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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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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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Public and stakeholder engagement, covid-19 and the 'digital explosion' - are we heading towards a more 'blended' approach?

4 minute read Guest author: Caitlin Hafferty (Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire, UK) Note: this post was initially pub...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Building Ourselves Fat

Guest author: Jo Ellis, Blue Kayak and Northumbria University.  We all know that it’s bad to be too fat, don’t we? Voices on every side tell us so, particularly...

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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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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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