picture credit: Shopping Trip, by carnagenyc on flickr, Non-Commercial CC Attribution 2.0. “It doesn’t matter what country or what political system you are from...

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Farewell, and welcome: a new editor-in-chief for the YA blog

In early 2013, a freshman post-doc fellow, I was struggling around the idea of creating a research blog. At that time, not many blogs in the field of planning a...

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Conference costs and academic divides

In March 2014, in Gothenburg, during our VIII conference, the Coordination Team of the YAs had a pleasing and stimulating meeting with Rob Atkinson, founder of ...

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Why should academics blog about their research? An answer in pictures

Well, it's worth reminding some reasons why 'we' keep blogging! (And thanks to Stuart Elden for the link)

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AESOP YA blog: 2014 in review

2014 was the first year of the blog of the AESOP Young Academics. Here some numbers, we are very proud of the fact that visitors came from 103 countries, that i...

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Dissertations writing "versus" three papers

As a former journalist, assistant professor, and seasoned dissertation-writing-workshop coach at New York University, I can promise you there is only one fail-s...

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On the importance of blogging

“Publish or perish!” is repeated. “Academe shall impact!” is said. “Public funded research shall be in open access!” is the new meme. In-between “dissemination”...

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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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Highlights from 2017

2017 was a year of continued growth for the blog, buildingimages/easyblog_images on 2016. It saw 8,400 views and 5,700 visitors, for 19 published posts. The map...

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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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The Journal of Universal Rejection exists!

Disclaimer: this is not the most serious post ever published in this blog. Not at all. This is something I did not know about. And when I got to know, I thought...

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