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Design workshop to promote awareness towards cultural heritage and sustainability: Lessons from Turkey

Reading time 8 min. About the author: Sıla Ceren Varış Husar, Kütahya Dumlupınar University and Slovak University of Technology Sıla Ceren Varış Husar, a postdoctoral researcher, completed her PhD at the Middle East Technical University Department of City and Regional Planning in 2021. Her dissertation focuses on regional innovation and its relatio...

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Architectural and urban recycling: challenges and perspectives

Guest author: Amine Mseddi (Szent Istvan University of Budapest) Architectural and urban recycling is seen as an economic and pragmatic approach. In an urban fa...

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Glasgow’s Desperate Moment: iconoclasm for the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Guest author: Andrew Hoolachan, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge. Note from the editors: we are happy to see that this insightful post is tim...

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“Bring back the Royal Arch!” Dealing with the past in Scotland’s independence city.

Guest author: Andrew Hoolachan, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge. The city of Dundee is Scotland’s most pro-independence city. The Scottish N...

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How culture played a role in an environmental campaign

Guest author: Kedar Uttam This post presents an initiative that was undertaken by a civil society movement in Mangalore (South India) to fill the gap of cultura...

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"Relational" ecology : rethinking relationships between man and the natural environment

Guest authors: Damien Deville (Paul Valéry University) and Pierre Spielewoy (Rouen University & French Natural History Museum) This post is a free translati...

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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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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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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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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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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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Participatory budgeting made in France

Participatory budgeting is increasingly popular among local councils, and is now also adopted by regional and even national governments across the globe. The in...

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Green Infrastructure and Green City: The lenses to evaluate urban greening

Urban greening and green infrastructure are at the heart of contemporary urban sector discussion in the light of climate change debate. In fact, green infrastru...

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Smarter past, smarter future: lessons for smart cities

The smart city is much discussed as a sustainable urban development model. However, as discussed in former posts on the blog, “smartness” is in the eye of the b...

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A reflection on smart city and urban future

Source: dailymail.ac.uk Since its inception, the smart city concept has gone through many criticism and transformation to be finally adopted in Indian context. ...

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Cultural Heritage versus Ecology in the Ohrid World Heritage Management Plan.

It was concluded in Ljubljana, the European project Sustcult " Achieving sustainability through an integrated approach to the management of cultural heritage ",...

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More socialism for post-socialist urbanisations?

By Irina Paraschivoiu (LSE) & Fabian Wenner (LSE)After the demise of socialism in the 1990s, many Eastern European and Asian states saw a wave of privatisat...

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